Do you know the rules for cycling on the CU Boulder campus?

Bicycles on Campus:

  1. YieldRiding: 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.
  2. Pedestrian Safety Zones: Pedestrian safety zones are portions of the CU Boulder sidewalk system where bicycle riding, skateboarding and the use of personal transportation devices are restricted. Pedestrian safety zones have been established to reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians along CU Boulder’s sidewalks. The speed limit within pedestrian safety zones is 5 mph between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except during class change periods. During class change periods, bicyclists, skateboarders and persons using personal transportation devices must dismount or ride at speeds not to exceed 5 mph in pedestrian safety zones.
  3. Bike ParkingBicycle Parking: 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.
  4. Registration: CU Boulder regulations require that bikes parked regularly on campus be registered.



Feel free to contact the bicycle program for questions or comments at or call 303-735-BIKE.