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.


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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 Parking and Transportation Services (970)491-7041, parking@colostate.edu
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

Gas Scooters

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.