Assistive mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters, are exempt from the rules and regulations below.
Micromobility is a general term used to describe lightweight human- or electric-powered modes of travel such as e-rollerblades, e-skateboards, e-bicycles, e-scooters and limited-speed motorcycles. These modes of transportation are typically used for shorter trips than by car.
The City of Vaughan recognizes the use of micromobility as a means of transportation while also prioritizing the safety of all residents and visitors who use city sidewalks, trails and roads.
To keep all pedestrians and cyclists safe, micromobility devices – including e-rollerblades, e-skateboards, e-bicycles, e-scooters, Segways, hoverboards and limited-speed motorcycles or mopeds – should not be used on sidewalks, cycle tracks, shared pedestrian and bike paths or recreational trails in the city.
On Jan. 1, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) launched a five-year pilot to permit Electric Kick Scooters (e-scooters) on roads. The province outlined that it is up to municipalities to pass by-laws to permit the use of e-scooters locally and determine where they can and cannot operate. The City of Vaughan has opted out of the pilot project.
City staff are collecting feedback on the use of motorized micromobility devices in Vaughan to inform future planning, policies and infrastructure improvements within the city. You are invited to take a survey to share your thoughts and a chance to win one of five $25 Tim Hortons gift cards! The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and will be available until Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Click Here for CONTEST RULES
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