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A. It is unlawful for any person to operate a motorized foot scooter:

1. In excess of fifteen miles an hour on a city street, sidewalk, or other city property upon which this chapter authorizes the operation of motorized foot scooters;

2. On any city street, sidewalk, or other city property, as authorized by this chapter, unless such person is sixteen years of age or older;

3. With a passenger in addition to the operator;

4. On any city street with a maximum speed limit above thirty miles per hour, unless the device is operated within a designated bicycle lane;

5. On any city property that is not a city street, sidewalk, or paved bicycle lane, except as otherwise expressly authorized by this chapter; provided, that it is unlawful to operate a motorized foot scooter on any sidewalk within the central business district except as necessary to enter or leave adjacent property;

6. In any park, except as authorized under Chapter 9.06 EMC; or

7. On any private or public property posted to exclude or restrict motorized foot scooters.

B. Any person operating a motorized foot scooter shall obey all the rules of the road, as well as the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs, and other control devices, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

C. No motorized foot scooter shall be ridden or operated in a negligent or unsafe manner but shall be operated with reasonable regard for the safety of the operator and other persons. For purposes of this section:

1. To operate in a negligent manner means the operation of a motorized foot scooter or other wheeled recreational device in such a manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.

2. Operation of a motorized foot scooter in excess of fifteen miles per hour shall be prima facie evidence of operation in a negligent manner. (Ord. 3891-22 § 4, 2022; Ord. 3743-20 § 3, 2020; Ord. 2784-04 § 3, 2004.)