Queen's Parking Regulations for Bicycles


Queen's Parking Regulations for Bicycles

Contents
Message from the Manager
Section 1 General Information and Jurisdiction
Section 2 Bicycle Parking Areas and Restrictions
Section 3 Enforcement
Section 4 Parking Safety
Section 5 Loss/Damage to Bicycles

Related Regulation:
"Queen's University Parking Regulations for Motor Vehicles"


Message from the Manager

The Queen's Parking Regulations for Bicycles are designed to provide the best possible bicycle parking service to the University community. To do so, the Department of Physical Plant Services endeavours to:

    a)  Ensure that bicycle riders have space to park by providing proper bicycle storage racks.
    b)  Ensure that parked bicycles do not create a safety hazard or impede pedestrian or motorized traffic on campus by removing and impounding improperly parked bicycles.
    c)  Maintain bicycle parking racks in good physical condition including the removal of snow as quickly as possible.
    d)  Ensure that effective personal safety measures are maintained, including lighting and emergency phones.
Comments about our bicycle parking program are most welcome.

Donna Stover
Manager, Parking
Email:stoverd@post.queensu.ca
Phone: 533-6979


Section 1 General Information and Jurisdiction

Staff and students who ride bicycles on campus are asked to park their bicycles properly. A variety of stands and storage racks are provided throughout the campus for proper bicycle parking.

These regulations are issued under the authority of the Department of Physical Plant Services, and apply to all areas owned or leased by Queen's University. All persons bringing a bicycle to Queen's University campuses are subject to the regulations detailed in this document.

Parking regulations for motor vehicles (including motorcycles) are in the separate document"Queen's University Parking Regulations for Motor Vehicles"available from the Parking Office.


Section 2 Bicycle Parking Areas and Restrictions

Bicycle parking is permitted only in areas designated by stands/racks specifically provided for storing bicycles and/or the presence of signs identifying an area as a bicycle parking area.


Section 3 Enforcement

Bicycles found in violation of these regulations may be removed and impounded by the Parking Office.

3.1 Impoundment
Bicycles will be impounded if found parked in the following areas:

  • on or against access ramps including on the outside of access ramp railings.
  • attached to Emergency (Bluelight) telephone posts.
  • attached to any tree.
  • within two metres of a building entrance or exit.
  • on any stairway (inside or outside).
  • on any egress or ingress ramp.
  • on any loading dock.
  • attached to or beside any handrail or door.
  • inside buildings.

Not withstanding the above, any bicycle that is parked so as to create a safety hazard, or to impede traffic is subject to impoundment.

Bicycles that are impounded will be tagged and stored in a compound administered by the Parking Office. Impounded bicycles will be released to the owner upon satisfactory proof of ownership (description of bicycle) and payment of impoundment and storage fees (see Section 3.2).

After 90 days, unclaimed impounded bicycles will be surrendered to Kingston Police for disposal by public auction.

The University is not responsible for any damage or loss to locking devices or bicycles incurred during the removal and impoundment process.

3.2 Impoundment Fees
Impoundment and storage fees are as follows:

Impoundment Fee: $10.00 per bicycle

Storage Fee: $1.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00

Payment of all impoundment and storage fees must be made in the Parking Office in the Rideau Building between 0800 hours to 1600 hours, Monday - Friday.

Cheques are not accepted as payment for bicycle impoundment fees.

Impoundment and storage fees will be used by the University for the purchase of new bicycle racks.

3.3 Appeals
Bicycle owners may appeal (in writing) charges levied against them to the Manager, Parking, Rideau Building. Impoundment and storage fees must be paid prior to consideration of any appeal. Fees will be refunded if the appeal is successful.


Section 4 Parking Safety

While on campus with your bicycle, make sure you follow general safety guidelines, including the following:

  • call Campus Security (533-6111) if you see suspicious persons/activity near any bicycle racks
  • always lock your bicycle securely to a proper bicycle rack when on campus
  • be aware of the location of the EMERGENCY (bluelight) telephone closest to where you park your bicycle
  • do not leave parcels, valuables etc. attached to your parked bicycle
  • when bringing your bicycle to campus at night, ensure that your bicycle has a functioning headlamp and reflectors, and wear reflective clothing


Section 5 Loss/Damage to Bicycles

The University accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any bicycle however caused while on any University property.

The University is not responsible for any damage or loss to locking devices or bicycles incurred during the removal and impoundment process.