You should also wear a helmet at all times while driving on the road or sidewalk. The Quebec government has announced that it will legalize electric scooters in the province. So yes, it's legal to use privately owned electric scooters in Montreal as long as you comply with current laws. In Quebec, bicycles and scooters are allowed on bike paths.
Electric bicycles are also allowed as long as they have a maximum power of 500 watts and do not exceed 32 kilometers per hour, according to Transports Québec spokesman Louis-André Bertrand. Electric scooters can be viewed by zooming in almost everywhere in the province, from bike lanes to streets. While all this controversy has led to a ban on shared electric scooters in Montreal, privately owned electric scooters are still perfectly legal. Although it may be hard to believe, since they pass at full throttle when you walk on the sidewalk or cross the street, riding an electric scooter is generally illegal in Quebec.
The first is mainly for employers who want to make electric scooters available to their employees to facilitate their trips to work. Unlike other provinces, Québec has a pilot project to create an environmentally friendly electric scooter and test how they can work with other methods of transportation. While electric bikes (or “electric bikes”) and scooters allow you to move without pedaling, there are a number of things that differentiate them. Despite growing popularity, low-speed motorized electric foot scooters are illegal on public roads in Quebec, including walkways.
The city of Montreal created more than 200 parking spaces designed specifically for electric scooters shared by companies like Lime and Bird, but a Feb. 19 city report revealed that people were leaving them anywhere and everywhere, preventing general traffic. As a result, some passengers received fines for “lack of insurance” for a motor vehicle, not for driving an electric scooter. As part of a pilot project across the province, GeeBee's electric scooters are currently the only motorized electric scooter allowed on Quebec's highways, according to the province's auto insurance board (SAAQ).
Most electric bicycles in Quebec are hybrid bicycles with electric assistance and road bikes with electric assistance. Gliding through city streets on an electric scooter can transform your daily commute to work into an exciting ride. According to some estimates, there are currently more than 10,000 electric scooters in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It's not clear what users must comply with from a safety point of view, since electric scooters are loosely defined in Alberta laws.
While places like the United Kingdom don't allow electric scooters, Canada is much more open and prepared for the introduction of these electric vehicles. Low-speed electric scooters cannot be used on a public road or on a bicycle path that is next to public roads, said the spokesman for the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, Louis-André Bertrand.