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USE OF BICYCLES AND WHEELED DEVICES ON CAMPUS

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Administration/CFO

Authority: CA Education Code 89030-89031; CA Code of Regulations 42353.1, 42354; CA Vehicle Code Sections 21113(a), (f); PM 07-02

Effective Date: February 9, 2019

Updated: January 7, 2019

Index Cross-References: N/A

Policy File Number: ADM-0157

USE OF BICYCLES AND WHEELED DEVICES ON CAMPUS

Policy Statement:

This policy provides regulation for the use of any Wheeled Device on the campus of Sacramento State University by any student, faculty, staff or member of the public.

The primary purpose of the California State University System is to provide education to the citizens of California. This policy is written to ensure that all the following interests are met by regulating all Wheeled Devices on the Campus at all times: the interest of providing safe and equal access to the Sacramento State University Campus (“Campus”) for the purpose of education; the interest of public safety; the interest to protect all persons on campus from harm; the interest to protect property, buildings and grounds from damage; and the interest to protect the University from liability. 

Therefore, it is the policy of the University that all Wheeled Devices, Motorized Wheeled Devices, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Devices are regulated by the University everywhere within the boundaries of the Campus as to time, place and manner of use, and parking, and that additional aspects of implementing this policy are found in the referenced Wheeled Devices on Campus Procedures.

It is the policy of the University that the use or operation of any Wheeled Device, Motorized Wheeled Device, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device inside the Campus Pedestrian Zone is strictly prohibited.

It is the policy of the University that the use or operation of any Motorized Wheeled Device or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device anywhere on the Campus is strictly prohibited, unless exempted through contract with the University.

It is the policy of the University that the following are exempt from this policy and are allowed access anywhere on the Campus, as follows:

  • Medically prescribed mobility devices for persons with disabilities
  • Electronic Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMD)
  • Any other device deemed by the University as a reasonable accommodation for disability access and mobility, or as mandated by law.
  • All Wheeled Devices used by the Campus Police, or other law enforcement agency or public safety agency

It is the policy of the University that the following are permitted limited access to the Campus, as follows:

  • A specific Motorized Wheeled Device, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device provided for rental operation to students, faculty, staff or a public visitor by a Vendor that has a valid contract with the University specifying the exact terms and conditions for the manner, place and time of use and parking, for the purpose of providing improved transportation options for students, faculty and staff.

This Policy does not apply to, or in any way regulate automobiles, service vehicles, trucks, cranes, scissor lifts, boom-lifts, golf carts or similar service vehicles and equipment used by the University, University Police, Campus Auxiliaries and any contractors performing work on the Campus.

Definitions:

University: California State University, Sacramento

Campus: All locations and buildings under the control of California State University, Sacramento, as well as all locations and buildings under the control of the University’s Auxiliaries. 

Pedestrian Zone: A specific location on the Campus determined by the University where the safety and well-being of the students, faculty, staff and public may be compromised by the use and operation of any Wheeled Devices, Motorized Wheeled Devices, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Devices and which is defined by a map, established and reviewed by a process operated by the University.

Wheeled Devices:

  • Bicycles, unicycles, stand up scooters, sit-down scooters, skateboards and roller skates that have no motor for propulsion, whether they are privately owned or acquired or rented from any vendor or company.
  • Any other device deemed a Wheeled Device by the University

Motorized Wheeled Device:

  • Wheeled Devices that utilize an electric motor or any other mechanical propulsion system including but not limited to motorized bicycles, motorized unicycles, motorized stand up scooters, motorized sit down scooters, hoverboards, motorized skateboards, mopeds, go-karts, whether they are privately owned or acquired or rented from any vendor or company.
  • Any other device deemed a Motorized Wheeled Device by the University

Partially Motorized Wheeled Device:

  • All Wheeled Devices that may be partially powered by a mechanical device or motor, such as, but not limited to a bicycle that is pedaled with motor assist, whether they are privately owned or acquired or rented from any vendor or company.
  • An electric bicycle of any classification as defined in CA Vehicle Code Section 312.5
  • Any other device deemed a Partially Motorized Wheeled Device by the University

Medically Prescribed Mobility Device:  a manually-operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by an individual with a mobility disability for the main purpose of both indoor and outdoor locomotion

Electronic Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD): any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel, or other engine, that is used by individuals with mobility disabilities for the purpose of locomotion, including golf carts, the Segway® PT, or any mobility device designed to operate in areas without defined pedestrian routes

Wheeled Device, Motorized Wheeled Device, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device Vendor (“Vendor”): Any Organization or Commercial Entity that provides access to use and operate a specific Wheeled Device, Motorized Wheeled Device, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device to the University students, faculty or staff for a rental fee or other financial consideration, and that requires a user agreement between the Vendor and the University staff, faculty, or students.

Who the Policy applies to:

This policy applies to all current and future students, faculty, and staff at Sacramento State as well as all public visitors to the campus facilities and grounds.  This policy applies to all Vendors who have a valid permit to operate in the City of Sacramento who wish to provide transportation services to the University students, faculty, or staff.

Why the Policy is necessary:

To prohibit the unsafe operation of Wheeled Devices, Motorized Wheeled Devices, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Devices, including excessive speed, reckless operation, and exhibitionism and to prohibit use in Pedestrian Zones, to protect the health and safety of the University’s current and future students, faculty, and staff, as well as all public visitors to the Campus, to designate areas on the Campus where these devices are strictly prohibited for reasons of safety, health, environmental protection, and wellbeing, as well as compliance with Americans With Disabilities access and related requirements, while allowing for useful transportation options for the University’s current and future students, faculty, and staff, as well as all public visitors to the Campus.

Responsibilities:

The Sacramento State Police Department is responsible for enforcing regulations, pursuant to Section 21113 of the CA Vehicle Code, which includes enforcement to stop unsafe operation of bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, and other Wheeled Devices, Motorized Wheeled Devices and Partially Motorized Wheeled Devices, or their normal use within designated prohibited areas.

Facilities Management is responsible for posting signs and/or street markings in the appropriate places that identify the Pedestrian Zone, and indicating the enforcement of Section 21113 of the Vehicle Code. Locations for approved parking of all devices covered under this policy shall be established and identified by signs and other means installed by Facilities Management.

The University will periodically review the Pedestrian Zone, and the President will approve any changes.

The University is responsible for developing, reviewing and executing contracts with commercial Vendors with review and consultation by but not limited to, Procurement, UTAPS, University Police, Risk Management and the Executive Safety Committee before execution.

Students, Faculty and Staff are required in advance of use of any Wheeled Device, Motorized Wheeled Device, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device on the Campus to know and understand this Policy, and the specific regulations described here, especially including the exact location of the Pedestrian Zone, and the prohibition of Motorized Wheeled Devices on the Campus.

Students, Faculty and Staff who use a Wheeled Device, Motorized Wheeled Device, or Partially Motorized Wheeled Device acquired through rental from a Vendor are required to review and acknowledge the Vendor’s User Agreement, specifically including any safety requirements or guidelines specified by the Vendor.

Procedure:

Wheeled Devices on Campus Procedures

Approved by:  Robert S. Nelsen, President           Date: February 9, 2019