Bicycle Parking on Campus

Bicycle Parking

Bicyclists should always secure their parked bicycles to UConn bicycle racks whenever they are parked on University property.

Bicycles must not be parked:

  • against or secured to:
    • hand- or stair-railings
    • public safety equipment
    • signs and sign posts
    • street furniture and hardscape
    • trees and plantings
  • along or in a manner that encumbers handicap accessible paths or ramps
  • in a manner that blocks or encumbers any emergency exit or established travel path
  • within landscaping

A bicycle parked or operated in violation of these regulations may be impounded.  UConn will not compensate the owner of the bicycle for the cost of any lock (or other security device) that is cut or otherwise damaged during the impoundment process.  Proof of ownership is required before UConn will release an impounded bicycle to a claimant.

Those who operate bicycles on the UConn Storrs campus should also familiarize themselves with the bikeway use ordinances of the Town of Mansfield.

Bicycle Impound Process

Bicycles parked in violation of University policy may be impounded. All impounded bicycles will be stored at a UConn facility until claimed by the owner or disposed of by the University.  Parking Services is authorized to enforce its policies on all University-owned property.

The following guidelines will be followed when UConn impounds a bicycle.

  1. Bicycles parked in ways that violate University policies, rules, or regulations and present a public safety hazard as defined by Parking Services will be tagged and removed immediately.
  2. Bicycles deemed abandoned will be tagged and removed after seventy-two (72) hours. The Removal Notice will contain the following information: the date upon which the bicycle was tagged and the nature of the violation. Bicycles are considered abandoned when they are locked to University property in an apparently inoperable or dilapidated condition where they have remained for longer than two weeks.
  3. Staff will take the following actions while impounding a bicycle:
    • take pictures of the bicycle to document its condition before its relocation
    • produce a written record of
      • the time/date the vehicle was first tagged
      • the time/date/location of the vehicle at the time it was impounded
      • the make/model/color and serial number of the bicycle
      • notation of distinguishing marks that may help in the identification of the bicycle’s owner
  1. All bicycles removed will be moved to the University’s bicycle impound area, where they will be kept for up to forty-five (45) days.
  2. Forty-five (45) days after impound, the bicycle becomes UConn property and may be disposed of by the University.


Reclaim Bicycle