Applications for the 2022 Active Transportation Vehicle Share Program are closed as of May 9, 2022. Current submissions are being evaluated. All applicants will be contacted once a decision has been made.

Active modes of travel, such as bicycles, e-scooters and e-bikes, are excellent ways to get around and experience our beautiful city. When more people use active travel, our streets become less congested with traffic, our impact on the environment shrinks, and Edmonton becomes a healthier, more livable and vibrant place to live.

  • Services are provided through a phone app that people can download when they open an account with a company
  • Parking and riding rules are in place to make sure that everyone can move safely around on bikes, e-bikes and scooters
  • Report damages, discarded or improperly parked vehicles to the company so they can be removed
Where to find e-scooters and e-bikes

E-scooters and e-bikes can be located using the related vendor’s mobile app. The City has set up corrals in designated areas away from Main Streets, including Jasper Avenue, Whyte Avenue and 124 Street. You do not have to return equipment to the corral as all equipment will be tracked with GPS. You can find the location to the nearest coral using the DiscoverYEG map.

Where e-bikes and e-scooters can travel

Plan your route using the DiscoverYEG map.

You may ride in:

  • Bike lanes
  • Shared pathways
  • Roads with a posted speed limit of 50km/h or less

E-scooters and E-bikes cannot be used on:

  • Sidewalks
  • Park trails not maintained by the City
Where shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters can be parked

It’s very important to ensure that shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters are not blocking doors, or travel along sidewalks and paths.

With this in mind, shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters may be parked using the following guidelines:

  • Park in an upright position, with all wheels touching the ground
  • When parking on a sidewalk, you must be at least 0.5m from a curb and there must be a 1.8m clearance for people to walk along the sidewalk
  • When parking on parkland, do not park within a metre of a shared pathway or trail 
  • When parking e-scooters and e-bikes at a Transit Centre or Community and Recreation Facility, only park in areas designated for bike parking without obstructing other bikes or the bike racks; do not park in the car stalls

Do not: 

  • Park in an area which will block people walking, biking or driving
  • Block doors, emergency exits, ramps, handrails, bus benches or bus shelters
  • Park in a bike lane, shared pathway, alley or loading zone; on a bridge or in a median island 
  • Park inside a Transit Centre or Community and Recreation Facility, on an LRT platform, or take it onto a bus*
  • Park within:
    • 1.5 metres of benches, E-Park pay stations, transit signs, call boxes, crosswalk buttons, utility box or poles
    • Five metres of a fire hydrant or fire department connection
    • One metre of a shrub bed, tree, or naturally occurring vegetation other than grass

*The bike racks on buses are not designed to carry e-scooters. You may walk your e-scooter through LRT stations and onto trains outside peak hours Monday to Friday (7:30-9am and 4-5:30pm) and on weekends or holidays. Please note the meter on the e-scooter will continue to run while riding the LRT. 

When sidewalks are less than 1.8 metres in width or in neighbourhoods with rolled curbs, you may park in the parking lane rather than on the sidewalk, provided it is within one vehicle width of the curb and not within the following restricted parking zones:

  • E-Park zone
  • No parking zone
  • No stopping zone
  • Disabled parking zone
  • Loading zone 

If you have questions about a bike, e-bike or e-scooter’s condition or payment, see one parked incorrectly, or notice a cluttering issue, contact the related vendor directly.

How bike, e-bike and e-scooter shares work

You can create an account with one of the City's approved vendors and download their mobile app to locate and unlock a bike, e-bike, or e-scooter. You can then use the app to pay for the time that you use bicycles, e-bikes and e-scooters on city bike lanes, shared paths and roadways.

Please follow the vendor’s directions on proper use and parking of the vehicle when ending a session. Each vehicle has a GPS tracking device that allows vendors to locate, collect and redistribute bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters as required. Trip fees may vary between vendors.

Wearing a helmet when riding a bike, e-bike or e-scooter is always a good idea. Wearing a helmet lowers the risk of a head injury in case of a collision or fall.

If you have questions about a bike or e-scooter’s condition or payment, see one parked incorrectly, or notice a cluttering issue, contact the related vendor directly.

Licensed vendors are required to report parking issues, known collisions, accidents, or injuries, and complaints regarding their bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters to the City.

Safe Travel Tips

In your car:

  • Expect and look for people on e-scooters, e-bikes and bikes. Remember, e-scooters and e-bikes can travel along bike lanes, shared pathways, and roads with a speed limit of 50km/h or less. 

On a bike, e-bike or e-scooter:

  • Read operation instructions provided by the vendor carefully to ensure you’re comfortable before you travel.
  • When crossing intersections, alleys, and access-ways, scan your path to make sure people driving see and yield to you.
  • Use the bell on the handlebar to alert others on bike lanes and shared paths if you plan to overtake and pass them. Always pass on the left. All shared bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters will be equipped with bells.