Toronto e-Scooter Compromise Proposed
City staff are recommending that electric scooters be allowed in Toronto bike lanes but banned from multi-use trails and cycle tracks, such as those running north and south on Sherbourne St.
“It is felt allowing e-scooter access to conventional bicycle lanes would provide a safer environment for these riders, instead of forcing them out of the bicycle lanes and having them mix with the faster moving automobile traffic,” says a report prepared by Transportation Services.
The report also suggests “pedelecs” — bicycles with pedals assisted by a somewhat lower-powered electric motor — be allowed wherever bicycles are permitted. All pedelecs and e-scooters would continue to be prohibited from use on sidewalks.
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