E-Bike and E-Scooter ride sharing rolls into Oshawa

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Published April 27, 2023 at 2:32 pm

E-Bike and E-Scotter ride sharing is now available in Oshawa as part of a micro-mobility pilot project and the City is reminding users to “be courteous and follow the rules” for safety when using the electric mobility devices.

  • Riders must be 16 or older to use an e-bike or e-scooter.
  • Helmets are mandatory for riders under 18 years old and encouraged for all riders.
  • Travel should be at a safe speed based on the condition of the trail;
  • The maximum speed limit is 20 km/hr.
  • Caution must be exercised around pedestrians.
  • Riders must dismount when crossing streets and in underpasses.
  • Riders must give warning before passing by using a bell or through verbal indication.
  • Riders must park in a secure, upright position in a designated cycling or e-scooter parking location.

For the safety of pedestrians, e-bikes and e-scooters are not allowed on sidewalks. When travelling along roadways and streets, including bike lanes, e-bike and e-scooter users are to follow the same rules of the road that apply to cyclists.

Sidewalk riding, parking and other concerns related to privately-owned e-bikes and e-scooters should be reported to Service Oshawa. Concerns related to ride sharing devices should be reported directly to ride sharing vendors such as Neuron. For more information on e-bikes and e-scooters, visit Oshawa.ca/emobility.

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