Rules for Cycling
With the exception of CU Police officers, bicyclists riding on campus streets and on bike paths must obey posted speed limits and traffic devices. Bicyclists riding on campus sidewalks and multi-use paths (including those on e-bikes) must yield the right of way to pedestrians and must ride at speeds safe for existing conditions.
Dismount zones are portions of the CU Boulder sidewalk system where bicycle riding, skateboarding and personal transportation devices are restricted. Marked pedestrian safety zones reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians along CU Boulder’s sidewalks. All cyclists and boarders must dismount and walk through the dismount zones. Dismount zone requirements help traffic flow effectively, especially during class changes.
Bicycles must be parked in bicycle parking racks. Bicycles that create safety or environmental hazards or block access to handrails, ramps, parking meters, signage or building entrances may be issued citations and impounded.
It is required by law on campus or within the City of Boulder that all cyclists riding after dusk must have a white front light and red rear reflector.
It is not required by law to wear a helmet on campus or within the City of Boulder, but we do recommend that all cyclists wear one while riding.