MU to Crack Down on Bicycles

8 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, October 10 2011 Oct 10, 2011 Monday, October 10, 2011 10:23:00 AM CDT October 10, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri is warning it will impound bikes found locked to light poles, trees or railings on the Columbia campus. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the crackdown started Monday. It is in response to more students showing up with bikes this year. And those students are parking the bikes wherever they can find a spot when nearby bike racks are full.

University sustainability coordinator Steve Burdic says people might get accustomed to entering a facility from a certain door. But Burdic thinks most people can find a spot to park, even if they have to walk a little farther. The university has 5,000 slots for bicycles. Burdic notes that people who drive to class don't park on the sidewalk if they are running late.

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