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Safe Commuting


Policy Statement

Improper operation of vehicles on University property presents clear risks for students, employees, and visitors. To minimize the likelihood of accidents and injuries, Dalhousie University has adopted the following rules regarding vehicle operation, roller or in-line skating, and skateboarding on University property.

Procedures

Operation of Motor Vehicles on University Property:

Those operating motor vehicles on University property (including roadways and parking lots) are required to do so in a safe manner and in accord with the requirements of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, Regulations made under the Act, and the Dalhousie University Parking Regulations.

Motor vehicles may only be parked in approved parking spaces as set out in the Dalhousie Parking Regulations.

Operators of motor vehicles will not run vehicle engines longer than absolutely necessary in locations where engine exhaust can enter University buildings.

Operation or parking of motor vehicles in contravention of these regulations will result in issuing of a ticket, towing of the vehicle (at the owners expense), and possible cancellation of parking privileges.

Operation of Bicycles on University Property:

Those operating bicycles on University property (including roadways and parking lots) are required to do so in a safe manner and in accord with the requirements of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicles Act, and Regulations made under the Act.

Cyclists are required to dismount and push bicycles while travelling on University sidewalks or pathways.

Bicycles are normally to be parked at bicycle racks located across campus. Except with the permission of the dean, director, chair, or manager, bicycles are not permitted to be brought into Dalhousie buildings. Where the dean, director, chair, or manager has given permission for a bicycle to be brought indoors, the bicycle may not be stored in a hall or other "public" area of the building. Bicycles may not be chained to trees, poles, railings, fences, or structures on University property.

Bicycles parked in contravention of these regulations will be removed and fines may be levied. If necessary, locks will be cut in order to remove improperly parked bicycles.

Roller or In-line Skating and Skateboarding:

Roller or in-line skating and skateboarding are not permitted on University property roads, sidewalks, pathways, or in University buildings.

Date Issued: June 2000
Approved: W. H. Lord, Director (Facilities Management) & Wm J Louch, Director (EHS)