Electric Scooter Laws in Michigan
In late July 2018, rows of electric standup scooters suddenly appeared seemingly out of nowhere in Detroit. Bird, a scooter rental service, placed these scooters throughout midtown and downtown. People were immediately curious and hopped on. After all, they’re a fun alternative to travel by foot. Now, scooter rental stands are seen throughout many Michigan metropolitans, including East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor, and are wildly popular on college campuses for reducing commute times. But as their popularity grows, one question remains: what do electric scooter laws in Michigan say about how and where one can ride?