E-scooters Now Allowed in Regina
Today, City Council approved amendments to the Traffic Bylaw and the Parks and Open Space Bylaw, to allow the use of e-scooters in Regina, effective immediately. E-scooters are allowed on bike lanes, park pathways, multi-use pathways and roads with a speed limit of 50 km/hour or less.
E-scooter operators must be 16 years of age or older, wear a helmet, and cannot exceed a maximum speed of 24 km/h on roadways. In slower speed areas, such as pathways, e-scooters cannot exceed the maximum speed of 15 km/h. E-scooters are not allowed on high-speed roads or sidewalks and must use designated bike lanes where available.
E-scooters are a fun, sustainable activity to get around our city and provide an alternate mode of transportation. The City of Regina has a goal to become a renewable, net zero City by 2050 and adding e-scooters as a transportation option is one way to help to achieve this.
A shared e-scooter program is set to launch in Regina in July. Shared e-scooters will be available to rent through a vendor’s app once in place. Information on rental locations, cost and areas permitted to ride will be available when the shared program launches this summer.
The City reminds everyone to share roads and pathways, be aware of your surroundings, and scoot safe!
Learn more at Regina.ca/escooters or visit SGI’s website for information on provincial guidelines.