Beginning today, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will remove bicycles that appear neglected from parking spaces on campus.
Bikes have been tagged with paper notices two weeks prior to this week, giving bicycle owners opportunity to collect bikes before the removal. TAPS estimates that it impounds approximately 1,000 bikes per year and auctions them off at bi-annual bike auctions or offers them to bike shops for resale.
“Abandoned bicycles take up valuable parking spaces, are unsightly, may present tripping hazards and can tempt thieves,” according to a TAPS press release.
TAPS also provides lock-removing services for those riders who have lost keys or forgotten codes to locks. In addition, bicyclists can contact TAPS and inform them of where their bicycle is located to avoid removal. For these services, contact TAPS at 752-2453.
– Lauren Steussy