BC joins growing number of colleges banning electric scooters on campus

Boston College will ban electric scooters and other electric transportation devices, including hover boards and electric skateboards, from campus beginning December 22.

According to a December 7th letter sent to the BC community from Vice President for Student Affairs Shawna Cooper Whitehead, Vice President for Human Resources David Trainor, and Executive Director of Public Safety William Evans, the decision was made to help ensure the safety of all members of the BC community…

Specifically, the new policy prohibits the use, storage, and charging of electric scooters and similar electric transportation devices on all campus roadways, walking paths, parking lots, and green spaces, as well as all University buildings, residence halls, and facilities.

In announcing the decision, BC joins a growing list of colleges and universities nationwide that are imposing campus-wide bans on electric scooters as a safety measure. In addition to e-scooter injuries, there have been several well-publicized incidences of deadly fires in apartment buildings that were caused by overheated e-scooter batteries.