Published on September 27, 2021

E-Scooter Pilot Program Comes to St. Albert!

On August 16, 2021, Council approved a motion to initiate an E-Scooter Pilot Program in St. Albert. The project will seek to determine the viability of e-scooter sharing within the City and will run from September 2021 through the end of 2022. Throughout the course of the pilot, e-scooter companies will be parking their e-scooter fleets at various locations within St. Albert for residents to rent and use for transportation and entertainment purposes.

The pilot project involves amendments to the Traffic Bylaw to define an E-Scooter and treat it similarly to other modes of personal transportation (e.g., Bikes), as well as Business Licence conditions that will regulate how e-scooter sharing companies will operate in St. Albert. 

Some of the rules and regulations for shared e-scooters in St. Albert include:

  • E-scooters may be used on sidewalks or trails and may not be used on streets or roadways.
  • E-Scooter users must yield to other sidewalk traffic.
  • E-Scooters have a maximum speed limit of 15km/hr
  • E-scooters must not be used in a transit zone or at a transit centre, at special events, or inside buildings.
  • Riders are required to wear a helmet and must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Riders must ensure they follow parking guidelines outlined by e-scooter companies and may not park e-scooters in areas where they will impede pedestrian movement or access to a building or road/street.

Throughout the pilot, residents can have their say and provide input on the pilot through the Cultivate the Conversation feedback page. Evaluation of the pilot will also include the use and analysis of local e-scooter usage data, as well as considerations related to public safety, public impact, market demand, and financial and operational impacts on the City. 

Have questions? Check out the E-Scooter Questions page for more details. 

We look forward to hearing what St. Albert residents have to say about the E-Scooter Pilot Program including pros/cons of shared e-scooters, any identifiable issues or problems, positive or negative stories and ideas, or feedback on how shared e-scooters should be regulated.  
 


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Last edited: September 28, 2021