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Wheeled Devices Policy

Wheeled Devices Policy

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on
Approved By: President Karnig on
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on
Approved By: President Morales on
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on
Approved By: President Morales on

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

The purpose of this policy is to promote the safe and responsible use of bicycles and other 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.

Bicycle and Wheeled Devices Regulations

  1. Authority:
  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 bicycles, 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 rental programs.
    • Wheeled devices may not be operated, parked or locked on ramps for disabled access. Individuals shall walk their wheeled devices on any disabled access ramps.
  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. This includes speeding around pedestrians in an effort to get past pedestrian traffic. 
  6. Restricted Areas:
  7. Exemptions:
    • Medically prescribed wheeled devices for persons with disabilities are exempt from this policy.
    • California Vehicle Code exempts University Police officers patrolling on bicycles or wheeled devices from this policy. 

       8. Reporting:

  • Please report violations of this policy and any/or observed unsafe wheeled devices operations to University Police at 909.537.7777