E-Rideable Device Framework - Community Consultation

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Have your say on the regulation of E-Rideable devices in WA!

Electric scooters, electric skateboards, self balancing wheels and similar devices have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years as they have become more available, affordable and viable alternative modes of transport.

Our road rules need to catch up to the technology we're seeing out on our roads and paths, so we're developing a dynamic framework to regulate these devices and keep everyone who shares the infrastructure, safe.

This community survey follows a consultation with E-Rideable users throughout April and May of 2021. This survey allowed us to better understand the type of devices being used, their prevalence, for what purpose they're used, where they're used, as well as other information about demographics and behaviours. These contributions have helped guide consideration of the framework so far, making sure it's appropriate for the Western Australian context.

The Road Safety Commission is now seeking community feedback about aspects of the proposed regulatory framework for E-Rideable devices in Western Australia. We are eager to get the perspectives of all road users, as these devices are being considered for legal use on a range of public infrastructure, and we want everyone to feel safe and protected in these mixed user environments.

1. Take the survey below to provide your feedback about aspects of the proposed regulations.

2. Use the mapping tool to highlight areas of interaction between E-Rideables and other infrastructure users in WA.


These will be open for comment until 8am Monday 6 September 2021 (extended by 1 week) - NOW CLOSED

Check out the graphics below and the FAQs in the right panel for more information about E-Rideables, why we're surveying the community and how we'll be using your feedback. Make sure you click the follow project button for updates, and if you'd like to share the survey with your community, there are social media tiles and posters available to download.

A light blue infographic talking about the current laws for e-rideable devices. The text states "only motorised scooters are currently regulated and the following restrictions apply to their use. No night riding, helmets required, maximum power output of 200 Watts, maximum travel speed of 10km/h and no travel on roads over 50km/h limit. Text at the bottom of the image reads "other types of e-rideables currently require licenses to be used legally on WA roads and paths, and motorised scooters which don't comply with the above conditions are illegal."

The image is a light blue box with the heading "What will be considered an E-Rideable device?". Underneath this to the left there is a green tick with the following images associated with it: an e-skateboard, e-scooter, self balancing wheel, hoverboard, e-unicycle, e-skates. To the right there is a red cross with the following images associated with it: EPT Segway, Electric Bike, Motorised Wheelchair, Motorised Scooter with a power output equal to or less than 200 watts. Below the 4 devices not condsidered e-rideable devices is the text "these devices are already governed by their own regulations under the Road Traffic Code 2000 and will not be included in the e-rideable device framework.


Have your say on the regulation of E-Rideable devices in WA!

Electric scooters, electric skateboards, self balancing wheels and similar devices have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years as they have become more available, affordable and viable alternative modes of transport.

Our road rules need to catch up to the technology we're seeing out on our roads and paths, so we're developing a dynamic framework to regulate these devices and keep everyone who shares the infrastructure, safe.

This community survey follows a consultation with E-Rideable users throughout April and May of 2021. This survey allowed us to better understand the type of devices being used, their prevalence, for what purpose they're used, where they're used, as well as other information about demographics and behaviours. These contributions have helped guide consideration of the framework so far, making sure it's appropriate for the Western Australian context.

The Road Safety Commission is now seeking community feedback about aspects of the proposed regulatory framework for E-Rideable devices in Western Australia. We are eager to get the perspectives of all road users, as these devices are being considered for legal use on a range of public infrastructure, and we want everyone to feel safe and protected in these mixed user environments.

1. Take the survey below to provide your feedback about aspects of the proposed regulations.

2. Use the mapping tool to highlight areas of interaction between E-Rideables and other infrastructure users in WA.


These will be open for comment until 8am Monday 6 September 2021 (extended by 1 week) - NOW CLOSED

Check out the graphics below and the FAQs in the right panel for more information about E-Rideables, why we're surveying the community and how we'll be using your feedback. Make sure you click the follow project button for updates, and if you'd like to share the survey with your community, there are social media tiles and posters available to download.

A light blue infographic talking about the current laws for e-rideable devices. The text states "only motorised scooters are currently regulated and the following restrictions apply to their use. No night riding, helmets required, maximum power output of 200 Watts, maximum travel speed of 10km/h and no travel on roads over 50km/h limit. Text at the bottom of the image reads "other types of e-rideables currently require licenses to be used legally on WA roads and paths, and motorised scooters which don't comply with the above conditions are illegal."

The image is a light blue box with the heading "What will be considered an E-Rideable device?". Underneath this to the left there is a green tick with the following images associated with it: an e-skateboard, e-scooter, self balancing wheel, hoverboard, e-unicycle, e-skates. To the right there is a red cross with the following images associated with it: EPT Segway, Electric Bike, Motorised Wheelchair, Motorised Scooter with a power output equal to or less than 200 watts. Below the 4 devices not condsidered e-rideable devices is the text "these devices are already governed by their own regulations under the Road Traffic Code 2000 and will not be included in the e-rideable device framework.


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E-Rideable Interaction Areas

3 months

Use the interactive map to show us the areas in WA where E-Rideable devices and other road user groups have interactions that you are either concerned about, or that you believe are a good example of a functional shared zone. 

This could be either observed or potential conflict areas (high speed areas, collision zones, blind corners, considerable speed differentials etc). Alternatively, if there are areas where different path users are able to co-exist effectively, please point these out to us as positive examples.

We hope to use this information to inform the implementation of the regulatory framework by highlighting possible challenges, but also inform future design and review of infrastructure where different user groups exist. 

Page last updated: 09 September 2021, 15:36