The National Capital Section (NCS) is thrilled to be hosting a webinar on the City of Ottawa’s recent e-scooter pilot. This free lunchtime webinar will take place on October 15th and will include two speakers involved in the pilot, who have significant experience in the fields of micro mobility and transportation demand management (TDM). The webinar will cover the results and lessons learned of this summer’s e-scooter pilot in Ottawa as well as highlight e-scooter operations elsewhere in Canada. A short Q/A will follow the presentations.
Presenter: Kathleen Wilker, City of Ottawa.
Kathleen Wilker leads the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Demand Management Program. Her work centres on developing and implementing policies and programs enabling residents to enjoy using Ottawa’s walking, cycling and transit networks more often. She has been instrumental in collaborating with colleagues, councillors, external stakeholders, e-scooter providers and residents to bring e-scooters to Ottawa this summer.
Presenter: Chris Schafer, Bird Canada.
Chris Schafer is Vice President, Government Affairs at Bird Canada. Prior to joining Bird Canada, Chris was a Senior Director at another micromobility start-up after almost five years at Uber Canada as their Senior Public Policy Manager in Canada. Previously, Chris did stints in media, at think tanks and as a regulatory lawyer with Gowlings in Ottawa.