Colorado State University considers motorcycles and low-power scooters governed by all regulations applicable to other motor vehicles. In addition, CSU regulations apply:

A Colorado State Universit staff member rides her motor scooter on campus, September 9, 2015.

  • When parked in an area where a CSU parking permit is required, motorcycles and low-power scooters must be parked in stalls specifically signed for motorcycle parking.
  • When paying for hourly parking through the ParkMobile app or at one of the pay stations, motorcycles and low-powered scooters may park in regular pay-to-park vehicle spaces, as long as payment has been made.
  • Motorcycles and low-power scooters must be correctly linked to a valid CSU parking permit.
  • Motorcycle and low-power scooter owners may purchase a motorcycle permit in addition to a vehicle permit; however, full price will be charged for both permits.
  • Low-power scooters parked on campus must display a valid State of Colorado Low-Power Scooter Registration sticker and link the registration number to a CSU parking permit. Visit their low-power scooter page for more information on the registration process.  A link to the low-power scooter registration form is also available.
  • Low-power scooters, mopeds, and gas-motorized bicycles are prohibited from parking at bicycle racks.
  • Motorcycles and scooters are not required to buy the same permit that a car requires, CSU requires a motorcycle parking permit to park either on campus

Why use a scooter or motorcycle?

Motorcycles and scooters save money on fuel, and CSU motorcycle parking permits cost less than permits for vehicles because they don’t require as much space in our parking lots.

Where to ride and park?

Motorcycles and scooters are considered like any other motorized vehicle and should be ridden on roadways and streets only.

Motorcycles and scooters are not allowed on shared or separated bicycle or pedestrian trails on campus.

Look for signed motorcycle and scooter parking in most lots across campus.

Motorcycles and scooters are not allowed to park in bike racks.

When to ride?

When to ride your scooter or motorcycle is a personal decision.  Inclement weather may influence the clothing and safety gear you will need from day to day, and your comfort level in riding.

Safety tips for riding motorcycles and scooters