Bicycling is convenient, healthy, and an environmentally-supportive alternative to driving your car to campus. It’s virtually cost-free and you can typically park much closer to your workplace or classes. Cycling to UCF can be a fun, practical, and productive way of making exercise a regular part of your life while commuting. To encourage bicycling, UCF provides spaces throughout campus for more than 6,500 bicycles, as well as the ability to access on-campus shower facilities such as the students’ gyms.
Campus Bicycle Guidelines
- Park only in areas designated for bicycles.
- Obey all parking and traffic regulations.
- Do not ride in non-designated or congested areas, such as walkways or disabled access ramps.
Bike racks are located throughout campus providing cyclists with a convenient place to secure their bikes. Bicycles should be locked to a bike rack using a u-bolt lock and cable combination. Please do not lock your bike to fences, signposts, disability ramps, stair railings, or trees. Bikes locked in places other than bike racks may impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic and may be impounded.
Reasons Bikes May Be Removed
Do not park bicycles where they impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Prohibited areas include: any area within six feet in front and to the side of any entrance to or exit from any building, within any sidewalk, on any access or egress ramp, steps or stairs, in corridors, in motor vehicle parking places. Bicycles attached to handrails on handicap access ramps will be impounded, as will those parked as to present a hazard to general pedestrian traffic. Owners will be fined upon reclaiming impounded bicycles.
- Always remember to wear a helmet.
- Remember that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Obey all traffic rules and signs.
- Keep your bike in good mechanical shape. Check your tires, chain, and brakes regularly.
- Ride with traffic on the right side of the road (not against traffic).
- For night riding, equip your bike with a headlight, taillight, and reflectors.
- Ride as far to the right as is practical, but beware of debris and uneven pavement.
- Be predictable. Ride in a straight line. Do not weave in and out of parked cars.
- Be aware of all vehicles around you whether moving or parked. Look for cars performing sudden lane changes, and quickly opening doors from parked cars.
- Ride in a single file when traveling in groups.
- Be especially cautious when riding through intersections.
Rollerblades and Skateboards
Persons using skateboards, roller blades, or similar devices on University premises are limited to riding upon the sidewalks and crosswalks and must yield the right of way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The use of skateboards, roller blades, or similar devices is prohibited in all other areas, including roadways, bicycle paths, inside any University building; in any parking lot, garage, or construction area; or upon site furniture, architectural elements, walls, steps, ramps, or site improvements.
Any bicycle, skateboard, roller blade, or similar device used in violation of any of the provisions of these rules may be impounded and held by UCF Police (Community Relations) until all impound fines have been paid.