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Removal of Items that Obstruct Access to or Use of University Facilities, Policy on the


To describe procedures for removal of bicycles, mopeds, scooters, and other items of personal conveyance when they are not properly secured, obstruct access to facilities, interfere with the ability to perform routine landscaping duties, or appear to have been abandoned.

Applies to: 

All faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors

Policy Statement: 

Bicycles and vehicles such as mopeds, scooters, and other items of personal conveyance should be properly secured on the bicycle racks that are provided throughout campus for that purpose. It is a violation of University policy if these items are not properly secured and/or are left in places such that they obstruct access to or use of University facilities, including sidewalks, ramps, stairways, handrails, doorways, and halls. In the event they obstruct access to areas, these items are subject to removal without notice. In addition, items that impede landscape services or snow removal by being secured to trees, light poles, sign posts or impede other types of access routes will be subject to removal.

Further, bicycles, mopeds, scooters and similar means of transportation should be maintained in operational condition. Annually, during the first week of May, Facilities Services will identify bicycles, vehicles or other items that are in disrepair, including those properly secured to bicycle racks. Facilities Services will place notices on these items informing the owners that if the items are not repaired or removed by owners within 72 hours they will be subject to removal by Facilities Services or a towing service notified for that purpose.

Locks and chains may be cut and the removed bicycle or conveyance may be impounded. Any removed bicycles, mopeds or scooters will be stored, at University request, by a vehicle towing service. The owner will be responsible for reclaiming the vehicle and paying any fees assessed by the towing service.

The Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) responds to student complaints about policy violations; the Department of Human Resources responds to faculty and staff complaints. Upon request from AAAC or HR, Facilities Services directs the removal of obstructions. The Public Safety Office will provide officers to witness removals.


Vehicles may be impounded or stored at the owner’s expense.


Policy Office
University of Kansas
115 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Approved on: 
Wednesday, November 6, 1991
Effective on: 
Wednesday, November 6, 1991
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Bicycles, Scooters, Mopeds, Bicycle Racks
Change History: 

01/13/2015: Policy formatting cleanup (e.g., bolding, spacing).

05/20/2013: Updated contact information.

04/14/2009: Reviewed; no changes made.

08/22/2007: Updated and approved by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

10/20/2005: Updated and approved by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

11/06/1991: Approved by the Executive Vice Chancellor.

Operational Categories: 
Health & Safety

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