This webinar highlighted lessons learned from dockless e-bike and e-scooter pilot projects in two Canadian municipalities.
Calgary’s two-year pilot program of shared e-scooters began with 750,000 shared e-scooter trips by 150,000 unique users over four months in 2019. While popular, the service also led to concerns around where the devices are used, how they are parked, how some riders behave, and the volume of resulting injuries. The City collected data on many related issues, and collaborated with the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine to conduct one of Canada’s first injury studies on shared e-scooters.
Montréal created a bylaw to regulate dockless self-serve unregistered vehicles and began testing e-bikes and e-scooters in 2019, within the framework of a three-year provincial pilot project. After 1,000 e-bikes arrived in June, 680 e-scooters followed later in the summer. This presentation will summarize the bylaw’s evolution and an analysis of micromobility usage data, including the complementarity of dockless shared mobility and docking station solutions, resulting from a collaboration with McGill University’s Department of Geography.
Originally presented on May 26, 2020.
Andrew Sedor, City of Calgary
Andrew is Business Development Coordinator in the Transportation Department at The City of Calgary. He led Canada’s first public-facing autonomous vehicle pilot, authored Calgary’s Future of Transportation report, updates bylaws to accommodate new transportation technologies, and launched The City of Calgary’s Living Lab program. He currently runs Calgary’s shared e-scooter and e-bike program.
Alessia Zarzani, Ville de Montréal
Alessia is Coordinator of Shared Mobility for the Service in Urbanism and Mobility at the Ville de Montréal. Her portfolio includes the integration of new mobility services and technologies, including autonomous vehicles, micromobility and carpooling, into the urban “transport cocktail”
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