Calgary launches on-line e-scooter survey as pilot wraps up – Calgary
After a profitable launch in Calgary in the summertime of 2019, the town’s shared electric scooter pilot program is ready to finish in late October.
Because the pilot involves a detailed, the town has launched a public survey wanting into this system.
The online survey launched on Tuesday asks residents for suggestions on issues like fleet measurement, the place to experience, person behaviour, the shared e-scooter operators and causes for utilizing or not utilizing a shared e-scooter to journey.
Town says the survey will likely be used to tell the way forward for e-scooters in Calgary.
“Whether or not you’ve ridden a scooter or not, we wish to hear your ideas,” transportation planning strategist Andrew Sedor mentioned.
The knowledge gathered within the survey will likely be a part of the report going to council on Dec. 16, aimed toward serving to to find out whether or not e-scooters will likely be returning to Calgary streets and pathways, and if that’s the case, what that can seem like.
Sedor mentioned the town was blown away with how many individuals took to the scooters within the time they’ve been within the metropolis.
To this point, he mentioned there have been 1.7 million journeys on each the scooters and e-bikes, although the bikes weren’t almost as common — solely accounting for about 10 per cent of these journeys.
“We’re capable of really calculate the size individuals travelled, so it’s 85 occasions to the moon and again that Calgarians have used e-scooters,” he mentioned. “And so they’ve ridden them for a complete of 42 years when you compile the time.”
Up to now 12 months, since extra guidelines and pointers had been added to the e-scooter bylaw after the mid-pilot report, 33 bylaw tickets have been issued to riders. The person firms additionally handed out 98 tickets for improper parking.
Sedor mentioned the town additionally pulled a shocking variety of scooters from the rivers this 12 months, however mentioned the price of that’s the duty of the businesses, moderately than the town.
Sedor mentioned as a part of this examine, the town can also be collaborating in Canada’s first shared e-scooter examine that appears at accidents, in partnership with the College of Calgary Cummings College of Medication and Alberta Well being Companies.
The examine will take a look at the variety of scooter-related accidents, who’s being injured and the way. Sedor mentioned up-to-date numbers on accidents and scooter-pedestrian collisions are anticipated subsequent month.
Town’s two-year dockless bike-share pilot was unanimously accredited by council in July 2018, however shared e-scooters weren’t added to the pilot in July 2019.
As of Sept. 16, there have been 2,500 scooters accessible to Calgarians, which is up from final 12 months when 1,500 scooters had been on the roads.
Sedor mentioned the formal date for pulling the scooters off the roads for the winter is Oct. 31, nonetheless, if wintry climate hits the town earlier than then, they could be taken away earlier than that date.
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