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Abandoned bicycles being removed from campus racks

By Jacquie Vargas

Abandoned bicycles being removed from campus racks

The University of Houston Facilities Services along with the University of Houston Police Department will be cleaning up the bicycle racks in order to maintain an adequate number of bicycle parking spaces on campus and furthermore maintain the overall aesthetics of our campus.

Bicycles and other items secured to bicycle racks or other objects on campus, that are abandoned, or appear to be abandoned, will be tagged (with a red tag). Tagging began June 17 with a collection scheduled to begin on July 18, 2016 extending until all tagged items are removed. Collected items will be impounded and will be stored at the University of Houston Police Department.

Facilities Services and UH Police Department is not responsible for the cost of locks, chains, other security devices, or any other item that may be damaged or destroyed as a result of removing any items and neither department have responsibility or liability to replace or make compensation for such items.

All bikes will be impounded and stored at UHPD and stored for a minimum of 30 days, then at the discretion of UHPD donated or disposed.

Before releasing an impounded bicycle, the prospective owner will be required to provide proof of ownership and to register your bicycle with the University of Houston Police Department prior to be released.

If you have any questions about the bicycle abatement initiative you may contact Facilities Manager Craig Whitfield before removal or Police Sergeant Dina Padovan after removal.