E-scooters will be rolling into Airdrie as part of a two-year pilot program
June 7/For immediate release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Airdrie City Council approved a two-year pilot program for shared modes of micromobility (including e-scooters) as well as the necessary changes to City of Airdrie bylaws to support micromobility and shared e-scooters. This pilot will begin early summer and run until the end of October 2023.
“I’m looking forward to e-scooters launching in our city,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “Many neighbouring municipalities have introduced shared e-scooters and e-bikes with remarkable success. This is an environmentally sustainable transportation option that will help connect our community, while being incredibly fun to ride.”
“E-scooters, shared e-scooters and other forms of micromobility such as e-bikes, are a wonderful way to explore Airdrie, car-free,” said Chris MacIsaac, Team Leader, Transit. “Airdrie has over 140 km (about the distance from Airdrie to Banff) of paved pathways that residents can explore or commute on.”
The City of Airdrie will engage three licensed providers in the first year of the pilot. These three licensed providers will be selected on a first come, first served basis and must comply with specific criteria. Interested providers can apply at www.airdrie.ca/escooters
Private providers may be launching in Airdrie early summer. The City will be rolling out messages over the next few months to remind personal and shared mobility users about safety during the pilot.
Team Leader, Transit
403.948.8800 ext. 8449