Washington Administrative Code
Title 478 WAC – University of Washington
Chapter 478–116 WAC: Parking and Traffic Rules of the University of Washington,
WAC 478–116–365: Nonmotorized vehicles--Impoundment of bicycles.
||Bicycles parked in violation of WAC 478-116-199 will be subject to seizure and impoundment by the university.
||Except as provided by WAC 478-116-199(2), a bicycle
abandoned or parked on campus, other than at residential halls, for
fourteen consecutive days or longer is presumed abandoned and is
subject to seizure and impoundment by the university. Bicycles
remaining at resident halls once the school year ends will be
presumed abandoned and are subject to seizure and impoundment by
the university. A bicycle will not be considered abandoned when
the owner/operator is unable to remove it and so notifies UWPD. A
bicycle that has been obviously stripped or vandalized may be
||Owners of impounded bicycles, if identifiable, will be
notified as soon as reasonably possible after impoundment and must
reclaim their bicycle within fifteen consecutive days. All fines,
fees, and the impoundment fee must be paid prior to the release of
the bicycle. Bicycles unclaimed after sixty consecutive days will
be subject to sale through the university surplus property
||The university and its officers, agents, and employees
shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from
impoundment, storage, or sale of any item under this section.
||Impoundment or sale of any bicycle under this section
shall neither substitute for, or release, any person from liability
for damage to persons or property caused by the use of a bicycle,
nor does it remove the obligation for any fines associated with the
violation or other outstanding citations. Any proceeds resulting
from the sale of a bicycle though the university surplus department
will be credited toward the outstanding fee associated with the
impoundment of that bicycle.
||Any person seeking to redeem a bicycle impounded under
this chapter has the right to contest the validity of the
impoundment and the amount of applicable fees and shall have the
bicycle released upon establishing ownership, requesting a review
provided in WAC 478-116-415, and paying any outstanding fines or
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130.
11-13-058, § 478-116-365, filed 6/14/11, effective 8/8/11.]