E-scooter reminders: Free helmets, staying alert, and riding predictably
February 12, 2020
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).
E-scooter riders should dismount in heavy traffic. Do not attempt to ride through a crowd on the e-scooter.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, 888-249-9698, or call the Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department at 540–231–2116 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
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.
Please direct any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 540–231–2116.