Policy on Bikes, Skateboards, In-line Skates, etc

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  1. Prohibitions.  Devices detailed below may not be ridden or operated on properties owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by Sam Houston State University:
    1. Bicycles: Bicycles shall not be ridden or operated, except on streets, parking lots or bike lanes where provided. Bicycles are not to be taken inside campus buildings without specific permission from building manager, supervisor or director. Bicycles are not to be ridden inside campus buildings or on any common pedestrian walking areas on campus. (e.g., mall areas, sidewalks, pathways, planted areas, or handicap ramps, etc. However, bicycles may be walked through these areas.) Bicycles are not to be secured to handrails, light poles, trees or any other campus fixture not provided for that purpose. Bicycles should be parked in designated parking areas and/or secured in bicycle racks.
    2. Roller-skates/In-line Skates: Roller-skates and/or in-line skates shall not be ridden or operated, except in areas where bicycles may be ridden. Members of an authorized university skating club may use roller-skates or in-line skates under conditions approved in advance, in writing, in accordance with published university policy (Co-Curricular Use of University Facilities).
    3. c) Skateboards: Skateboards shall not be ridden or operated, including, but not limited to buildings, mall areas, sidewalks, streets, alleys, and parking facilities.
    4. Commercially Rented Power Scooters/Bikes may not be ridden, operated or stored.
  2. Safety

    Required Conduct: All bicycling, roller-skating/in-line skating shall be done in a reasonable, prudent and careful manner with due regard for the safety of the user/ operator and all other persons, yielding to pedestrians at all times. This includes maintaining a safe speed and complying with all local, state, and federal transportation laws.

  3. Violations
    1. Penalties: Any person who operates or uses a bicycle, roller-skates/in-lineskates, skateboards, motorized scooter, or other personal motorized device in violation of this policy is subject to all appropriate university penalties and other actions pursuant to the Education Code, Penal Code, and Student Code of Conduct.
    2. Warning/lmpoundment/Citation: Any Texas Peace Officer who is a member of or represents the University Police Department, who observes a person violating this policy, is authorized to take appropriate action as deemed necessary. This includes issuing warnings, citations and/or impoundment of said Any individual who is considered to be in flagrant violation of this policy can have their device impounded and may be subject to a storage fee. Students of the university may also be referred to the Dean of Students' Office for further final action and or resolution of violations of this policy.
    3. Any device mentioned in this policy that is not properly stored or secured is subject to impoundment.

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