Bicycles are increasingly popular on both campuses over the last couple of years. The university recognized this increase has caused a lack of available bike racks during peak times on campus.
The university plans to respond to this increase by installing more bike racks over the winter months in time for spring semester.
Landscape Services asks students, staff and faculty let them know areas where more racks are needed by filling out this short survey at http://go.unl.edu/5ow.
The number of bikes on City Campus has increased by 52 percent in the last five years. On East Campus, the number of bikes has risen by 29 percent since 2006. The university attributes the increase to several factors: an increase in student enrollment, rise in gasoline prices and the cost of a UNL parking permit.
While the university works to remedy this problem they ask that bicyclists review UNL’s bike policy and regulations to know proper areas to park their bikes (http://bike.unl.edu/unl-bike-policy-regulations).
Bicyclists and operators are required to use the storage racks located throughout the UNL campus. The use of a heavy-duty lock system is recommended to discourage theft. UNL regulations prohibit attachment to trees, posts, signs, stairwells, railings, or handicapped ramps. Any bicycles found secured to any object other than racks are subject to removal by Landscape Services. They will be held at the UNL Police Department for 30 days and, if unclaimed, will be sold at public auction.
The university strives to become a Bike Friendly University, a title that is designated by the League of American Bicyclists. Last year, UNL took the first steps to becoming a Bike Friendly University by forming a committee and starting a website with bike-related information called “Bike UNL.” Landscape Services works closely with the committee and the city to improve bike friendliness on campus.
- Sara Nelson, Facilities, Management and Planning
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/p68