In Canada, electric scooters are not legal on public roads. However, it is legal to use them on private properties and sidewalks. In Canada, electric scooters are classified as electrically assisted bicycles and both follow many of the same federal laws and regulations. Owning an electric bike in Canada is easy.
These vehicles are also known as electrically assisted bicycles, electric scooters, electric bicycles and electric scooters, and the laws for them are very similar to those of a traditional bicycle. They don't require a license, license plate, or insurance to own or operate. In Canada, electric assisted bicycles are classified under federal law and each province may make minor changes, such as age requirements, and each municipality may make changes as to where they are allowed to be used. At least two cities in the pilot program, Vancouver and North Vancouver, do not allow shared electric scooter schemes, which allow users to pick up and drop off scooters through an app, but do allow people to legally drive their own scooters.
While all this controversy has led to a ban on shared electric scooters in Montreal, privately owned electric scooters are still perfectly legal. 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. 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.