As part of the City of Mississauga’s E-Scooter Pilot Program, Mississauga residents, visitors and commuters can use their e-scooters to get to their destinations. Before you get to scooting, make sure you’re up to speed on where you can and can’t operate your e-scooter in Mississauga, as well as the rules and etiquette to follow to keep yourself and other road users safe.
The City has implemented an e-scooter pilot to regulate the personally-owned e-scooters currently being operated in Mississauga. An e-scooter is a two-wheeled device that the rider operates while standing. The devices are battery-operated and equipped with a hand brake, lights, bell and kickstand. In Mississauga, e-scooters can be operated by those 16 years old and older, up to a speed of 24 km/h.
Where to operate your e-scooter in Mississauga
Operate your e-scooter on:
- Public roadways in Mississauga with a posted speed limit of up to 50 km/h.
- Cycling infrastructure (i.e. multi-use trails along roadways and bike lanes).
Do not operate your e-scooter on:
- Sidewalks, except for the purpose of directly crossing a sidewalk.
- Public roadways with a posted speed limit of more than 50 km/h.
- Trails within City parks.
- City-owned land not designated as public roadways (e.g. Transit terminals).
- The Mississauga Transitway.
General rules and etiquette
- Helmets must be worn by riders under the age of 18; however, it is encouraged that all riders wear a helmet for their safety.
- Only one rider per e-scooter is permitted – passengers are not allowed.
- Do not carry, tow, push or pull another person, device or object while using your e-scooter.
- When parking an e-scooter, ensure it is left in an upright position, out of the way of traffic (e.g. by a bike rack).
- Ensure your e-scooter has a light that can be seen by others, particularly at night.
Operating your e-scooter on a Mississauga road
- Travel in the same direction as vehicle traffic.
- When on a road where no bike lane exists, travel in the shoulder or right side of the road.
- Signal your intention to turn using turn signal lights.
- Obey all traffic signals and signs.
- Always be aware of surrounding traffic, especially at intersections.
Operating your e-scooter on cycling infrastructure
- Share the trail – follow all trail etiquette.
- Stay to the right, pass on the left.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- Use your bell or give a friendly verbal warning before passing a pedestrian, cyclist or other trail-user.
- Obey all trail signage.
- Keep a safe distance from and give way to pedestrians or cyclists by slowing down or stopping completely if insufficient space to pass.
Travelling on MiWay with your e-scooter
- E-scooters are allowed on MiWay buses as long as there is space on the bus and the accessible seating area and aisles are not blocked.
- E-scooters are not allowed on the bus bike rack.
- Dismount from your e-scooter at transit terminals and stations.
- Turn off your e-scooter before boarding the bus.
- Similar to a skateboard, you are not allowed to ride an e-scooter while onboard the bus, but you may bring it along with you.
Have thoughts on the use of e-scooters in Mississauga? Visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/escooter to share your experiences operating your e-scooter in Mississauga and interacting with others operating e-scooters in the city.
Your feedback will inform whether e-scooter systems should become part of Mississauga’s greater transportation system in the future.