Guidelines for Electric Scooters on Campus

Electric scooters set to arrive in city of Durham on June 13

Spin is one of four companies bringing electric scooters to Durham. Photo courtesy of Spin.
Spin is one of four companies bringing electric scooters to Durham. Photo courtesy of Spin.

With electric scooters arriving in the city of Durham this week, Duke has established guidelines for using them on campus. 

Electric scooters can only be operated between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily on campus. To ease congestion and make sidewalks safer, scooters must be walked through the East Campus Quad, Abele Quad, Bryan Center Plaza and the Duke Athletics precinct of campus, which includes the areas around Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium, Koskinen Stadium and Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

When not in use, scooters must be parked upright at bicycle racks on Duke property and must not impede the path of pedestrians. To find racks, see here.

In addition, scooters cannot be taken on Duke Transit buses, Duke Van Services or Disability Management System vehicles. Scooters are not allowed in Duke buildings or Sarah P. Duke Gardens and cannot be parked or operated in parking garages.  

The city of Durham plans to issue permits for the scooters on June 13.

Learn more about Duke’s scooter guidelines at parking.duke.edu/scooters