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.
Phone: 303-735-Bike (2453)
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.
- 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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text: 1(888)-546-3345
- In App: Rapid Reporting feature (riders and non-riders)
- On social media: tag @_LimeAid on Twitter
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.