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E-Scooters at AU

American University students, faculty, and staff are able to enjoy an eco-friendly mode of transportation: Battery-operated scooters powered by 100 percent renewable energy are available across the university’s main campus, the Washington College of Law (WCL) Tenley campus, and the Spring Valley building thanks to a partnership with Spin, the San Francisco-based micromobility company.

Spin e-scooters are available for rental at marked corrals adjacent to existing bike racks on the AU campus. Riders must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and download the Spin app. Be sure to use your email address when signing up. 

Other Dockless E-Scooters & E-Bikes

Shareable E-Scooters and E-Bikes, or Dockless Vehicles are rentable from various companies throughout the district. They provide a fun, convenient way to travel to, from, and around campus. Dockless vehicles should be parked adjacent to outdoor bikeracks and not on neighborhood side walks, building entrances, or anywhere obstructing the way of pedestrians. Dockless vehicles are also prohibited from entering any campus buildings. Improperly used or parked vehicles may be impounded by Parking and Commuter Services or AU Police.

Reporting Improperly Parked or Damaged Scooters

Any improerply parked, damaged, dead or fallen-over dockless scooters or e-bikes should be reported directly to the company operating them. A list of contact information for all scooter operaters in the district can be found on the District Department of Transportation's Dockless Program Website.


Hoverboards are banned from campus due to safety issues. They should not be brought on to campus under any circumstances and may be confiscated if seen by PCS or AUPD.