[BVC-CHAT] Anti bike proposal from TAMU
texafornia at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 11:47:41 CST 2009
What if I all the sudden find out I have to go to campus for the first time
in 10 years and all I have to get there on is my bike?
Reminds me of how you can't get in public pools in Japan if you have a
tattoo. Just stupid.
We should demand that they ASK cyclists what WE would want from TAMU as far
as bike changes go. Are the trying to get more people to bike or fewer?
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Matthew Hattaway
<cycleguy2300 at yahoo.com>wrote:
> "VIII. BICYCLE REGISTRATION
> 1. General Requirements
> All bicycles parked, stored, or operated on Texas A&M University property
> must be
> registered with Transportation Services. New employees and students are
> to register before their first day of employment or classes. Bicycles that
> do not display a
> valid TAMU permit will be impounded. The bicycle owner/claimant must pay
> impoundment fee to reclaim their bicycle.
> 2. Cost of a permit is $10.00
> 3. Issuance of Permits
> a. Transportation Services is the sole campus unit authorized to issue
> parking permits.
> i. Permits will be issued only after submission of a completed on‐line
> registration form.
> 3. Term of Bicycle Permit
> Registrations are valid for two years. Bicycle permits are non‐refundable.
> Permits are
> assigned to the registrant only and are not transferable to another person.
> Fines, fees,
> and or assessments for registration, impound, parking fees, parking
> citations and traffic
> citations incurred are the responsibility of the permit registrant.
> 4. Replacement Permits: Sold or Traded Bicycles
> Failure to advise Transportation Services of a sale or trade of a
> registered bicycle will
> result in continued responsibility of the registrant for citations issued
> to that permit and
> bicycle. The registrant is responsible for removing bicycle permits prior
> to selling or
> trading the bicycle and the purchaser is responsible for obtaining the
> This is page 7. You will have to buy a permit to even so much as operate
> your bike on campus.
> That means flagpole rides, riding through campus on the way to work. riding
> on campus just because it's a nice place with lights at night.
> You dont need a permit to walk on campus, or to drive on campus. This
> proposal will discourage people from riding bikes to, from and on campus. Is
> this how they want to go about reducing car usage?
> This would affect more than the student body. it would mean people that
> live near campus and want to ride around on campus or park their bike and
> walk would need a permit.
> The $10 every two years is not enough to provide any new or improved
> services. You can park more than ten bikes in one car parking spot, I would
> support this IF the permit would be for several hundred bike racks on the
> top covered floors of each parking garage. Why should cyclists be forced to
> pay money for a sticker, even cars can operate on campus with out a permit.
> We, a minority of the general population, will be forced to pay for the
> privilege of exercising our right to public roads.
> At the bottom of the proposal is this:
> Please send all comments or suggestions to:
> Rodney E. Weis
> Executive Director
> Transportation Services
> rweis at tamu.edu
> Please tell him how bad this is. If they are charging for bikes, why not
> shoes or skateboards? How about only charging (even more, $20/year) for
> garage parking. Depending on what they charged they could make more than
> what they do for cars and reduce car usage.
> Matt the "aut concilio aut ense" Hatt
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