Minneapolis Suburb Gives Scooters the Boot

Under a new city ban, Burnsville police are giving citations to anyone riding motorized recreational vehicles, including those powered by electric motors -- on publicly owned land, such as streets and sidewalks.

Published: 02-Apr-2005

For two years, Cassie Nelson has used a motorized scooter to travel the three miles between her home in Burnsville and summer jobs at The Garage youth center and Burger King.

But this year, the 17-year-old must find an alternative mode of transportation.

Under a new city ban, Burnsville police are giving citations to anyone riding motorized recreational vehicles on publicly owned land, such as streets and sidewalks.

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