The following videos include some helpful tips on how to make sure your bike ride is safe and enjoyable:
Road safety tips
Etiquette for micromobility users
The City of Airdrie is committed to providing convenient, accessible, and efficient transportation choices that support the movement of people and goods throughout our City. To achieve this, we ask all micromobility users (both personal and on shared modes) follow the etiquette listed below:
Pedestrians first!: Always yield to people walking on the sidewalks and pathways. Pedestrians have priority.
Be considerate: Use your bell to alert others when you are approaching to pass on sidewalks and pathways.
Ride safely: Shared forms of micromobility, including shared e-scooters, are available for users of 16 years of age and older. Helmets are encouraged but not required. The maximum speed limit is 20 km/hr. Only one rider per device is allowed.
Park responsibly: Park in a secure, upright position in designated areas (where available) such as at benches, public bike racks or other marked parking zones. On sidewalks without benches or bike racks, please ensure there is at least 2 metres or 6 feet of clearance to allow for accessibility of residents using mobility devices such as a wheelchair.
Right and report: If you see an e-scooter that has fallen or is parked improperly you can help out your neighbours by righting the e-scooter or you can report this issue to the provider. Contact info for each company is provided on each shared e-scooter.
Operating a personal e-scooter
Personal e-scooters and other forms of personally owned micromobility, such as e-bikes, have been growing in popularity in our community. There are some important distinctions between personal e-scooters and shared e-scooters/e-bikes.
Personal e-scooters may be used only on the pathway network. The pathway network is regulated through City bylaws.
E-scooters on roadways and sidewalks are regulated under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act. Personal e-scooters are not allowed on roadways or sidewalks without a provincial exemption. Currently, shared e-scooters are granted a provincial exemption as the speeds and locations of operation are regulated, and each e-scooter provider is required to have insurance to hold a permit, and other requirements.