San Diego is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the United States. With more than 300 miles of bikeways and year-round temperate weather, biking to campus is an inexpensive and healthy way to commute.
CSUSM offers several amenities for commuting bicyclists. Free bike licensing, bike racks throughout the campus for easy access to the buildings, bike lockers for added security, bike tire air pumps located at Craven and Campus Way Circles, and bike locks to loan.
University Police and Parking and Commuter Services recommend that all bicycle riders license their bikes through the free bike license program. Licensing your bicycle increases the likelihood of recovery in case of theft.
Print this form, fill it out and bring it to the Parking and Commuter Services Office during regular business hours along with your bicycle to register and get your bike license. Through this program, the bicycle will be entered into a database maintained by University Police.
Parking and Commuter Services office is located in the Public Safety Building (PSB 63).
Contact the Commuter Coordinator at 760-750-7520 for more information.
University Police and Parking and Commuter Services advises that you:
If you forget your lock, the parking office has a loaner program, check at the office for more information on this and other bike questions
Below are relevant sections of the Complete Personal Mobility Device Policy (PMD) that specifically addresses bicycles on campus.
Pedestrians, have the right of way at all times. Per this policy, PMD operators are not considered pedestrians unless they are carrying or walking their PMD device.
PMDs and pedestrians are prohibited on the University access road, also known as the service road.
In areas where operation of PMDs are permitted, devices must be operated at a safe speed at all times.
Safe speeds will be determined by existing traffic and environmental conditions. “Environmental conditions” can include but are not limited to weather, size and physical condition of path of travel. In any case speed shall not exceed 5 miles per hour.
PMD operators shall exercise due care and reasonable caution to prevent collisions, injury to others, to self, or to property.
PMDs found in violation of this policy may be impounded and retained at the University Police Department. A fee may be charged to the owner prior to the release of any impounded PMD.
Any bicycle being released must be properly licensed.
Fees collected pursuant to this policy shall be retained to support programs related to PMD safety, PM facilities improvement.
Any university police officer or designated employee authorized by the University Police may move, relocate or impound any PMD which is:
PMD not claimed within 90 calendar days by the owner will be disposed of by the university in accordance with the law.
This policy does not apply to University Police or Parking and Commuter Services personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
For more detailed information refer to the CSUSM Personal Mobility Device policy at www.csusm.edu/policies and California Vehicle Code 21201-21212 and Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, Section 42200.
To effectively manage the growing number of bicycles on campus, Parking and Commuter Services and the University Police share responsibility for the bike abatement on campus.
Prior to the end of each academic year, notice is given that any bicycles left in bike racks will be tagged and considered abandoned and then impounded under the Personal Mobility Device Policy (formerly Bicycle Policy); unless Parking and Commuter Services and or University Police are notified otherwise. Bicycles are held for 180 days. Bicycles can be reclaimed within this time period thereafter bicycles are donate, destroyed and or auction in accordance with the CSU EO 3250. (Title 5 Sections 42375 and 42376)
Parking and Commuter Services offers a bike locker program that is available to all campus bicycle and motorcycle riders. Lockers are rented by semester on a first come first serve basis. Bike lockers are rented at a cost of $15.00 a semester with a $30.00 key deposit that will be refunded when the key is returned at the end of the contract period.
Bike locker keys must be returned at the end of the semester. Users not returning keys will forfeit the deposit and are subject to a University Hold.
Bike Locker Rental.............$15 semester / $30 refundable key deposit
The Clarke Field House
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
Campus Way Circle
The Dome and Commons
Parking Lots C, H, and O
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
For additional information, call Parking and Commuter Services at 760-750-7500 during regular business hours. Parking and Commuter Services is located in the University Police Building (PSB 63).
Bike locker rentals are also available at the Cal State Sprinter Station. For more information on how to rent bike lockers there, please go to: www.icommutesd.com
In the event that you arrive on campus without a lock, Parking and Commuter Services will have available a limited number of locks to loan out for emergency purposes only.
For information, call Parking and Commuter Services at 760-750-7500 during regular business hours. Parking and Commuter Services is located in the University Police Building (PSB 63).
CSUSM bike clubs – contact Student Life and Leadership www.csusm.edu/sll
San Diego Bike Coalition - http://sdbikecoalition.org free bike education classes.
North County Cycle Club – www.northcountycycleclub.com If you are interested in the North County Cycle Club you are welcome to join us for a trial ride. You do not have to be a member before trying us out.
Bike to Work – www.icommutesd.com – participate in the regional Bike to Work Day each year and track your bike commute trips. Regional bike map.