Micromobility refers to a range of small, lightweight vehicles operating at speeds typically below 15 mph. Micromobility devices include bicycles, e-bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards, shared bicycles, and electric pedal assisted (pedelec) bicycles. On an average September day, more than 50% of CU students and staff commute to campus on foot, or riding on a bike, skateboard or scooter. These types of micromobility devices are fun, clean, and provide an easy way to get around campus and town. An effective pedestrian environment facilitates all types of users and supports the university’s Carbon Neutrality Plan by reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles coming to campus, relieving congestion and shrinking greenhouse gas emissions, and helping CU Boulder achieve its environmental, social and economic goals.

All CU Buff Buses, Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Community Transit Network (CTN) buses, as well as light rail vehicles, are ADA accessible. More information on transportation options for CU affiliates with disabilities can be found here.
CU Boulder’s Bike Program is managed by the Environmental Center, and provides a wide variety of resources to keep you pedaling throughout the year. Visit the Environmental Center’s Bike Program website to register your bike and learn more about the resources available to students, staff and faculty.
Email: bicycle@colorado.edu
Phone: 303-735-Bike (2453)
B-cycle stations on campus make bike sharing more convenient than ever. B-cycle is a great option for the days you leave your car or bike at home and need a quick way to get around campus, as well as for getting between campuses. Find out more and sign up for a membership here.
If you want to stay informed about bike-related community events or projects sign up for the CU Bike Newsletter by clicking here.
E-bikes are considered the same classification as traditional bicycles, so riders can take them most places a regular bike can ride, including on campus, roadways and on bike trails. Same as regular bike riders, E-bike riders must dismount in all campus dismount zones. There are some City of Boulder multi-use trails where E-bikes are prohibited (shown in red on this map).

E-bikes have many benefits for a wide range of commuters. They are user-friendly and handle nearly identically to a traditional bike, while allowing for an easy, quick ride. These are perfect for individuals who may have longer commutes, want to get around with the ease of a bike but without the extra cardiovascular effort, and they are make pedaling up hills and inclines a breeze. E-bikes may also be great alternatives for individuals with mobility issues that prevent them from using traditional bikes.

If you’ve been injured or your property damaged due to a collision on campus, please contact police dispatch at 303-492-6666. If you were involved in a close-call incident on campus, but don't fit the guidelines for contacting CUPD, we would like to know about it. Incidents may include:
  • A close call or a collision with a car, cyclist or skateboarder
  • Has a car come close to hitting you while you were crossing a campus street?
  • Did you have a near hit with a pedestrian because they weren't using a crosswalk?

If so, please complete and submit a close call incident form. Although we may not respond directly to you, our staff will use this information to target future safety messages.

The City of Boulder’s shared micro-mobility program includes an e-scooter pilot in East Boulder (August 2021-August 2022). Key to the program is the geofencing of scooters, which will limit the use of the e-scooters to a geo-fenced zone (click for map) east of 28th Street, which includes Williams Village, East Campus and CINC (Not Main Campus). The scooters will notify riders when they are nearing “no-ride” zones, and the devices will automatically slow in areas with low speed limits. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the e-scooter pilot program on the city’s micro-mobility site, or download the Lime app to sign up and start riding.

Within the pilot zone, e-scooters are allowed on multi-use paths, on residential streets, on streets with bike lanes, or on sidewalks where a bike lane is not present in the adjacent street. (Note: the center of Williams Village campus is a no-ride zone)
7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (scooters are deactivated after 11 p.m.)
The scooters have a speed limit of 15 mph. Certain zones may be geofenced for slower speeds.
(GPS controlled) – Scooters on CU property at Williams Village and East Campus must be parked at specific parking hubs shown in the Lime app. (Users on CU property will not be able to end a ride in the app unless in the designated Parking Hub zones). Elsewhere in the pilot zone, Lime e-scooters can be parked on sidewalks near bike racks or near if not impeding pedestrians. 
Scooters are open to the public and anyone can start a ride by downloading the smartphone Lime app and following the instructions for setting up an account. Scooters will assess out-of-pocket fees on a per-minute basis. Standard scooter prices include a $1 unlock fee, plus 29 cents per minute. Other payment options include a monthly unlock pass for $5.99 and $16.99 day passes.
Check out Lime Access - $0.50 to unlock and just $0.07 per minute for eligible Lime Access members, which may include Pell grant recipients. Reach out to access@li.me or apply online at www.li.me/community-impact
  • E-scooters will be deployed in zones that allow for clear, unobstructed passage of pedestrians on/near sidewalks and in commercial areas and that do not impede Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility or the boarding or departure of transit users.
  • Each scooter is equipped with headlights, tail lights and other security features.
  • The e-scooters will be geofenced, and will shut down if users try to take them out of designated areas.
  • The e-scooters are outfitted with Lime’s Training Mode, a feature designed to make the first ride on a Lime scooter smoother and more comfortable. When a rider turns on Training Mode, the max scooter speed will be reduced to just 8 miles per hour, so first-time or early riders can get the feel for riding at a comfortable speed.  
  • Riders are encouraged to always wear a helmet. More information on discounted helmets available through Lime is available here.

All scooter issues should first be reported directly to Lime via phone, email, text, in app or via social media. Contact info is posted on all scooters.

  • Phone: 1-888-LIME-345
  • Email: support@li.me
  • Text: 1(888)-546-3345
  • In App: Rapid Reporting feature (riders and non-riders)
  • On social media: tag @_LimeAid on Twitter

If you are injured call 911 (if calling from a cell phone on campus tell the dispatcher that you are on campus so CUPD can be dispatched). Any incident that involves actual physical contact or injury should be reported to CU Police Department if on campus, or Boulder Police.  Please also report your crash or injury with Lime. Fill out a report with Lime here or call 1-888-546-3345
If you have you been involved in a close call with a bicyclist, a skateboarder, or a vehicle report it on the City’s Close Call form so we can identify trouble spots both here on campus as well as in the city.
Personally owned electric scooters are not allowed in campus buildings or in residence halls.
The University of Colorado is committed to improving all aspects of pedestrian, vehicular, bicycle, and skateboard safety. To achieve this, a Pathway Safety Committee consisting of representatives from many campus departments including Parking Services was formed. More information on the Pathway Safety Committee can be found here.
skateboard rackCampus has skateboard racks near some of the largest lecture halls and classrooms on campus. There are two racks inside the Engineering Center and one inside Muenzinger Psychology. One each is located outside Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry, eaton Humanities, Duane Physics and the Mathematics Building. Each rack can hold up to 10 boards, which are inserted into thin slots and can be locked in place using two metal rings. Students are responsible for their own locks.
Skateboarders must act like pedestrians, according to the University of Colorado Police Department. That means they need to maintain a safe speed, yield to other pedestrians and are not permitted on roads or streets, except in marked crosswalks. It is illegal to consume alcohol when riding a skateboard. Skateboarders must slow down as they approach cross walks and corners. Cars that are turning may not see the skateboarder approaching the intersection and the skateboarder needs to be able to stop quickly should they be cutoff by a car turning in front of them. Skateboarders, like cyclists and motorcycle riders, should wear helmets.
Facilities Management is responsible for snow removal on campus sidewalks. Please visit Facilities Management's Snow Removal page for more information.

There are many ways to walk and roll around campus. We want to make sure everyone is aware of what is allowed (and what’s not) on the multi-use pathways and streets in and around campus.

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