Following approval by the Omaha City Council this May, the metro area will soon begin a pilot program to test dockless shared electric scooters. The program, which is scheduled to run through November of this year, will allow people to rent electric scooters for a short period of time.
Through the duration of the city's pilot program, UNO will be enacting a temporary campus policy to support electric scooter usage to and from campus while maintaining student, faculty, staff and guest safety on campus.
Under the policy, shareable electric scooters can be operated to travel to and from campus and between campuses, but must be left at established drop-off locations on the campus perimeter prior to entering campus. Interior areas of campus will be geofenced and render scooters inoperable within that space.
For additional information on the scooter policy, please visit UNO's Policy Library page.
Following the conclusion of the city's pilot program and any decisions by the city to continue use of sharable scooters, UNO will revisit its interim policy for any edits and open the policy up for public comment before a final policy would be formalized.
More information about the city's pilot program can be found at www.cityofomaha.org.
Questions on UNO's electric scooter policy can be directed to the UNO Compliance Office at 402.554.3715.
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