Bird, a dockless e-scooter sharing network that recently launched in Calgary, is running a pilot project in Toronto’s Distillery District.
While electric scooters are still illegal in Ontario pending a proposed five-year-long pilot project, they’re coming to the Distillery District since it’s privately owned.
The Toronto-based test runs from September 5th to 15th. Bird is geofencing the district so riders can’t leave the area with the company’s scooters. Lime is using a similar solution to keep its pilot project contained in Waterloo, Ontario. That said, some users have found ways to get around the digital fence.
Scooter-sharing is taking its sweet time coming to Canada and so far is only available in Calgary, Edmonton, Waterloo and Montreal.