Bicycle Regulations

Bicycle, Skates, Roller Blades and Skateboards

All bicycle, skates, roller blades and skateboard regulations are in effect at all times and apply to all students, faculty and staff who park or ride any of the above mentioned transportation methods on University of Tulsa owned or controlled parking lots, streets or property.

  • Yield the right of way to any pedestrian
  • When crossing a university controlled parking lot or street shall yield the right of way to all traffic.

Bicycle Registration Violations

All students, faculty and staff must register their bicycle with the University and obtain a registration sticker.  The registration sticker must be attached and displayed on the main frame below the seat post.

Bicycle registrations are valid indefinitely.  If you have previously registered, still own and display a bicycle displaying a TU bike permit, registration continues to be honored.  Registrations are not transferable.

Any bike parked on TU campus not displaying a sticker and properly registered may be impounded at Campus Security.  Bikes without stickers that are impounded and not claimed within 10 calendar days will be turned over to Tulsa Police Department as abandoned. 

Counterfeiting, altering, defacing or transferring the registration sticker to another bike or person and/or giving false information in any application or in a hearing is a violation of the Student Conduct Code.

Violations  Fines  Violations  Fines 
Failure to register or display a bicycle registration sticker  $5  Counterfeiting, altering, defacing or transferring a bicycle registration sticker to another vehicle  $50 
Falsifying information to obtain a bicycle registration sticker  $50     

Parking and Securing of Bicycles

Bicycles may only be stored or parked in student rooms, apartments and bike racks located near each building.  Bicycles that are stored in student rooms and apartments will not be placed in areas where they may constitute a hazard.  This includes hallways, lounges, breezeways and stairwells.  Bicycles that are parked or stored at outside bike racks must be secured with a security device designed to prevent theft.

Bicycles may not be parked in a manner as to interfere with life safety zones such as a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone; or on any service drive, building entrance, driveway, walkway ramp, emergency telephone apparatus or any other passageway to which emergency equipment may need access.  Bicycles may not be parked, chained or otherwise attached to trees, plants or other living objects, railings, fences, posts signs or trash receptacles.  Bicycles may not be parked on the grass or in any other area that is under cultivation.

Bicycles parked in violation of these regulations or in a manner such as to constitute a safety hazard may be impounded by Campus Security Officers.  The registered owner of any impounded bicycle will be emailed requesting that they pickup their bicycle at the Security Office.  If the registered owner does not claim the bicycle within 15 calendar days, it will be turned over to Tulsa Police Department as abandoned.  Bicycles without stickers are impounded and not claimed within 10 calendar days will be turned over to the Tulsa Police Department as abandoned.

Violations  Fines 
Failure to properly secure a bicycle  $5 

Riding on Sidewalks

Whenever a person is riding a bicycle or traveling by means of skates, rollerblades or skateboard on any sidewalk or other areas intended for pedestrian use, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.

Any person riding a bicycle or traveling by means of skates, rollerblades, or skateboard that is about to enter or cross a University-controlled parking lot or street shall yield the right of way to all traffic.

Violations  Fines 
Failure to yield to a pedestrian  $5 
Failure to yield while exiting a sidewalk or bikeway  $5 

Abandoned Bicycles

Abandoned bicycles and those bicycles left on campus at the conclusion of the spring semester will be impounded by Campus Security Officers.  Bicycles that are impounded and not claimed within 10 calendar days will be turned over to the Tulsa Police Department as abandoned.