San Diego State University Bans Micromobility Devices

Electric scooters, powered skateboards, roller skates, and e-bikes are among the micromobility vehicles banned on the San Diego State University campus starting this fall. Citing safety, the university announced that the vehicles may be parked in eight designated parking areas, but won’t be allowed for use on the main campus anymore.

A recent study showed a 22 percent increase in safety incidents involving bicycles, scooters, and skateboards. Micromobility companies have set up a geofence around the campus that will first warn riders they’re entering a prohibited zone, and then slow their rides. Riders will be unable to use apps to end their journeys unless they’re in one of the designated parking areas. Manually powered bicycles and skateboards are exempt from the ban.

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