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UW Oshkosh Department of Residence Life Bike Policy

Bicycles

 

  • In accordance with the provisions in Chapter UWS 18.06 Conduct on University Lands: 18.06 (8) Bicycles. No person may park or store his bicycle in buildings, on sidewalks or driveways, or in motor vehicle parking spaces, except in areas designated for that purpose or in bicycle racks. Bicycles shall be parked so as not to obstruct free passage of vehicles and pedestrians.

 

Bike Registration

 

  • Any resident that chooses to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus also choose to do so at their own risk. The Department of Residence Life, the University Police Department nor any other entity of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh may be held responsible for the resident's bicycle or similar wheeled device in any way.

  • Any resident that chooses to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus must register the bicycle or similar wheeled device with the Department of Residence Life in cooperation with the University Police Department.   

  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any residence life building or structure shall have a bicycle registration sticker affixed to the frame or seat post of the bicycle in a clearly visible manner. This applies to any bicycle or similar wheeled device, regardless of where it is stored.

  • Bicycle registration may be completed under MyUWO Portal.  If you live on campus the registration sticker will be sent to you through campus mail.  If you live off campus the sticker will be sent through US Mail.  Questions about the registration process may be emailed to xpeditions@uwosh.edu or you may contact Chief LeMire/Lt Tarmann at University Police (920-424-1212).

 

Bike Removal/Disposal

 

  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any residence life building or structure without an official registration sticker properly displayed will be removed from the location (this includes lock removal/permanent disposal) and will be retained for thirty days by the Department of Residence Life. Upon expiration of the 30-day time period, the bike will be deemed abandoned property and will be permanently disposed of by the Department of Residence Life.

  • Any resident that chooses to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus must store the bicycle or similar wheeled device in a designated bicycle storage area.

  • In the event that a bicycle or similar wheeled device is stored in a non-designated area and it is legitimately registered with the University, the owner will be notified and given three consecutive days to remove the bicycle or similar wheeled device. Failure to comply with this notice will result in further disciplinary action. If the bicycle or similar wheeled device is to be deemed in violation of UWS 18.06 (8); it would be removed immediately and turned over to the Department of Residence Life. The University Police Department may also issue a citation for this offense.
     
    Exception:  Bicycles that violate UWS 18.06 (8) (specifically - "Bicycles shall be parked so as not to obstruct free passage of vehicles and pedestrians.") will be removed immediately and handled as abandoned property.

  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in areas that are not designated as bicycle storage areas (i.e. locked or chained to railings, trees, benches, etc.) will be removed from the location (this includes lock removal/permanent disposal) and will be retained for thirty days by the Department of Residence Life. Upon expiration of the 30-day time period the bike will be deemed abandoned property and will be permanently disposed of by the Department of Residence Life.

  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any Residence Life building or structure that remains at the close of the residence halls (following spring interim) will be deemed abandoned property and will be permanently disposed of by the Department of Residence Life.

  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any Residence Life building or structure must be in safe working condition.  It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain said condition and remove the bicycle or similar wheeled device if it is not in safe working condition.

  • In the event that the University Police respond to a complaint of a secured or unsecured abandoned bicycle or similar wheeled device; they will determine if the bicycle or similar wheeled device is stolen and / or registered with the University.

  • If the bicycle or similar wheeled device is registered or reported stolen, the bicycle or similar wheeled device will be returned to the owner with appropriate action taken.

  • If the bicycle or similar wheeled device is not stolen and not registered with the University the bicycle or similar wheeled device will be turned over to Residence Life to be handled in accordance with the abandoned bicycle polices.

 

Guest Bicycles

 

  • If a guest of a resident chooses to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus, the guest must file a temporary bicycle registration card with the main desk of the residence hall they are a guest in.

  • A guest must affix the provided temporary bicycle registration card to the frame or seat post of the bicycle in a clearly visible manner.

  • All guests that choose to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus, also choose to do so at their own risk. The Department of Residence Life, the University Police Department nor any other entity of the University may be held responsible for the guest's bicycle or similar wheeled device in any way.

  • All guests that choose to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus also enter an agreement to abide by all of the residence life bicycle policies.

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by fochsm last modified Sep 20, 2013 04:29 PM