Motorized Foot Scooters

Stop by our first October Pop-Up Event at Union Street Plaza (across from East Bank Station) on October 2 from 11am-1pm to get a free helmet, test ride a Bird scooter, and learn more about safe riding & parking on campus.

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What Is a "Motorized Foot Scooter"?
photograph of 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?
  • Park a motorized foot scooter adjacent 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.
  • Headlights and reflectors are required by Minnesota law for night riding.
How It Works

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More Information

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

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