E-scooters arrived on campus in the fall and as the weather trends warmer throughout the spring, their use on campus is expected to grow.

Safety is always a top priority for the U of A community, so as we welcome new transportation options on the Hill, we encourage our community to stay safe and be courteous. Scooters can be ridden almost anywhere, just like bicycles. E-scooters are programmed with a maximum speed of 15 mph and will automatically slow to 6 mph in designated “slow zones.”

More information including parking tips can be found below and at safety.uark.edu.

General information

  • Scooters can be ridden anywhere bicycles are allowed, including streets and paved trails.
  • Riding is permitted on most sidewalks, riders must yield to pedestrians and use extra caution at crosswalks and driveways. No riding on sidewalks that abut a building face.
  • Scooter use is prohibited INSIDE of any building.
  • Helmets prevent head injuries and are strongly recommended.
  • Using a cellphone, headphones, earbuds or any similar device that impairs hearing is prohibited while riding a scooter.

Parking Reminders

  • Park scooters neatly at a bike rack.
  • Always stand scooters upright when parking.
  • Do not park scooters:
    • Blocking sidewalks
    • In handicapped zones
    • In flow of traffic/on street
    • In loading zone
    • On railroad tracks
    • In bus zones
    • On private property
    • In an entryway
    • In a driveway

This article was first published Feb. 13, 2020 by University of Arkansas News.