By BY KYLE KAMINSKI
Electric longboards are a staple of Beachnut Surf Shop’s rental business.
Owner Larry Bordine for more than a year has used them to ferry
paddleboards and surfboards between his downtown business and the coast of
Lake Michigan. They’re convenient, save on gas and lessen his shop’s
environmental footprint. But local law enforcement and city officials
continue to offer a different take.
“Electric skateboards — with the way they’re currently built — do not meet
the standards for four-wheeled motor vehicles,” said city attorney Ross
Hammersley, speaking on behalf of several city officials who declined to
comment. “They don’t meet the requirements to be driven on public roadways.”
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