Urban Mobility Vehicle Pilot

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
Summary of Proposal:
MTO recognizes the importance of new or existing vehicle technology, especially if it expands mobility options for Ontarians; however, safety remains a top priority.

The safe integration of new or existing vehicle types with pedestrians and other vehicles is a key consideration before any vehicle type will be allowed on-road.

As a result, MTO is soliciting feedback to inform the development of a policy and regulatory framework regarding the on-road use of urban mobility vehicles.

For details on the ministry's proposal, please see the attached. We invite you to submit comments on the proposal for MTO consideration.

An information notice on the proposal has also been posted on the Environmental Registry at the following link:

Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The commitment to create jobs, prosperity and open the province to business is a key priority for the government. Permitting the use of urban mobility vehicles within a pilot program supports economic development, tourism and provides a low-cost mobility alternative while also supporting Ontario's "Open for Business" initiative. Also, the proposed pilot supports the "Made in Ontario Environment Plan" which looks to implement effective and affordable solutions to protect our environment, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.

It is anticipated that this proposed pilot program will not have any direct compliance costs on businesses, not-for profits and the broader public sector. Participation in the pilot would be voluntary. This proposal does not impose any additional costs on end users. The pilot would expand mobility options by providing end users with greater choice, through the ability to use urban mobility vehicles as a low-cost, energy-efficient and accessible mode of transportation.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
September 23, 2021
Comments Due Date:
November 8, 2021
Contact Address:
Ministry of Transportation
Road Safety Program Development Office
Safety Program Development Branch
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
Building "A", Room 212
Toronto, Ontario
M3M 0B4