It is encouraged that all bicycles be registered with the Department of Safety and Transportation at the Substation, located at 636. E. Elm Street. This free service is provided daily, Monday through Friday. Registration and marking your bicycle with identifying information will assist the university and law enforcement agencies in recovery of your bicycle if it is stolen. Engravers may be checked out from Safety and Transportation at the Substation.
For the safety of the University community, safe bicycle paths have been constructed throughout campus. These routes parallel the gray pedestrian walkways. Other routes are painted white on the street surface and signed with the international bike route symbol.
Bicycle parking is located throughout the campus along the bicycle paths. You may lock your bicycle only to authorized bicycle racks.
Vehicular laws apply to bicyclists as well as drivers of motor vehicles. Safe operation of your bicycle requires that you be aware of all applicable Missouri laws. City of Springfield ordinances and campus rules and regulations. When operating your bicycle on campus, always be respectful of, and yield the right of way to pedestrians, and exercise caution at intersections and cross-walks. When operating your bicycle you should always:
Bicycles are considered to be abandoned if not moved for 30 days and will be removed by cutting the locking devices, if necessary and impounded. There is a $25.00 fee for releasing a bicycle that has been impounded. Confiscated bicycles not claimed within 60 days will be disposed of.
The Department of Safety and Transportation welcomes suggestions and comments regarding bicycle safety issues. Concerned students, faculty, and staff should contact the Parking Administration office at 836-4825. Students may also contact the Missouri State University Student Government Association at 836-5500.