Get answers to the most common questions regarding the e-bike and e-scooter share services that are in Edmonton.

Why are e-scooters restricted to roads with speed limits of 50 km/h or less?

Roads with a speed limit higher than 50km/h generally have more traffic and where the speed difference between e-scooters and automobiles is quite large. These conditions can make it very unsafe for people on e-scooters. However, most of Edmonton’s road system has speed limits that are 50 km/h or less, so people have plenty of choice in routes to take.

Are e-scooters required to have the same equipment as bicycles, such as bells?

Yes, as with bicycles, e-bikes and e-scooters will be equipped with a working bell or horn to alert pedestrians before they are overtaken.

E-scooters will also be equipped with a hand brake and outfitted with the following protective items so they are suitable for road use, as per provincial regulations:

  • One or two headlamps
  • One or more red tail lamps
  • One or more rear reflectors
What is the difference between a regular bicycle, an e-bike and an e-scooter?

A regular bicycle requires you to pedal to make it move. An e-bike has a small electric motor that can provide some power to move through pedaling. An e-scooter can be moved by either kicking or turning on a small electric motor using a push button usually found on the handlebars.

Do I need to hold an operator’s licence to operate an e-bike?

No, an operator’s licence is not required.

What is the minimum driving age for an e-scooter or e-bike?

Riders must be aged 18 or older. A child cannot be a passenger.