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Skateboarders could roll in downtown Grand Rapids

Associated Press

Grand Rapids — Skateboarders and people wearing in-line skates soon could be welcome on downtown streets in Grand Rapids.

The City Commission is expected to set a hearing for April 14, a key step to lifting the ban. The Grand Rapids Press says riding on the sidewalk would remain illegal.

Lynee Wells, a downtown advocate, says skateboards and longboards are healthy options. They’re already allowed elsewhere in Grand Rapids.

City attorney Catherine Mish says a majority of commissioners want the ordinance on the agenda.