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Bicycle Policies and Safety:

It is imperative that everyone practice safety when riding and storing your bicycle on campus.

When using a bicycle on campus, please do not lock it to or lean it against lamp posts, hand rails, or other campus property not intended to host bicycles since this action can create safety escape hazards, interfere with maintenance work, and cause damage to the property and the bike. Bicycles that are found inside a building or underneath the stairwells of any building will be removed by Public Safety.  If an improperly stowed bicycle is locked, it may be necessary for the chain or lock to be cut at the owners’ expense, particularly if the owner cannot be identified.    You must go to the Public Safety Desk located at 8 The Fenway to claim your bicycle.  All bicycles not claimed within 60 days will become property of The Boston Conservatory.

Any violation of this bicycle policy may result in disciplinary action.

The following are tips that all bicyclists should abide by while riding on campus to ensure the safety of the riders, motorists, and pedestrians.

  • Ride on the right side of the street (or sidewalk). Go with traffic, not against.
  • When riding at night a white light in front and a red light or reflector is required by state law.
  • Obey all traffic signals, signs and roadway devices.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Use the bike racks located in the “U” next to the back door 8 Fenway and near the back door of 31 Hemenway.
  • Do not lock or place bicycles inside buildings, underneath stairwells, against lamp posts or railings.
  • Always lock your bike.
  • Use hand signals to indicate turns, lane changes and stopping.
  • You can register your bicycle free of charge with the Boston Police Dept.

If your bicycle is legally parked on campus and you discover it missing, please come to the Public Safety Desk immediately to file an incident report.  We encourage everyone to contact the Boston Police Dept. if your bike has been stolen.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Public Safety office at x9191, or 617-912-9191 from an off-campus phone.

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