An effective pedestrian environment facilitates all types of users and all reasons for walking, 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.
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.
|Right of Way Heirarchy (higher positions on this table have the right of way over lower positions)||Allowed on Pathways and Sidewalks||Allowed on Bike Lanes and Streets|
|Roller Skates and Blades||YES||NO|
|Scooters (Motorized - privately owned)||
City of Boulder ordinances currently do not allow the use of e-scooters on sidewalks or pathways other than streets or bike lanes as provided for in state law.
State law allows for the use of electric scooters on streets and in bike lanes.
|Bicycles (Motorized) a.k.a. Electric Bikes and/or E-bikes (have functional pedals)||YES||YES|
|Skateboards and Other Micro-Mobility Devices (Motorized)||NO||NO|
|Scooters (Motorized - commercially owned)||NO||NO|
|Mopeds (Motorized - privately owned)||NO||On Streets Only|
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.
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