Project Update- October 20, 2020
Shared e-Scooter Survey Update
The survey is now closed. Thank you to those who provided input on the shared e-Scooter pilot. Participants had an opportunity to provide feedback through an online survey from Sept.16 to Oct. 7, 2020.
Your feedback will be summarized into a What We Heard report that will be posted online in late 2020. The report will also be submitted as part of a presentation to the Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Transportation & Transit on Dec. 16, 2020 to help inform what the future will look like for shared e-Scooters in Calgary.
You can attend in person or remotely to speak at the upcoming committee meeting on Dec. 16, 2020 and this will be your last chance to provide input for this pilot. Before coming, please review the procedures you would need to follow at the committee meeting.
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.