In May of 2021, Red Deer City Council approved the implementation of a two-year electric scooter (e-scooter) pilot project to start this summer, with no limits on the number of companies or e-Scooters that can participate.
The open market option that was approved means there will be no caps on the number of businesses that can apply to the program, or the number of e-scooters the businesses can bring into the pilot. This will allow for the market in Red Deer to determine the demand.
Project update: July 2021
We are excited to announce that five companies so far have been awarded a permit to operate their shared e-scooters in Red Deer: Neuron, Roll Scooters, Link Scooters, Bird Canada and Spin. While The City of Red Deer provides the program framework, the program is fully funded and operated by the e-scooter companies.
Welcome Bird Canada, a Canadian owned and operated company with headquarters in Calgary, to Red Deer for the pilot program. Bird e-Scooters are black and white and can be seen on City sidewalks and paved trails.
Welcome Neuron to Red Deer for the pilot program. We are excited to have Neuron who is bringing their latest and safest Canadian-spec e-scooters, which are fitted with the world’s first app-controlled helmet lock, integrating a safety helmet to every e-scooter. Neuron e-scooters are orange and can be seen on City sidewalks and paved trails.
Welcome Roll Scooters to Red Deer for the pilot program. Roll is a Canadian owned, developed, and operated micro-mobility company incubated in the University of Toronto's Entrepreneurship Hub. Roll e-scooters are yellow, and can be seen on City sidewalks and paved trails.
Welcome Link Scooters to Red Deer for the pilot program. Link is bringing a new generation of safe and thoughtful micromobility to cities worldwide, and we are happy to have them here in Red Deer. Link e-scooters are also yellow and can be seen on City sidewalks and paved trails.
Welcome Spin to Red Deer for the pilot program. Headquartered in San Francisco, Spin (a unit of Ford Mobility) operates dockless electric scooters on campuses and in cities across North America and Europe. Spin e-scooters are orange and black and can be seen on City sidewalks and paved trails.