A Growing Interest in Electric Kick Scooters

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Electric scooters are all the rage in 2021 as they provide an alternative form of transportation, are cost efficient and reduce the pollution in the environment. With all the positives that come from electric scooters, one would assume that it would be a no brainer that they are legal to ride based on the above-mentioned benefits.  

 

Unfortunately, the legality of electric scooters remains an issue that divides the province. Most cities within the province have legalized electric scooters as a form of transportation but unfortunately within Toronto which is the hub of province and country does not allow electric scooters. This decision is enforced based on safety concerns but that has not stopped customers as we have seen a growing population within the city who use electric scooters to commute.  

 

Based on growing usage, the Ontario government recognized the appeal of electric scooters and in 2020 commenced a 5-year e scooter pilot project to explore the legalization of scooters and their safe usage on the road. Currently, Toronto has not opted into this project yet as they want to perform more independent research on the issue. Their decision to wait has pushed the province to issue a recommendation to join by April – May 2021 as most Cities in Ontario have already opted in.

 

While we cannot comment on a specific timeline of when electric scooters will become legalized in Toronto, we want to provide our readers with other information that can benefit them in their decision to make a purchase.  

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Business as Usual

 

The sales of electric scooters will continue to increase as they provide an opportunity to explore the city in a convenient and cost efficiency manner. Please be aware that it is legal to sell electric scooters and electric bikes in Canada and they are allowed on private property. We are awaiting the cities decision to allow the usage of electric scooters on public property which will make it easier to use.

 

Our Commitment 

 

Based on the government’s report to explore legalization, the growth of e-scooter usage and the legality to sell e-scooters, we fully anticipate the legalization of e-scooters within the upcoming months or year. Our firm commitment is to abide by the laws of the country and ensure the safety of our citizens. Therefore, we advise everyone who makes a purchase to contact their local municipality to see how laws are enforced and that they ride electric scooters/electric bikes in a manner that is safe and responsible.

 

Conclusion

Electric scooters are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, electric scooters and electric bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance, and upkeep.

 

This is why we have created these blogs to address questioned presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

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