Bike at UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to becoming a bicycle-friendly campus. Bikes are a convenient way to get around, park close to buildings and keep fit.
In Texas, bicycles are considered vehicles. That means cyclists must follow the same rules of the road as cars, with a few exceptions.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- Ride at safe speeds.
- Ride as near as possible to the right curb.
- Use hand and arm signals.
- Keep at least one hand on handle bars at all times.
- Never ride against the flow of traffic.
- Give an audible warning when passing pedestrians or other cyclists.
- Have a white light in front and red reflector or light in the rear of the bike for night riding.
- Ride two abreast, but form a single line in congested traffic conditions.
Also know that cyclists should always wear a helmet and that bikes should be equipped with a mirror.
Bicycles must be registered with University Village. Students have the opportunity to register bicycles at move-in, or anytime at either the University Village Information Center or the Residence Hall Front Desk.
Due to safety concerns, bikes found in hallways, breezeways, stairways, blocking public access or exits will be removed and impounded. Additionally, bicycles that are not registered will be considered to be abandoned and therefore removed and impounded.
In the event of a collision, the cyclist is liable for pedestrian injuries and/or property damage. Be careful always.
To protect your bike from theft, get a good lock with a cable and properly secure it to a bike rack. Bicycles may not be secured to trees, shrubs or plants, stairways, walkways, handrails, light standards or sign posts.
Bike racks are located near every residence hall and apartment building, with more than 500 bike-parking slots and 57 racks to cover housing areas.
On campus, bike racks can be found near an entrance at every building, though not always at a building's main entrance. There are 30 bike racks offering 460 parking slots.
Bicycles left unattended on university property for a period of 48 hours or more, in a state of disrepair or in a condition that prevents normal or safe riding, may be impounded by University Police.
For more information on safe and lawful biking, please refer to the Texas Drivers' Handbook.
Bike on DART Bus
Tips for a Smooth Ride
- Please load and unload your bike quickly so as not to delay the operator or other passengers.
- You are responsible for loading and unloading your bike.
- Remove any bike attachment that may interfere with the safe operation of the bus - bikes that do not fit properly cannot be transported.
- Please inform the bus operator of your stop.
- Bus riders boarding with bicycles must use the bike racks - if the bike rack is full, riders can then carry their bikes onboard provided the bicycle is clean and there is room on the bus. Cyclists must move to the rear of the bus.
- DART reserves the right to revoke the bike rack privileges of those who abuse them - a warning will be issued prior to denial of service.
- Only use designated racks or lockers to secure your bike - do not use bus stop poles, trees, fences, etc.