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Spin Electric Scooters


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.


How to Ride

  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? 

  • Not at this time, scooters will be allowed off campus to East Lansing soon!

  • 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? 

  • Please park in the designated parking hubs indicated in the Spin app. Per MSU Ordinance 33.00: Scooters may not be parked in any location or manner that impedes normal and reasonable pedestrian traffic and/or access to pedestrian ramps, building/property entrances, driveways, loading zones, disability parking and transfer zones, transit stops, crosswalks, street furnishings (benches, parking meters, etc.), or underground utility, sewer, or water facilities.

  • 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.