Active transportation pilot projects
It is illegal to use an electric kick scooter on a road or highway in:
- Any community that is not participating in the pilot project
- A pilot community that has not yet enacted bylaws for the pilot project
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As of April 5, 2021, communities participating in the active transportation electric kick scooter pilot project may allow use of electric kick scooters on roads within their communities in accordance and bylaws are in place designating locations where the devices may be operated.
The Electric Kick Scooter Pilot Project Regulation outlines the pilot community bylaw requirement and electric kick scooter rules and safety.
The electric kick scooter pilot project provides an opportunity for participating communities and the B.C. government to research, test and evaluate the safety and efficiency of electric kick scooters in supporting expanded active transportation networks and CleanBC.
Electric kick scooter pilot project
Currently, the following participating pilot project communities may enact bylaws to allow for use of electric kick scooters on roads in their communities:
- City of Kelowna
- City of Nanaimo
- City of North Vancouver
- City of Richmond
- City of Vancouver
- City of Vernon
- District of North Vancouver
- District of West Vancouver
Local communities interested in joining the electric kick scooter pilot project can contact us to find out more.
Please contact the pilot communities for further information on the status of their bylaws.
- Learn more about the active transportation (electric kick scooter) pilot project
Future active transportation pilot projects
The B.C. government anticipates launching a second pilot project focussed on supporting active transportation. Contact us for more information on a second phase of pilot projects.