When you ride a bicycle on a roadway within the Texas A&M University campus, you are a driver. You must follow state laws, give signals, obey stop signs and yield right of way-just as car drivers do. Laws and regulations are designed for the safety of cyclists.
All bicyclists must operate under Texas Motor Vehicle Laws, including stopping at stop signs and red lights, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, displaying proper illumination, and riding with the traffic flow. University Police offers bicycle engraving services free of charge.
The Uniform Act of the Texas Traffic Laws (Article XXI) governs the operation of bicycles on public roadways or paths set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
The University Police Department is responsible for the regulation of moving vehicles and bicycles on University property.
Transportation Services is responsible for the regulation of vehicles and bicycles that are parked on University property.
After the close of the spring semester, all abandoned bicycles will be removed from all on-campus racks. Bicycles that appear to be abandoned will be impounded according to the University Student Rules. In cases that result in the removal of the chain/lock, the owner will absorb the cost of replacement.
Bicycle parking is available throughout campus and is designated by the presence of bicycle racks. Bicycles must be parked within the boundaries of designated bike racks. Parking and/or placement of any non-motorized devices not covered under these regulations must be approved by Transportation Services.
The following are general guidelines regarding bicycle parking on campus:
Bicycles shall not be parked or stored:
Impounding may be necessary in an effort to have bike parking available for those using their bicycles and to address improperly parked bikes: