Calgary, the first Canadian City to reach 1 million e-scooter rides!

Yes, Calgary is the first Canadian City to rack up 1 million rides on rental e-scooters! Using the city’s shared cycling and pathway infrastructure, the popular electric scooters have ridden more per-vehicle, per-day than another other city in the world for one of the providers, Lime.

This year has seen Lime, Bird and now Roll join the popular e-scooter rental market here in Calgary, demonstrating that mobility rental is a popular choice for Calgarians.

Lime has estimated that these rental rides have eliminated over 250,000 car rides since the program started last year.

Such popularity underlines the need for a significant review of the infrastructure provided to the City’s pathway users, shared by cyclists, skaters, e-scooters, runners, walkers and of course our ever present geese! In some instances all of this occurs over an 8ft wide section of tarmac allocation.

As cars diminished due to Covid-19, there is a noticeable increase in wildlife in the City

With the huge increase in cyclists this year, this also clearly demonstrates that it’s time for a re-think and review, putting our infrastructure upgrade priorities in improving and expanding these pathwaysas opposed to the normal spending on more roads.

Going back to a pre-Covid normality is easy, the challenge is to make a change!

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