Electric Scooters

Electric Scooter Rider
With the expected return of electric scooters this fall, the East Lansing City Council adopted a new electric scooter ordinance this past March that establishes a licensing process for scooter companies and rules/regulations for companies and riders.

Under the new ordinance, companies must deploy scooters in designated locations (referred to as scooter hubs) and riders will be encouraged to return the scooters to those hubs for incentives from the scooter company. Scooters must be parked upright with at least five feet of unobstructed sidewalk for pedestrians and must not interfere with access to the following:

  • vehicle/bike lanes
  • crosswalks
  • sidewalk ramps
  • bus stops
  • disability parking/loading zones
  • fire hydrants
  • benches
  • parking spaces/pay stations
  • access to and from any buildings
  • bicycle racks
  • streets
  • alleys
  • driveways
  • within City parking garages and surface lots
Community members can report safety concerns, make complaints and/or ask questions by contacting the East Lansing Police Department's 24-hour non-emergency line at (517) 351-4220, Option 1. 

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