Second stage of Calgary's shared electric scooter program comes to close

Nov 4 2020, 6:43 pm

The black, green, and yellows scooters that have become a staple on Calgary’s streets and sidewalks have disappeared.

The scooters were brought in for the winter as of November 1, bringing an end to stage 2 of the city’s shared mobility pilot program.

The pilot program has seen three e-scooter providers set up shop in Calgary — Lime, Ride, and Bird — and had even become Lime’s first Canadian city to reach one million trips back in June.

Calgary also installed specific parking spots for shared e-scooters on downtown streets, which were paid for by participating companies.

City Council is expected to determine the fate of the three fleets of scooters on December 16, and Calgarians were encouraged to participate in a survey on the program earlier this fall.

The results of the survey and council decision will be clear come next spring when the scooters are either brought back permanently or not seen at all.

A number of public engagements conducted on the program back in 2019 yielded mixed reviews about the scooters, with some interesting complaints found in the mix.

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