Electirc scooters will be allowed on UK campus


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – University of Kentucky will soon allow scooters and electric bikes on campus sidewalks, according to the university.

UK says it will allow the use of shared electric bikes and scooters on campus as long their company has a permit to operate in Lexington and is in good standing with the university.

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Officials say scooters will be allowed on campus sidewalks, but not permitted on sidewalks outside of campus.

They will be permitted in bike lanes and helmet use on scooters is not required under state law.

Shared use e-scooters are new to UK, though. Here’s what you need to know about riding and parking them on campus:

E-scooters on campus must be parked at bike racks or in designated parking areas.
E-scooters are permitted to ride on sidewalks on campus, but they are not permitted on sidewalks off campus. When riding on sidewalks yield to pedestrians and be courteous.
E-scooters are permitted in bike lanes and must follow the rules of the road like any other vehicle.
Helmets are highly recommended while riding an e-scooter, but they are not required under state law.
E-scooter riders are asked to be courteous and considerate of others. This could include dismounting during class changes or other periods of high congestion.