Pilot project could put e-scooters on every street in Kelowna – Kelowna News

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Great day for electric scooters.

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

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 his proposal, and today’s news made the city’s active transport coordinator, Matt Worona, go on for the future.

“This is something we have been waiting for and we are really excited,” Worona said. “We are trying to present that complete proposal as quickly as possible so that we can get some answers.”

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

Currently, e-scooters can only travel on roads that are not part of the Motor Vehicles Act.

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