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Bike impoundment and a speed trap

13. May 2005 • Scott Trudeau
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According to an EECS Facilities email, DPS will be impounding bicycles that haven’t been registered with the City and are left unattended for more than 48 hours. They’ll also be enforcing speed limits on North Campus, so watch your speed.

> This month Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers will
> conduct special enforcement on North Campus streets to encourage
> drivers to comply with posted speed limits. Most streets running
> through or adjacent to campus have posted speed limits of 25 mph.
> Beginning Monday (May 16), officers will use radar units to
> measure vehicle speeds. Drivers moving in excess of posted limits
> will be subject to civil infractions, fines and court costs between
> $120 and $240, and up to four points applied against the driver’s
> operator’s license.
> .
> The University ordinance requires that all bicycles on the Ann
> Arbor campus be registered with the City of Ann Arbor. Additionally,
> the ordinance allows for the impoundment of any bicycle that is left
> unattended for more than 48 hours. This month, DPS officers will
> begin placing notices on bicycles throughout campus that are in
> violation of the ordinance. If the bicycles have not been moved
> within 48 hours of tagging, they will be collected as abandoned property.
> To register your bicycle with the city, take your bike to the
> City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 100 North Fifth Ave.
> If you have questions about the abandoned bicycle collection
> process, please contact Sgt. Jesse Johnson at (734)763-3434.

  1. was in ann arbor on monday. saw many abandoned bicycles around campus. many were chained to parking meters with bent wheels. what’s up with that?
       —Rick Tinsley    Jun. 4 '05 - 02:28AM    #