Riding an e-scooter or e-bike is a fast, easy way to get from class to class, run errands, and even a short commute. They are a great option for students, employees, and visitors to Colorado State University.
Follow the guidelines below for operating and parking shared scooters/bikes, or your privately-owned electric or gas-powered scooter, on campus.
E-Scooter and E-Bike Rules of the Road
E-Scooters and E-Bikes ARE:
- Allowed on bike trails and in bike lanes on university property
- Required to follow all university traffic laws and regulations
- Required to stop at stop signs
- Required to use hand signals to signal direction
- Required to be slowed to 8 mph in slow zones and walked through dismount zones on university grounds
- Required to be registered with CSUPD if personally owned
- Required to be parked upright at bike racks
- Fun and convenient – when ridden legally and safely!
E-Scooters and E-Bikes are NOT:
- Allowed on university sidewalks
- Allowed inside university buildings – either for storage or charging
- Allowed on city bike trails off campus (with the exception of e-bikes; Level 1 and 2 e-bikes are allowed on paved trails in Fort Collins)
- Immune from traffic regulations or fines
- To be ridden through dismount zones
- Allowed on city buses, including MAX and Around the Horn
- To be ridden dangerously or carelessly
To report careless riding or disruptive parking of e-scooters on university property, please call the CSU Police Department non-emergency line at (970) 491-6425. For more information, please review the CSU Police Department’s regulations.
CSU Alternative Transportation Manager, Aaron Fodge: (970) 491-2823, email@example.com
Non-emergency CSU Police (970)491-6425
For E-Scooter and E-Bike Owners
Electric Scooters and Electric Bikes
Privately-owned electric scooters and electric bikes are treated as bicycles on CSU campuses. Owners should do the following:
- Register their e-scooter or e-bike with CSU Police ($10 one-time fee)
- Park at bike racks and use a lock
- Operate their e-scooter or e-bike in bike lanes and shared use paths on campuses (not on sidewalks)
- Obey dismount and slow zones
Colorado State University considers motorcycles and gas-powered scooters governed by all regulations applicable to other motor vehicles. In addition, CSU regulations apply:
- When parked in an area where a CSU parking permit is required, motorcycles and gas-power scooters must have a motorcycle permit and be parked in stalls specifically signed for motorcycle parking. The motorcycle or scooter must be registered by the state of Colorado and have an affixed low-power scooter registration sticker in conjunction with a valid CSU Parking Services motorcycle permit.
- When parked in metered, short term and hourly stalls, motorcycles and low-power scooters may be parked in regular vehicle parking spaces if you pay for time at a pay station or meter.
- Gas-power scooters, mopeds, and gas-motorized bicycles are prohibited from parking at bicycle racks, and are not allowed on shared or separated bicycle or pedestrian trails on campus.