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August 14, 2020

E-scooters coming to K-State, Manhattan Aug. 15

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University and the city of Manhattan have partnered with LINK to launch an e-scooter share program this month as students return for the start of the fall semester. 

The program will launch 150 e-scooters on Aug. 15, and depending on the public's response, could expand to up to 500 distributed across K-State's Manhattan campus and the broader community.

At K-State, the LINK e-scooter share program will be managed by Adrienne Tucker, assistant director of Parking Services.

Anyone over the age of 18 will be able to rent dockless e-scooters around the city and on K-State’s Manhattan campus. To use the new e-scooters, download the "LINK — Scooter Sharing" app on your smartphone. It costs $1 to unlock an e-scooter and 25 cents per minute to ride. Learn more about the e-scooter and its features. 

Follow these tips for a safe ride:

  • Wear a helmet.
  • One rider per e-scooter.
  • Ride in a bike lane when available, not on the sidewalks.
  • Always be aware of pedestrians and cars.
  • Park mindfully, and when possible, in designated parking areas.
  • Have fun.

Riders should also take extra safety precautions to stay safe from COVID-19: Bring disinfecting wipes to clean any high touch surfaces such as the grips, brakes and throttle; wear a face covering when not able to maintain 6-feet physical distance from other persons; and wash hands after riding a shared vehicle.