In March 2019, Lansing City Council adopted a new electric scooter ordinance that establishes a licensing process for scooter companies and rules/regulations for companies and riders.
Scooters users may ride:
On city streets
On bike lanes throughout the city
Sidewalks outside of the downtown district
Please note: Scooters may not be ridden on sidewalks in the downtown area
Riders must park scooters upright with at least five feet of unobstructed sidewalk for pedestrians and must not interfere with:
Sidewalks, crosswalks or sidewalk ramps
Bus stops, shelters or waiting areas
Loading zones or handicapped parking spaces
Parking meters or pay stations
Any commercial window displays
Access to or from any building
Any bicycle racks
Driveways or alleys
Community members can report safety concerns, complaints or ask questions by calling the scooter company’s 24-hour customer service number. By ordinance, a response from the company to safety concerns and complaints must be completed within 2 hours of receiving the notice.