In Milwaukee, USA, electric kick-scooters have again hit the news for misuse, of sorts. Three Bird kick-scooter riders were caught on an 8-lane highway. The three men from Texas said the GPS guided them onto the interstate highway.
To round things up, they were on their way to the Harley Davidson Museum. While the internet community took the story as “proof” for the stupidity of Texans, Harley Riders and kick-scooter users generally, unsurprisingly so, there is a more serious side to the story.
Just wondering what options are given to micro-mobility riders (incl. bicycles, e-bikes and light electric vehicles) to get from A to B as Milwaulkee is built for cars. Cyclists have little provision for safe passage access to all – or even some – parts of the city.
So with the kickscooters not allowed on footpaths either – which are not exactly a priority in the City of Milwaukee either – things get difficult. Still, dear easy riders out there – do watch out when Maps points to a road that just seems a little too wide next time.
Plus, with Harley Davidson just looking into electric bicycles, they may want to accommodate for some new fans in future too.
Edited by Nora Manthey.