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Muskegon to allow electric scooters, bikes on roads

The City Commission approved an ordinance Tuesday night.

MUSKEGON, Mich. - The City of Muskegon will soon allow people to ride electric scooters and bikes on local roads, public parks and on bike paths. 

The City Commission approved an ordinance Tuesday night that was pushed by the public safety director, Jeffrey Lewis, who said that companies that rent and sell bikes and scooters could come to Muskegon. 

As part of the ordinance, anyone 15 and older can ride the bikes and scooters. However, young people between 12 to 14 will need supervision to ride. 

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Riders must ride the edge of the road, yield to vehicles and pedestrians and follow all the typical rules of the road. The ordinance outlined that while on a bike path, the speed limit is 10  miles per hour. And riding or parking on the sidewalk is not allowed. 

It's not yet clear when the ordinance will go into effect or if the city has any bids from companies. 


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