Three people on electric scooters were cited Monday after they followed GPS onto I-94 in search of the Harley-Davidson Museum.
The riders were spotted on I-94 westbound near 20th Street early Monday afternoon — heading away from the museum, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. The group said they were visiting from Texas and were using the GPS on their Lime scooters to find the museum.
The deputies pulled the riders over and gave them a ride off the freeway at 25th Street.
All three riders received citations that carry a $204 fine.
Since Lime scooters hit the streets on July 23, concerns have been raised about how reckless some riders have been. Earlier this month, Mayor Tom Barrett held a news conference warning users to stay off sidewalks.
“We want to make this work, but it will not work if the people who are riding scooters continue to ride on the sidewalk, causing problems for pedestrians,” he said.
To iron out the issues, Lime’s pilot program was temporarily paused. Within the past week, however, the program was expanded when more scooters from Spin and Bird were approved to hit the streets.
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