Cyclists Must Follow Safety Guidelines

Due to several recent bike accidents, the Department of Public Safety would like to remind all cyclists of the campus safety guidelines.  

• Anyone operating a bicycle must obey the same traffic control regulations that apply to cars and motorcycles, such as stopping for stop signs and riding in the right-hand portion of the roadway. Bicyclists must also obey one-way streets designations and are subject to all traffic laws.

• When cycling on the roadway bicycles must be ridden with the flow of traffic and not against it.

• Bicycles ridden after dark must be equipped with a headlight, large red reflector on the rear and white or amber pedal and spoke reflector.

• Bicycles parked on campus must be left in bicycle racks, which are provided in locations outside of most University buildings. Bikes are not to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous location. They should not be attached to any trees or light poles. Bicycles that are illegally parked are subject to parking tickets and/or confiscation by the Department of Public Safety.

• Bicycles should be ridden on streets, not on sidewalks, lawns or University-maintained parkways.

• Students are strongly encouraged to register their bikes with DPS. Registration permits are issued free of charge.

Truman supports the use of bicycles as a means of transportation, but ultimately the safety of all campus pedestrians is of first priority. More information on the biking policies may be found at
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