Longmont repeals bike dismounting ordinance
LONGMONT, Colo. — Cities across Colorado continue grappling with how to better regulate a growing number of bicycles and e-scooters on streets and sidewalks. Many ordinances focus on safety. But instead of enacting more rules for cyclists, Longmont council members on Tuesday scrapped an ordinance that’s been on the books for eight years. The ordinance requires cyclists on sidewalks to dismount when they get to a crosswalk. Some say that practice is safer while others argue it forces a needless inconvenience.