Tempe approves new rules for scooters, bikes

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Tempe has approved new rules for bikes and scooters.

E-scooters have become popular around Arizona State University and Mill Avenue.

The Tempe rules requires scooters and bikes to use bike lanes when they are available. They must also ride in the street if the speed limit is below 25 miles per hour. Scooters and bikes will also ride with the flow of traffic.

Minors and parents with kids may ride on sidewalks.

Riders must be 16 years or older and those under 18 are required to wear safety helmets, according to the new Tempe rules.

Those rules go into effect in 30 days.

“After months of work and public input, I am thrilled that the Council unanimously supported these new rules. We were thinking about the many community members who would benefit – pedestrians, residents walking dogs, ASU students and commuters,” said Tempe City Councilman Randy Keating in a statement.

“When these new rules take effect, Tempeans will be safer than they were before and that was the whole goal.”

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