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University of Arizona bans electric scooters effective immediately

Posted at 1:19 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 20:47:06-04

The University of Arizona has banned dockless electric scooters from its campus effective immediately.

University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services Interim Executive Director Gail Nazarenko says the decision for the ban is "based on the experience of ASU (Arizona State University)," which also recently banned the scooters.

Nazarenko, citing safety concerns, says the scooters "have the potential to block access to entryways, doorways, walkways, especially for people with disabilities."

Some cities around the country have banned the scooters, also citing safety issues and the fact that companies did not seek approval before putting their scooters on the streets.

The city of Tucson banned the same type of electric scooters from city roads over the summer. The city cited high speeds and the lack of proper brakes and safety equipment.