Item - 2023.IE4.8

Tracking Status

IE4.8 - E-scooter Pilot Program

Decision Type:

Committee Decision

The Item was withdrawn from the agenda.


(May 9, 2023) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie


In January 2020, the province began a five-year Electric kick-style scooters (e-scooters, pilot project allowing municipalities to regulate the use of e-scooters. The City of Toronto has an opportunity to participate by prioritizing active transportation programs, to include e-scooters as part of the solution for moving individuals around our city.


Toronto chose not to partake in the pilot project, which I have heard from many members of the public, is placing Toronto at a disadvantage. They have told me this is a missed opportunity to not pilot e-scooters as an addition to our active transportation programs, adding to our commitment to the cycling network plan.


The Region of Durham, on April 27, 2022, passed By-law23-2022 "permitting the use of e-scooters on Regional roads. As a result, e-scooters are now permitted on regional roads in Pickering, but not on City roads. Staff have drafted the Electric Kick Scooter By-law to ensure there is a consistent approach to e-Scooter use across all of Pickering."


On April 6, 2023, the City of Brampton issued a press release, launching Brampton's first ever E-scooter program, introducing as stated in the release: "connecting residents with another sustainable active transportation option"


I ask for your support to review a framework to initiate a pilot project to allow the City of Toronto to participate in the pilot for the regulation of e-scooters.

Background Information

(May 9, 2023) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on E-scooter Pilot Program


(May 29, 2023) E-mail from George Bell (IE.Supp)
(May 29, 2023) E-mail from Kate Chung (IE.Supp)
(May 30, 2023) E-mail from Sunila Wati (IE.Supp)
(May 30, 2023) Letter from Robert Zaichkowski (IE.Supp)
(June 1, 2023) Letter from Adam Roy Cohoon (IE.Supp)
(June 1, 2023) Letter from Andrew Robertson, Downtown Toronto BIAs (IE.Supp)
(June 1, 2023) Letter from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
(June 1, 2023) Letter from David Lepofsky, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Cheryl T (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Hengameh Saberi (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Judith Lawrence (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Paul Normandeau (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Susan Katz (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Rocky Serkowney (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) Letter from Marcia Yale, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (IE.Supp)
(June 2, 2023) E-mail from Grant Pattingale (IE.Supp)
(June 3, 2023) E-mail from Stephen Williams (IE.Supp)
(June 3, 2023) E-mail from Jim Hamilton (IE.Supp)
(June 4, 2023) Letter from Aaron Binder, Segway of Ontario (IE.Supp)
(June 4, 2023) E-mail from Jennifer Griffiths (IE.Supp)
(June 4, 2023) E-mail from Ziv Barancik (IE.Supp)
(June 4, 2023) E-mail from Barb Wiggins (IE.Supp)


(June 5, 2023) Councillor Paul Ainslie


Motion to Withdraw an Item moved by Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Carried)

That item IE4.8 be withdrawn from consideration at this meeting.

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