The university has approved a one-year pilot agreement with Ford-owned SPIN and with an initial deployment of 200 e-scooters. LTP supports sustainable and healthy transportation options and our hope is that the e-scooters are not used as a replacement for walking or biking.
The university is piloting e-scooters as a mobility solution due to the potential benefits of:
- Reducing congestion and need to drive on campus
- Ability to better connect campus areas and provide an option for inter-day travel
- Valuable data that can help inform future campus transportation decisions
A smart-phone will be needed to access SPIN's app and users will be charged to unlock the scooter and travel to their destination.
- Wearing a helmet - Wearing a helmet is recommended.
- Riding - Riding on sidewalks is not permitted. Campus “no-ride” zones will be established by geo-fence - these will be in areas with high pedestrian traffic such as the Diag, Law Quad and Grove.
- Parking - Scooters must be parked at campus bike racks and will be reinforced through the app