Denver Public Works seeks to ban electric scooters from sidewalks

Denver Public Works has made an ordinance-change recommendation to the Denver City Council to prohibit the use of electric scooters on city sidewalks.

Denver Public Works has made an ordinance-change recommendation to the Denver City Council to prohibit the use of electric scooters on city sidewalks.

If the change is approved, scooter riders would need to follow the same rules as people on bikes and electric bikes by riding in the street or in designated bike lanes.

DPW referred the ordinance change recommendation to the city council for consideration later this month.

DPW said the move would more closely align the city with state law signed in May and would provide consistency for law enforcement.

Under the new rules, Denver police could start  issuing citations to riders who violate the law.

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