Alternative Transportation

Motorized Scooters 

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Rules for Users 

Please note: scooter parking is only permissible in specified locations. These locations are identified on the scooter company's mobile apps here

If you are going to ride a scooter, make sure you the rules of the road.

  • Sidewalk riding is prohibited. If you ride on sidewalks, you will be subject to fines.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Riding scooters while intoxicated is equal to driving while intoxicated.
  • Park in designated locations. 

Complaints and Feedback

If you have an emergency relating to scooters, please contact West Lafayette Police Dispatch at (765) 775-5200

If you have a comment or complaint, please contact the Department of Development at (765) 775-5164 or AlternativeTransportation@westlafayette.in.gov

If you would like to contact Spin directly, please use the following:

- If you are a scooter User, the most efficient form of contact is through Spin's mobile app. 

- Email: support@spin.pm

- Phone: (888) 249-9698

Updates

Spring 2021: Scooters returned to the City of West Lafayette.

April 2020: West Lafayette removed scooters from the City due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 2020: West Lafayette Board of Works approves Spin's deployment of 150 scooters in West Lafayette - the expected deployment date is 3/8/2020! 

June 2019: Spin deploys 150 scooters!

May 2019: West Lafayette Board of Public Works and Safety approves permit applications from Spin and Gotcha, permitting these two companies to operate in West Lafayette. 

If you have any questions regarding any of these documents, please contact the Department of Development at (765) 775-5164 or AlternativeTransportation@westlafayette.in.gov

April 2019: West Lafayette Board of Public Works and Safety approves scooter fleet limit of 300 scooters within the City. 

March 2019: West Lafayette City Council adopted Ordinance No. 01-19 regulating the operation of Personal Electric or Motor Powered Vehicles (EMPV's). 

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