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Operate Shared E-Scooters Properly

Photo taken by Lisa S. Cleveland.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2021) — Springtime is the perfect time to hop aboard an electric scooter and take a spin around campus, either for fun or out of necessity. Since e-scooters are still relatively new at the University of Kentucky, the following etiquette rules bear repeating:

  • When ending a ride on campus, the scooter must be parked upright at a bike rack or in a shared mobility area. Bike racks are located at nearly every building on campus and a map of all locations can be found here
  • Don’t hamper access to buildings or sidewalks and don’t leave your e-scooter in parking lots where they can interfere with motor vehicle traffic.

​Please review this map to locate bike and e-scooter parking nearest to your location. If you notice a need for more parking in a particular area, submit a request via the Bike Rack Request Form.

In addition to proper parking, please keep the following e-scooter usage tips in mind:

  • Always yield to pedestrians. Slow down and scoot over to pass someone on foot and give audible warning. Dismount to pass when sidewalks are crowded or narrow.
  • Don’t ride against the direction of traffic and obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Remember that e-scooters are prohibited on elevated pedestrian walkways and in buildings.

Please see this page for more information about the university’s Motorized Personal Mobility Vehicle Use Policy.

Enjoy the ride!

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