- Permission to operate a motor vehicle or bicycle on The University of Texas at Dallas campus is granted by the University and is not an inherent right of any Student, Faculty or Staff member.
- All Faculty, Staff, and Students who have vehicles in their possession or control for use are required to purchase a valid UT Dallas parking permit in order to park on the University campus. This includes all vehicles parked at and/or utilizing campus housing facilities.
- Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Education Code, the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System has promulgated these regulations pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles on the grounds, streets, drives, alleys and other institutional property of The University of Texas at Dallas. The regulations apply on all parts of the campus throughout the day and night and are supplementary to all laws and regulations of the state of Texas and the city of Richardson governing the use of vehicles.
- The Provost of The University of Texas at Dallas authorizes the Parking and Transportation Services Committee comprised of Faculty, Staff and Student representatives.
- In compliance with the Texas Education Code 51.207 (b), The University of Texas at Dallas has procedures for enforcing State of Texas vehicle inspection laws for vehicles parking or driving on the campus of the institution. The law is as follows:
- 51.207 (b) This subsection applies only to a public institution of higher education campus that is located in whole or part in an area in which a motor vehicle registered in the area is required to undergo a vehicle emissions inspection under Subchapter F, Chapter 548, Transportation Code. The institution may not issue a permit to a student enrolled at the institution to park or drive a motor vehicle that is not registered in this state on institutional property unless the institution has provided written notice to the student concerning requirements for vehicle emissions inspections pursuant to Subchapter F, Chapter 548, Transportation Code.
- As a deterrent to theft and to aid owners in prompt parking, University owned bicycle racks are provided throughout the campus.
- Bicycles are restricted at all times from buildings, landscaped areas not open to pedestrian use (including malls, flower beds, hedges, and shrubbery) and outside areas where official signs prohibit walking or riding of bicycles.
- A Bicycle may be ridden upon any campus street or other area where motor vehicles travel.
- The operator of a bicycle must not interfere with the right-of-way of pedestrians. Bicycles may not be secured to any tree, shrub, or plant, stairway or walkway handrail, light or sign post, etc.
- Operators of bicycles must give the right of way to pedestrians at all times and abide by traffic laws.
- Bicycles must be parked in the bicycle racks provided by the University. Bikes must not be parked in buildings, entryways, stairwell, stairways, or landscaping.
- Violation of these regulations may result in the impounding and or removal of the bicycle by the Police Department.
- 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.
Skateboards and In-line Skates
- The safety and welfare of the campus community is our priority. Skateboards and in-line skates must be operated, as a means of transportation, under control AT ALL TIMES.
- Stunts are not permitted at any time.
- Skateboards and in-line skates are not permitted in any building,. Violation of this policy may result in confiscation of the equipment and disciplinary action.
- Pedestrians always have the right of way on the campus.
- Violation of this policy may result in confiscation of the equipment, disciplinary action, or citation.