Shared Bike & Scooter Programs

Shared bikes and 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





Where Can A Shared Bike or Scooter Be Left?
  • These are required to be parked at 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 them next to handrails, trees, fences, bus shelters or anything other than bike racks. Illegally parked bikes and scooters are subject to tag and removal.
  • Don't block sidewalks or access ramps. Illegally parked bikes and scooters are subject to tag and removal.
  • Use 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
Remote video
Wed, 05/31/2023 - 09:02