VIDEO: 2 men illegally ride scooters on Bay Bridge

- A driver recorded two men on motorized scooters riding eastbound on the Bay Bridge Thursday. 

Driver Mike Lee said the video was from about 2:30 p.m. on the lanes between San Francisco and Treasure Island. 

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Lee told SFGate, he saw the young men, who appeared to be in their twenties, running red lights on off ramps and zooming down an emergency pedestrian walkway. 

According to Lee, traffic was backed up because of the scooters zipping in and out of the lanes. 

California Highway Patrol said driving e-scooters like the ones seen flooding and in some cases littering the sidewalks of San Francisco as of late, on freeways or bridges is illegal and punishable by a fine. 

CHP told SFGate this was the first time they had received a call about scooters on the Bay Bridge. The two joy riders were nowhere to be found by the time CHP responded to the scene. 

Just this week, San Francisco's city attorney and the SFMTA announced a new permitting process for e-scooter companies including Spin, LimeBike, and Bird. That includes a deadline of June 4 to clear the streets of scooters. Applications for the permits are due June 7. 


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