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OPD, City of Omaha change scooter restrictions for CWS

Posted: 6:46 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 23:46:20Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — The College World Series is days away, police want you to know about some changes for scooters in the area.

Starting later this week there will be a "No Ride Zone" for electric scooters from the Missouri River to 14th Street, and Cuming St. to north of Capitol Avenue. This is to keep scooters out of the congested areas around TD Ameritrade Park.

Riders are asked to use Capitol Ave and 16th Street for scooters, and there are designated parking zones at 10th & Capitol Ave, 12th & Capitol Ave., as well as 16th & Mike Fahey St.

"Our concern is that if they get in that zone the impact that's going to have on efficiently moving a crowd that size out and protecting pedestrian traffic,” said Lt. Jake Ritonya, the CWS Event Coordinator for the Omaha Police Department.

Police say if in the "No Ride Zone" people won't be able to drive them more than 5 miles an hour and will continue to be charged for a ride until they move it out to park.

The city and OPD are hoping the new boundaries are shown on the Lime and Spin apps starting Thursday.

Omaha Police say they've handed out 7 warning for riding on a sidewalk, and one criminal citation for ban on public property.