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Bicycle Policy

REGISTRATION: Free bicycle registration is available at the Department of Safety and Security; such registration assists in the recovery of a bicycle if it is stolen. All bicycles stored in the residence halls or in controlled storage must be registered.

PARKING: Students may park their bikes during the day at any of the many bike racks located throughout the campus. At night, bikes may be left in the outside bike racks or in one of the indoor areas designated for bike storage in the residence halls and clusters.

Any unregistered bicycle found in the storage racks may be impounded.  Students may not park bikes in hallways, entryways, access ramps, stairways, other accesses, or at any other posted sites. Bikes found in those areas will be removed at the owner's expense. Bicycles unclaimed after six months will be discarded.  Cut locks will not be replaced by the College.    

STORAGE:  Please refer to Storage Options on the Office of Residential Life's website.

LOCK CUTTING: When a student wants the lock cut off his bike, he must go to Safety and Security to sign a permission form, then come to McKenzie Hall with $50.00 (Check or Dash Card) and the permission form in hand. FO&M cannot charge the student's ID number. FO&M will then schedule the lock cutting.

TRAFFIC RULES: Bicyclists must obey all rules of the road that apply to motor vehicles, including keeping to the right and observing all traffic control lights, signs, one-way streets, etc. This requirement is a State law and will be enforced by citations and summonses to Court for violations. Bicyclists are urged to contact the Hanover Police Department for more information.

If the bicycle will be ridden at night, a white front light or reflector and a red rear reflector are required equipment.

Students are encouraged to lock their bikes at all times.

Contact Information

Facilities Operations and Management
646-2485
HB 6111
Facilities.Operations.and.Management@dartmouth.edu

Last Updated: 10/8/08