USE OF BICYCLES AND WHEELED DEVICES ON CAMPUS
This policy provides guidelines for the use of Sacramento State facilities and grounds as related to bicycles, roller-skates, skateboards, in-line skates, wheeled devices, motorized skateboards/scooters, and wheeled devices or equivalent products.
The primary purpose of the California State University System is to provide education to the citizens of California. In the interest of public safety, to protect pedestrians, buildings and grounds from damage, including fire damage caused by faulty batteries, connections or chargers, and to protect the University from liability, unsafe operation of wheeled devices including excessive speed, reckless operation and exhibitionism are prohibited on the Sacramento State campus. Excessive speed shall be defined as that which endangers the safety of persons or property (basic speed law).
Wheeled devices include: BICYCLES, ROLLER-SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, IN-LINE SKATES, AND THE USE OF MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS/SCOOTERS, OR WHEELED DEVICES OR EQUIVALENT PRODUCTS.
Exemption: Medically prescribed mobility devices for persons with disabilities.
No person shall bike, roller-skate, skateboard, in-line skate, or ride upon any wheeled device in the following identified areas or in the Pedestrian Zone:
- On any designated, prohibited areas on the University campus (see Pedestrian Zone Map);
- Within any building on the University campus;
- On any stairs, ramps or landings on the University campus;
- On or within any parking facility.
Additionally, until the Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufacturers determine how electrically motorized boards (hoverboards) can be safely charged, stored and operated without risk of fire, these devices are banned from all campus buildings.
Bicycles and other wheeled devices shall only be secured or stored using designated racks or containers. Devices locked or otherwise secured to poles, trees, rails or other objects not intended for that purpose shall be removed and stored at the owner’s expense.
Who the Policy applies to:
This policy applies to all current and future students, faculty, and staff at Sacramento State as well as all visitors to the campus facilities and grounds.
Why the Policy is necessary:
To prohibit the unsafe operation of wheeled devices, including excessive speed, reckless operation and exhibitionism, and to designate areas on campus where these devices are strictly prohibited.
The Sacramento State Police Department shall have the responsibility of enforcement of the following regulations that are to be applied under Section 21113 of the Vehicle Code:
Unsafe operation of bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, and other wheeled devices, or their use within designated prohibited areas, shall be enforced pursuant to 21113 VC.
Facilities Management shall post signs and/or street markings in the appropriate places, to identify the Pedestrian Zone, indicating the enforcement of Section 21113 of the Vehicle Code. Student Affairs will make available copies of this Policy Statement for review by interested parties.
Pedestrian Zone Map
Approved by President Robert S. Nelsen
January 24, 2016