F.11 Motorscooters/Motorcycles

This policy relates to all motorized scooters, mopeds, motor bikes, motorcycles or other two- or three-wheeled, motor driven vehicles, herein referred to as motorized scooters/ motorcycles.

Motorized scooters/motorcycles must be ridden in a safe manner with the riders observing the university speed limit of 15 mph and obeying all vehicular traffic regulations while on campus. Riding motorized scooters/motorcycles is not allowed at any time on the malls, sidewalks or the center of campus (Trousdale Parkway between 34th Street and Exposition Boulevard, and Childs Way from McClintock to Trousdale Parkway). Riders may not take “short cuts” through unauthorized areas nor ride the vehicle in any way that may endanger pedestrians.

All motorized scooters/motorcycles must be parked in the designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking areas only. The vehicles may not be parked in such a manner as to prevent automobiles from parking, i.e., parallel to the curb or between two parked cars. Motorized scooters/motorcycles may not be parked on the malls, within the center of campus or on a sidewalk adjacent to any building unless a designated motorized scooter/motorcycle parking area exists there. Designated scooter/motorcycle parking area maps are available at the USC Transportation Office. All motorized scooters/motorcycles parked or driven on university property must have a valid parking permit. Parking permits may be purchased at the USC Transportation Office. The permit must be affixed in a highly visible area, e.g., the front fender, fork, or windshield. The USC Transportation Office is located at 620 West 35th Street PSX on the University Park Campus, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (213) 740-3575.

Revised April 2009.