Rules of the Road

Campus Rules
  • Never ride on campus sidewalks (unless designated as a bike lane with pavement markings).
  • Obey all traffic signs, signals and laws.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and areas where bike paths cross pedestrian walkways.
  • Most campus bike lanes are one-way only. Bikers must ride in the direction of traffic.
  • Watch for designated areas to dismount and walk your bike.
  • Always lock your bike (follow theft prevention tips).
  • Don’t lock bikes to handrails, trees, fences, bus shelters or anything other than bike racks. Illegally parked bikes are subject to tag and removal. To reclaim your bike, contact the PTS office.
  • Headlights and reflectors are required by Minnesota law for night riding.

Full text version of the Minnesota Bicycle laws and statutes

More on Bike Safety

*COLD WEATHER CAN BE DANGEROUS* - tips from the National Weather Service

Wonder whatever happens to those abandoned bicycles on campus?

They are taken to the Reuse Center and sold to the general public.


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