Riding a scooter is a great way to get around campus. If you choose to ride a scooter, please remember that your scooter is a vehicle. Just like a motorist, it is your responsibility to learn and obey the rules that apply to you as a user.

Follow these campus guidelines

  1. Obey all rules of the road, including traffic signs and signals and follow all applicable state and local laws and ordinances.
  2. Scooters are not permitted to be operated on sidewalks, including the Cultural Trail. If you are riding on a street with a designated bike path, please use it.
  3. Scooters must never block pedestrian walkways or ADA access.
  4. Scooters must be operated at a low speed in the presence of pedestrians.
  5. Scooters cannot be used for racing, stunt or trick riding.
  6. Operators of scooters should not carry passengers or use while controlling an animal.
  7. Yield for pedestrians at crosswalks.
  8. Scooters are not permitted inside any building on campus without campus approval.
  9. Eliminate distractions: Eyes Up Phones Down

Safety tips

  1. Wear a helmet.
  2. Use common sense; scooters are motorized vehicles, not toys.
  3. Dress to be seen and do not operate at night.
  4. Share the road and never ride against traffic.
  5. Maintain a three-foot minimum distance from pedestrians.
  6. Watch the road for uneven surfaces and debris.
  7. Be wary of puddles and leaves that may hide in potholes.
  8. Drive defensively.
  9. Keep your eyes up and one ear free so you can see and hear what's happening around you.

Parking guidelines

  1. Always park the scooter upright at a bike rack. Be sure to check out the Bike Racks Map for a comprehensive view of all bicycle parking locations on campus.
  2. Be mindful of where the scooter is parked to ensure that campus pathways remain accessible and safe for the entire university community.
  3. Upon arriving at your destination, remember to dismount as you exit the roadway and walk the scooter to a bike rack.
  4. Scooters may never be parked in pedestrian pathways, vehicle parking spaces, ADA ramps, stairwells, inside buildings, or locked to signs, light poles, fences, benches, handrails or other fixtures.

The safety tips above are intended to increase safety while riding a motorized scooter; however, they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of safety precautions and do not guarantee operator safety. Be wise and conduct your own research on how to operate a scooter safely.

Office Hours

Monday - Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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