E-Scooter Pilot

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Background

On August 16, 2021, Council approved a proposal for an E-Scooter Pilot Project for the City of St. Albert. The project will seek to determine the viability of e-scooter sharing in St. Albert, with the pilot running from September 2021 through the end of 2022. During the course of the pilot, e-scooter sharing companies will be able to park their e-scooter fleets throughout the City, where residents can rent and use them through a related company app.

What does the Project Involve?

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), and Business Licence conditions that will regulate how e-scooter sharing companies will operate in St. Albert (like restrictions on how fast e-scooters may go and limitations on where they can operate within the City).

Evaluation of the Pilot Project will include considerations related to public safety, public impact, market demand, and financial and operational impacts on the City.

Feedback

Feedback from the residents in the community provided through this platform will also be collected and used to help determine if the pilot should become a permanent fixture in St. Albert.


Background

On August 16, 2021, Council approved a proposal for an E-Scooter Pilot Project for the City of St. Albert. The project will seek to determine the viability of e-scooter sharing in St. Albert, with the pilot running from September 2021 through the end of 2022. During the course of the pilot, e-scooter sharing companies will be able to park their e-scooter fleets throughout the City, where residents can rent and use them through a related company app.

What does the Project Involve?

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), and Business Licence conditions that will regulate how e-scooter sharing companies will operate in St. Albert (like restrictions on how fast e-scooters may go and limitations on where they can operate within the City).

Evaluation of the Pilot Project will include considerations related to public safety, public impact, market demand, and financial and operational impacts on the City.

Feedback

Feedback from the residents in the community provided through this platform will also be collected and used to help determine if the pilot should become a permanent fixture in St. Albert.

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    An Enjoyable Activity for Young People

    by RMFan, 4 months ago
    My 18 year old daughter has really enjoyed using these scooters with her friends for the first time this year. She wears a helmet, and makes sure she is visible. She mainly keeps to the trails. I prefer scooters to be on a bike path, but I know they aren’t always by everyone. I know drivers need to adjust to this new hazard, but that’s normal. I also encourage signs or ads educating all of us on the rights a responsibilities of scooter use. It’s a fun new outdoor activity and I think we should continue the program.
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    Love the scooters

    by ShaneT, 4 months ago
    We use them for going to the neighbourhood bar, it’s just out of walking distance and saves us having to take an Uber or taxi. We usually Uber back home after but it makes for a fun way to get to the pub! Its a great time and I bet they are saving some people from drinking and driving or having to leave their car somewhere overnight! All pluses in my opinion! Glad they are in our community!
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    Amazing Way to See The City

    by Ben Smithson, 5 months ago
    As a long-term resident of St. Albert, I observed with relish the rollout of the e-scooter pilot program in our community. Having these scooters available has given me immense satisfaction in knowing that the transportation needs of our city's residents are finally being met. By giving citizens a safe and reliable way to rediscover the city, I think this pilot program has encouraged residents to fall in love with St. Albert and, using these scooters, rediscover the beauty our city offers. I strongly recommend that the scooter pilot program is made permanent, so future generations of St. Albert residents may... Continue reading
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    Gréât way to have fun with the family

    by Tbarnettkinniburgh , 5 months ago

    We often rent the e scooters as parents while our kids ride their push style ones as we explore different parks on those long summer days.
    We have had several guests visit this summer and made a day of grabbing the scooters and showing them around St. Albert, and one of the best features of the city is the long connecting paths and trails to explore. Our guests all commented how beautiful the city was while having fun on the e scooters and heading to popular events like the farmers market or to a local restaurant

    The e scooters are... Continue reading

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    Organ Donors

    by KSmith, 7 months ago
    Last year, I made several complaints to the City about these E-Scooters.

    The people that are riding them do not follow the rules of the road, nor do they follow the rules about using them properly, where to drop them off. Certainly not on peoples lawns, left on the sidewalk blocking the pathway.

    This year I witnessed a truck hit a young man in a crosswalk, the driver did all the correct things, as I was following directly behind him. He looked left, then right and left again, he proceeded to turn right and then the E-Scooter came into the... Continue reading

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