Background - A Sustainable Transportation Option
Coquitlam joins 11 other B.C. communities in a provincial government pilot project regulated through B.C. Reg. 90/2021 to research, test and evaluate the use of e-scooters as a low-carbon transportation option.
The pilot will be in effect from April 2021 to April 2024, providing an opportunity to research, test, and evaluate the safety and operation of e-scooters in an effort to expand sustainable transportation options.
E-scooters and other electric micromobility devices are becoming more popular as a less expensive and convenient form of active transportation, well suited to urban areas and around transit hubs.
Expanding the use of micromobility devices dovetails with the City’s climate mitigation efforts, which include encouraging transportation forms that are healthier and produce fewer emissions.
This will support citywide strategic goals of ensuring a healthy community and active citizens within a sustainable environment. Expanded and improved options for low or zero emission transportation modes also deliver sustainable services, environment and infrastructure, which is one of the key goals in the city's Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP).
The pilot framework also involves actively reviewing community feedback and adjusting as needed.