Public Invited to ScooterLNK Safety Event October 6

Published on September 29, 2021

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) invites the public to attend a ScooterLNK Safety Education Event Wednesday, October 6, on North 17th Street between “R” and “S” streets near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln downtown campus. The free event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and will outline safety and operation rules for electric scooters. Free rides and helmets will be offered to participants at the event.

Since the ScooterLNK pilot program began in September 2020, there have been more than 82,000 e-scooter trips.

Operation guidelines include:

  • Riders must be over the age of 18 and hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s permit.
  • Riders are urged to wear a helmet for safety.
  • Riders must follow all traffic rules, signals, and signs.
  • Riders must ride in bicycle lanes or vehicle lanes with the flow of traffic.
  • Riders must yield to pedestrians and walk e-scooters on sidewalks when parking.
  • Only one rider is allowed on an e-scooter at a time.
  • E-scooters are only permitted on city streets or on-street bike lanes that fall within the Pilot Program Zone.
  • Riders must not ride e-scooters under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • E-scooters are not permitted on StarTran buses.
  • E-scooters are not permitted to be ridden on sidewalks, hiking or biking trails or UNL property.

 E-scooters can be parked in the following areas:

  • Within the furniture/landscape area of the City sidewalk public right-of-way next to bike racks, trash receptacles or flowerpots.
  • Parked e-scooters must allow at least four feet of usable pedestrian walking space around them.
  • In City-designated scooter parking areas (a map of designated parking areas can be found on the ScooterLNK website).

E-scooters will be disinfected and sanitized after each use at this event. LTU encourages guests to wear masks at this event and to maintain a six-foot distance between each other. This event will also include electric bikes from the BikeLNK program.

For more information on the ScooterLNK program, vendor apps, and a list of safety and operating guidelines, visit or contact LTU Traffic Engineering Transportation Planner, Roberto Partida at 402-440-7239 or at

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