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E-Scooter Do’s and Don’ts at Auburn

By January 19, 2023November 29th, 2023No Comments

E-scooters and other forms of personal electric mobility devices, or PEMDs, are prevalent on Auburn University’s campus, and their use is expected to continue to grow. Earlier this year, the university adopted a policy on the use of electric scooters and personal electric mobility devices on the Auburn University campus. This policy established rules and procedures for the safe operation, storage, charging and parking of electric scooters and other PEMDs (e.g., scooters, electric skateboards, electric bicycles, etc.) The purpose of the policy was to promote safety on campus while permitting the use of these devices by students, faculty, staff and visitors.

PEMD’s align with the University’s mobility goals by offering an alternative mode of transportation, however, the safety and accessibility of the campus for our community remain our top priority.

Please keep the following “Do’s and Don’ts” in mind when operating a PEMD on campus. Operators are expected to review and abide by university policy and, as with any device used for transportation, users operate at their own risk.


  • Wear a helmet
  • Ride with care and yield to pedestrians
  • Walk in heavy pedestrian areas and crosswalks
  • Follow the rules of the road, ride with the flow of traffic and stay to the right
  • Use bike lanes when available
  • Ride on pathways and bike lanes when on campus
  • Be alert to your surroundings
  • Park in bike racks


  • Park in building entrances; on sidewalks, paths or drive­ways; or on accessible ramps
  • Park in common areas, stairways, or hallways
  • Chain to fixtures or furniture in campus buildings
  • Ride inside campus buildings
  • Use cell phones, headphones, or earbuds while riding
  • Ride in traffic
  • Operate after dark

For more information on the policy on the Use of Electric Scooters and Personal Electric Mobility Devices on the Auburn University Campus click here.

If you have questions regarding the operation and safe charging of PEMD’s you may contact Risk Management & Safety by calling 844-4870.

If you have any questions regarding policy enforcement or the operation of PEMD’s in compliance with state and local traffic laws you may contact Campus Safety & Security at 844-8888.

If you have any questions regarding parking, registration, or impoundment of PEMD’s you may contact Parking Services at 844-4143.