Motorized Foot Scooters

Motorized foot scooters are a great alternative for those short trips to and from the campus.  Remember to ride safely and park only at bike racks.


Scooter Sharing Companies Available on Campus
 

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Where Can A Scooter Be Left?
  • Motorized foot scooters are required to be locked to any campus bike rack.
  • 9,000 free racks/hoops are located around campus near almost every building.

Campus Rules
  • Ride in bike lanes and paths. 
  • Never ride on campus sidewalks (unless designated as a bike lane with pavement markings).
  • Obey all traffic signs, signals and laws.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Most campus bike lanes are one-way only. You must ride in the direction of traffic.
  • Helmets are recommended. If renting a scooter, wear all protective gear required or recommended by the vendor.
  • Watch for designated areas to dismount and walk your scooter.  One example is to walk your scooter on a sidewalk to get to a bike rack for parking.
  • Don’t leave motorized foot scooters next to handrails, trees, fences, bus shelters or anything other than bike racks. Illegally parked scooters are subject to tag and removal.
  • Don't block sidewalks or access ramps. Illegally parked scooters are subject to tag and removal.
  • Use the scooter's headlights for night riding.

More Information

University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy - review Ordinance No. 7 on page 14

Full text version of the Minnesota Motorized Foot Scooter laws and statutes

More on Bike Safety

Please watch this scooter safety video