The City of Brampton, in partnership with Neuron Mobility, Bird Canada and Scooty Mobility, is launching Brampton's first ever E-scooter program.
Up to 750 scooters will be available for public use across the City of Brampton.
Users can approach a locked E-scooter, scan the QR code, download the app and follow the vendor's instructions to unlock it and ride, connecting residents with another sustainable active transportation option. E-scooters can be used on roads with a speed limit of 50 km/h or less, bicycle lanes, and multi-use paths and will travel up to 20 km/h, with geo-fencing reducing maximum speed to 15 km/h in certain locations. They are not for use on sidewalks. If an E-scooter is taken into a designated no-riding zone, the vehicle shuts off smoothly and the user gets a notification that they should proceed to a permitted area.
The City of Brampton is prioritizing active transportation programs and plans in an effort to build more connected communities, creating a wholesome active transportation network integrated with complete streets.
In January 2021, the province began a five-year electric kick-scooter pilot project allowing municipalities to regulate the use of E-scooters. As an active transportation pillar, the E-scooter program will connect residents to communities, services and businesses throughout the downtown core and neighbourhoods across Brampton.
Active Transportation presents one of the greatest untapped opportunities for reducing single occupant vehicle trips, and for addressing a host of community design and public health issues. The E-scooter program is one way the City of Brampton is working to build a comprehensive Active Transportation Network.
The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) provides the network plan, policies, and programs to support Brampton’s 2040 Vision for a mosaic of safe, integrated transportation choices and new modes, contributing to civic sustainability and emphasizing walking, cycling, and transit.
“Offering accessible and active transportation options is a priority for the City, and this pilot program is just one way we are doing that. We are thrilled to be working with our partners to increase the opportunities to Brampton residents and visitors. We are connecting people with the spaces and places that make our city so incredible, and further building an even stronger sense of community.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“SCOOTY is thrilled to announce that our e-Scooter service is now available in the City of Brampton. SCOOTY is proud to be a Brampton-based micromobility company that is Canada’s answer to the e-Scooter industry. We brought our concept of partnership-based micromobility to the City of Brampton in 2019 and ran our first pilot with the city in 2020. SCOOTY is back in Brampton to fulfill our goal of changing the way residents and visitors commute and travel. The future of mobility in Brampton is multimodal, and we are here to make those trips easier for you.”
- Shoaib Ahmed, Founder and CEO, SCOOTY
"Since we first brought Bird to Canada, we've seen so many people embrace e-scooters as a reliable, affordable, and sustainable way to move around their cities, Brampton is a vibrant community and we're proud to be a part of the shared micromobility program here. We are grateful to all of Brampton's leaders for their thoughtful and collaborative approach throughout the process."
- Stewart Lyons, President, Bird
“We look forward to partnering with the City of Brampton to make a positive impact on the community, through greater access to safe, smart and sustainable travel options. At Neuron, safety is our top priority, it dictates our e-scooter design and also the way we operate them. Our e-scooters are jam-packed with cutting-edge safety features and we know from experience in other cities that riders really appreciate this. With e-scooters being new in the city there are likely to be many firsts, so we want to take time to reinforce the riding rules. Riders are welcome to visit our online ScootSafe Academy to get free credits for future rides. We also want to remind all riders to never drink and ride, park responsibly and protect themselves with the helmets which are provided on our e-scooters.”
- Ankush Karwal, Head of Market for Canada at Neuron Mobility
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to nearly 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable, and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca
Media Relations, City of Brampton