(1) The primary aim of the bicycle control program is safety, and this aim will be achieved by keeping bicycles out of buildings, away from building exits, and parking them off paths and sidewalks. Bicycles must never be parked in stairwells, hallways, or any place which will be a safety hazard or hinder exit from buildings.
(2) Bicycles must be parked in racks. At times, rack space may not be available and parking near the racks is permitted provided the parked bicycles do not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
(3) The following specific regulations must be observed while operating bicycles on campus:
(a) Do not ride bicycles inside buildings at any time.
(b) Do not lean or park bicycles near or against windows.
(c) Pedestrians have the right of way on all malls and sidewalk areas of the university. At all times and places of congested pedestrian traffic, the bicycle rider must go slowly and yield to pedestrians. A violation of this provision shall constitute a moving violation and shall be referred directly to the court of the judge of the Lower Kittitas County district court.
(d) Bicyclists must observe the 10 m.p.h. speed limits on malls and service drives.
(e) Bicyclists must ride in designated lanes where they exist.
(4) Impoundment policy:
(a) Bicycles parked on paths, sidewalks, in buildings, or near building exits may be impounded, except in areas adjacent to residence halls, or as otherwise permitted and designated by the director of residential services as bike storage rooms. Bicycles left over seventy-two hours may be impounded.
(b) Impounded bicycles will be stored in a location determined by the chief of public safety and police services. Bicycles will be released at specific times and upon presentation of proof of ownership. Owners of impounded bicycles, if identifiable, will be notified immediately upon impoundment and must reclaim the bicycle within seven days.
(c) Abandoned, lost, or found bicycles that have been impounded shall be subject to sale in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12) and 28B.10.528. 98-23-022, § 106-116-901, filed 11/9/98, effective 12/10/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528, 28B.10.560 and 28.35.120. 94-10-049 (Order CWU AO 72), § 106-116-901, filed 5/2/94, effective 6/2/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528, 28B.10.560 and 28B.35.120(12). 91-22-038 (Order CWU AO 67), § 106-116-901, filed 10/31/91, effective 12/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.050 and 28B.35.120(12). 88-11-066 (Order 63), § 106-116-901, filed 5/18/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.050 and 28B.35.120. 81-22-051 (Order 47), § 106-116-901, filed 11/3/81; 81-08-010 (Order 46), § 106-116-901, filed 3/23/81; 80-11-027 (Order 45), § 106-116-901, filed 8/14/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.050 and 28B.40.120. 78-02-023 (Order 37), § 106-116-901, filed 1/13/78; Order 24, § 106-116-901, filed 7/30/75; Order 15, § 106-116-901, filed 8/17/73.]