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Jun 2, 2016 8:29 AM

Portsmouth official wants moped drivers to pay for parking

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Portsmouth's parking and transportation engineer has recommended that the Parking and Traffic Safety Committee approve an ordinance forcing moped drivers to pay for parking on city sidewalks.

The Portsmouth Herald reports Eric Eby has proposed that drivers of mopeds and "similarly sized motorcycles" be required to display a sticker stating that they comply with the state's legal description of a moped.

Eby says the sticker would be purchased from the Parking Clerk's office for a nominal fee.

Mopeds are currently allowed to park for free on sidewalks and at the city's Hanover garage as long as they "do not impede pedestrian access." But Eby says there's no existing ordinance that expressly allows these two practices.

The Parking and Traffic Safety Committee is scheduled to discuss the issue on Thursday.

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