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Tempe to hold final hearing on new rules for scooters, bikes

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By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The Tempe City Council will hold a final public hearing Thursday on new rules and proposed changes related to scooters and bicycles.

Areas near Arizona State University and Tempe’s popular Mill Avenue see plenty of use of e-scooters and bikes.

The rules being considered in Tempe include:

Scooters and bikes are allowed on sidewalks when there are no available bike lines and their speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Riders will ride with the flow of traffic.

Minors, with parental consent, may always ride on the sidewalks. Riders must be older than 16 and those under 18 are required to wear safety helmet.

When scooters and bikes are on sidewalks, they will slow down to 5 miles per hour. Other cities have also been implementing or are looking at rules related to bikes and popular electronic scooters.

“When creating these new rules, all conservations revolved around creating safe environments for all sidewalk and road users,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, in a statement.

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