From: Parking and Transportation

The Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department is reminding the campus community of the following important safety and operational reminders below when operating an e-scooter.

Heads Up Hokies
Stay alert while riding on a scooter and anticipate the moves and actions of pedestrians, fellow scooter riders, and vehicles around you. When in doubt, be predictable.

Ride with the flow of traffic
If riding on the road, you must ride with the flow of traffic (like a bicycle).

Infographic riding with flow of traffic

Dismounting
E-scooter riders should dismount in heavy traffic. Do not attempt to ride through a crowd on the e-scooter.

Helmets
All e-scooter riders should wear a helmet. If you don’t have one, the Hokie Bike Hub, located on the ground floor of the Perry Street Parking Garage, is giving away helmets for free.

Scooter safety infographic

E-scooter parking
E-scooters must be parked in a designated e-scooter parking area or within 5-feet of an approved on-campus bike rack. Scooters should never be parked in the middle of a sidewalk.

e-scooter parking map on campus

Reporting the illegal parking of scooters
Within the Spin app, click the exclamation point icon at the bottom left side of the screen and select "Improper parking." Alternatively, you can contact Spin at support@spin.pm, 888-249-9698, or call the Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department at 540–231–2116 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Scooter parked on crosswalk
If you see an e-scooter parked like this, please follow the steps above to report it to Spin. Improper parking raises important accessibility and safety issues.

Residence halls, academic buildings
E-scooter riders are prohibited from riding inside Virginia tech buildings. Scooters should not be stored inside buildings or parked inside.

Helpful links

Please direct any additional questions to gettingaround@vt.edu or 540–231–2116.