Micromobility is defined as lightweight vehicles such as bicycles, scooters, boards, etc. with drive systems which may be electric only, electric assist, or analog.
Micromobility may be personally owned, borrowed, leased, or rented. When you ride a bicycle or other personal mobility device on a roadway and/or within the Texas A&M University campus, you are a driver.
You must follow state laws, give signals, obey stop signs and yield right of way-just as car drivers do. Laws and regulations are designed for the safety of all campus users.
All micromobility devices brought to campus must be registered and comply with safety standards.
Micromobility devices equipped with an electric motor exceeding 750 watts, or 1 HP are prohibited for use on campus.
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All riders who operate micromobility devices must practice safe riding and obey rules and regulations.
All devices must be parked in designated bike rack areas.
Micromobility parking is available throughout campus and is designated by the presence of bicycle racks.
All devices must be parked within the boundaries of designated bike racks. Parking and/or placement of devices not covered under these regulations must be approved by Transportation Services.
The following are general guidelines regarding micromobility parking on campus:
Micromobility shall not be parked or stored:
Impounding or booting a device may be necessary to enforce regulations or to address improperly parked devices.
The Texas Transportation Code governs the operation of vehicles on public roadways as well as paths set aside for use by pedestrians, bicycles and other micromobility.
Of particular importance is Title 7 Vehicles and Traffic:
The University Police Department is responsible for the regulation of moving vehicles and micromobility on university property.
Transportation Services is responsible for the regulation of vehicles and micromobility parking and infrastructure on university property.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about micromobility devices/personal electric vehicles on campus.
PEVs include electric or motorized scooters, electric skateboards, hoverboards,
and other electric vehicles used for personal transportation and not titled and registered as a motorized vehicle by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
This policy does not apply to personal electric devices designed for and used to accommodate persons with mobility restrictions.
To be allowed on campus your PEV must be manufactured on or after January 2016 and comply, at minimum, with UL2272.
Electric motors must not exceed 750 watts, and the battery must be UL certified.
Modern micromobility must comply with UL2849, established in January of 2020.
At minimum, any electric motor-equipped device must comply with either 2272 and/or 2849 for use and registration on university property.
Homemade and kit-assembled devices are prohibited on campus. See Texas Transportation Code Sec. 731.001 for more information.
These regulations apply to the College Station campus and RELLIS.
In simple terms, UL certification is a label that confirms a product has undergone testing and conforms to the safety standards prescribed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL),
a reputable, independent organization focused on safety science worldwide. If you want to learn more about UL certification,
you can visit this website.
If your PEV does not have UL certification or exceeds 750 watts,
it is prohibited from use on campus unless it meets the requirements and is titled and registered as a motorized vehicle by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If a PEV is found parked on campus that does not meet these regulations it will be impounded.
Based on manufacturer’s publication.
firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, the brand/make/model of the PEV, its last known location, and your availability for the week.
PEVs are not allowed inside any Texas A&M University buildings or athletics facilities.
All PEVs must be parked and locked to a university bike rack when not in use.
Please refer to Transportation Services Bikes & Wheels Regulations for detailed rules on parking and operating a PEV on campus.
Yes, PEVs should be registered with Texas A&M Transportation Services and have a registration label affixed to the vehicle.
Registration costs $10 and is valid for 10 years.
If a device, bike, scooter is modified in any way to incorporate or enhance a drive or assist system, it is DIY.
This includes, but is not limited to, modifications using secondary motors, fuel tanks, batteries, and controllers.
No. Guidelines 2272 and 2849 refer specifically to complete, commercially-manufactured devices therefore a DIY PEV cannot comply.
While not mandatory, PEV users of all ages are encouraged to wear a helmet when riding.
PEV users must operate under Texas Motor Vehicle Laws while on public roadways, including stopping at stop signs,
yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, displaying proper illumination, and riding with the traffic flow on designated "One way" streets in designated bicycle lanes.
PEV users must follow
university bicycle regulations, including dismounting in designated areas.