Facilities encouraging use of bicycle racksBy Josh Schonwald
To discourage the practice of locking bicycles to handrails, the University is in the process of installing additional bike racks across campus, a project that began over the summer and will continue throughout the fall.
University Facilities Services is reminding all members of the University community who use bicycles on campus to lock their bikes only to the University-maintained bicycle racks.
Keeping handrails clear is a matter of safety. Elderly people and people with temporary injuries rely on railings on stairs and ramps. Also, as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University is required by law to maintain access to handrails for people with disabilities.
University Police recently have had to remove locks and impound a number of bicycles that were found locked to campus handrails.
University police officers will remove locks and impound bicycles that have been locked to handrails on campus. Bicycles will be impounded at the University Police Department at 5555 S. Ellis Ave. (702-8181).