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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Council approves pilot project allowing E-Scooters in Lacombe

Lacombe, Alberta (June 13, 2022) – Lacombe City Council approved a pilot project from Roll Technologies Inc. (Roll) to launch a new shared micro-mobility program in the community, starting in Summer 2022.

Council’s endorsement permits Roll to pilot their E-Scooters in Lacombe for a period of two years, at their own cost.

“Council is excited to approve this project, allowing Roll’s E-Scooters into our community,” Mayor Grant Creasey said. “This unique transportation model has proven popular, convenient, and functional in many communities throughout the country, and I am confident our residents will benefit from this new transportation option. I look forward to seeing our citizens safely use these E-Scooters throughout our paths, sidewalks, and roads.”

The approval stipulates that E-Scooters can travel no faster than 20 km per hour and are allowed on paved trails, empty sidewalks, and roadways with a speed limit of 50 km per hour or lower. Scooters are not permitted on highways and users must be over the age of 16 years old to ride.

The E-Scooters will run on a Roll app-based program, where users scan a QR code to gain access to a scooter. Riders are then permitted to drive anywhere within the designated service area and subsequently park the scooter anywhere within that same area. Roll will work with the city to determine:

  • Slow-speed zones
  • No-ride zones
  • No parking zones

To ensure safety, riders can request a free helmet shipped to them via the Roll website and Roll also uses cognitive tests to prevent drunk driving.

A patrol team will be seen throughout Lacombe relocating improperly parked scooters and ensuring E-Scooters throughout the City are charged.

Roll has also committed to promoting local businesses through sharing advertisements, offers, and promotions via their app.

The City is currently working on a launch day with Roll and estimates E-Scooters will be available in Lacombe in July 2022. Be sure to follow the City’s website and social media channels for further updates on the pilot program.

For additional information, contact:

Todd Vaughan
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator
(403)782-1236 office
(403)877-4394 cell
tvaughan@lacombe.ca

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