University Standard: 07-025
Policy Category:
Risk Management, Safety, and Facilities
Responsible Office:
Transportation Services
Responsible Executive:
Vice President for Finance & Administration
Download the Policy:
Effective Date:
03/14/2018
1.  Policy Statement

1.1.  This university standard governs the use of vehicles, the use of non-motorized transportation, and parking, on Oregon State University  (“university”) property.

2.  Reason for Policy

2.1.  The university seeks to maintain safety on university streets, reduce congestion, improve security, effectively utilize parking facilities, and ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

3.  Scope & Audience

3.1.  Unless otherwise designated below, this university standard governs the use of all vehicles and non-motorized transportation on university-owned or -managed property.

3.2.  All motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon and the relevant city, specifically including, but not limited to, ORS Chapters 801 through 823 together with adopted amendments, are applicable to public roads.  All applicable provisions of state and federal motor vehicle laws are enforceable.

4.  Definitions

4.1. ADA parking:  Parking space(s) designated by signage, and reserved for vehicles displaying a valid Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) disabled persons parking permit issued by a Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) along with a valid OSU permit.

4.2. Bend campus:  The geographical area of OSU’s campus located in Bend, Oregon.

4.3. Campus core:  That part of the Corvallis campus marked on the parking map provided by Transportation Services and listed in Sec. 8.3.2.

4.4. Commuter Parking Zones:  Parking zones identified for use by non-campus residents on the parking map of the Corvallis campus, provided by Transportation Services and listed in Sec. 8.3.1.

4.5. Compact vehicle:   A small vehicle that does not exceed 5'6" wide by 15'6" long.

4.6. Corvallis campus:  The geographical area of OSU’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon.

4.7. License plate recognition:  Use of software and hardware to recognize vehicle license plates.

4.8. Motorized two-wheel vehicles:  Motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters, with or without a side-car.

4.9. Non-motorized vehicles:  Skateboards, skates, scooters, and other conveyances that lack a motor.

4.10. Parked:  When a vehicle is stopped, regardless of the period of time the vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present in the vehicle when it is stopped, unless the vehicle is stopped for reasons beyond the driver’s reasonable control.

4.11. Parking space:  Any space marked by painted lines and curbs, and not marked as a “No Parking” area.

4.12. Residence hall parking zones:  The parking zones identified for use by on-campus residents on the map of the Corvallis campus, provided by Transportation Services.

4.13. Signage:  Signs placed by the university to designate parking information.  Signage may be posted or painted on the pavement.

4.14. Trailer:  Every vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by another vehicle.

4.15. Transportation Services:  Refers to university departments on the Corvallis or Bend campuses that are responsible for managing parking, including fines and appeals, on their respective campuses.

4.16. Utility/golf carts, utility cart, or golf cart:  A motor vehicle that has not fewer than three wheels in contact with the ground; has an unloaded weight less than 1,300 pounds; and is designed to be and is operated at not more than 15 miles per hour.

4.17. Vehicle:  Any type of motor-powered or alternative-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, utility/golf carts, and motorized two-wheel vehicles.

4.18. Vendor:  Businesses or agencies with which the university has contracted to locate full or part-time employees on university property.

4.19. Virtual permit:  Permission to park on the Bend campus is granted with a virtual permit given to a person who has registered one or more vehicles with OSU-Cascades Transportation Services and paid to park for a defined period.  No physical permit is issued; the registered vehicle’s license plate serves as the permit.

5. Responsibilities & Procedures    

5.1. General

5.1.1. Unless otherwise specified by signage, permits are required for parking motorized vehicles on university property.  Unpermitted and unregistered vehicles are subject to fines and immobilization.  Valid parking permits are required for general use parking spaces in Commuter Parking Zones Monday through Friday.  Times when valid parking permits are required are posted at each parking lot.  Permits are not required on holidays during which the university is not open for business.

5.1.2. The Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Finance & Strategic Planning, the Director of the Department of Public Safety, the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, the Director of Facilities Services, the Director of Transportation Services, the Director of University Housing and Dining Services, the Director of the Memorial Union, and their designees, are included among those "persons in charge" of university property for purposes of ORS 164.205(5) and this university standard.

5.2. Parking Permits for Corvallis Campus

5.2.1. Parking information and permits for the Corvallis campus may be obtained from Transportation Services.  Permits must be clearly displayed in vehicles, as specified in the applicable information materials accompanying each parking permit, in order to park in the areas or spaces for which the parking permits are valid.  Parking on the Corvallis campus without a properly displayed, current parking permit in areas or spaces where it is required may result in a citation and a fine.

5.2.2. Parking permits and their fees are specified on the Transportation Services website. Permits will not be issued to persons who have an outstanding balance on their Transportation Services account.

5.2.3. Unless otherwise specified on the parking permit, annual parking permits will expire on September 30th.

5.2.4. Parking permits are registered to the person to whom they are issued and may not be used or transferred to other persons for parking on the Corvallis campus unless to members of a carpool with which that person is affiliated and the use or transfer facilitates the carpool activities.

5.2.5. It is the responsibility of an individual who changes vehicles or license plates after initial registration to submit changes promptly to Transportation Services.  The associated university identification number must be included on all requested changes.

5.2.6. Parking permits for commuter parking zones may be purchased by employees of the university, commuting students, emeritus faculty, vendors, and others at the discretion of Transportation Services, all as supply allows.  The prices for parking permits differ by Commuter Parking Zone.

5.2.7. Annual parking permits for residence hall parking zones on the Corvallis campus may only be purchased by students who have active contracts for on-campus housing with University Housing and Dining Services, and as supply allows.  Commuter Parking Zones are not available to students residing on the Corvallis Campus, unless the Director of Transportation Services determines otherwise for a particular academic year.

5.2.8. Parking permits for motorized two-wheel vehicles may be purchased for use in accordance with Sec. 5.8.

5.2.9. Department parking permits may be purchased by departments for use by university personnel who are required to utilize their personal vehicle in the performance of official duties.  A valid Commuter Parking Zone parking permit must be displayed along with the department parking permit.  The department parking permit is valid for up to three (3) hours in all Commuter Parking Zones and residence hall parking zones.  Department parking permits expire on September 30, unless otherwise specified.

5.2.10. A person may request a courtesy campus core load/unload parking permit from Transportation Services.  This permit allows temporary access and parking to the designated campus core area pursuant to Sec. 4.3.

5.2.11. Parking on the Corvallis campus in spaces designated for disabled persons by signage requires a valid university parking permit in addition to a valid disabled persons parking permit issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”).  Both the university parking permit and disabled persons parking permit must be properly displayed at all times.  ADA visitor parking permits will be issued only to university visitors (non-students and non-employees) who display a valid, DMV-issued Disabled Persons Parking Permit.  This parking permit allows for three (3) hours of free parking in any ADA parking space in Commuter or Resident Parking Zones.

5.2.12. Utility/golf cart parking on the Corvallis campus must display a utility cart parking permit. Utility cart parking permits may be purchased by university departments or vendors on the Corvallis campus.  Utility carts must be registered with Transportation Services with identification in the form of a license plate or Vehicle Identification Number and corresponding contact information for the owner of the vehicle.  

5.2.13. Lost or stolen parking permits should be reported to Transportation Services.  A replacement parking permit will be issued after payment of the replacement fee.

5.2.14. Reserved parking spaces are for exclusive use by a College, School, Department, or other approved organizations such as businesses or agencies required to park on the Corvallis campus to facilitate provision of services to the university and must be renewed annually.  Reserved parking permits may be assigned to individuals based on their position with the university.  Individuals parking in assigned reserved parking spaces must properly display a valid reserved parking permit in vehicles together with a university parking permit that is valid for the parking zone in which the reserved space is located. 

5.2.15. Dedicated parking spaces are for exclusive use by clients of a university unit that provides a service to the Corvallis campus community.  Examples include parking spaces for Student Health Services patients and prospective students.  Transportation Services manages the creation or removal of dedicated parking spaces, as capacity allows.

5.2.16. Service parking spaces are for use by university-owned vehicles with a valid service permit.  Transportation Services may issue annual or daily service parking permits to certain vendor vehicles with a demonstrated need for access to service parking spaces.

5.3. Parking Permits for Bend Campus

5.3.1. OSU-Cascades utilizes License Plate Recognition (“LPR”) systems to manage parking. All vehicles parked on campus must be registered with OSU-Cascades Transportation Services.  Upon registration of the vehicle with OSU-Cascades Transportation Services and payment of applicable fees, a virtual permit is associated with the vehicle’s license plate.  Parking information relating to the Bend Campus may be obtained online at http://osucascades.edu/parking and in printed form from OSU-Cascades Transportation Services.  Parking on the Bend Campus without a valid virtual permit in areas or spaces where it is required may result in a citation and a fine.

5.3.2. Virtual permits and their fees are specified on the OSU-Cascades website.  Virtual permits will not be issued to persons who have an outstanding balance on their OSU-Cascades Transportation Services account.

5.3.3. Virtual permits are assigned to a person that has registered a vehicle with OSU-Cascades Transportation Service and may not be used or transferred to other persons for parking on the Bend campus, unless to members of a carpool with which that person is affiliated and the use or transfer facilitates the carpool activities.  Multiple vehicles may be added to all virtual permits, but only one registered vehicle may be parked on the Bend campus at any given time.

5.3.4. It is the responsibility of an individual who changes vehicles or license plates after initial registration to submit changes promptly through their online parking account.

5.3.5. Virtual permits for the Bend campus short-term parking lots may be acquired by anyone, except residential students, as supply allows.  Virtual permits for long-term parking lots on the Bend campus may be acquired by anyone, as supply allows.  Short and long-term parking lot locations are shown on the Bend campus map.

5.3.6. Permits for motorized two-wheel vehicles may be acquired for use in accordance with Sec. 5.8.

5.3.7. Single day parking permits may be purchased by anyone, except residential students, for use in short-term parking lots at the Bend campus.

5.3.8. A vehicle not otherwise allowed to enter or park in designated loading zone parking spaces pursuant to Sec. 5.5 may be issued a courtesy loading zone parking permit, which allows the vehicle to park in designated parking spaces and loading zones for up to 30 minutes.

5.3.9. Parking on the Bend campus in spaces designated by signage as ADA parking require a valid Disabled Persons Parking Permit issued by the DMV, in addition to a valid virtual permit.  The Disabled Persons Parking Permit must be properly displayed at all times.

5.3.10. Parking on the Bend campus in spaces designated by signage as carpool parking requires a valid carpool parking permit, issued by OSU-Cascades Transportation Services.  Requests for carpool permits must be submitted to OSU-Cascades Transportation Services.

5.3.11. Stolen vehicle license plates should be reported promptly to OSU-Cascades Transportation Services.  Any parking charges incurred as a result of a stolen license plate number are the responsibility of the owner until such time as the university is informed of the theft.

5.3.12. Dedicated 20-minute parking spaces are free for visitors, department guests, emeritus faculty, employees, students, and vendors.  No permit is required during this limited duration stay.  Parking in 20-minute designated spaces for longer than 20 minutes may result in a citation and fine.

5.3.13. Requests for departmental visitors, vendors, and other guest parking permits must be submitted in writing to OSU-Cascades Transportation Services and will be charged to the hosting department.  The OSU-Cascades Transportation Program Manager or designee may issue a virtual permit for departmental guests.

5.3.14. Service parking spaces are designated by signage and available for use by university-owned vehicles with a valid OSU-Cascades service permit.

5.4. Refunds

5.4.1. Transportation Services may issue refunds for fees paid for parking permits pursuant to parking permit refund information on the Transportation Services website.  Physical parking permits for which the refund is sought must be returned to Transportation Services before the refund may be issued.

5.4.2. A refund will not be issued to a person who has an outstanding balance on their Transportation Services account, but the refund will be applied to the outstanding account balance.  Any refund amount that exceeds the outstanding Transportation Services account balance will be issued after the balance is satisfied and an administrative fee is paid, as defined on the Transportation Services website.

5.5. Driving and Parking Responsibility

5.5.1. All persons operating vehicles on university property are responsible for knowing and adhering to this university standard.  This university standard is enforced at all times.

5.5.2. Anyone operating a vehicle on university property shall observe signage, speed limits, barricades, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, stop signs, and all other parking and traffic signs and laws, and shall drive in a safe and prudent manner.  The speed limit is 15 MPH unless signage directs otherwise.  Driving or parking vehicles on sidewalks, lawns, and other areas not designated for driving or parking is prohibited.

5.5.3. Parking areas on university property are reserved for vehicles with specific parking permits, as indicated by Sec. 5.2 and 5.3.  Valid parking permits are required for parking spaces in the Commuter Parking Zones during times specified by signage.  If a time is not specified on a sign, then the restriction is in effect at all times. Commuter permits are not required on holidays during which the university is not open for business.

5.5.4. All parking areas are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted or as provided in this university standard.

5.5.5. Responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the vehicle.  Lack of space is not a valid excuse for violating this university standard, or any other university standard or university policy.

5.5.6. In the event of conflict between signage and any university transportation or parking policy or standard, signage shall control and must be followed.

5.5.7. Parking spaces are marked by painted lines, curbs, and signage.  Any area not specifically designated for parking is a "No Parking Zone."

5.5.8. No vehicle may be parked in more than one parking space or stall.

5.5.9. Vehicles may not be parked in loading zones and spaces at any time for any purpose other than loading and unloading.  The maximum time limit in loading zones and spaces is thirty (30) minutes or as otherwise specified by signage.

5.5.10. Only compact vehicles may be parked in parking spaces marked for compact vehicles by signage.

5.5.11. Vehicles parked on campus must display valid evidence of current DMV registration, which may include DMV-issued temporary license plates, permanently issued license plates, or current registration tags.

5.5.12. The manufacturer’s Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”) must be visible on a vehicle at all times while the vehicle is parked on campus.

5.5.13. Vehicles that have had parking privileges suspended or revoked may be immobilized or towed, at the vehicle owner’s expense.

5.5.14. Vehicles displaying a suspected counterfeit, altered, lost, or stolen permit may be immobilized until Transportation Services, Department of Public Safety, or the Oregon State Police can determine the validity of the parking permit, and if found to be invalid, the parking permit will be revoked.

5.5.15. Unlicensed vehicles and vehicles without university parking permits parked for more than 24 consecutive hours on university property Monday through Friday may be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the registered owner’s expense.  After 72 hours, those vehicles will be removed at the registered owner's expense unless an extension has been granted by Transportation Services or by the Department of Public Safety.  Vehicles displaying a current university parking permit that remain in a commuter lot more than 30 contiguous days will be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the vehicle owner’s expense.

5.5.16. Persons are prohibited from living in vehicles of any kind on university property. Streets, lots, and other areas are not to be used as living areas for cars, trailers, campers, motor homes, trucks, buses, or other like vehicles.  Violators may be cited for improper parking, or the vehicle may be immobilized or towed.

5.5.17. All vehicles driven on university property shall be operated by a legally licensed driver.  The license must be displayed upon request of Department of Public Safety Officers or Oregon State Police.

5.5.18. Campus core vehicular access is only granted to:

a. Vehicles with a disabled persons parking permit and any valid university parking permit;

b. Vehicles with a campus core load/unload permit;

c. Emergency response vehicles;

d. U.S. Postal Service vehicles;

e. OSU Campus shuttle buses;

f. Public transit buses;

g. Non-motorized transportation; or,

h. Vehicles approved by Transportation Services.

5.5.19 A vehicle may be immobilized, or towed and impounded, and subject to fines if:

a. The vehicle is a traffic hazard, or a hazard to pedestrians or public safety;

b. The vehicle impedes the university’s operations;

 c. The vehicle is an unregistered utility/golf cart;

d. The vehicle is parked without authorization in a reserved parking space; or,

e. The vehicle owner or driver is unidentifiable by the vehicle’s VIN or license plate.

5.5.20. The university is not responsible for any vehicle or its contents parked on university property or environs.  Individuals assume all risk of accident and property loss, personal injury, and property damage.

5.5.21. The university may issue citations and enforce fines against the parking permit holder, the registered owner of the vehicle, or the person in possession or control of the vehicle at the time a violation of this university standard or signage occurs.

5.6. Penalties for Offenses

5.6.1. Fines, as published by Transportation Services, will be imposed for violating this university standard, including for:

a. Failure to display a valid parking permit on any vehicle parked on campus in violation of this university standard or signage;

b. Counterfeiting, altering, defacing, or giving false information in an application or hearing, or for misuse of any parking permit;  

c. Parking in a "No Parking" area;

d. Parking in an area on campus not authorized by the parking permit;

e. Unauthorized parking in an ADA parking space, adjacent loading areas, or other area designed for ADA access as designated by signage;

f. Blocking access to ADA spaces or any other area designed for ADA access;

g. Parking on a lawn, sidewalk, crosswalk, bike lane, driving lane, or any area on campus not designated by signage as a parking area;

h. Parking overtime at single- or multi-space meters or posted timed parking areas;

i. Parking in a posted fire lane;

j. Attempting to circumvent this university standard or signage in any way;

k. Parking in more than one parking space without prior authorization from Transportation Services;

l. Parking in restricted areas, as designated by signage, without authorization;

m. Parking a full size vehicle in a parking space marked by signage for a compact vehicle; or,

n. Failure to register a vehicle with OSU-Cascades Transportation Services that is parked on the Bend campus.

5.6.2. Any other offenses not specified herein, which are violations of the motor vehicle laws and ordinances of the State of Oregon, relevant city, or the university, may be prosecuted in the appropriate state or municipal courts.

5.6.3. Registered vehicle owners are responsible for fines, and towing and storage fees, if their vehicle is immobilized, or towed and impounded.

5.6.4. All penalties prescribed in this section, other than violations referred to appropriate courts of law, will be administratively enforced by the university.  For all administratively enforced violations, a parking citation or notice of offense, including the scheduled fine, will be issued to the person charged with the violation who is in possession or control of the vehicle or parking permit in use, or it will be attached to the vehicle.

5.6.5. Fines for cited violations must be paid to Transportation Services, on or before the date indicated on the citation.  Citations not paid within thirty (30) days may be sent for collection.

5.6.6. In the event that three or more unpaid citations are associated with a vehicle, Transportation Services may do any combination of the following:

a. Terminate the vehicle’s parking permit without a refund;

b. Suspend or revoke parking access to campus, including but not limited to metered parking or off-permit hours parking; or,

c. Immobilize the vehicle until all citation fines have been paid.  Immobilized vehicles are subject to tow after three (3) days.

5.7. Appeals

5.7.1. A person charged with a violation may appeal the citation by paying the scheduled fine and filing an appeal request within ten (10) days of the citation issuance date through the designated process outlined on the Transportation Services website for a decision by Director of Transportation Services or designee, for the Corvallis campus; or Associate Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning, or designee, for the Bend campus.

5.7.2. A notice of the university’s decision on the appeal will be issued within thirty (30) business days of receipt of the appeal request.  If the result of the appeal is a reversal or a reduction of the citation, all or a portion of the citation fees will be issued from the university to the appellant by check.  If the Director of Transportation Services, Associate Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning or designee does not respond to the appeal in writing within thirty (30) days of receiving the appeal, the appeal is deemed denied.

5.7.3. All judgments rendered represent the final decision of the university and are not subject to further appeal within the university.

5.7.4. A person who fails to pay and appeal a violation on or before the date specified in the citation forfeits his or her right of appeal.

5.8. Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle, or Similar Vehicle, Operation

5.8.1. Parking areas for motorized two-wheeled vehicles, or similar motorized vehicles, are specifically designated by signage.  Motorized two-wheeled vehicles may not park in vehicle parking spaces during the hours when parking permits are required.

5.8.2. Motorized two-wheeled vehicles, or similar motorized vehicles, may not park in any areas prohibited for other motorized vehicles including sidewalks, bicycle parking areas, bicycle lanes, or pedestrian areas.

5.8.3. Motorized two-wheeled vehicles, or similar motorized vehicles, are prohibited from entering or parking in the area designated campus core by signage, unless otherwise authorized by Sec. 5.5.  Transportation Services or the Department of Public Safety.

5.9. Use of Skateboards, Skates, Scooters and Other Non-motorized Vehicles

5.9.1. The use of skateboards, skates, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles is prohibited on campus, except for use as specified in this section.

5.9.2. Skateboards, skates, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles may be operated in McAlexander Field House in the area designated for their use.  All other use of such non-motorized vehicles is prohibited in university buildings, including the university parking garage.

5.9.3. Skateboards, skates, and non-motorized scooters may be operated on the university’s paved roadways that are designed for vehicular travel.

5.9.4. Skateboards, skates, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles may be operated on paths, walkways, and sidewalks at no greater than a walking speed and the user must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

5.9.5. Skateboards, skates, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles shall not be used on that portion of Jefferson Street on the Corvallis campus that is commonly known as Library Hill (immediately south of Valley Library up until 15th Street) and must be walked across the Memorial Union Quad.

5.9.6. Users of skateboards, skates, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles shall:

a. Use them in accordance with this university standard and in a reasonable and prudent manner, having due regard to traffic, pedestrians' rights, surface of the roadway, the hazard at intersections, and any other condition then existing;

b. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, vehicles, including emergency vehicles, and bicycles while in the roadway; and,

c. Obey all stop and yield signs.

5.9.7. Users of skateboards, skates, scooters, and other non-motorized vehicles shall not perform acrobatics or other stunts when using such vehicles, or while wearing skates.

5.9.8. Any person who violates Sec. 5.9 is subject to:

a. Issuance of a university citation and a fine;

b. Institutional disciplinary proceedings, if a student or employee; or,

c. An order to leave the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the university by a person in charge of university property.

5.9.9. Persons failing to comply with an order by a person in charge to leave or to remain off the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the university are subject to arrest for criminal trespass.

5.9.10. Parents and guardians of minors; and adult operators, including students, staff and faculty; are responsible for damage to university buildings or property by their skateboards, skates, or non-motorized scooters and for payment of any fines.

5.10. Use of Bicycles

5.10.1. Bicycles must be operated in a safe manner and be equipped in accordance with applicable state laws and city ordinances.  Bicyclists shall maintain a safe speed and shall obey all applicable signage, university policies and standards, state laws, and city ordinances regarding bicycle use.  All bicycles that are operated, parked, or stored on the Corvallis campus by students, staff, or faculty should be registered with Department of Public Safety.

5.10.2. Bicycles must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

5.10.3. A bicycle or its rider must be equipped with lighting equipment that must be used during hours of darkness and during limited visibility conditions.  The lighting equipment required includes:

a. A white light attached to the front of the bicycle or rider, visible from a distance of at least 500 feet; and,

b. A red reflector or lighting device or material attached to the rear of the bicycle or rider, visible from a distance of at least 600 feet.

5.10.4. Bicycles must not be operated on sidewalks or other walkways unless signage indicates otherwise.

5.10.5. Bicyclists involved in collisions shall call the Department of Public Safety on the campus on which the collision occurs for assistance.  All involved individuals shall remain at the collision site until released by the attending officer.  When a collision results in an injury, a written accident report must be submitted to the Department of Public Safety by the individuals involved.

5.10.6. Bicycles may be parked, stored, or left only in areas so designated by bicycle racks, signage, or storage.

5.10.7. Bicycles parked at bicycle racks at or near academic or research buildings longer than five (5) days will be considered abandoned and may be impounded.

5.10.8. Bicycle users may be cited for:

a. Improper or unsafe operation of a bicycle, including failing to obey a traffic control device, having more persons on a bicycle than it is designed to hold, riding with such a load as to impede visibility or safe operation of the bicycle, and riding faster than the posted speed limit;

b. Use of improper or inadequate equipment including no bicycle headlight, no rear reflector or lighting device, and no bicycle helmet for riders under 16 years of age;

c. Being parked in a way that creates a hazard, including blocking the bicycle or traffic lane, blocking access to any stairway, ramp, or doorway, and blocking access to any handrail or other device used to aid entry to a building or structure;

d. Being parked in a way that hinders the use of a bicycle parking device by other bicyclists;

e. Being parked in buildings except in designated bicycle rooms; or,

f. Any other violations of this university standard or applicable state law and city ordinances.

5.10.9. The fine for any such citation can be found on the Transportation Services website that lists information about citations, fines, and appeals.  Bicycle citations may be appealed in writing within ten (10) days to the Director of Public Safety or designee on the campus on which the citation was received.  If the Director of Public Safety or designee does not respond to the appeal in writing within thirty (30) days of receiving the appeal, the appeal is deemed denied.

5.10.10. Bicycles may be impounded by the Department of Public Safety if they are left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non-functional or abandoned.  A notice of impoundment will be placed on bicycles prior to their impoundment.  Bicycles may be claimed from Department of Public Safety.  The university will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle.  After 30 days the university may discard any unclaimed impounded bikes.

5.10.11. Registrants and bicycle owners are responsible for parking violations involving their bicycles.

6. Forms & Tools 

6.1. None.

7. Frequently Asked Questions

7.1. None.

8. Related Information

8.1. ORS 352.087 Powers and duties of governing board and university with governing board: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/352.087

8.2. OSU list of fees: https://fees.oregonstate.edu/

8.3. Parking and Shuttle Map:

  8.3.1. Corvallis campus: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/maps

  8.3.2. Campus core: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/parking-guidelines/campus-core-restricted-area

  8.3.3. Bend campus: http://osucascades.edu/transportation/maps-and-directions

8.4. Citations, fines, and appeals:

  8.4.1. Corvallis campus: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/citations-and-appeals

  8.4.2. Bend campus: http://osucascades.edu/parking/citations-appeals

8.5. Parking Permits:

  8.5.1. Corvallis campus: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/parking/parking-permits

  8.5.2. Bend campus: http://osucascades.edu/parking

9. History

9.1. Last review date:  March, 2018.

9.2. Next scheduled review date:  March, 2021.

10. Website

10.1. University Standard 07-025 Use of Vehicles, Non-motorized Transportation, and Parking: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/UPSM/07-025_vehicles_transportation_parking_policy

11. Contacts

Transportation Services – Corvallis Campus

541-737-2583

http://transportation.oregonstate.edu

Transportation Services – Bend Campus

541-322-2036

http://www.osucascades.edu/transportation