Calgarians have been having some fun with the new electric scooters

Aug 2 2019, 4:56 pm

This has been the summer of the scooter in Calgary.

Two companies have launched shareable electric scooters throughout the city, Lime and Bird, allowing Calgarians to take two-wheeled trips around downtown for just over a quarter a minute.

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Of course, it didn’t take very long for people to discover the possibilities of the scooters, and in the weeks since Lime arrived and the few days since Bird launched, Calgarians have been having some fun ripping around the city.

Here are a few of our favourite eScooter moments to have been captured in YYC this summer.

Of course, not everyone is enjoying the new addition to Calgary’s streets and sidewalks (especially when they’re actually blocking the sidewalks), as some people have reported injuries from riding the scooters.

Love them or hate them, Calgary’s new electric scooters are here to stay… at least until the end of their pilot program, which is expected to run until October 31, 2020.