Bicycle Policy

Established January 2011 by a roundtable meeting of representatives from the College faculty, students, ASWC, Treasurer, Dean of Students, Residence Life and Housing, Security, Safety, Physical Plant Services (including landscape specialists), Outdoor Program

  1. When a grounds crew member identifies an ‘abandoned bike”, he/she alerts security, who then photographs it, removes it, and takes it to storage; security may do this without an alert from grounds crew
    1. Bikes, bike parts, and locks picked up on campus by security will be stored in the college warehouse on Reese; they will be tagged upon storage with date and location of pickup
    2. Bikes, bike parts, and locks will be stored for 8 months, which is sufficient time to allow students who go abroad to claim their items when they return to campus
    3. Bikes, bike parts, and locks unclaimed after 8 months of storage will be given to the outdoor program for recycling: 1) repair and resell or 2) use of parts; this will provide some low-cost bicycles for students to purchase
  2. When grounds crew or security find a bicycle, bike part, or lock that is locked to a handicap handrail or a location that is deemed to impair safety on campus, it will be removed immediately and handled in the same manner as abandoned bicycles, bike parts, and locks
  3. When grounds crew or security find a bicycle, bike part, or lock that is locked to a structure or tree and in a manner that does not pose safety concerns, security will be alerted and will put a warning tag on the item. This tag will notify the user/owner that this location is not an acceptable parking site and that the bicycle, bike part, or lock will be removed in two weeks (except for winter and spring breaks, when removal will take place 2 weeks after the end of break)
  4. When grounds crew or security find a bicycle lock alone that is locked to a bicycle rack, security will be alerted and will put a warning tag on the lock. This tag will notify the bicycle user that leaving a lock in the bicycle rack is not acceptable (occupies space that could be used by others) and that the lock will be removed in two weeks (except for winter and spring breaks, when removal will take place 2 weeks after the end of break)
  5. When grounds crew or security find a clearly broken lock attached to a structure, especially to a bicycle rack, it will be removed and discarded
  6. During special events (e.g., evening lectures), security will be less rigid in reinforcement, except where safety is impaired