Electric Motorized Scooters

Steps Riders Can Take to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

  • We encourage you to disinfect the handlebars on a scooter before and after taking a ride, as you would with any shared or public surface.
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before and after your ride. You can also wear gloves as a preventative measure.
  • For more information about COVID-19 and the precautionary measures you can take, please review the City’s COVID-19 update page

e-Scooter Vendors

Spin and Veoride e-Scooters are both available and fully operational in Fayetteville. 

Rules for Riders

General Rules

Scooters may operate in bicycle lanes, trails, on the right-hand side of the roadway, or on sidewalks except where the building face is adjacent to the sidewalk. Rules for scooters are similar to those for bicycles. E-Scooters are programmed with maximum speed of 15 MPH and will automatically slow to 6 MPH in designated "slow zones".  Click here to view a map of campus slow zones.

 Below is an overview of general regulations. 

  • Minimum age for riding is 16 years old
  • Scooters can be ridden anywhere bicycles are allowed, including streets and paved trails.
  • Riding is permitted on most sidewalks, riders must yield to pedestrians and use extra caution at crosswalks and driveways. No riding on sidewalks that abut a building face.
  • Use the bell to notify pedestrians of your approach before passing them. 
  • On roadways, scooters should travel at the far right, unless making a left turn or where lanes are too narrow to safely accommodate scooter and autos side-by-side. Never ride against traffic. 
  • Scooter use is prohibited INSIDE of any building.
  • Helmets prevent head injuries and are strongly recommended.
  • Using a cellphone, headphones, earbuds or any similar device that impairs hearing is prohibited while riding a scooter.
  • Scooter operators should not carry anything that would prevent them from having at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.

On Roadways

  • Scooter users must obey the same traffic laws as drivers.
  • Always yield to pedestrians.
  • Yield to vehicle traffic at crosswalks and intersections.
  • Use the right lane when in the street and NEVER ride against traffic.

Parking Scooters

  • Parked scooters should not block sidewalks, ramps, driveways, doorways, loading zones, public benches, ADA access, or transit stops.
  • Scooters must be upright when parked.
  • Scooters should not be parked in a way that could endanger pedestrians (such as parking with the platform jutting into the walkway, posing a tripping risk).
  • Scooters may not be parked within five feet of a crosswalk or curb ramp, unless given specific permission by the City.
  • On multi-use trails, scooters may park only at trailheads or at other areas designated by the City. 

Riding on the University of Arkansas Campus

For information on e-scooter rules and regulations on the UA campus, visit:

University of Arkansas:  https://sustainability.uark.edu/transportation/alternatives.php