Cycling On and Off Campus

The Taylor University campus is a beautiful setting for bicyclists.  The Taylor University Police Department encourages bicyclists to follow the following safety precautions:

Preventing Bicycle Theft

  • Always lock your bicycle when not in use.
  • Record your bicycle make, color and serial numbers.
  • If your bicycle has been stolen, call the Taylor University Police Department immediately.

Bicycle Safety

  • Always wear an U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved helmet when riding your bicycle.
  • Keep your bicycle in good operating condition.
  • Follow ALL traffic laws when riding your bicycle, including stopping at stop signs and riding WITH the flow of traffic.
  • Use hand signals for turns and stops.
  • Maximize your visibility  by wearing reflective clothing and attaching reflective devices to your bicycle.
  • Always check for oncoming traffic before entering an intersection or merging onto a road.
  • Stay in single file when riding with others.
  • DO NOT assume that motor vehicles will yield the right-of-way to you.
  • Refrain from using ipods and other devices that will interfere with your ability to hear or see oncoming traffic.
  • BE A DEFENSIVE RIDER.

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