Sarnia seeking feedback on LSVs

Dew covers electric vehicles lined up waiting for their day to begin, early on a frosty morning. © Can Stock Photo / AuntPittypat.

The City of Sarnia is looking into the possibility of allowing low speed vehicles (LSV) on city streets, and is seeking public feedback on the matter.

The electric vehicles run at a maximum speed of 40 km/h and are typically used for shorter trips in an urban area.

Manager of Development and Transportation Alister Brown said their use would be limited, at least to start out.

“One of the things we looked at through some of our stakeholder engagement here is working with Sarnia police and kind of limiting it at this time to commercial or business use,” said Brown. “It allows us to also issue the licencing through the police service under the existing taxi by-law.”

LSVs are permitted to operate in Ontario municipalities where a by-law has been passed, under a ten-year pilot project that began in 2017.

Written feedback can be submitted until October 28 at