University Park Allowing Motorized Scooters At SMU On Trial Basis

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Motorized scooters will likely soon be popping up around the SMU campus.

After student leaders protested a decade-old ban, University Park agreed to give the controversial modes of transportation a chance, temporarily.

Almost all of the Birds are gone from the SMU campus. Bird Scooters, that is. Flocks of Bird and Lime scooters covered SMU and downtown Dallas months ago.

” I had classes that were really far away, so I could just really quickly in the morning use it and get there in just a few minutes,” says student Elizabeth Kelley.

They could soon be back, after University Park agreed to make exceptions to the scooter ban as part of a trial program.

motorized scooter (CBS 11)

Now, the University is in a transition phase to allow the scooters on some campus streets and sidewalks near campus.

“They definitely can be dangerous,…

Original published: 2019-02-11 18:36:08 Read the full Dallas News here


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