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Electric Mobility Devices

The term 'electric mobility device' refers to electric bicycles, electric scooters, and electric skateboards. These devices are approved to be used on roadways and designated bike lanes on campus, including the paved River Trail. These devices are not authorized on pedestrian walkways and sidewalks. Check out MSU campus ordinance 33.00 Mobility Devices - Traffic for more details.

MSU Ordinance


Parking Personal E-scooters and E-bicycles on campus:

Personal E-bikes must be parked at bike racks, registered (either with Bike Index or another eligible permit - see our bicycle permit page for details), and locked. Personal E-scooters may be parked at bike racks or designated moped parking areas as long as they have been registered with Bike Index and are locked. Those parked at either location without registration or not following proper locking methods will face impoundment and a $10 impound fee will be charged. Register your E-Bike or E-scooter today by following the link below:

MSU Bike Index



Looking for affordable, convenient ways to get around campus? Try a Spin scooter! This dock-less scooter share system lets you find and unlock a nearby scooter from your smartphone. Travel around campus without having to return the scooter to its original location. The hours of scooter operation are 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Scooters are on campus seasonally; they're removed once snow arrives and return to campus in spring.


  1. Learn how to ride safely

  2. Download the Spin App (iOS or Android)

  3. Use the app to locate a scooter

  4. Scan the QR code on your scooter to begin your trip
  5. End you trip in a safe area
  • How many scooters will be on campus? 

  • Spin will start with a fleet of 100 scooters on campus and will increase that number to 600 for Fall Semester.

  • Can I ride the scooters on campus and in East Lansing? 

  • No, scooters are allowed on campus.

  • In accordance with MSU Ordinance 33.00, e-scooters must be driven in bike lanes or on the right hand side of drive lanes when bike lanes aren’t available.

  • Should I always wear a helmet to ride the scooter? 

  • How fast will the scooters go and how quickly do the start? 

  • Spin scooters will have a top speed of 15 miles per hour. In certain “slow ride zones,” the scooters will automatically slow down.

  • Scooters can start very quickly for those unfamiliar, so start off slowly to keep the scooter from running out from under you.

  • Where should I park the scooters? 

  • Park only in the designated parking hubs indicated in the Spin app.

  • Is it free to ride a Spin scooter at MSU? 

  • No. Spin charges an unlock fee and a per minute rate to use a scooter. Please check the Spin app here for more information.

  • What will happen to a rider who rides the scooter in a No-Ride Zone? 

  • If a rider enters a No Ride Zone (NRZ), the throttle will automatically disengage so there will be no more power going to the motor. The brakes will NOT be applied, but rather the scooter will coast to a stop. The rider should then move the scooter back out of the NRZ and resume his or her ride. Anyone can identify No Ride Zones in the Spin App.