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Motorcycles and Bicycles

Operators of motorcycles, bicycles, scooters and skateboards must obey all traffic regulations. Licensed motor vehicles (motorcycles and mopeds) must have a valid decal to park in designated motorcycle areas. Bicycles must be parked in the bicycle racks.

Operator Responsibility: It is the responsibility of bicycle operators to read and fully understand these regulations. The university assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any bicycles at any time or location while on campus.

Parking Areas: Bicycle parking is available throughout the campus and is designated by the presence of bicycle racks. Bicycles must be parked only within the boundaries of designated parking areas and/or properly attached to a bike rack. Bicycles shall not be parked or stored in any university building, unless otherwise designated; nor shall they be attached to items not specifically intended for bicycle parking, such as trees, sign posts, stair rails or hand rails.

Under no circumstances may bicycles block walkways, be chained to trees or buildings, or be parked inside buildings (except residence halls where the bicycles may be parked in designated areas).

Operation of Bicycles: Bicycles are vehicles and must adhere to laws regulating the operation of vehicles. Applicable state laws are in effect whenever bicycles are operated on University of Cincinnati property. (O.R.C. 4511.52)

In addition, the riding of bicycles is prohibited on grass areas.

Whenever bicycles are operated in areas primarily intended for pedestrians (e.g., sidewalks or plazas) the bicycle must yield right of way to pedestrians.

Equipment: All equipment required by state code for the operation of bicycles is also required on University of Cincinnati property. (O.R.C. 4511.52)

Enforcement: University citations may be issued for violations of bicycle regulations. The fine for violation of regulations relating to the improper operation of bicycles may be issued. Fines for the violation of regulations relating to the improper parking or equipping of bicycles may be issued.