Mississauga sets rules for e-scooters
Published May 3, 2021 at 6:28 pm
With the growing popularity of e-scooters for both basic transportation as well as recreation, the City of Mississauga has recently implemented an e-scooter pilot to remind residents of the “Do’s and Don’ts” of e-scooter ownership.
In Mississauga, e-scooters are allowed on roads with a posted speed limit of up to 50 km/h as well as all cycling infrastructure such as multi-use trails and bike lanes. They are prohibited on sidewalks, roads with speed limits above 50 km/h, city park trails and the Mississauga Transitway.
Riders must be at least 16 years old and wear a helmet up to age 18. Passengers, as well as actions like pushing or towing another person, are not allowed. E-scooters are allowed on MiWay buses, as long as there is space and accessible seating and aisles aren’t blocked. They are not allowed on the bike rack not can they be ridden on the bus.
Here are some other tips from the city:
Operating your e-scooter on a Mississauga road
- Travel in the same direction as vehicle traffic.
- When on a road where no bike lane exists, travel on the shoulder or right side of the road.
- Signal your intention to turn using turn signal lights.
- Obey all traffic signals and signs.
- Always be aware of surrounding traffic, especially at intersections.
Operating your e-scooter on cycling infrastructure
- Share the trail – follow all trail etiquette.
- Stay to the right, pass on the left.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- Use your bell or give a friendly verbal warning before passing a pedestrian, cyclist or other trail user.
- Obey all trail signage.
- Keep a safe distance from and give way to pedestrians or cyclists by slowing down or stopping completely if insufficient space to pass.