Policy Number: 1037Responsible Office: Public SafetyEffective Date: 11/22/22
This policy applies to all persons on St. John’s University property, including University community members, visitors, and guests to campus.
Due to fire hazards and other safety concerns associated with the use, storage and charging of standing, motorized scooters (e-scooters), bicycles with electric assist (e-bikes), hoverboards, segways, and similar powered devices, the St. John’s University has imposed prohibitions and restrictions on their use and operation on campus.
University policy prohibits the use and/or storage of motorized standing scooters, hoverboards, electric bicycles, segways, and similar devices inside all campus buildings. Charging of large lithium cell batteries is also prohibited inside all University properties. Approval for storage/ charging devices inside University property may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Fire Safety Director in the Department of Public Safety.
Users should take appropriate steps to ensure their personal safety and that of the University community when operating any mobility device in authorized areas on campus. As the landscape of micromobility devices continues to change and improvements in equipment and operational safety are made, the University may adapt its policy.
The following rules and restrictions apply to motorized standing scooters, hover boards, electric bicycles, Segways and similar powered devices:
Members of the University Community who use bicycles, skateboards and other devices for personal mobility must behave responsibly with their own safety and the safety of the community in mind. This includes operating within reasonable speeds that minimize or eliminate potential hazards with other vehicles and pedestrian traffic. Extra caution should be used at intersections and crossings. The use of helmets and other safety equipment is recommended and strongly encouraged.
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