E-scooter rentals continue to be a popular form of transportation across Fayetteville. It is important to remember how to safely use e-scooters when trying to get to your destination quickly and efficiently.
Safety is always a top priority for the U of A community. We encourage everyone to stay safe and be courteous when on the roads or sidewalks on campus.
E-scooters can be ridden on streets, bicycle paths, and sidewalks that don’t abut buildings, just like bicycles. Pedestrians have the priority on all sidewalks. E-scooters are programmed with a maximum speed of 15 mph and will automatically slow to 6 mph in designated “slow zones.”
Newly installed parking corrals are now available throughout campus. These specially marked areas will provide a safe place to park an e-scooter or access one to take a ride. It is important to utilize these spaces when parking an e-scooter and to not park them in areas that may block access.
A map of all corral locations can be found at safety.uark.edu.
E-scooter Parking Reminders
- Park scooters neatly at a bike rack or in a designated corral
- Always stand scooters upright when parking.
- Do not park scooters:
- Blocking sidewalks
- In handicapped zones
- In flow of traffic/on street
- In loading zone
- In bus zones
- On private property
- In front of doors
- In a driveway
As a reminder, e-scooters are allowed to be used on streets, paved trails and everywhere bicycles are allowed. E-scooter riding is permitted on most sidewalks, but riders must yield to pedestrians. Extra caution should be used at crosswalks and driveways. No riding is allowed on sidewalks that abut a building face.
Scooter use is also prohibited inside any building. Helmets are strongly recommended to prevent head injuries and the use of a cellphone, headphone, earbuds or any similar device that impairs hearing is also prohibited while riding.
More information including parking tips can be found below and at safety.uark.edu.