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Skateboarding and Rollerblading on Campus


The purpose of the city ordinance that describes the campus locations where skateboarding, rollerblading, and similar activities are prohibited is to improve pedestrian safety, minimize damage to campus property, and reduce maintenance costs resulting from such damage.

Applies to: 

The University of Kansas, Lawrence campus

Policy Statement: 

According to Lawrence city ordinance,

“It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, skate or use a coaster, roller skates, skateboard, roller blades, or other similar device on sidewalks in the area of Jayhawk Boulevard from West Campus Road to Thirteenth Street including 1000 feet on either side of this corridor on the University of Kansas campus.”

City of Lawrence Ordinance 6794


Violators of the ordinance are subject to receiving a citation to appear in the City of Lawrence Municipal Court.


University of Kansas
Public Safety Office
1501 Crestline Dr., Suite 120
Public Safety Building
Lawrence, KS 66045

KU Crime Stoppers: 785-864-8888

Emergency: 911

Approved by: 
City of Lawrence, KS
Approved on: 
Tuesday, July 9, 1996
Effective on: 
Tuesday, July 9, 1996
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
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Change History: 

11/10/2016: Updated Contact and Keywords sections. 

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

04/01/2009: Reviewed; no changes made.

07/09/1996: The City of Lawrence passed Ordinance 6794.

Operational Categories: 
Health & Safety

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