Electronic Scooters

Policy Number: 
IV.08.10
Reason for Policy: 

This policy outlines a moratorium on the use of third-party owned electric (or motorized) scooters, also known as scooter share programs, on and in University of Oregon controlled property.

Entities Affected by this Policy: 

E-scooter rental companies and any individual who wishes to operate a rented electric scooter on the university campus, including university students and employees.

Responsible Office: 

For questions about this policy, please contact the Department of Parking and Transportation, 541-346-5444.

Website Address for this Policy: 
Enactment & Revision History: 

Signed by President Schill as a temporary/emergency policy effective November 6, 2018.

Policy: 

Due to the need to address potential implementation, infrastructure and safety concerns, the University of Oregon prohibits individuals from operating, parking, or storing third party-owned electric scooters on university-owned and controlled property through April 30, 2019, or until such time that the university has implemented a policy that meets the university’s needs.

Any third party-owned electric scooter found on university property will be impounded by the Department of Parking and Transportation, and an impound fee will be charged.

Any person violating this policy is subject to university disciplinary proceedings, if a student or employee; or an order to leave the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University by an authorized University employee or agent.
This policy does not apply to personally-owned electric scooters. This policy does not apply to electric scooters being used to accommodate persons with disabilities.  

Definitions:

“Electric scooter” or “e-scooter”: A device that is designed to be operated on the ground with no more than three wheels; has handlebars and a foot support or seat for the operator’s use; can be propelled by motor or by human propulsion but does not have fully operative pedals for human propulsion.

“Third party-owned electric scooter”: An electric scooter that is not personally-owned by an individual. An electric scooter that is part of a rental fleet is an example of a third party-owned electric scooter.

“Impound”: The confiscation and storage of a vehicle, bicycle, scooter, etc., in a location designated by the University.

“Impound Fee”: A charge for removal and storage of a vehicle, bicycle, scooter, etc., as outlined in the Special Fees, Fines, Penalties, and Service Charges fee book.

Chapter/Volume: 
  • Volume IV: Finance, Administration and Infrastructure
  • Chapter 8: Parking and vehicles