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SDSU bans electric scooters, bikes on campus

Policy begins at start of fall 2019 semester
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Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 09:27:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego State University is banning the use of electric or motorized transportation devices such as scooters and bicycles on its campus.

SDSU officials said the ban on electric or motorized dockless scooters, bicycles, roller skates, hoverboards, skateboards and other micro-mobility devices will take effect at the start of the fall 2019 semester, which begins Aug. 26.

According to school officials, student can use the devices to and from campus, but they cannot use them once they reach school grounds. There will be eight designated parking areas for the devices across the campus.

Non-motorized scooters, bikes and skateboards are still allowed on bike lanes and curbed campus roadways, school officials said.

The policy was put into place in response to accidents occurring across the country and to “ensure the safety of our campus community,” SDSU Parking and Transportation Services Director Debbie Richeson said.

SDSU officials said the device companies set up geofencing around the school so riders can be alerted when they are about to enter a “no-ride” campus zone.

If the rider tries to bring the device past the geofence, the device’s app will prevent the user from ending the ride. The rider will then be told to park in any of the designated parking areas.

Anyone who operates a motorized device on school grounds faces a $75 fine.

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