CBC | How Montreal is preparing for the 'scooter-pocalypse'

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Published: 4Jul2019

The sudden appearance of e-scooters in a city is a phenomenon McGill University geography Prof. Grant McKenzie half-jokingly refers to as the "scooter-pocalypse." McKenzie says Montrealers tend to like new technology and green policies, but he suspects the early days of the e-scooter era won't be easy.

(However), e-scooters might be able to take some of the strain off Montreal's crowded Metro system and crowded roads, according to Ahmed El-Geneidy, a professor of urban planning at McGill.

"If you get some people out of their cars to use these scooters for small trips, that's a positive thing," he said.

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