Shared Mobility

 Innovative transportation technologies are changing how we get around Victoria.

The transportation sector is changing rapidly in cities across Canada.  The City looks forward to welcoming new innovative transportation modes and introducing regulations to guide their operations in the City.

The City of Victoria has been developing regulation to allow for the operation of shared mobility businesses to operate dock-less bike and e-bike devices. The Shared Mobility Business Regulation Bylaw will require adoption from City Council prior to releasing an application process for interested businesses.

If you’d like to be kept up to date on this process, contact engage@victoria.ca

 

What is shared mobility?

Shared mobility devices are zero-emissions motorized personal mobility devices that typically transport one person. These devices can be owned by individuals or accessed through rental/share service providers. Examples of shared mobility devices include: electric kick scooters, electric hoverboards, and electric unicycles.

E-Scooter Devices in Victoria

Shared mobility devices such electric kick scooters, electric hoverboards, and electric unicycles are not currently legal in the City of Victoria. The use of these devices of city roadways and bike lanes are technically considered “illegal” and as they contravene the City's Streets and Traffic Bylaw and Provincial Motor Vehicle Act.

Here's a helpful video from the CBC on what to know about the use of e-scooters in BC: B.C.'s electric scooter rules