We strongly encourage people to walk
or ride bicycles around campus instead of driving — it’s good exercise, you
don’t consume fossil fuels or pollute the atmosphere, and you can often get
where you want to go just as quickly.
Bicycle Registration: Registration
helps you to recover your bicycle if it is borrowed or stolen. Also, officials
have found that registered bicycles are far less likely to be stolen. Register
your bicycle with the Fairfield Police Department (1200 W. Grimes,
641-472-4146). The license, valid for two years, costs $1.00. They will record
your name and the make, color, and serial number of your bicycle, and give you
All bicycles on
campus must be registered (no charge) with the Safety Office. Please call ext.
1117 (641-472-1117) for an appointment. All bicycles must comply with the State
and City ordinances and campus regulations.
Bicycle Laws: People using bicycles on
public roads and streets in Fairfield are required to obey all traffic laws
that apply to other vehicles (signaling turns, stopping for stop signs, etc.).
Observation of traffic laws prevents accidents, damage, and injury both to you
and your fellow community members. The town enforces these laws strictly, and
charges fines for violations.
Police and the Campus Safety Office also ask that everyone follow these rules:
• All bicycles must have a
functioning headlight on the forward part of the bicycle, visible from a
distance of at least 300 feet. You can buy a headlamp in the Campus Bookstore.
(Campus regulation and City Ordinance 551, Section 8, Ch. 10.58.070 state that the
headlight must be stationary and with an illuminating power equal to that
produced by a one and twenty-five hundredths volt electric bulb and battery.)
There must also be displayed on the rear part of the bicycle a red reflector,
no smaller than one and one-half inches in diameter, or a red light of similar
• All bicycles operated on campus
must have reflectors on the right and left side of front and rear wheels
• All bicycles under 26-inch
wheel size must have an aerial pennant secured to the rear wheel assembly.
• It is not permissible to carry
passengers on bicycles (including children).
• All bicyclists and
motorcyclists are urged, for their own safety, to purchase and wear appropriate
protective headgear when operating their bikes.
• Do not ride on sidewalks within
two blocks of the town square.
• On sidewalks more than two
blocks from the square, walk your bicycle whenever pedestrians are sharing the
sidewalk with you.
• Obey all traffic laws (such as
stopping at stop signs and observing one-way street signs) when riding on the
• Use the bicycle racks on the
four corners of the square when shopping in town.
lock your bike when not in use, preferably to a bicycle rack. Fire safety
regulations prohibit the parking of bicycles in hallways, doorways, and
Storing Bicycle: If
you live on campus you cannot store your bicycle in any common areas indoors,
including residence hall lobbies or hallways, areas under stairs, boiler rooms,
or any portion of any building on campus, with the exception of bicycles being
stored in an individual’s room.