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Oshawa rules of the road for eBike, eScooter users

Now that eScooters can be seen across Oshawa with the launch of micro mobility pilot project, the city has announced rules and regulations for users.

“As we welcome two new ride-sharing providers to our city for a micro-mobility pilot project, community members are reminded to be courteous and follow these rules for safety when using an e-bike or e-scooter in Oshawa,” said a city notice yesterday.

Users are reminded that:

  • Riders must be 16 or older to use an e-bike or e-scooter.
  • Helmets are mandatory for riders under 18 years old and encouraged for all riders.
  • Travel should be at a safe speed based on the condition of the trail;
  • The maximum speed limit is 20 kmh.
  • Caution must be exercised around pedestrians.
  • Riders must dismount when crossing streets and in underpasses.
  • Riders must give warning before passing by using a bell or through verbal indication.
  • Riders must park in a secure, upright position in a designated cycling or e-scooter parking location.

For the safety of pedestrians, e-bikes and e-scooters are not allowed on sidewalks, the city said.

When travelling along roadways and streets, including bike lanes, e-bike and e-scooter users are to follow the same rules of the road that apply to cyclists. For more information on safe cycling, visit the Ministry of Transportation’s webpage.

How to report a concern

Sidewalk riding, parking and other concerns related to privately-owned e-bikes and e-scooters should be reported to Service Oshawa. For more information on e-bikes and e-scooters, visit

Concerns related to ride sharing devices should be reported directly to the ride sharing vendors (refer to contact details on the city’s website).

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