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The University of Maryland DOTS is requiring registration of private e-bikes and e-scooters during the 2023-24 school year, the department’s executive director announced Tuesday in a campuswide email.

“When operated safely, micromobility vehicles are a quick, convenient and sustainable way to get around campus,” Department of Transportation Services director David Allen said in the email. “Mandatory registration of e-scooters and e-bikes is the next step in creating a safe and responsible campus transportation environment.”

On July 24, in-person registration will begin at Regents Drive Garage. Those who want to register their vehicles must bring their vehicle with them and present their university ID and vehicle details, including the make, model and serial number.

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There is no cost to register. DOTS will provide an ID sticker for riders to display on their vehicle to assist in enforcement against sidewalk riding, moving violations, parking infractions and more, according to the email.

Veo scooters on campus will have the same identification system.

By Oct. 2, all privately-owned electric scooters and bicycles must be registered with DOTS or owners may see consequences, such as fines and booting, Allen wrote in the email.

Micromobility on this university’s campus has been a point of contention, with bike and scooter riders voicing opposition to a past university-led campaign to encourage safe riding. Riders said in February that roadways on campus were unsafe for riding micromobility vehicles, and asked the university to provide better infrastructure, such as protected bike lanes.