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Sharing services for bicycles, e-bicycles and e-scooters will soon be available in Edmonton. We’re excited that there will be yet another way for people to travel around and experience our beautiful city.

Where Can Electric Scooters Travel?
  • Bike lanes
  • Shared pathways 
  • Roads with a posted speed limit of 50km/h or less
  • E-scooters cannot be used along sidewalks or unimproved trails in parks 
Where Shared Bikes and Scooters Can Be Parked

Bikes and e-scooters may be parked on sidewalks, parking lanes (except E-Park zones), at transit centres, and on parkland, however it’s important to ensure they are not blocking doors, or travel along sidewalks and paths.

The following restrictions apply:

  • 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 at a Community and Recreation Facility, only park in areas designated for bike parking; 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 on an LRT platform; in a bike lane, shared pathway, alley or loading zone; on a bridge or in a median island 
  • 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

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 or e-scooter’s condition or payment, see one parked incorrectly, or notice a cluttering issue, contact the related vendor directly.

How Bike and E-Scooter Shares Will Work

People can create an account with a vendor listed below and download their mobile app can be used to locate and unlock a bike, e-bike, or e-scooter. They can use the app to pay for the time they use it on city bike lanes, shared paths, and roadways.

Shared bicycles, e-bikes and e-scooters do not have to be returned to the same location. 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. A helmet must be worn when using a bike or e-bike as per provincial regulations.

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

On a 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 and e-scooters will be equipped with bells.

Approved Vendors

Contact the vendor directly to report an improperly parked or derelict vehicle. Licensed vendors are required to report parking issues, known collisions, accidents, or injuries, and complaints regarding the vehicles to the City.

Bird Canada Inc.
hello@bird.co
(866) 205-2442
bird.co

Lime Technology Inc.
support@li.me
(888) LIME-345 (546-3345)
li.me

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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