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Pilot project could put e-scooters on all Kelowna streets

Big day for electric scooters

Kelowna is one step closer to having electric scooters roaming all city streets.

The province announced Friday morning that B.C. communities can now submit proposals to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to test new and emerging transportation technologies as part of a pilot program.

Kelowna has already submitted its proposal, and today’s news had the city’s active transportation co-ordinator, Matt Worona, fired up for the future.

“This is a thing that we’ve been waiting on, and we’re real excited about it,” Worona said. “We’re trying to get that full proposal out as fast as they can so that we can get some answers.”

Kelowna has been at the forefront of the electric scooter movement. The province changed the Motor Vehicle Act last fall to allow for the program, which would let electric scooters travel in bike lanes and on city streets.

Currently, e-scooters are allowed to travel only on paths that are not part of the Motor Vehicle Act.

For more on this story, visit Okanagan Edge.



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