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PDFWAC 478-116-221

Use of motorcycles, motor scooters, electric-assisted bicycles, and electric scooters.

(1) Motorcycles, motor scooters, and class 3 electric-assisted bicycles powered or assisted by combustible engines or engaged electric motors are considered motor vehicles and subject to all traffic rules. These vehicles shall not be permitted on paths, sidewalks, authorized bicycle or pedestrian areas, or in buildings.
(2) Class 1 and 2 electric-assisted bicycles are subject to all of the restrictions set forth in WAC 478-116-232 relating to the use of bicycles.
(3) Electric scooters are permitted on campus paths where bicycles are permitted to travel with the exception of sidewalks, unless there is no alternative for an electric scooter to travel over a sidewalk as part of a bicycle or pedestrian path. It shall be a violation of this section for any electric scooter rider to fail to yield to pedestrians or to ride an electric scooter on paths, sidewalks, or streets where signs indicate it is prohibited. An audible signal or warning must be given by the electric scooter rider whenever there is any appreciable risk of injury to a pedestrian not otherwise aware of the presence of the electric scooter.
(4) Class 1 and 2 electric-assisted bicycles and electric scooters operated on paths, sidewalks, and roadways shall be subject to all relevant state statutes regulating class 1 and 2 bicycle and electric scooter use. Violation of those statutes shall be considered a violation of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130. WSR 19-11-046, § 478-116-221, filed 5/10/19, effective 6/10/19; WSR 11-13-058, § 478-116-221, filed 6/14/11, effective 8/8/11; WSR 97-14-005, § 478-116-221, filed 6/19/97, effective 9/15/97.]
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