E-Scooters to Offer Another Transportation Option in Mt. Pleasant

In October 2022, the Mt. Pleasant City Commission approved an ordinance allowing electric scooters (e-scooters) to operate within the city, offering residents another transportation option.

In the near future, these two-wheeled devices, designed to transport one person at a time, will be available for the general public to rent, via a QR Code displayed on the unit. The city licensed third-party vendor’s contact information will also be affixed to the e-scooter. Reports of safety concerns, parking issues, or unsafe and inoperable scooters, shall be made directly to the scooter vendor, via the provided phone number.

E-Scooter Rental Sites:

There are currently multiple deployment sites where individuals can pick-up a scooter to rent.

227 S. Main Street

(Next to the bench in front of Listening Ear.)

201 S. Main Street

111 E. Michigan Street

220 W. Michigan Street

118 W. Broadway Street

(SE Corner of Michigan and Washington)

320 W. Broadway Street

Town Center – Location 1

(Corner of Main and Broadway)

Town Center – Location 2

(Corner of Main and Broadway)

200 E. Broadway Street

301 E. Broadway Street

NE Corner of University and Illinois

Drop-Off Sites:

  • E-scooters must be parked upright and left in the city’s right-of-way (between the sidewalk and the street, or back at a deployment site.)
  • The e-scooter vendor will pick-up all units within 24 hours.

Operating Regulations:

  • Users 18 years-old and younger must wear a helmet.
  • E-scooters may only be operated on city streets which have a speed limit of 25 mph or less.
  • No open alcohol containers are allowed while operating an e-scooter.
  • E-scooters are only to be used outdoors.
  • Users cannot charge the e-scooters.

Speed Limits:

  • While traveling on a sidewalk or on Central Michigan University’s campus, e-scooters cannot exceed 10 mph. Operators must give an audible notice when coming up on pedestrians, and yield the right of way in all instances.
  • When traveling on streets, e-scooters must remain close to the curb, and abide by all traffic rules.

The full e-scooter ordinance and Michigan Vehicle Code can be found at: