LINK e-scooters are in Manhattan! Here are some FAQs and answers:

Can I rent an e-scooter?

  • If you’re 18 or older and have a smart phone, you’re in luck. LINK allows anyone age 18 and up to rent their dockless e-scooters around the city and on K-State’s Manhattan campus. To use the e-scooters, download the “LINK — Scooter Sharing” app on a smartphone.

Where can I get an e-scooter?

  • Here’s a map to help you find the parking hubs in Manhattan.
  • Current docking areas in Downtown include 5th and Poyntz and 3rd and Colorado.

How much?

  • It costs $1 to unlock an e-scooter and 25 cents per minute to ride.

What are the rules?

  • Riders must follow all state and local laws regarding use of e-scooters within the City of Manhattan.
  • Per state law, e-scooters can be ridden on public streets and must adhere to the same traffic regulations as bicycles set forth by state and local laws, with the exception that it is unlawful to ride e-scooters on any interstate, federal or state highway within the City except when crossing (which include Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Fort Riley Boulevard, Seth Child Road, and East Poyntz Avenue).
  • City Ordinance prohibits riding e-scooters on the sidewalks and plaza areas located within the Aggieville and Downtown Business Districts. It also prohibits operating or riding the devices in City parking lots and garages.
  • City Ordinance requires riders to park e-scooters in City-approved racks or locations while within the Aggieville or Downtown Districts. This maintains City control of parking locations in these busy districts.

I have an e-scooter problem.

I need more information.

  • Find out more from the City here. For questions about e-scooters in Manhattan, contact the City Manager’s Office at 785-587-2404.
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