While they're not convinced of the need to license motorized wheelchairs and scooters, those who rely on them say they wouldn't object to the move.
"We ride on the sidewalk; we're pedestrians," said Jeanette Taylor, who uses a motorized scooter. She was one of the participants in Team Scooter, which took part in the Kidney Walk on Sunday in Riverside Park.
"I see people scoot down the road, but they're the brave ones."
Larger, so-called classic scooters do require a driver's licence and insurance. Smaller mobility scooters do not.
The idea of regulating personal mobility devices arose from Sidney city council on Vancouver Island, a community with a large seniors population and, therefore, a rapidly growing fleet of such devices.
A council resolution - which calls for regulation, training and testing of people using "personal mobility vehicles" - may go before the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention for a vote next month.
Five years ago, after several seniors in mobility devices were killed on the Island, the B.C. Coroners Service called for similar action.
Taylor said she finds pedestrians on the sidewalk are most accommodating and will make allowances for mobility vehicles.
"Even cyclists - they always make room for you."
She's not sure why riders would find it necessary to roll off the sidewalk and into traffic, putting their safety at risk.
Sylvia Hillman, who has been using a scooter for about 20 years, had no objection to the idea of licensing.
"Cars are licensed, right? It might be good if one was stolen," she said, adding one caveat sure to resonate with people on fixed incomes.
"If it doesn't cost you."
Coun. Nancy Bepple said the UBCM must ensure the resolution falls within its mandate before putting it to a vote.
The City of Kamloops has opted for a different route, one of public education, she noted. A Scooter Rodeo Roundup, a driving skills event held each June, is part of that strategy.
"It is an issue," she added. "I think it's timely to be discussing it."
A member of the Red Hat Society, Taylor makes regular visits to Poderosa Lodge and must cross busy Columbia Street. At times, she doesn't feel safe on the sidewalk, fearing that she might topple off while negotiating the ramps or that the crossing signal doesn't allow enough time.
Overall, though, she applauds measures by the City to accommodate scooters.
"They really have improved the city. You can't complain about Kamloops."