NEWS - Electric Kick Scooter Trials
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced pilot projects in six BC municipalities to allow the use of electric kick scooters on streets. Designed to assess the safety of e-mobility as safe modes of personal transportation these projects must be enabled by municipal bylaws.
The six participating municipalities are:
- City of Kelowna
- City of Vancouver
- City of North Vancouver
- District of North Vancouver
- District of West Vancouver
- City of Vernon
People using electric kick scooters must be 16 years or older, wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road for cyclists. A driver’s licence and insurance are not required.
As part of the provincial Active Transportation Strategy, these pilot projects are examples of alternative solutions for personal mobility.