Many students, staff and faculty like the convenience that e-scooters provide as a quick, efficient mode of transportation. As a result, they've become popular over the past few years.
When riding on campus, e-scooters and other personal mobility vehicles should be operated in much the same way as a bicycle. Like bicycles, e-scooters must be parked at either a bike rack or in a shared mobility area. They should not hamper ingress or egress to buildings or accessibility to sidewalks. Shared mobility areas on campus are identified by the following signage:
Bike racks are provided at nearly every building and covered parking is available in many areas. Please see this map to locate bike and e-scooter parking nearest to your location. If you notice a need for more parking in a particular area, submit a request via our Bike Rack Request Form.
Enjoy the ride! But please be aware that e-scooters parked anywhere other than at a bike rack or in a shared mobility area on campus are subject to impoundment. They're also prohibited in buildings and on elevated pedestrian walkways.
The University has chosen Bird as its preferred e-scooter vendor, which means that the company deploys and redistributes e-scooters on campus. Birds are a cost-effective mode of transportation; at $1 to unlock, plus 15¢ per minute. Bird's e-scooters are also an option on the menu of benefits available to UK's Commute Club members.
As a result of COVID-19, the company has updated and intensified its sanitation measures for its e-scooters. Learn more about that here.
It's easy to start birding! Visit Bird's website for details, then download the app for either iPhone or Android devices.