As you maneuver around the crowds of the first few weeks on campus, make sure to keep the pedestrian only zones safe by walking your bicycles, skateboards, scooters or any other coasting devices!
CSULB policy regarding campus usage of coasting devices has been in effect since January 2014 to prevent collisions and injuries and ensure safety. The details of the policy are as follows:
- The use of coasting devices is prohibited within any building, any covered area and in the designated pedestrian-only zones on campus.
- Users must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on foot at all times.
- Coasting devices may not be used in any manner that places pedestrians at risk.
- Speed of the device must not exceed 5 mph and the user must remain in control of their coasting device at all times. Riding coasting devices down hills, including the hills at East Campus Drive and West campus Drive is prohibited.
- Coasting devices are not vehicles and their use is prohibited on roadways and in parking lots and parking structures.
- Use of the devices for acrobatics, racing of other students is strictly prohibited. Riding on any architectural or landscape features other than sidewalks is prohibited. All wheels of the device must be in contact with the ground while in use.
- Persons using roller skates or rollerblades must remove them before entering all university buildings.
Failure to abide by the policy may result in a citation as determined by local jurisdiction.
“I would tell anyone coming in as a freshman or returner to be cognizant of their surroundings and their property,” said CSULB Chief of Police Fernando Solorzano. For information on University Police, feel free to visit their website at http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/ppfm/police/. Their main office is located south of the SRWC on Palo Verde and their substation can be accessed at USU-237.
“Campus safety is the entire community’s responsibility,” assured Solorzano. “No police department can function effectively without the assistance of a responsible community.”
For further information on pedestrian-only zones, check out the campus map at http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/studentdean/campus_regulations/documents/Skateboard_Policy_12-19-13.MAP.pdf.