September 16, 2020
The shared e-Scooter pilot is set to end in late October, 2020. Currently, we need your feedback on the pilot to help inform the future of shared e-Scooters in Calgary. We want to hear about your experience with the shared e-Scooters over the last two years – whether or not you have ridden on one.
Please fill out this survey by Oct. 7 to share your thoughts on the pilot.
Areas of focus for the online survey include opinions on fleet size, where to ride, user behavior, the shared e-Scooter operators and reasons for using or not using a shared e-Scooter to travel.
The survey feedback will be summarized into a What We Heard report that will be posted online in late 2020. The report will be submitted as part of a presentation to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation & Transit on Dec. 16, 2020 to help inform what the future will look like for shared e-Scooters in Calgary.
PARKING FINES UPDATE (August 2020)
Earlier in 2020, we installed Share & Go Parking zones to provide users a dedicated space to park the shared e-scooters that will not block or inhibit other sidewalk users. Additionally, users can park scooters in the 'furniture zone': the part of the sidewalk in line with bike racks, trees or trash bins.
Scooter companies will now be implementing fines for those users who continue to improperly park their shared e-scooter once they have completed their ride (e.g. in the middle of the sidewalk).
For more information on how to report improperly parked shared e-scooters, or other changes to the pilot, please visit Calgary.ca/scootershare
ABOUT THE PROJECT
On July 16, 2018, a Notice of Motion was unanimously approved by Council to implement a two-year Dockless Bike Share Pilot by September 2018 with the direction to incorporate additional shared transportation options, as they become available. In July 2019 fleets of shared electric scooters (shared e-scooters) were added to the pilot. Throughout the pilot, The City is allowing third-party vendors to operate bike and scooter share services in Calgary.
Participants had an opportunity to provide input in person about the shared mobility pilot that includes shared e-scooters and shared e-bikes at engagement events and online from Sept. 23 to Oct. 6, 2019. Thank you to those who provided input. You can now view the What we Heard Report.
Previously, in spring 2019, you gave input on the first phase of the bike share pilot. The What We Heard Report for that phase of engagement is online.
The survey feedback provided by Calgarians will be summarized into a What We Heard report that will be posted online in late 2020.
The report will be submitted as part of a presentation to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation & Transit on Dec. 16, 2020 to help inform what the future will look like for shared e-Scooters in Calgary.