More shared e-bike and e-scooter services hitting the road in Kelowna  - Kelowna News - Castanet.net

2022-04-21 12:04:17 By : Ms. Beca Chen

Spring is here and Kelowna residents will be seeing new shared micromobility options on the street starting Wednesday.

Spin and Lime will be providing both shared e-bike and shared e-scooter services throughout Kelowna with new features focusing on ensure safety and accessibility.

“Our micromobility permit program uses emerging technologies to make it easier for people to get around, helps take cars off the road, and provides people with an affordable, low-carbon transportation option,” said Cameron Noonan, transportation planner with the City of Kelowna. “

Spin and Lime are committed to the safety of all network users, and we are happy to be partnering with them to continue this pursuit.”

According to the city, existing fleet caps and restrictions will remain in place including no more than 30 per cent of an operator’s fleet downtown, maximum speed settings, and downtown riding prohibited from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.

“There are a few exciting key features of the new permit season including Spin bringing seamless shared e-bike service between UBCO and the City of Kelowna, as well as Lime introducing ‘LimeAble’ to Kelowna."

"This fleet of adaptive vehicles available for reservation and delivery will assist those with unique mobility needs,” said Noonan. To learn more about Kelowna's micromobility permit program, fleet restrictions and safety measures, visit Kelowna.ca/scootershare.