Will Ottawa City Council Today Vote to Conduct a Deeply Troubling Experiment on Ottawa Residents and Visitors By Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others? – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

On the eve of today’s Ottawa City Council vote on whether to allow electric scooters (e-scooters), in the nation’s capital, the AODA Alliance obtained information from the office of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson that exposes new serious problems with Ottawa’s proposal. Today, Ottawa City Council will decide whether to allow uninsured, untrained, unlicensed, unhelmetted e-scooter riders to rent and ride electric scooters in some public places during a “pilot” that would run until the end of October. Montreal tried just such a pilot but cancelled it last year due to problems that were revealed.