Policy on Wheeled Devices

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on April 27, 1998
Approved By: President Karnig on May 05, 1998
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on December 12, 2016
Approved By: President Morales on December 12, 2016

Source / Authority

For interpretation of this policy, please contact the responsible department: Director, Parking and Transportation Services, 909/537-5912

Background

The purpose of this policy is to promote the safe and responsible use of bicycles and other human-powered wheeled devices.

Successful bicycle programs at universities recognize that common sense and courtesy are the key regulators in ensuring the safety of all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

Policy

Bicylce and Wheeled Devices Regulations

  1. Authority:
    • Authority to implement this policy is given by California Vehicle Code 21113(g).
    • All applicable sections of California Vehicle Code are to enforced on campus.
  2. Any person operating a bicycle or wheeled device on University property, including the Palm Desert Campus, implicitly accepts responsibility for adherence to all state and local laws, as well as CSU and campus policies governing operation of bicycles and wheeled devices.
  3. Definitions:
    • “Wheeled devices” are skateboards, roller-skates, in-line skates, scooters, or equivalent products which a person uses to ride or propel themselves.
    • This policy considers Class 1 and Class 2 electric motor assisted bicycles as conventional bicycles.
  4. Wheeled Device Parking:
    • Bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks or in areas specifically designated or marked for bicycle parking. Bicycles shall not be secured to any handrail, tree, door, sign post, lamp post, fence, or other object not marked for bicycle parking.   Bicycles that are not parked at designated bike parking areas may be impounded.
    • Abandoned bicycles will be tagged for 72 hours, and then removed and stored for 30 days before disposal.
    • Privately owned bicycles shall not park in racks specifically designated for bike sharing.
  5. Speed of Travel:
    • Wheeled devices operating on pathways shared with pedestrians shall move at the speed of pedestrian traffic.
    • Electric motor assisted bicycles may not utilize their electric motor on pathways shared with pedestrians.
    • ”Reckless operation” of a bicycle or a wheeled device is defined as riding in such a manner as to indicate either a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
  6. Restricted Areas:
    • Bicycles and wheeled devices may not be operated inside University buildings.
    • Wheeled devices may only operate on pathways designated in the Campus Master Plan bicycle network map.
    • Bicycles and wheeled devices may not be operated inside the “restricted zone” as outlined in the Campus Master Plan bicycle network map.
  7. Exemptions:
    • Medically prescribed wheeled devices for persons with disabilities are exempt from this policy.
    • California Vehicle Code exempts University Police officers who patrol on bicycles from this policy.