E-Scooter Overview

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.

The University has chosen Bird as its preferred e-scooter vendor, which means that the company deploys and redistributes e-scooters on campus. Bird's e-scooters are also an option on the menu of benefits available to UK's Commute Club members. Learn more about Bird's sanitation measures here.

For parking purposes, e-scooters are treated in much the same way as bicycles; they must be parked at a bike rack and should not hamper ingress or egress to buildings or accessibility to sidewalks.

Bike racks are provided at nearly every building on campus, 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. Please be aware that bicycles and e-scooters parked anywhere other than at a bike rack are subject to impoundment.