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Ohio proposal would let scooters park on sidewalks

Published: February 12, 2014 10:25 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohioans could park certain motor scooters and motorized cycles on sidewalks under a proposal slated to be voted on Wednesday by state representatives.

Current Ohio law bans vehicles from parking on sidewalks, while allowing bicycles. The proposal would let people park motor scooters or certain motorbikes on sidewalks, as long they do not impede the flow of pedestrian traffic.

The state Senate passed an earlier version of the bill.

State Sen. Bill Seitz (syts) of Cincinnati sponsored the measure after hearing about the parking struggles of his law partner. He has said the change could encourage people to commute in more energy-efficient ways.

The measure also would let people drive their historical vehicles on public roads and highways when traveling to and from locations for maintenance.


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