City services | October 18, 2023
Today at General Committee, Council supported the staff recommendation that the City launch a shared micro-mobility program next year. Micro-mobility is a form of travel using a lightweight device powered by your own body or electricity. The City’s shared micro-mobility program will offer up to 300 electric pedal-assist bicycles (e-bikes) and 900 electric kick-style scooters (e-scooters). For a fee, users will be able to rent e-bikes and e-scooters to get around the city and park with flexibility at a station or at a bike rack closest to their destination.
“This is exciting news for Mississauga. Having a shared micro-mobility system will provide residents with a new way to move around our city,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “We’ll be joining eight other Ontario municipalities with shared micro-mobility systems including Toronto, Brampton and Ottawa.”
In October 2019, Council supported the recommendation for City staff to look at how a program of shared bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters could be used for travel in Mississauga as part of a Micro-Mobility Program Development Project. Following extensive analysis and community and stakeholder consultation in June 2022, Council approved a recommendation to develop a shared micro-mobility program that offers e-bikes and e-scooters.
Over the next few months, staff will go through the procurement process for an e-bike and e-scooter service provider, and roll out the program in 2024. Staff will bring a report to Council in 2025 with an update on the program’s progress.
Learn more about the shared micro-mobility program.
Learn more about safety, rules and etiquette for bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters.
The City’s Transportation Master Plan recommended that a shared system of bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters be created in Mississauga. In December 2020, the City implemented an interim e-scooter strategy that involved amending its Parks By-law, Traffic By-law and Transit By-law to regulate where personally-owned e-scooters can be operated in Mississauga. Residents, 16 years old and older, can operate their e-scooter on public roadways in Mississauga with a posted speed limit of up to 50 km/h and on cycling infrastructure (e.g. multi-use trails along roadways and bike lanes). The interim e-scooter strategy created opportunities for the City to collect resident feedback, which has informed the City’s recommendation to introduce a shared micro-mobility system in Mississauga.
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