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Bird scooters causing more problems in East Lansing

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 08:00:48-04

Bird scooters are causing an issue once again in East Lansing. While the city itself has allowed the scooter rental company to continue operating within it's limits, Michigan State University is saying otherwise. University police issued this statement on their Facebook this afternoon,

" Due to the recent use of battery operated scooters on campus, we wanted to share some information with you:

It is important to note that no motorized scooter rental company has received permission to conduct business on campus. They are doing so in violation of University ordinance.

Per Michigan law, “battery operated scooters” are identified as electric personal assistive mobility devices. At MSU, They may only operate on our 25 mph roadways, and must be ridden as near to the right side of the roadway as possible. However, they may not operate in the bike lane, as those are for the exclusive use of bicycles on campus. Operators must follow all of the laws applicable to the driver of a vehicle. For instance, they cannot be operated on a sidewalk or in the grass, and must obey all traffic control signals.

On campus, properly permitted devices may be parked in moped parking places. All others will be impounded."

According to MSU Police, they are addressing the issue with the company as well.