Non-Motorized Vehicles

Bicycle Registration, Use, and Storage

If you bring a bicycle to campus, Parking Services urges you to register it with the UAF Police Department. Registering your bicycle increases the likelihood of recovery in case of theft. Bicycles are a popular mode of transportation and UAF encourages affiliates as well as visitors to use bicycles for transportation on campus to avoid hunting for parking spaces.

Bicycle Policy

  1. Bicycles must be parked in the designated bicycle rack, parking areas, or secured bike lockers on campus.
  2. Do not attach bicycles to trees, shrubs, signpost, lampposts, or railings.
  3. Do not park a bicycle in a manner that infringes upon the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  4. Do not park a bicycle in rooms, offices, stairwells or hallways of UAF non-residential buildings.
  5. Illegally parked bicycles will be cited and or impounded.
  6. Any citations issued must be paid before bicycle is returned to owner.
  7. Impounded or abandoned bicycles will be placed in a parking storage area for 90 days. Parking Service will make an attempt to locate owner through the UAF Police registration files. After the 90 days period the university will assume ownership.
  8. Parking Services and the University will assume no responsibility for locks cut, for bicycle impoundment, liability for bicycles abandoned, left in improper locations, or bicycles not claimed in 90 days.

Safe Riding

  1. Always ride with traffic. Riding against traffic is one of the major causes of accidents.
  2. Bicyclists are subject to the same rules of the road as motor vehicles and are safest when behaving as one.
  3. Signal your turns and moves so other bikes and cars will know what you are doing.
  4. Ride in a straight line, to the right of faster moving traffic.
  5. Use safety equipment. i.e. helmets, side reflectors on each wheel , reflectors on pedals, and light-colored, reflective clothing is a good idea.
  6. Avoid road hazards. Watch out for pot holes, parallel-slat sewer grates, gravel, ice and cross railroad tracks at right angles.
  7. Always secure your bike to avoid theft.
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