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.
PROJECT UPDATE (March 2020)
The shared electric scooters (e-scooters) will be coming back to Calgary. Some changes have been made to the pilot program as a result of public feedback (through this engagement process as well as through 311) and rider data collected. These changes include:
- Share & Go Parking Zones which are painted areas intended to be used as a go-to place to find an e-scooter or to end your ride. Located in the downtown core and neighbouring communities, these zones will be painted on the sidewalk or in select repurposed Car2Go microstalls. These zones can accommodate multiple scooters and will be painted in areas where there is high e-scooter use to encourage more considerate parking behavior.
- Slow Speed Zones for e-scooter riders in areas where there is a higher concentration of sidewalk users. The speed of the shared e-scooter will be automatically reduced to a maximum of 15 km/h, (down from a max. of 20 km/h).
- New Fines to address safety concerns and deter inconsiderate shared e-scooter rider behavior.
For more information on these changes and the pilot in general, click here.
Thank you for your feedback; it has been used to help inform future improvements to the pilot program that you can view in the Shared e-Bike and e-Scooter Mid-Pilot Report online.
Additional feedback will be collected at the end of the pilot. All feedback collected will be included in our report back to Council in 2020.