Bicycle and Electric Scooter Safety

How Safely Are You Bicycling and Scooting?

Electric bicycles, scooters or e scooters technology is provided to you by Baltimore City vendors. The service is not being provided by the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Your use of this technology comes with certain risks, and you may be asked to confirm an agreement between you and the device provider in which you assume those risks.


Bicycling and Scooting Smart

Electric scooters and bicycling are a popular transportation option on campus. For us to fully benefit from this technology, we must operate scooters and bicycles safely and know how to store them properly. Please follow Baltimore City’s e-scooter regulations that have been implemented for the safety of pedestrians, e-scooter riders, cyclists, and people with disabilities and all others who traverse our campus.

Baltimore City, Department of Transportation and University of Maryland, Baltimore encourages all roadway users to be safe, obey all traffic laws, and share the road. With new forms of mobility on the road, be alert and courteous to other roadway users.

Scooter and bicycle users should know the following laws:

  • Users under 16 are required to wear helmets when riding.
  • Scooters and bicycles should ride in bicycle facilities where available and on the right side of the lane where there is no bike lane.
  • Scooters should not be ridden on sidewalks except on streets where the speed limit is 30 mph or greater (always ride slowly, carefully, and courteously on sidewalks).

All scooters should be parked courteously – not blocking sidewalks, bus stops, driveways, or doorways. You may park it next to a bike rack, but allow space for bicycles to still use the rack.

Let’s not do this.

Improperly Parked Scooters, too many left laying on a sidewalk

Improperly parked scooter, laid at the bottom of an outdoor staircase

Two people using a scooter incorrectly