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Saskatoon selects Bird and Neuron for e-scooter pilot programme

The minimum age of 16 years or older can use an e-scooter and are required to wear helmets
The City of Saskatoon began its e-scooter programme on Thursday, May 18.

SASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon is delighted to announce that Bird and Neuron have been selected as the successful vendor for a two-year pilot to provide the shared e-scooter programme in Saskatoon.

Bird and Neuron are leading providers of shared e-scooters, operating in multiple cities across North America and Australia. Both companies offer affordable and sustainable transportation options to communities worldwide.

Following the completion of the procurement process, Bird and Neuron were chosen to provide residents and visitors with an affordable, convenient and sustainable transportation option. This will be the first shared e-scooters available in Saskatoon and the city is excited to have these industry leaders bring this service to our community.

"We believe this shared e-scooter pilot will benefit our community, and we look forward to seeing it in action. We will work closely with Bird and Neuron to ensure that the implementation of this shared e-scooter pilot is safe, reliable and enjoyable for all users. We will hold the two vendors to our approved framework, which was developed with input from local stakeholders and residents of Saskatoon,” said Transportation Director Jay Magus.

Neuron’s shared e-scooters will be available to ride starting Thursday, May 18, and Bird’s shared e-scooters are expected to be open on Monday, May 22. To ride an e-scooter, download the Bird or Neuron apps on the Apple Store or Google Play.

The framework for the pilot requires e-scooter renters to follow the Provincial regulations: e-scooters cannot be operated at speed greater than 24 kilometres per hour, minimum rider age of 16 years or older and riders are required to wear helmets.

Shared e-scooters must operate within the approved service area (found on the vendors’ app) on shared-use paths, pathways, cycle tracks, and protected bike lanes and — where no such routes are available — may ride on streets with posted speed limits of 50 km/hr or lower. Shared e-scooters are not permitted to ride on pavements.

Personal e-scooters are prohibited on any city street, pavement, or pathway. The city plans to consider allowing private e-scooters in 2024 once we have conducted a year of this pilot programme.

Please ride responsibly to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all road and pathway users.

To learn more about this pilot, please visit

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