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100 - Campus

100.2 Use of Personal Transportation- Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters & Battery Operated Self-Balancing Boards

Date Adopted: 9/9/2001
Date Revised: 2/24/2016
References: MCA 50-40-201
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Susan Briggs

  1. Policy

    The use of non-motorized bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and in-line skates shall be allowed as a means of transportation on sidewalks, walkways, and roadways of The University of Montana Western.  The use, possession or storage of battery operated self –balancing boards (Hover Boards, Segways, IO’s, Hawks, and similar equipment) is prohibited in college owned buildings or on college property.

  2. Purpose

    This policy is instituted due to a concern for the safety of individuals in the university and broader communities, for the protection of campus property, and for matters of institutional liability.

  3. Procedures

       Anyone using one of the approved methods of travel shall give right of way to any pedestrian and shall travel at a speed no greater than
       twice that of walking speed. 

       Under no circumstances will the approved vehicles be allowed on ramps, curbs, benches, steps, or other pieces of buildings or decorations. 

       None of the approved vehicles are permitted for use inside any building.

       Due to fire concerns, no battery operated, self-balancing board may be used or stored anywhere on university property.


        A.      A person in violation of this policy will be asked to stop the activity and/or leave the campus and may be cited for a criminal violation
                 such as disorderly conduct (MCA 45-8-101) or criminal mischief (MCA 45-6-101).

        B.      If the violator is a current UMW student, the individual will also be subject to sanctions under the Student Conduct Code.Authority

IV. Authority

       MCA 50-40-2015
       National Association of Fire Marshals

V.  Responsibility

       Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance/Student Affairs, Director of Facilities Services, Dean of Students