||The primary aim of the bicycle
control program is safety. This aim will be achieved by keeping bicycles
out of buildings, away from building exits, and parking them off paths
||Bicycles may be ridden any place
where vehicles are permitted. They may be ridden on most sidewalks, though
pedestrians always have the right of way. It shall be a violation of this
section for any bicycle rider to fail to yield to pedestrians, or to ride
a bicycle on paths, sidewalks, or streets where signs indicate such is
prohibited. An audible signal or warning must be given by the bicyclist
whenever there is any appreciable risk of injury to a pedestrian not
otherwise aware of the presence of the bicycle.
||Bicycles operated on paths,
sidewalks, and roadways shall be subject to all relevant state statutes
regulating bicycle use. Violation of those statutes shall be considered a
violation of this section.
||Bicycles shall be operated in
a safe manner at all times on paths, sidewalks, and roadways. Riding at
speeds too fast for conditions, weaving in and out of vehicular or pedestrian
traffic, or similar unsafe actions shall be considered "negligent
riding." Negligent riding shall be a violation of this section.
||Bicycles shall be parked only
in bicycle racks. All bicycle owners are encouraged to secure their bicycles
with a secure lock. At no time shall a bicycle be parked in a building,
except where bicycle storage rooms are provided, near a building exit, on
a path or sidewalk, in planted areas nor chained or otherwise secured to
trees, lamp standards, railings, or sign posts.
||Moving a bicycle into any
unauthorized area such as a building or construction zone is
||Bicycle racks in campus areas
are for parking and shall not be used for overnight storage.
||Impoundment for illegal
||Bicycles parked in violation of
subsections (5), (6), and (7) of this section will be subject to seizure
and impoundment by the university.
||A bicycle abandoned or parked on university
land for fourteen consecutive days or longer is presumed abandoned and is
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 the campus safety and security office. A bicycle that has
been obviously stripped or vandalized may be immediately impounded.
||Impounded bicycles will be stored by the
campus safety and security office. Bicycles will be released at specified times
and upon presentation of proof of ownership and payment of any fine that has
been imposed. 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. Bicycles unclaimed after sixty consecutive
days will be subject to disposal, including sale at public auction, in accordance
with university property disposal rules.
||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 not substitute for, nor release any person from liability for,
damage to persons or property caused by the use of a bicycle.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130.
05-08-017, § 478-118-290, filed 3/28/05, effective 4/28/05.]