Slow ride: Minnesota communities tackle demand for golf carts on city streets
Rochester among the latest cities discussing whether to allow golf carts on public roads
August 7, 2023
ROCHESTER - Golf carts aren't just for older residents or trips at the cabin anymore. This booming metropolitan area in southeast Minnesota is considering allowing them on city streets.
Rochester is crafting a potential ordinance to allow golf carts on public roadways after its City Council last month directed staff to look into the issue. An ordinance in Minnesota's third-largest city would be a big step for golf cart fans - instead of ambling streets in a small town, cart drivers could putter about within spitting distance of the high-speed traffic on Hwy. 52.
Rochester is following other communities across the state whose residents are looking for an economical way to get around, even if they're nowhere near a green.