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Oshawa e-scooter pilot program set to return April 1

The City of Oshawa yesterday announced that ride-sharing e-scooters and e-bikes will return to the city on April 1 (weather permitting) as part of the micro-mobility pilot project.

It reminded community members to follow these safety rules when using an e-bike or e-scooter in Oshawa:

  • Riders must be 16 or older to use an e-scooter
  • Helmets are mandatory for riders under 18 years old and encouraged for all riders
  • Only one person can ride an e-scooter at a time
  • The maximum speed limit is 20 km/hr
  • For the safety of pedestrians, e-scooters are not allowed on sidewalks
  • E-scooters are not permitted on roads with speed limits of more than 50 km/h
  • Exercise caution around pedestrians
  • Riders must give warning to pedestrians before passing by using a bell or through verbal indication
  • Riders must park devices in a secure and upright position.

All Highway Traffic Act rules of the road apply while riding e-scooters, with penalties resulting in fines up to $2,500.

The City of Oshawa is one of several municipalities – including Ajax -across Ontario participating in the Province’s e-scooter pilot program to help determine if e-scooters will be allowed permanently in Ontario.

Through a competitive bid process, the city selected two vendors, Bird Canada and Neuron Mobility, to provide a shared micro-mobility trial program that runs until the end of December 2024 at no cost to the city or to Oshawa taxpayers. Council will determine next steps at that time.

How to report a concern: Sidewalk riding, parking and other concerns related to privately-owned e-bikes and e-scooters can be reported to Service Oshawa. Visit to learn more.

To report concerns related to ride sharing devices, community members are encouraged to contact ride sharing vendors directly (refer to contact details on the city’s website).

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