Shared Electric Scooter (e-scooter) Pilot Project
In August 2021, Roll Scooters were awarded a permit to operate their shared e-Scooters in Cochrane on a two-year pilot program. While the Town provides the program framework, the program is fully funded and operated by Roll Scooters.
On March 25, 2022, the Town of Cochrane is pleased to welcome back the e-scooter pilot project with Canadian-owned, operated and developed company, Roll.
This pilot project supports the Town’s environmental and transportation goals by limiting carbon emissions, reducing traffic congestion, and minimizing transportation gaps. The pilot will be at no cost to the Town, with a portion of the revenue from each trip donated to the Town for micro-mobility related projects, including building and maintaining protected bike lanes.
Similar to last year, Cochrane can expect up to 150 e-scooters found throughout the serviceable areas in town, between Fireside in the south to Heritage Hills in the north.
In 2021, Roll reported the following usage statistics:
- 6612 total trips
- 1963 unique trips (i.e. unique users)
- 3.2km average riding distance
- 18.44 minutes average riding time
- What is an e-scooter?
- How does it work?
- What company is providing the e-scooters to Cochrane?
- Where can scooters be used?
- How will rider safety be managed?
- Do I need to wear a helmet to ride an e-scooter/bike?
- Do I have to return the e-scooter where I found it?
- What is the speed limit for e-scooters/bike?
- What age can ride the e-scooters/bike?
- What is rider etiquette for e-scooters/bike?
- Will e-scooter rules be enforced?
- What is the rule on impaired riders?
- How do I report an e-scooter/bike that is left on my property or left on the sidewalk?
- What if an e-scooter is parked improperly and blocking the sidewalk, requires maintenance or other concerns?
- How does the Town of Cochrane support the e-scooter/bike program?