Moped/Motor Scooter/Motorcycle Users

  • Wear eye protection at all times.
  • Wear a helmet. Those under 18 years are required by Minnesota law.
  • Do not carry passengers or oversized loads.
  • Riders are prohibited from sidewalks, except when necessary for direct access to a roadway from a driveway, alley or building. In those instances, they must be walked, not driven.
  • Mopeds/scooters cannot operate in designated bicycle lanes. Mopeds are not allowed on the Washington Avenue Bridge pedestrian level, unless walked across.
  • Obey all traffic and speed laws.
  • Don’t ride in any area that is restricted to emergency vehicles and buses only.
  • Avoid oil spills and wet roadways.
  • Drive with your headlights on.
  • Wait for pedestrians to clear cross-walks.
  • Be alert for opening car doors.
  • Take an approved safety course. See the non-profit Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
  • Do not drink and drive.


In Minnesota, all mopeds/motor scooters must have a license plate.