E-scooters hit the road in Ottawa

By CBC News Ottawa, July 16, 2020

E-scooters are now available for rent in Ottawa from the first of three companies chosen to take part in a city pilot project.

The city said in a news release residents can expect to see Bird Canada's e-scooters popping up in central Ottawa on Thursday.

The standup scooters can be rented using a mobile app. They cost $1.15 to unlock and 35 cents a minute to ride, plus tax, according to the Bird app.

The city is still finalizing contracts with Lime and Roll so they can launch their scooters, too. The companies will have slightly different boundaries.

Dockless e-scooters have been legal since the end of June on city streets with a speed limit up to 50 km/h, as well as on bike lanes and paths.


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