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36.0 Wheeled-Vehicle Policy

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SUNY Canton recognizes that the following forms of transportation (Including but not limited to: bicycles, skateboards, roller-blades, hoverboard/hoverboard-type vehicles) and other low-impact forms of wheeled transportation are legitimate methods of both exercise and transportation. However, some people choose to utilize these items in other than a conventional manner, thereby creating a physical danger to themselves and others as well as a hazard to property. In an effort to continue to provide for the open use of SUNY Canton property for these modes of transportation, the following guidelines are adopted:

  • No wheeled-vehicle used for personal transportation except youth strollers and those that assist disabled persons in navigation may be used within any campus building.
  • Bicycles, when not in use, must be securely locked to approved bicycle racks. Bicycles secured to trees, poles, railings, hand rails, and guard rails or those that block wheel chair ramps, stairways, pedestrian egress, creates a safety hazard or appears to have been abandoned, may be impounded by University Police.
  • Skateboards, rollerbladers, and hoverboarders/hoverboard-type vehicles using sidewalks will do so safely and will yield the right of way to pedestrians. They will travel at a safe speed and may not perform any of the following activities: jumping, riding over steps and/or curbs, riding on walls and railings.
  • Skateboarders and rollerbladers using campus roadways will travel at a safe speed, in the right lane of traffic only, as close to the right-hand curb as feasible and safe (proceed with the flow of traffic).
  • Motorized vehicles (Including but not limited to: scooters, mopeds and motorcycles) should not be operated on sidewalks or parked in any manner so as to block or impede pedestrian egress, emergency exits, or handicap access features to any campus building.

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