IV:30:03 Skateboards, Roller Skates, Roller Blades and Bicycles

Purpose/Scope

The College designated limited areas for the use of skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, bicycles and other similar wheeled devices. Except as provided below, no person may skateboard, roller skate, or use roller blades or any similar wheeled device in any college building, on sidewalks, roadways, parking areas or college lands, except as specifically authorized in writing by the Chief of Campus Police or the Chief's designee. The Campus Police shall enforce this policy.

Designated Areas: Skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, or any other similar wheeled devices may be used on sidewalks and walkways provided that at the time of use, the activity does not create a safety hazard or otherwise interfere with pedestrian traffic and, provided further, the skateboards may not be used within 50 feet of any College owned building or other structure.

Prohibited Areas: As guidance in the interpretation of this policy, the following prohibited areas are expressly noted: Skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, or similar wheeled devices may not be used in the following locations:

A. Inside any building or other enclosed facility;

B. On stairs, steps, curbs, benches, ledges, loading docks, ramps for disabled, and other similar fixed-location, designated-purpose external sites;

C. On any streets or in any parking lots occupied by vehicles;

D. Any location within 50 feet of any campus buildings;

E. In all areas and ramps immediately adjacent to any campus buildings;

F. Individuals who are not faculty, staff or students are prohibited from utilizing any College properties at any time for recreational or entertainment event using skateboards, roller skates, roller blades or similar wheeled devices;

G. Bicycles - Bicycles in traffic are like automobiles. A cyclist must obey traffic lights and stop signs, give hand signals and ride on the right side of the street. Failure to do so is a violation of the law. Riders must wear a helmet while on campus. The bicycle must be equipped with front and rear lights. Bicycles may be secured in front of the Campus Police Office.

VSCC Source: October 4, 2001, President; January 6, 2009, President's Cabinet