Some snowmobilers traveling to and from the White Pine Trail may be confused about where they are allowed to travel in the City of Cedar Springs. Sgt. Jason Kelley, of the Kent County Sheriff Department’s Cedar Springs Unit, would like to remind everyone what the ordinance is regarding snowmobiles.
Under the ordinance applying to snowmobiles, Article V, Sec. 36-182 and 36-183 they are never allowed on city sidewalks, or in parks or cemeteries.
They are allowed to operate on the far right of plowed city streets, during certain hours, as long as there is snow or ice on the roads.
However, they are not allowed on Main Street, except to cross at designated intersections; or on Muskegon Street, from the east city limit to the western limit of the 425 District, except to travel a half a block from any intersection to reach their destination.
No snowmobiles would be allowed on the streets between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, or between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
All state traffic laws that apply to motorists apply to snowmobilers traveling the roadway (such as they must travel single file and with the flow of traffic).
To read more about operating a snowmobile within the city limits, please go to https://www.municode.com/library/mi/cedar_springs/codes/code_of_ordinances and type “snowmobiles” in the search bar.