In 2013, the U’s Board of Trustees approved changes to a policy that enhances safety for pedestrians across campus. The changes aim to make sidewalks safer by increasing fines and other consequences for safety violations, such as speeding or not yielding to pedestrians.
The university’s policy for non-motorized riding devices is available here. The policy applies to non-motorized riding devices, such as bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades and scooters, but does not include wheelchairs or strollers.
Always maintain a safe speed, especially when in an intersection or heavily traveled part of campus. Please allow at least three feet between a bike and a pedestrian when passing. Give a verbal cue or ring a bike bell to let pedestrians know when you are approaching or passing.
Although pedestrians have the right of way, we encourage you to use sidewalk etiquette. Pedestrians should make room for wheeled devices to pass. Remove headphones, use appropriate walking paths, and be aware of our surroundings.
Skateboards, Long-boards, and Scooters
Skateboarders and other vehicles without brakes are allowed on campus sidewalks but are prohibited from parking lots and roadways. Always remain in control and yield to other sidewalk users.
Golf Carts, Construction Vehicles, and Maintenance Vehicles
Motorized vehicles often share the sidewalks with pedestrians, bikes, skateboards, and scooters. Please use caution when approaching golf carts, maintenance vehicles, and construction machinery.