Bicycle Regulation Enforcement
Bike commuting is a fun, environmentally friendly and inexpensive form of transportation. University Police and Facilities Services would like to share a few things to continue to make riding bicycles on campus fun and safe for all involved.
Bicycle Parking Regulation Enforcement
University Police and Facilities Services will begin enforcing the Bicycle Parking Regulations on September 3, 2019. They are currently placing informational hang-tags on bicycles that are improperly parked. Please remember the following when parking your bicycle on campus:
- For academic areas on campus, bicycle racks have been installed to provide safe parking for bicycles.
- Signs have been placed around campus to bring awareness to bicycle parking availability. Recent surveys have shown adequate bicycle parking has been provided but it might not be at the front of the building or where you desire it to be if you get to campus later in the morning or afternoon. Look around to the other side of the building or around adjacent buildings for open spaces.
- The MSU Bicycle Regulation provides policy on bicycle parking. Please be aware that these regulations will be enforced by removal of illegally parked bicycles. The regulations can be found at: http://www.montana.edu/parking/bicycles.html
In addition to parking your bicycle correctly, safe operation is important for both you and those around you. Campus is congested during class change in areas like Centennial Mall and construction zones. Please remember the following when you are using your bicycle or another type of personal mobility device on campus:
- On campus, bicyclists often share walkways, paths and sidewalks with pedestrians, skateboarders and other users. Please be aware of your surroundings and watch your travel speed. Shared spaces require extra awareness and vigilance.
- The MSU Bicycle Regulation provides policy on the safe operation of bicycles on campus. The regulations can be found at: http://www.montana.edu/parking/bicycles.html
In addition to bicycles, other forms of personal mobility devices are also good forms of transportation. MSU is currently working on developing a policy for these other forms of transportation. Non-motorized devices should be used with caution around pedestrians and in places where they mix with motor vehicles. Users of motorized devices (such as E-bikes, E-Scooters, and other “E” devices) should be especially cautious of pedestrians and also of vehicle drivers not being aware of them in the street, as they are not a prevalent user of that space. Sandwich boards have been placed around campus to warn bicyclists and other users of construction zones, congested areas and areas where it is wise to “Slow Your Roll” or walk your bike.
University staff is continually trying to improve bicycling infrastructure and programs and enjoys chatting with students, faculty and staff regarding bicycling. For more information on bicycling on the MSU campus in Bozeman, please contact Campus Planner Candace Mastel at 406-994-7457.
- Campus Planning, Design & Construction