Bicycle Regulation Enforcement
Good Morning MSU Bicyclists:
Facilities Services has been conducting a sweep of the core campus academic area (does not include Residence Halls or Family and Graduate Housing) during the last couple of weeks with signage and tags on bicycles to help create awareness about proper places to park your bicycle.
Recent inventories of bicycle parking areas have been completed using a mobile device based software tool and results have shown that during peak times there are bicycle parking spaces available near all our buildings. However, they might not be at the main entry. Bicyclists are encouraged to look for lesser used areas where parking spaces are more plentiful during peak use periods. Doing this survey once or twice a semester assists staff in determining where to place racks based on usage patterns.
Starting September 10th Facilities Services will be working with Parking Services to identify and remove improperly parked bicycles. The MSU Bicycle Regulations state that the following is not permitted on campus in regard to bicycle parking:
- Parking on or locked to trees, or other living objects, railings, fences, posts, signs, fire hydrants, trash receptacles.
- Parking in or on any service drive, building entrance, driveway, bicycle way, ramp, or any other passageway to which emergency equipment, wheelchairs, pedestrians or service equipment may need access. Bicycles parked in violation of this section are subject to being impounded and charged an additional impound fee.
- Parking inside a building.
- Parking in a posted, reserved, or restricted area.
Please park your bicycle in bicycle racks. It is safer for your bike and for other campus users. University staff values campus feedback on any bicycle issues on campus.
The MSU Bicycle Regulations can be found at http://www.montana.edu/policy/bicycle_regulations/.
If you have any suggestions please contact Campus Planner Candace Mastel at email@example.com.
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