E-scooters permitted by Region and Cities

Effective July 1, 2022, e-scooters are permitted within the Region and Cities on:

  • All roads 50 km/hr or less
  • All roads with bike lanes, regardless of speed limit
  • On all boulevard multi-use paths
    • E.g., paved trails next to roads like Homer Watson Blvd.
  • Select paved recreation multi-use trails
    • E.g., Iron Horse Trail, Spur Line Trail, etc.

Helmets are mandatory for all e-scooter riders, regardless of age.

Visit the e-scooter project timeline on this page and visit the Region's By-laws page for more information.

The Region and Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo will be looking at proposals for a shared rental system for bikes and e-scooters from September to October 2022.

The Project Team will work with the selected operator to set a 2023 launch date.

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