Project status: Open

How to have YourSay:

The ACT Government is looking to amend ACT road transport laws to allow electric scooters (e-scooters) and similar devices to travel legally in the nation’s capital.

E-scooter use has increased globally, particularly via e-scooter rideshare operators, but they are currently not permitted to be used on roads and road related areas in the ACT.

Join the conversation and have your say by:

Electric Personal Transportation Devices Review
Road Safety Policy
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

We are looking at:

We are seeking community views on the discussion paper to help determine what appropriate regulation for these devices should look like.

The ACT Government is particularly interested in community views on:

  • the maximum speed at which the device should be able to travel
  • what road and road related areas it is appropriate for these devices to travel on
  • whether there should be a limitation on who may use these devices.

We will use your views to:

We will use your views to help us develop a framework to allow the use of electric scooters in the ACT.

Electric scooters and similar devices have the potential to provide an innovative, zero-emission transport option for people who would otherwise drive. These devices provide an alternative to a cars, greater choice and cost savings to users.

In addition to providing benefits to the user, these devices have the potential to provide benefits for the environment such as reducing pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and noise.

By regulating the safe use of electric scooters and similar devices, we can potentially decrease the number of cars on the road, and actively work towards the ACT Government’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest.