E-scooters and similar devices are now legal to ride in the ACT on shared paths and footpaths.
These devices provide new and convenient options for travel. They let people leave the car at home and can easily be combined with public transport.
Use of e-scooters and similar devices on buses
Carriage of e-scooters and similar devices on buses falls under the Transport Canberra Carriage of Goods Policy and can be brought onto buses at the drivers discretion. A bus driver may refuse your request to bring a device on-board if they deem that it is not safe for you or other passengers due to reasons such as size, and number of passenger on board.
Please remember to fold down your device to enable correct and safe storage.
All bulky items should:
- not block the aisle or exits
- not obscure the vision of the driver
- be easily carried on or off the bus by the passenger
- be stored safely and securely within the passenger area.
Use of e-scooters and similar devices on light rail
Devices are permitted on the lightrail providing they can be safely secured. The device must be electric-powered and not larger than 1250mm in length x 700 mm in width x 1350mm in height and weight no more than 60kg. E-scooters and similar devices on light rail
NOTE: Passengers cannot carry items on public transport that are inconvenient or dangerous. An inconvenient or dangerous item is an item that due to is nature or size cannot be carried on a bus without inconvenience or danger to someone else.