The University of Utah is a Gold Bicycle Friendly University ranked by the League of American Bicyclists.
The university has over 3,000 bicycle parking spaces across campus for short-term use. Most campus buildings have racks conveniently located within 50 feet of the entrance.
Wear a helmet
Obey traffic rules and signs
headlight, taillight and reflectors are required by state law
Pedestrians always have the right of way
Check your tires, chain and brakes regularly
walk YOUR bicycle on the TRAX station platform
Bicyclists have the same rights as motor vehicles
use hand signals when turning
ring your bike bell to alert pedestrians
University policy 3-232
Anyone operating a bicycle or a non-motorized device must follow University Policy 3-232.
Always yield to pedestrians.
The speed limit on the sidewalk is 10 mph.
You are responsible for safely operating your bicycle on campus bicycle paths and lanes.
Bicycles should always be locked to a bike rack. You will receive a citation and your bike can be impounded if you lock to anything other than a bike rack.
Bicycles are not allowed in University buildings except when using indoor secure parking.
An electric (e-bike) bike is classified under Utah law as a bicycle. E-bikers are subject to the same operating rules as a regular bicycle.
HOW TO LOCK YOUR BICYCLE
Outdoor racks are located within 50 ft. of most building entrances. Indoor bicycle parking is available at many buildings and vehicle parking garages.
Follow the regulations outlined in Policy 3-232 when operating a bicycle, skateboard, rollerskate, scooter or any other non-motorized riding device on campus.
Bicycles locked improperly can be targets for theft. Use a U-lock and cable to secure your bicycle to the bike rack. The University Police offer free kryptonite U-locks through the Lock It or Lose It program during Earth Week (April) and Bike Week (September).
It is recommended to register your bike online at the Bike Index. This database makes stolen bikes harder to sell and easier to recover by storing information that others can use to contact you.
Call 801-581-6415 to report an abandoned bicycle or lock. The abandoned bike or bike lock will receive a tag and then be impounded per policy guidelines.
Call 801-585-COPS to file a report with the University police.