Bicycles

Bike Riders

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NON-EXPIRING BIKE LICENSE

Now you can register your bicycle via e-mail with the University Police!

Simply fill out and submit a Bicycle Registration Form and follow the form instructions to receive your license decal.

PLEASE NOTE: This process does not reserve you a bike locker nor provide you with a bike locker. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 608.342.1845 or click the links below to obtain additional information about bike lockers.

BICYCLE REGULATIONS

  • Bicycles may be operated on both roadways and sidewalks.
    • Riders must obey all traffic laws, when operated on the roadway.
    • Riders who violate traffic laws may be cited for violations, just as drivers of motor vehicles.
  • Riders must yield right of way to pedestrians, when riding on sidewalks.
  • Bicyclists riding on a public street or walk shall ride in a straight line and give pedestrians the right of way at street crossings.
  • Bicyclists on campus property shall exercise extraordinary care and yield the right of way to pedestrians at all times.
  • Bicycles may be parked near building entrances and on sidewalks, provided they do not obstruct access to university buildings, ramps, travel ways, disabled parking spaces, or pedestrian walkways.
  • Bicycles may only be secured to a bicycle rack or in a university bicycle locker. Bicycles secured to any other object, including trees, light posts, or fence railings, may have the lock cut off and the bicycle removed, at the owner’s expense.
  • Bicycles shall not be parked within university buildings except in areas specifically designed for this purpose, and specifically authorized by the University Police Department. {Admin Code 81.06(8), Bicycles}
  • Bicycles must be removed from bicycle racks and/or lockers at the end of each spring semester.  See student handbook for more information.
  • Bicyclists riding on a public street or walk shall ride in a straight line and give pedestrians the right of way at street crossings.
  • Bicyclists on campus property shall exercise extraordinary care and yield the right of way to pedestrians at all times.
  • In the city of Platteville no person shall ride a bicycle upon any public walk in the area bounded by Water Street, Furnace Street, Chestnut Street, and Pine Street, including sidewalks bordering those streets.
  • Bicycles that are ridden on public streets within the city of Platteville are required to be licensed with the city of Platteville or another jurisdiction.  A university bicycle license meets this requirement. The University Police registers/licenses bicycles at no cost, and provides a non-expiring bicycle license tag for students.

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Police: Contact Information

Contact Information

Officer On Duty
24 Hours A Day

For Emergency Calls, dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
134 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1584
Fax: 608.342.1641
E-mail: police@uwplatt.edu

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 7:30–11 a.m., and
noon–4 p.m., excluding holidays

AFTER HOURS

For after-hours non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
Tel: 608.342.1584

Platteville Police Dispatch
Tel: 608.348.2313

For additional information and other after hours options, visit the University Police Contact Information page.

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