Western Kentucky University

Bicycle Parking Policy

Bicycle Parking Policy

Effective 7/1/2009

Audience:

Individuals riding and parking bicycles on campus.

Definitions

Abandoned bicycle: Bicycles are considered abandoned when they are observed by PTS staff to be secured in the same position and location for 60 consecutive days.

Public Access, Ingress, Egress areas: Areas such as doorways, halls, stairways and elevators which are used by pedestrians to move in, out or through buildings.

Policy Details

 Bicycle Parking

• Bicycles must be parked at the fixed racks provided throughout campus.

o A bike rack map can be viewed by clicking here.

• Bicycles must not:

o Park on lawns or sidewalks

o Be chained to trees, light poles, fences, benches or other fixtures

o Be chained to hand rails or disability access ramps

o Block stairways or emergency exits

• Bicycles may not be parked in public access, ingress or egress areas inside buildings.

o For policies regarding the storage or parking of bicycles inside residence halls, please refer to the  Bicycles/Bicycle Racks section of the Hilltopics Residence Hall Handbook.

Enforcement of Policy

• Improperly parked bicycles may be immobilized or impounded at the discretion of the enforcement officer.

• Unclaimed immobilized bicycles will be impounded after a minimum of 24 hours.

Abandoned Bicycles

• Abandoned bicycles will be impounded.

Immobilized, Impounded and Unclaimed Bicycles

• Parking & Transportation Services should be contacted at (270) 745-2361 or transportation@wku.edu to have a bicycle released.

• To reclaim a bicycle that has been immobilized or impounded, a written, detailed description of the bicycle and the location it was parked must be submitted to Parking and Transportation Services. E-mail is acceptable.

• A $10 Immobilization/ Impound Fee must be paid before the bicycle will be released.

• Impounded bicycles that are not claimed within 90 days of impound may be donated to a charitable organization.

Identification stickers will be placed on bicycles that are parked illegally. To impound bicycles, locking devices may be cut. WKU is not responsible for damage to bicycle or locks that result from the immobilization or impoundment process.

 Last Modified 7/19/13