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Brigham Young University prioritizes pedestrian access on campus. Motor vehicles and rideables are allowed on university property only as described in this policy. Members of the BYU community and visitors to campus should exercise prudence and caution while operating and parking motor vehicles and rideables on university property and in the surrounding communities.
For purposes of this policy, key terms are defined as follows:
Disability Mobility Device means a mobility device used by an individual with a mobility disability, as defined by federal law.
Main Campus means BYU’s academic, administrative, and residential buildings and the surrounding property owned and controlled by the university in Provo, Utah.
Motor Vehicle means a self-propelled vehicle intended primarily for use on roads. This definition includes, but is not limited to, trucks, buses, vans, cars, gas or electric carts (e.g., GEM carts, golf carts, utility vehicles), ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles, snowplows, and gas-powered scooters and mopeds.
Rideable means a device used primarily for the transportation of an individual. This definition includes bicycles, e-bicycles, scooters, e-scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates, hoverboards, and any similar device approved by the university for use on the Main Campus. Rideable does not mean a Disability Mobility Device used by an individual with mobility disabilities. Motor Vehicles and any gas-powered devices are not Rideables.
University Property means the Main Campus and all other buildings and property owned, operated, or controlled by the university (e.g., BYU Salt Lake Center, Jerusalem Center, Aspen Grove).
BYU retains the right to control traffic and to enforce parking regulations on University Property and may grant, revoke, or refuse parking privileges at its discretion. Within its jurisdiction, BYU Police enforces relevant Utah state law, including the Utah Traffic Code, and Provo City ordinances. BYU Security oversees parking on the Main Campus in accordance with the procedures posted on the BYU Security website.
The university assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of, or damage to, any personal Disability Mobility Device, Motor Vehicle, or Rideable, or its contents, at any time it is operated on, parked on, or removed from University Property. The university reserves the right to cite, fine, impound, or immobilize at the owner's or operator's expense any Motor Vehicle or Rideable in violation of parking regulations or this policy.
The university allows Motor Vehicles to be operated on the Main Campus on designated roads, in parking lots, and in accordance with traffic laws and posted signage. The only Motor Vehicles allowed to be operated on sidewalks on the Main Campus are certain pre-approved Motor Vehicles and only at the times and under the circumstances prescribed by the administration vice president and CFO.
BYU provides designated parking areas for current BYU students, employees, and visitors. Motor Vehicle operators must obey parking regulations, as found on the BYU Security website, and posted parking signs.
Parking oversized Motor Vehicles, such as recreational vehicles and motorhomes, and overnight parking of any Motor Vehicle are prohibited; however, limited exceptions may be made by the Parking Services Office.
Electric Motor Vehicles may be charged on the Main Campus only in designated areas.
BYU allows the use of Rideables on the Main Campus subject to the following conditions:
- Rideables must be operated in a safe and prudent manner, prioritizing pedestrian safety and movement.
- Rideables must be operated only on established sidewalks, walking areas, or roads.
- Rideables must not be operated on accessibility ramps.
- Rideable operators must maintain a clearance of three feet from pedestrians, Disability Mobility Devices, Motor Vehicles, and other Rideables.
- Rideables must be privately owned or owned by the university and may not be commercial ride-share devices.
- Rideables must not be used for stunts, jumps, or tricks, or on railings, stairs, or similar features.
Sidewalks and Walking Areas
- Rideables must travel at speeds no greater than a fast-walking speed (5 mph or less).
- Rideable operators must obey pedestrian rules.
- See the Crowded Times subsection below for further restrictions.
Main Campus Roads
- Rideables may be operated on Main Campus roads.
- Rideables must comply with all traffic rules, including speed limits and stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks, and must not impede Motor Vehicle traffic.
Marriott Center Bridges
- Rideable use is not allowed.
- Rideables must not be operated, ridden, or stored in buildings.
- Rideables may be brought into buildings only if they are completely stowed inside a standard backpack-sized bag. Rideables must remain with the owner or operator and out of any aisles or walking paths.
- Rideables and batteries for Rideables must not be charged on the Main Campus, except in designated areas in on-campus housing for residents of on-campus housing only.
Security and Storage
- When not in use, Rideables must be secured outside to bike racks or in other designated areas.
- Rideables must not be secured to railings, light poles, or any other structure not designed for Rideable storage.
- If left unattended and unsecured, or secured in an unapproved location, a Rideable may be moved or impounded by BYU Security or BYU Police at the owner or operator’s expense.
- Rideables must not be operated inside Campus Drive (including the sidewalk along the interior perimeter of Campus Drive) during class breaks and in any crowded areas.
Inclement Weather or Dangerous Conditions
- Rideables should be used with heightened caution.
Exceptions or Variances
Posted signage may restrict or prohibit the use of Rideables in ways that vary from the above conditions.
The University Accessibility Center (UAC) may recommend individual exceptions to the above-listed conditions to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. The managing director of BYU Security has the authority to grant UAC-recommended exceptions. These exceptions are not required to operate a Disability Mobility Device on University Property.
Additional Rideable Notices
Violations of these conditions may result in citations by law enforcement, fines, and the loss of Rideable-use privileges.
BYU assumes no liability for those who use Rideables on University Property. Any individual operating or riding on a Rideable on University Property is operating or riding at that individual’s own risk. The university makes no guarantee that University Property is safe for Rideable use.
Rideable users are responsible for any damage, injury, or loss caused by their personal Rideable use on University Property.