Reminder - Protocol for securing bikes/scooters on campus

April 22, 2024

(Editors note: Below is the reminder email sent to faculty, students, and staff the evening of 4/22/24.)

Dear Campus Community,

We are reaching out to remind everyone about the protocol for securing bikes and scooters on campus property and the importance ofensuring ramps remain accessible.

Recently,  a number of bikes and scooters have been found locked to accessible ramps on campus instead of using the bicycle racks provided for this purpose. Below is an image of one of the wheelchair ramps on campus. This makes the ramps inaccessible to members of the campus community who rely on ramps to get to their classes and offices.

We would like to remind the campus community that we have a shared obligation to provide equal access to all our facilities throughout campus. Here are the important things to remember:

  • Ramps must be free of any lock, bike, or scooter attached to any part of an accessible ramp. 

  • Bikes or scooters attached to any element of a disability access ramp or left in a manner that obstructs use of a disability access ramp may be seized or locked in place.

Here is an image of bikes improperly secured to the handrails with one blocking the sidewalk access to this campus ramp.

Picture of a wheelchair ramp on the south east corner of VLSB. Several bikes and electric scooters are secured to the handrails, with one blocking the sidewalk access to the ramp.

Thank you for your continued support by following these accessibility and safety protocols.

Ella Callow

Chief Accessibility Officer 

Executive Director, Disability Access and Compliance

Seamus Wilmot

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, Business Operations

Director, Parking and Transportation