What Is a Motorized Foot Scooter?
It's a vehicle that:
- has handlebars;
- can be either stood on or sat on by the operator (saddle optional);
- is powered by an electric motor or internal combustion engine that is capable of powering the device with or without human propulsion; and
- has either (1) wheels no more than 10 inches in diameter, or (2) an engine that is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 15 miles per hour on a flat surface.
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.
- 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.
Scooter Sharing Companies Available on Campus
University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy - review Ordinance No. 7 on page 14