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Use of Skateboards, Rollerblades, Bicycles, and Similar Conveyances on Campus

Skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles can provide a recreational outlet and a convenient and economic method of traveling across campus.

It is expected that these conveyances will be operated in a proper manner with principal regard to the safety, well being, and right of way of pedestrians. It is in this spirit that certain reasonable restrictions and prohibitions are necessary.

Restrictions and Prohibitions:

  1. The use of skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles is prohibited inside all Institute facilities and outside on all steps or stairways.
  2. No person shall operate a skateboard, rollerblades, or a bicycle on a sidewalk or walkway that duly interferes with pedestrian traffic; caution is to be exercised at all times and the right of way yielded to pedestrians.
  3. No person shall operate a skateboard, rollerblade, bicycle, or motorized vehicle on any artificial or specially prepared surface including but not limited to tennis courts, running tracks, and basketball courts.
  4. Bicycle operations:
  5. Any person who operates a bicycle on campus is expected to comply with and is subject to any state or local ordinances or campus regulations pertaining to the operation of bicycles, including adhering to all posted warning, caution, or speed limit signs.
  6. In the absence of posted speed limits, bicycle operators are expected to act in a responsible manner and in respect of local conditions.
  7. Bicycles are to be secured only to the racks provided; bicycles may not be secured to trees, light poles, posts, handrails, or buildings.
  8. In residence facilities, bicycles may be kept in authorized storage areas; and in student rooms with the approval of all occupants of the room.
  9. Motorized vehicles:
  10. Only authorized motorized vehicles, other than wheelchairs, may be operated on sidewalks.
  11. Mopeds or other gas powered conveyances may not be brought into residence facilities.

Institute officials have authority to enforce this rule on campus property.