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Type: University Policy
Division: Business Affairs
Classification: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8201
Contact Email Address: BusinessOffice@wou.edu

TITLE
Bicycle Regulations
POLICY NUMBER
FA-06-027
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Vice President for Finance and Administration The Business Office
SUMMARY
APPLICABLE TO
Faculty, Staff and Students
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY
FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

(1) Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances. Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable Signage and state, city, and campus laws and regulations regarding bicycle use.

(2) Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(3) A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions. The lighting equipment required includes:

(a) A white light attached to the front of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

(b) A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

(4) Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless Signage indicates otherwise.

(5) Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left on campus only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, Signage or storage. All bicycles, regardless of owner, must be maintained in working order while parked on campus. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five days will be considered abandoned and will be impounded.

(6) Bicycles users may be cited for:

(a) Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle including failing to obey a traffic control device , having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding encumbered, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

(b) Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

(c) Being parked in a way that creates a hazard including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

(d) Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

(e) Being parked in buildings except in designated bike rooms;

(f) Any other violations of these regulations or applicable state law and city ordinances.

(7) Bicycles may be impounded by the Campus Public Safety office if left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be sent to the registered bike owner, if known, within 24 hours. Campus Public Safety at Western will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.

(8) All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on campus by students, staff, or faculty may be registered with the Campus Public Safety office at Western.

(9) Registrants and owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles on campus.

(10) Bike lockers may be available for rent on an annual or term basis; fees may be adjusted annually to meet maintenance, staffing needs, and forecasted revenue adjustments. Please refer to OAR 574-050-0005 for amounts.

REFERENCED OR RELATED POLICIES
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
HISTORY
APPROVAL DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE:
LAST UPDATED: 08/11/2016

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.072 

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070, 351.072 & 352.360 

Hist.: WOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 7-31-12



SOURCE:    Previously Referred to as: WOU OAR 574-085-0140
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