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OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

 

DIVISION 30

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF
MOTOR VEHICLES

576-030-0005

Authority to Establish Motor Vehicle Regulations

Authority to establish regulations governing the use of all motor vehicles on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus is derived from Oregon Statutes and action of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education pursuant to such statutes. The rules and regulations published herein were filed with the Office of Administration, Oregon Department of Higher Education, and the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of ORS 183.310 to 183.500. Strict enforcement of these regulations is necessary to maintain safety on campus streets, reduce congestion, improve security, and effectively utilize parking facilities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 352.360
Stats. Implemented; ORS 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78

576-030-0010

Application of Motor Vehicle Laws of the State of Oregon and City of Corvallis

All motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon and the City of Corvallis specifically including, but not limited to, ORS Chapters 801 through 823 together with adopted amendments are applicable to public highways. All provisions of the above motor vehicle laws are applicable and enforceable except as they conflict or are inconsistent with these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & ORS 352.360
Stats. Implemented; ORS 351.070 & ORS 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92

576-030-0015

Definitions

For the purpose of these rules:

(1) “Golf Cart” means a motor vehicle that:

(a) Has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground;

(b) Has an unloaded weight less than 1,300 pounds;

(c) Is designed to be and is operated at not more than 15 miles per hour; and

(d) Is designed to carry golf equipment and not more than two persons, including the driver.

(2) “Moped” means a vehicle, including any bicycle equipped with a power source, other than an electric assisted bicycle as defined in ORS 801.258 or a motor assisted scooter as defined in ORS 801.348, that complies with all of the following:

(a) It is designed to be operated on the ground upon wheels.

(b) It has a seat or saddle for use of the rider.

(c) It is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

(d) It is equipped with an independent power source that:

(A) Is capable of propelling the vehicle, unassisted, at a speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a level road surface; and

(B) If the power source is a combustion engine, has a piston or rotor displacement of 35.01 to 50 cubic centimeters regardless of the number of chambers in the power source.

(e) It is equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only and does not require clutching or shifting by the operator after the system is engaged.

(3) “Motor scooter” means a vehicle that:

(a) Is designed to be operated on the ground with not more than three wheels;

(b) Has handlebars and a foot support or seat for the operator’s use;

(c) Can be propelled by motor or human propulsion; and

(d) Is equipped with a power source that is incapable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of greater than 24 miles per hour on level ground and:

(A) If the power source is a combustion engine, has a piston or rotor displacement of 35 cubic centimeters or less regardless of the number of chambers in the power source; or

(B) If the power source is electric, has a power output of not more than 1,000 watts.

(4) “Motorcycle” means any self-propelled vehicle other than a moped or farm tractor that:

(a) Has a seat or saddle for use of the rider;

(b) Is designed to be operated on the ground upon wheels; and

(c) Is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

(5) "Parked" means that a Vehicle is stopped regardless of the period of time the Vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present in the Vehicle when it is stopped, unless the Vehicle is stopped for reasons beyond the driver’s reasonable control.

(6) “Parking space” means any space marked by painted lines and curbs, and not marked as a “No Parking” area.

(7) “Signage” means signs placed by OSU’s Transit and Parking Services (“TAPS”) on campus to designate parking rights. Signage may be posted or painted on pavement.

(8) “Trailer” means every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle. Trailer includes, but is not limited to, the following types of trailers:

(a) Balance trailers.

(b) Bus trailers.

(c) Commercial bus trailers.

(d) Farm trailers.

(e) Pole trailers.

(f) Semitrailers.

(g) Travel trailers.

(h) Truck trailers.

(i) Self-supporting trailers.

(j) Special use trailers.

(9) "Vehicle" means any type of motor-powered or alternative-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, Motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0020

Parking Permits

(1) OSU offers a variety of Parking Permits, specified below, for parking in designated parking areas or specific parking places on Campus. Unless otherwise specified by Signage, Parking Permits are required for parking on Campus. Parking Permits and informational parking brochures may be obtained through TAPS. Permits must be clearly and appropriately displayed in Vehicles as specified in the applicable parking brochure in order to park in the areas or spaces for which the Parking Permits are valid. Use of parking areas on Campus without a properly-displayed, current Parking Permit in areas or spaces where it is required on Signage may result in a citation and a fine as established in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000.

(2) Parking Permits available for purchase and their applicable fees are specified in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Permits will not be issued to persons who have an outstanding balance on their TAPS account.

(3) Unless otherwise specified on the Parking Permit, Parking Permits will expire on September 30th. Term Permits, however, expire at the conclusion of the term for which they were issued.

(4) Parking Permits are personal to the persons to whom they are issued and may not be used or transferred to other persons for parking on campus unless such use or transfer is to members of a carpool with which that person is affiliated and the use or transfer facilitated the carpool activities.

(5) Faculty/Staff Parking Permits may be purchased by all non-Student-status, full or part-time employees of OSU or businesses or agencies with which OSU has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on OSU’s campus. Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(6) Student Parking Permits may be purchased by any OSU Student. Annual Student Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Student Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(7) Emeritus Parking Permits may be purchased by emeritus and retired OSU employees. Annual Emeritus Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Emeritus Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(8) Motorcycle, Motor Scooter and Moped Permits may be purchased by Faculty, Staff, Students, Emeritus Faculty, and Vendors for use in accordance with OAR 576-030-0060.

(9) Vendor Parking Permits may be purchased by persons, businesses, or agencies desiring to park on Campus to facilitate provision of services to be provided to OSU.

(10) Temporary Parking Permits may be purchased by OSU employees, students or Visitors, for use in lots as designated by the Parking Permit.

(11) Visitor Parking Permits may be purchased by Visitors from pay and display stations located on Campus. Applicable rules, instructions, and charges are subject to change and displayed on the machines at pay and display stations.

(12) Guest Parking Permits may be purchased by persons attending qualifying conferences, workshops, and meetings.

(13) Complimentary Courtesy Parking Permits may be issued to OSU administrative personnel who are required to utilize their personal Vehicle in the performance of official duties. A valid Faculty/Staff Parking Permit must be displayed along with the Complimentary Courtesy Parking Permit. The Complimentary Courtesy Parking Permit is valid in each space for up to three (3) hours in designated Service Vehicle or Vendor parking areas.

(14) Parking on the Campus in parking spaces designated by Signage as Disability Parking requires one of the above current, valid OSU Parking Permits in addition to a valid Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) parking placard issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Both Parking Permits must be properly displayed at all times. Requests for reserved disabled parking spaces should be submitted to the OSU Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity for approval.

(15) Government Parking Permits may be purchased by all non-student-status, full or part-time employees of OSU or businesses or agencies with which OSU has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on OSU’s campus. Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(16) Golf Cart and Trailer Parking Permits may be purchased by all non-student-status, full or part-time employees of OSU or businesses or agencies with which OSU has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on OSU’s campus. Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified. Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permits expire on the last day of the academic term for which they were issued.

(17) Lost or stolen Parking Permits should be reported to TAPS. A replacement for a lost or stolen Parking Permit will be issued after payment of the fee set in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000.

(18) Reserved parking spaces designated for exclusive use by any College, School, Department, or other approved organizations such as businesses or agencies required to park on campus to facilitate provision of services to be provided to OSU will be assessed an annual fee set forth in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Purchase of these reserved parking spaces must be renewed annually. Valid reserved Parking Permit issued to the College, School, Department, or other approved organizations must be properly displayed in Vehicles. OSU Faculty, Staff, Emeritus, or Students must display a valid OSU Parking Permit in addition to the reserved space Parking Permit when utilizing reserved spaces.

(19) Motor Pool Vehicles and other Vehicles owned by OSU that are to be parked on campus for one month or longer shall be subject to an annual parking fee equal to the fee for an Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permit or a Term Faculty/Staff Parking Permit as specified in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000.

(20) ADA Visitor Parking Permits will be issued only to OSU visitors (non-students and non-employees) who are displaying valid, DMV-issued ADA placards. This Parking Permit allows for three (3) hours of free parking in all Student/Visitor, Staff/Faculty, and ADA parking areas.

(21) As used on Signage, a “compact vehicle” means small Vehicle that does not exceed 5'6" by 15'6".

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 7-1991, f. 6-3-91, cert. ef. 10-1-91; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-96; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0025

Driver Responsibility

(1) All persons operating Vehicles on campus are responsible for knowing and adhering to the regulations stated herein. The regulations are enforced at all times.

(2) The responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the Vehicle. Lack of space is not a valid excuse for violating any OSU parking regulation.

(3) In the event of conflict between Signage and these or other regulations, the Signage shall control and must be followed.

(4) Only Vehicles with valid ADA permits or placards, approved campus service Vehicles, emergency-response Vehicles, U.S. Postal Service Vehicles, freight trucks, OSU Campus Shuttle busses, public transit buses and bicycles may enter or park in the area designated “Campus Core” by Signage.

(5) OSU is not responsible for any Vehicle or its contents parked on OSU property or environs. Individuals assume all risk of accident and property loss, personal injury, and property damage.

(6) OSU may issue citations to and enforce fines against both the person in possession or control of the Vehicle at the time a violation of these regulations or Signage occurs and the person identified as the Registered Owner of the Vehicle.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

576-030-0035

Refunds

TAPS may issue refunds for fees paid for Parking Permits pursuant to a Parking Permit refund schedule published by TAPS. Refunds are available only upon return of the Parking Permit for which the refund is sought to TAPS. A refund will not be issued to a person who has an outstanding balance on his or her TAPS account, but the refund will be applied to his or her outstanding TAPS account balance. Any such refund amount that exceeds the TAPS account balance, after the balance is satisfied, will then be issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-96; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

576-030-0040

Driving and Parking Regulations on Campus

(1) Anyone operating a Vehicle on campus shall observe Signage, speed limits, barricades, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, stop signs, and all other traffic signs and regulations and shall drive in a safe and prudent manner. The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH unless Signage directs otherwise. Driving or parking Vehicles on sidewalks, lawns, and other areas not designated for driving or parking is prohibited.

(2) Campus traffic boundaries and parking areas are indicated on the campus parking map published by TAPS.

(3) Most parking areas on campus are reserved for Vehicles with specific Parking Permits, as indicated by Signage in the parking areas.

(4) All vehicles parked on OSU property are required to observe posted parking and traffic signs.

(5) On the OSU campus any area not specifically designated for parking is a "No Parking Zone."

(6) No Vehicle may be parked in more than one parking space or stall.

(7) Vehicles may not be parked in loading zones at any time for any purpose other than loading and unloading. The maximum time limit is fifteen minutes or as otherwise required by Signage.

(8) All persons operating Vehicles parked on OSU property are required to observe Signage.

(9) Abandoned or immobilized Vehicles left on OSU property more than 72 hours may be removed at the Registered Owner's expense unless an extension has been granted by TAPS or by the OSU Department of Public Safety. Unlicensed Vehicles and Vehicles without OSU Parking Permits parked more than 24 consecutive hours on OSU property Monday through Friday may be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the Registered Owner’s expense.

(10) All Vehicles driven on OSU property shall be operated by a legally licensed driver. The license must be displayed upon request of Department of Public Safety Officers or Campus Patrol Officers.

(11) Reserved, service and timed parking areas are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted or as provided in these rules.

(12) All reserved spaces allocated for specific Vehicles are reserved at all times.

(13) Persons are prohibited from living in Vehicles of any kind on University property. Streets, lots and other areas are not to be used as living areas for cars, trailers, campers, motor homes, trucks, buses or other like Vehicles. Violators may be cited for improper parking or the Vehicle may be booted or towed.

(14) Parking Spaces are marked by painted lines and curbs. Any area not specifically marked is a “No Parking” area.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0045

Parking Committee and Appeal Review Committee

(1) The Vice President for Finance and Administration appoints the members of the Parking Committee to represent faculty, staff, and students on parking matters. Requests for hearings and/or suggestions for enforcement, modification, or amplification of parking regulations should be presented in person or in writing to the Parking Committee.

(2) Any appropriate matter presented to the Parking Committee will be considered to determine what action, if any, is required.

(3) The Appeal Review Committee is composed of two Parking Committee members, appointed by the Chair of the Parking Committee to review parking citation appeals filed by affected persons, other than Students, and appeals from Student Appeal Court decisions filed by Students.

(4) The Student Appeal Court is composed of at least two Students. At least one member of the Student Appeal Court must be a Parking Committee member appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The Student Appeal Court reviews parking citation appeals filed by Students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0050

Penalties for Offenses

(1) Fines in an amount set out in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000 will be imposed for:

(a) Failure to display a Parking Permit on any Vehicle parked on campus in violation of these regulations or Signage.

(b) Counterfeiting, altering, defacing, or giving false information in an application or hearing or for misuse of any Parking Permit. Such a violation may result in the revocation of the Parking Permit or campus parking privileges in addition to a fine.

(c) Parking in a "No Parking" area.

(d) Parking in an area not authorized by the Parking Permit on display in the Vehicle.

(e) Unauthorized parking in a Disability space or van access area as designated by Signage.

(f) Parking on a lawn, sidewalk, crosswalk, bike lane, driving lane or any other area on campus not designated by Signage as a parking area.

(g) Parking overtime at single or multi-space meters or posted timed parking areas.

(h) Living in Vehicles.

(i) Parking in posted fire lanes.

(2) Any other offenses not specified herein which are violations of the motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon, City of Corvallis or OSU, may be prosecuted in the appropriate state or municipal courts.

(3) A Vehicle may be booted or towed and impounded, and is subject to towing and storage fees at the Registered Owner’s expense in addition to fines if the Vehicle is a traffic hazard, a hazard to pedestrians or to public safety, if it impedes University operations, or if it is parked without authorization in a reserved parking space.

(4) In the event three or more unpaid citations are associated with a Vehicle, TAPS may do any or a combination of the following:

(a) Terminate the Vehicle Parking Permit without a refund;

(b) Revoke campus parking privileges;

(c) Boot the Vehicle until all citation fines have been paid. Booted Vehicles are subject to tow after ten (10) days.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-96; OSU 2-2004, f. 6-23-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 6-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0055

Enforcement and Appeals

(1) All penalties prescribed in OAR 576-030-0050, other than violations referred to appropriate courts of law as provided in 576-030-0050(2), will be administratively enforced by OSU. For all administratively enforced violations, a parking citation or notice of offense, including the scheduled fine, will be issued to the person charged with the violation who is in possession or control of the Vehicle or Parking Permit in use, or it will be attached to the Vehicle.

(2) Fines for cited violations must be paid to TAPS, on or before the date indicated on the citation. Citations not paid within thirty days may be forwarded to for collection.

(3) A person charged with a violation may appeal the citation by paying the scheduled fine and filing a request for a hearing within ten days of the date of issuance of the citation. The appeal must be submitted to TAPS on an Appeal Request Form that is available from TAPS.

(4) After the appeal is filed, the case will be scheduled for review by the appropriate Appeal Review Committee as described in 576-030-0045. Student Appeal Court findings may be appealed by the student to the Appeal Review Committee. All judgments rendered by the Appeal Review Committee are final and not subject to further appeal.

(5) A person who fails to pay and appeal a violation on or before the date specified in the citation forfeits his or her right of appeal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 7-1991, f. 6-3-91, cert. ef. 10-1-91; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0060

Motorcycle and Motor Scooter Operation

(1) Parking areas for motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds are specifically designated by Signage.

(2) Motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds may not park in any areas prohibited for other motorized Vehicles including sidewalks, bicycle parking areas, bicycle lanes, or pedestrian areas.

(3) Motorcycles, Motor scooters, and Mopeds are prohibited from entering or parking in the area designated “Campus Core” by Signage, unless otherwise authorized by TAPS or OSU Department of Public Safety.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1978, f. & ef. 10-16-78; OSU 3-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 2-1990, f. 6-15-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; OSU 7-1991, f. 6-3-91, cert. ef. 10-1-91; OSU 6-1993, f. 6-9-93, cert. ef. 10-1-93; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0070

Skateboard, Skate and Non-motorized Scooter Regulations

(1) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter use is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Oregon State University except use as specified in these regulations.

(2) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters may be operated in the area in McAlexander Field House designated for their use. All other use of skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters is prohibited in University buildings.

(3) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters may be operated on the University paved roadways that are designed for vehicular travel.

(4) Skates may be operated on paths, walkways, and sidewalks at no more than walk speed.

(5) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooter users shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, Vehicles and bicycles while in the roadway, and emergency Vehicles.

(6) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter users shall obey all stop and yield signs.

(7) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters shall not be used on that portion of Jefferson Street commonly known as Library Hill (immediately south of Valley Library).

(8) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter users shall not perform acrobatics or other stunts when using skateboards, non-motorized scooters or while wearing skates.

(9) All persons using skateboards, skates or non-motorized scooters as authorized by this rule shall use them in a reasonable and prudent manner, having due regard to traffic, pedestrians' rights, surface of the roadway, the hazard at intersections, and any other condition then existing.

(10) Any person who violates this rule is subject to:

(a) Issuance of a University Citation and a fine of $50.00;

(b) Institutional disciplinary proceedings, if a student or employee;

(c) An order to leave the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University by a person in charge of University property.

(11) Persons failing to comply with an order by a person in charge to leave or to remain off the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University are subject to arrest for criminal trespass.

(12) Parents and guardians of minors and adult operators, including students, staff and faculty, are responsible for damage to University buildings or property by their skateboards, skates or non-motorized scooters and for payment of any fines.

(13) The Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Department of Public Safety Manager, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, Director of Facilities Services, Director of University Housing and Dining Services, Director of Conferences and Special Events, the Director of the Memorial Union and Educational Activities, and their designees are included among those "persons in charge" of University property for purposes of ORS 164.205(5) and this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 164.205(5), 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 164.205(5), 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 1-1987, f. & ef. 4-21-87; OSU 5-1990, f. 9-7-90, cert. ef. 9-15-90; OSU 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 2-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-14-99 thru 9-30-99; OSU 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

576-030-0090

Bicycle Regulations

(1) Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances. Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable Signage and state, city, and campus laws and regulations regarding bicycle use.

(2) Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(3) A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions. The lighting equipment required includes:

(a) A white light attached to the front of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

(b) A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

(4) Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless Signage indicates otherwise.

(5) Bicyclists involved in collisions shall call the Department of Public Safety for assistance. All involved individuals shall remain at the collision site until released by the attending officer. When a collision results in an injury, a written accident report must be submitted to OSU’s Department of Public Safety by the individuals involved.

(6) Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left on campus only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, Signage or storage. All bicycles, regardless of owner, must be maintained in working order while parked on campus. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five days will be considered abandoned and will be impounded.

(7) Bicycles users may be cited for:

(a) Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle including failing to obey a traffic control device , having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding encumbered, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

(b) Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

(c) Being parked in a way that creates a hazard including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

(d) Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

(e) Being parked in buildings except in designated bike rooms;

(f) Any other violations of these regulations or applicable state law and city ordinances.

(8) The fine for any such citation is set out in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000. Campus citations may be appealed by written statement to the appropriate forum.

(9) Bicycles may be impounded by OSU’s Department of Public Safety if they are left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be sent to the registered bike owner, if known, within 24 hours. Bicycles may be claimed from OSU’s Department of Public Safety by identifying the bicycle and paying the citation fine and impoundment fee to TAPS. OSU’s Department of Public Safety will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.

(10) All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on campus by students, staff, or faculty may be registered with OSU’s Department of Public Safety.

(11) Registrants and owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles on campus.

(12) Bike lockers are available for rent on an annual or term basis at fees established in OSU’s List of Fees and Charges, pursuant to OAR 576-010-0000

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070 & 352.360
Hist.: OSU 4-1987, f. & ef. 6-11-87; OSU 3-1992, f. 6-5-92, cert. ef. 10-1-92; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 3-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

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