E-Scooters, E-Bikes and other electric motorized personal vehicles are becoming more common at UMass Lowell. It is essential for students, faculty and staff to operate these vehicles responsibly.

Resources, policy and guidance for electric mobility devices are in the process of being developed at this time. If you are interested in making a difference please consider joining the Bicycle Advocacy Committee.

NEW Spring 2024 - Check out the E-Scooter and Micro-mobility services offered at the UMass Lowell (UML) Bike Shop.

E-Ride Responsibly

Do not operate Electric Scooters, Electric Bikes, Etc... inside any UMass Lowell Building.

Print the E-Ride Safety Poster (pdf) for your office or residence hall!

Obey Traffic Laws and University Rules

  • Park outside on designated bike racks.
  • Ride primarily on the road with the flow of traffic, observe stop signs and traffic lights.
  • Utilize bike lanes and shared paths where possible.
  • Park or store equipment in ways that do not obstruct paths, exits, or limit access to public areas.

Be Visible and Alert

  • Use front white light and rear red light, mounted to the vehicle or rider at night.
  • Stay aware! Don’t use your phone and headphones while riding.

Be Courteous and Predictable

  • Use verbal prompts, hand signals and eye contact to communicate with others.
  • Dismount in congested pedestrian areas and ride at walking pace on sidewalks.

Protect Yourself and Your Equipment

Prevent Fires

  • Stop using it if you notice any problems with the battery: unusual odor, change in color, too much heat, change in shape, leaking, smoking, or not keeping a charge. Never leave your equipment charging while unattended.
  • Use only original devices, batteries and charging equipment that are listed by a nationally recognized testing lab. Always follow the instructions from the manufacturer.

Download the E-Ride Responsibly poster for your Residence Hall or Office and commit to making this a positive development for the University Community!

E-Scooter and E-Bike Outdoor Covered Parking

Riders should park their E-Rides outside on a designated bike rack. Covered parking is listed below or check out the Campus Bike Resources Map.

East Campus

  • East Garage Stairwell and Interior
  • Hall Street Garage Cage
  • University Crossing Rear
  • Fox Hall Front and Right Side

North Campus

  • Southwick Courtyard
  • Lydon Library Starbucks Entrance
  • Olney Science Center Riverside Street

South Campus

  • O'Leary Library Front Entrance
  • Durgin Hall Rear Entrance
  • South Campus Courtyard
  • Riverview Suites Parking Garage