Bicycle Storage

Bicycles provide a clean, convenient and healthy transportation alternative. Improperly stored bicycles pose a serious hazard in the event of an emergency requiring rapid evacuation from a residence. Bicycles attached to buildings can damage building trim and pose obstructions to emergency responders in an emergency.

To minimize the problem of improper bicycle storage bicycle racks have been provided at nearly every residence on campus. There are indoor storage facilities and outdoor racks for student use.

Environmental, Health and Safety personnel monitor bicycle storage and respond to violations. First observations result in a warning being issued. Repeat violations can result in confiscation of a bicycle which may necessitate destroying cable, chain or lock. Confiscation and storage can result in life safety fines. A bicycle confiscated one time can be reclaimed by signing a claim form and providing student identification. A bicycle taken a second time will be held until the end of the semester.

For questions regarding bicycle proper storage, please contact:
Environmental, Health & Safety Coordinator (x8226) rpotter@bates.edu, or
Environmental, Health & Safety Assistant (x6413) jguzelia@bates.edu