eBikes

eBikes

We know there's been some confusion about this but please note that electric bicycles and scooters are NOT permitted in Trinity Bellwoods park if propelled by motor.

Per the city of Toronto website, eBikes of all kinds are classified as "motoroized recreational vehicles" under Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 608.  Therefore they are not permitted on bike paths or foot paths in City of Toronto Parks.

They are only permitted in parks that allow vehicular traffic, excluding service roads and areas posted prohibiting public vehicular access.  Trinity Bellwoods Park does not allow vehicular traffic.

Motorized vehicles (including e-bikes) may not be used on park multi-use paths.  As with the City of Toronto bike lane bylaws, bicycles must be propelled by muscular power on parks' multi-use paths.  If a motorized vehicle is used on a park path, the rider/driver may be fined $30 by bylaw enforcement officers. In City of Toronto Parks electric bicycles may be ridden on parks roads, but motors should not be used on parks paths and trails. The Waterfront Multi-Use path, Don Valley & Humber Multi-Use paths, are all considered parklands. The new railpath & Hydro corridor trails are considered linear parks.  This means they also do not permit ebikes using motor power.

Toronto Municipal Code - Chapter 608 - Parks (Toronto Municipal Code Chapter to prohibit and regulate activities in City parks)(see definition of "Motorized Recreational Vehicle" at beginning of bylaw, also 608-30)

There's also more information at this City of Toronto site.

THIS IS A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUE.

If you wish to file a complaint about an e-bike in a City of Toronto multi-use path, please contact Municipal Licensing & Standards Parks Bylaw Enforcement.

Contact Information

Phone: 392-0873

Complaints can also be made by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone & Email is answered: Monday to Friday 6:00 am until 7:00 pm

 

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