Marquette, UWM ban motorized scooters on campus property
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have announced that they are banning all motorized scooters, including rentable dockless scooters from Lime, Bird, and Spin, from campus property.
In a tweet, UWM says that they've received a lot of calls about scooters on campus. They say scooters are not allowed on campus, but students can ride them on city streets near campus.
We're getting a lot of calls about scooters on campus. Scooters are not allowed on the UWM campus per UWS 18.10(5) https://t.co/45np8dQqjp Students can ride them on city streets near campus. At this point, no tickets have been written, and we're working on educating students.— UWM News (@UWMNews) August 19, 2019
Marquette's Police Chief cites the "increasing evidence" of the dangers of operating motorized scooters.
The new policy also applies to other personal motorized vehicles, including but not limited to electric bicycles, electric skateboards, hoverboards, Segways and mopeds.
The campus police department will enforce the ban will also enforce the city's ban on scooters on the sidewalks. The fine for violating this ordinance is $86.20.
For the full release from Marquette Today, please click here.