UC Davis

Traffic and Parking Code

Last Updated: August 2014

 

Introduction

Chapter 1 Definitions

Chapter 2 Authority

Chapter 3 Enforcement

Chapter 4 Vehicle Parking

Chapter 5 Vehicle Operation

Chapter 6 Bicycle Registration-Licenses

Chapter 7 Bicycle Parking

Chapter 8 Bicycle Equipment and Operation

Chapter 9 Roller Skates, Skateboards and Wheeled Devices


 

Introduction

The provisions of this UCD Traffic and Parking Code, hereinafter referred to as Code or UCD Traffic Code, are adopted for the purpose of promoting safe and orderly movement of traffic within the boundaries of the University of California, Davis Campus, the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC), Sacramento, or other grounds or properties owned, operated or controlled by The Regents of the University of California and administered by the Davis Campus, (all hereinafter referred to as the University), and for the safe and orderly parking of vehicles and bicycles thereon.

The provisions of the California Vehicle Code are also applicable within the boundaries of the University of California, Davis Campus, the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC), Sacramento, or other grounds or properties owned, operated or controlled by The Regents of the University of California and administered by the Davis Campus, (all hereinafter referred to as the University).

Parking of motor vehicles and bicycles on the University is limited to specially designated areas as set forth in Chapters four and seven of this Code.  Fee permits are required as posted.  Vehicles or bicycles parked in violation of the provisions of this Code are subject to fines, immobilization, towing and/or impounding.

All persons who enter onto the University are expected to have knowledge of the provisions of the UCD Traffic and Parking Code and are subject to penalties for violations of such provisions.  Participation in the parking program is at the discretion of Transportation and Parking Services.  Suspension of parking privileges may result if circumstances are warranted.

All current provisions of the UCD Traffic and Parking Code shall be maintained for public inspection at all times at the University of California, Davis, Police Department, hereinafter referred to as the Police Department, and during business hours at other designated places on the University, including the Transportation and Parking Services office on the campus, Parking and Transportation Services office at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC), Sacramento and other administrative offices of the University of California, Davis.

Questions regarding provisions of the Traffic and Parking Code can be directed to:

·         Transportation and Parking Services (530) 752-8277

·         UCDMC Parking and Transportation Services (916) 734-2687

·         UC Davis Police: Campus (530) 752-1727

·         UCDMC Police:  (916) 734-3841

 

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Chapter 1


Definitions

Section 1.01.  For the purpose of this Code, unless it is plainly evident from the context that a different meaning is intended, certain terms used herein are defined as follows:

Acrobatic Skating.  Acrobatic skating occurs when all wheels of a skateboard, or of both skates, are simultaneously out of contact with the ground during skating.

Alley.  A public way not exceeding twenty-five feet in width from curb-to-curb or building-to-building.

Bicycle.  A bicycle is a device upon which any person may ride, propelled exclusively by human power through a belt, chain, or gears, and having one or more wheels. For purposes of this code, a motorized electric bicycle is also a bicycle.

Bicycle License.  Any distinctively colored license distributed by the State of California for attachment to a bicycle, which has a specific expiration date and is numbered for reference to files which contain the name and address of the bicycle owner and the description of the bicycle, including the bicycle serial number.

Bicycle Officer.  A member of Transportation and Parking Services or the Police Department authorized to enforce State codes and University regulations pertaining to the licensing, operation and/or parking of bicycles, and to perform other duties as authorized.

Bicycle Parking Area.  Any area designed and maintained exclusively for the parking of bicycles which is readily identifiable by the presence of bicycle parking racks, slots, pods, or other convenience designed for that purpose and any other area distinctively posted for the express purpose of providing bicycle parking.

Bicycle Lane.  A portion of a roadway which has been designated by striping, signing or pavement markings for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists.

Bicycle Path.  A bikeway physically separated from the motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier and either within the highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way -- a pathway constructed for use by bicyclists (typically asphalt).

Booting.  Application of a device intended to immobilize a vehicle.

Closed Core Area.  That portion of the main campus (generally bounded by North Quad, East Quad, Hutchison Drive, and California Avenue) which is generally closed to motor vehicle traffic by traffic control devices, posts, bollards, and/or signs.  Access is available to authorized vehicles only.

Community Service Officer.  A member of the Police Department authorized to enforce State codes and University regulations pertaining to the operation of skateboards and other wheeled devices, and to perform other duties as authorized.

Compact Space.  Space restricted for use by only those vehicles that can fit within the established space marking, and is identified by the presence of a posted sign and/or "Compact" space marking.

Crosswalk.  A crosswalk is either (a) that portion of a roadway included within the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of sidewalks at intersection where the intersecting roadways meet at approximately right angles, except the prolongation of such lines from an alley across a street or (b) any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface. There shall not be a crosswalk where signs have been placed indicating no crossing.

Designated Parking Areas.  Areas which may be identified by the presence of signs, curb markings, parking space markings, or other similar devices commonly used to indicate motor vehicle parking spaces or bicycle parking areas.

Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device. An “electric personal assistive mobility device” or "EPAMD" is a self-balancing, non-tandem two-wheeled device, that is not greater than 20 inches deep and 25 inches wide and can turn in place, designed to transport only one person, with an electric propulsion system averaging less than 750 watts (1 horsepower), the maximum speed of which, when powered solely by a propulsion system on a paved level surface, is no more than 12.5 miles per hour.

Emergency Zone.  A curbside required for use by emergency vehicles only and designated by red paint.

Fire Lane.  An access roadway for Fire Department vehicles, not less than 20 feet wide, posted with "No Parking at Anytime" signs, and/or bounded on each side by an 8" wide red line.

Impound.  The confiscation and storage of a motor vehicle or a bicycle in a location designated by the Chief of Police or Parking Services Manager.

Impounding/Booting Fee.  A charge for services rendered in towing and storing or booting a motor vehicle or bicycle pursuant to this Code, pending recovery by its owner.

Landscaping.  Any unpaved area that has been planted with grass, or ornamental trees or shrubbery or which has been graded or improved for purposes other than vehicle parking including undeveloped fields and agricultural areas, decomposed granite areas, or any paved or brick patio area.

Motor-Driven Cycle.  A "motor-driven cycle" is any motorcycle with a motor that displaces less than 150 cubic centimeters.  A motor-driven cycle does not include a motorized bicycle, as defined in the following definition.

Motorized Bicycle.  A "motorized bicycle" or "moped" is any two-wheeled or three-wheeled device having fully operative pedals for propulsion by human power, or having no pedals if powered solely by electrical energy, and an automatic transmission and a motor which produces less than two (2) gross brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the device a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on level ground.

Motorized Electric Bicycle.  A "motorized electric bicycle" is a device that has fully operative pedals for propulsion by human power and has an electric motor that meets all of the following requirements:

a)   Has a power output of not more that 1000 watts.

b)   Is incapable of propelling the device at a speed of more than 20 miles per hour on level ground.

c)   Is incapable of further increasing the speed of the device when human power is used to propel the motorized bicycle faster than 20 miles per hour.

Motorized Wheeled Device.  A "motorized wheeled device" is a device with two or more wheels designed to be ridden upon or attached to a person and may be propelled with a motor. This definition includes but is not limited to motorized gasoline powered scooters, skateboards, inline skates, and similar devices. It does not include licensed motor vehicles, motorized bicycles, motor driven cycles, motorized electric bicycles, electric-powered motorized scooters, and devices designed for use by persons with physical disabilities.

Motorized Quadricycle and Motorized Tricycle.  A "motorized quadricycle" is a four-wheeled device, and a "motorized tricycle" is a three-wheeled device, designed to carry not more than two persons, including the driver, and having either an electric motor or a motor with an automatic transmission developing less than two gross brake horsepower and capable of propelling the device a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on level ground.  The device shall be utilized only by a person who by reason of physical disability is otherwise unable to move about as a pedestrian.

Motorized Scooter.  A "motorized scooter" is any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, is designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and is powered by an electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion.  For purposes of this section, a motor driven cycle, motorized bicycle, motorized electric bicycle, or a motorized wheeled device as defined in this section is not a motorized scooter.

Park or Parking. To stop or allow to stand, any vehicle including a bicycle, whether occupied or not.

 

Parking Enforcement Officer.  Any employee designated by the Vice Chancellor-Administration or the Director of Hospital and Clinics, UCDMC who is authorized to control vehicle and/or bicycle parking on the University, and to perform other duties as authorized.

Parking Services.  Refers to Transportation and Parking Services (on the main campus in Davis) and Parking and Transportation Services (at the Medical Center in Sacramento).

Pedestrian.

a)   A "pedestrian" is any person who is afoot or who is using a means of conveyance propelled by human power other than a bicycle.

b)   "Pedestrian" includes any person who is operating a self-propelled wheelchair, invalid tricycle, or motorized quadricycle and, by reason of physical disability, is otherwise unable to move about as a pedestrian.

Pedestrian Walk.  Any area generally considered to be a sidewalk or walkway and not intended for use by vehicles or bicycles (typically concrete).

Pedestrian Corridor.  A specially marked walkway intended for the sole use of persons traveling afoot or persons with physical disabilities operating self-propelled wheelchairs, invalid tricycles, and/or motorized quadricycles.

Police Officer.  Any sworn member of the Police Department.

Prohibited Parking.  Restriction which may be designated and identified by the presence of signs prohibiting any vehicle, whether occupied or not, to stop or park.

Reckless Skating.  Reckless skating occurs when a significant risk of injury to another person, damage to University facilities, or damage to another person's property is created by skating.

Restricted Space.  Spaces which may be designated and identified by the presence of posted signs, curb markings, parking space markings or other similar devices commonly used to indicate motor vehicle parking spaces.

Roadway.  That portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.  A highway is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular or bicycle travel.  Roadway includes streets and parking facilities.

Skating.  To propel one's self along on roller skates, inline skates, a skateboard or any similar device.

Space Markings.  Lines designating the boundaries of a parking stall or space within which vehicles are required to park.

Traffic.  Pedestrians, ridden animals, vehicles, bicycles and other conveyances either singularly or together, while using any highway or roadway for the purpose of travel.

Traffic Control Devices.  Any signs, signals, markings or devices not inconsistent with this Code or the California Vehicle Code, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding the public.

University.  The property owned by The Regents of the University of California and located at the Davis Campus, UCDMC, or other grounds or property owned, operated or controlled by the Regents and administered by the Davis Campus.

Vehicle.  A device by which a person or property may be moved, propelled or drawn upon a highway, except a device moved by human power.

Violation.  The doing of any act forbidden or the failure to perform any act required by this Code or the California Vehicle Code.

Section 1.02. Vehicle Code Definitions.  In addition to the definitions set forth above and any subsequent definitions contained herein, all definitions of words and phrases set forth in the Vehicle Code of the State of California are hereby incorporated into this Code as though they were set forth in full herein.

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Chapter 2


Authority

Section 2.01.  Authority to Create Traffic and Parking Regulations.  The Chancellor, on behalf of The Regents of the University of California, is authorized pursuant to Sections 21113, 21200 and 39002 of the California Vehicle Code to set forth conditions and regulations pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles and bicycles upon the grounds of the University.

Section 2.02.  Application of Regulations.  The provisions of this code may be enforced by all duly sworn officers of the Police Department, Parking Enforcement Officers (as appropriate) or such persons as are assigned by the Chief of Police, Vice Chancellor-Administration or the Director of Hospital and Clinics, UCDMC.

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Chapter 3


Enforcement

Section 3.01.  Authority of Police, Parking, Bicycle, and Community Service Officers.  It shall be the duty of the members of the Police Department and such persons as are authorized by the Chief of Police, the Vice Chancellor-Administration or as appropriate, the Director of Hospital and Clinics, UCDMC, to enforce all of the provisions of this Code and all applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code on the University, as provided by applicable sections of the Education Code and of the Penal Code of the State of California.

Section 3.02.  Required Obedience to UCD Code.  Violations of this Code or the California Vehicle Code on University property are subject to citation in accordance with applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code, the California Penal Code, or other California statutes.  Procedures for contesting parking violations shall be conducted in accordance with Sections 40215 and 40230 of the California Vehicle Code.

Section 3.03.  Exemption of Certain Vehicles.

a)   The provisions of this Code relating to the operation, parking, and standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle or to the operator of any vehicle of Police or Fire Departments, any public ambulance or any public utility vehicle, when any such vehicle is operated in the manner specified in the California Vehicle Code in response to an emergency.  Transportation and Parking Services and Police Department bicycle patrols shall be exempt from the provisions of the UCD Traffic and Parking Code.

b)   The foregoing exemptions shall not, however, protect the driver of any vehicle from the consequences of his willful disregard for the safety of others.

c)   Any vehicles of the UC Davis Facilities Services, City of Davis, County of Yolo, County of Sacramento, County of Solano, State of California, federal government, or firms under contract to the University while in use for the construction or maintenance work upon the grounds of the University, any vehicle used by the United States Postal Service or the campus Mail Service for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail or other vehicles may be exempted from certain applicable provisions of this code by Parking Services or the Police Department.

 

Section 3.04.  When Traffic Devices are Required for Enforcement.  No provision of the California Vehicle Code or of this Code for which signs are specifically required for enforcement, shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate signs are in place and are sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person, giving notice of such provisions of the traffic and parking regulations intended to be in force.

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Chapter 4


Vehicle Parking

Section 4.01.   Application of Regulations.

a)   The provisions of this Code prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with directions of a police officer, Parking Services personnel, or official traffic control devices.

b)   All applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) pertaining to the parking of vehicles shall apply anywhere on the University or upon any of the grounds or parking facilities owned or controlled by the University, pursuant to Section 21113 of the California Vehicle Code.

        c)     Vehicles parked, stopped or standing in violation of any section of the UC Davis Traffic and Parking Code or the California Vehicle Code (CVC) will be issued a notice of parking violation.  Notice may be attached to the vehicle in violation or, pursuant to CVC Section 40202(d), mailed to the registered owner in instances when a citation cannot be placed on the vehicle.

 

Section 4.02.  Parking Permit Required. Except as provided in this Section, current valid University parking permits must be appropriately displayed on all vehicles which are parked anywhere on the University.  Permits displayed in or on a vehicle must be so positioned that the permit type, number, bar-coding and expiration date are clearly visible to parking enforcement officers.

a)   Certain Vehicles are Exempt.  Federal, State, University, County or City owned vehicles bearing identifying license plates may be exempt from selected permit requirements (when applicable parking fees are current), excluding the campus core area (see Section 4.05(a) and (b)).

b)   Certain Times are Exempt.  Permits are required on the main campus during those times indicated by signs posted in all permit parking areas: generally exempt are Saturdays, Sundays and University holidays (except when parking attendants are present during special events).  Permits are required at the UCDMC, Sacramento, at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except University Holidays.

Permits are required in Housing areas (Solano Park, Primero Grove, The Colleges, Russell Park, Orchard Park, La Rue Park and Cuarto) and in restricted spaces 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

c)   Certain Areas are Exempt.  Permits are not required in metered parking spaces when coin is inserted to purchase time, as regulated.  Medical parking permits issued by the Parking Services offices, or license plates and placards for disabled persons issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, are honored at metered parking spaces without payment of meter fees.  However, disabled staff, faculty and students are required to display an appropriate campus permit along with their disabled placard/plate when parked at a meter that is expired.  Permits are not required in Passenger Loading Zones designated by yellow curb markings or in posted time zones designated by time limit signs or green curb markings, providing vehicles do not exceed the posted maximum time. 

d)   Availability of Permits. Parking permits are available to eligible students, faculty, staff employees and certain vendors though the Parking Services office during normal business hours.  Visitor (daily) parking permits are also available at permit dispensing machines located at specified parking facilities on the University. 

e)   Closed Core Area.  In the provision of access to the closed core area, the objectives of the UCD Center Core Area Access Management Policy shall apply.  It is intended to limit access to the closed core area, reduce vehicular traffic, restrict movement during class break, reduce the potential of accidents, encourage alternative transportation and restrict parking within the campus core area.

 

Section 4.03. Day/Night Visitor Permit Requirements.

a)   Visitor Permits.  A daily Visitor Permit (VP) is required for all vehicles parked in those parking facilities designated by appropriate signs for Visitor Permit (VP) parking and are honored only on the date of purchase.  Such permits shall be properly displayed on the driver’s side of the vehicle’s dashboard so that the permit number and expiration date are clearly visible to parking enforcement officers.  Visitor permits are valid in all Visitor parking areas, as posted.  On the main campus, after 5pm Visitor permits are also valid where “A” permits are honored.  At the UCDMC, daily permits are valid only in designated facilities, seven days a week.

 

b)   Special Events.  Permits and associated fees unique to special events may be required to park in locations designated as special event parking areas.  Valid parking permits are honored in all campus lots at evening (after 5 p.m.) events Monday-Friday and anytime Saturday and Sunday during which the Special Events Attendant Parking Program is in operation.  Housing permits are not honored in campus parking facilities.

 

Section 4.04.  Permits Valid in Assigned Areas.

a)   University Parking Permits are alphabetically and numerically coded, and are valid only in designated parking facilities.  Where parking facilities are appropriately posted, all vehicles parked in such facilities are required to display the permit valid for that area.  Descriptive maps which indicate permits required for each parking facility are available at Parking Services offices.

b)   Display of Parking Permit.  Parking permits are not valid unless properly displayed (as stated below) with all alpha and numeric designations and expiration dates in clear view.

1)   Parking bumper decal permits must be clearly displayed on the left side rear bumper (driver's side).

2)   Temporary, Special and Decal type permits must be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard or lower left hand windshield.

 

3)   Hangtag type vehicle permits must be visibly displayed hanging from vehicle’s rearview mirror.  Hangtag permits should be removed when driving.

 

4)   With the exception of vehicles displaying sequentially numbered and dated daily permits, vehicles shall not display more than one valid parking permit.

 

Section 4.05. Restricted Parking Areas.  Where spaces are appropriately posted to indicate that parking is restricted to the use of certain individuals or vehicles, all vehicles parked in such spaces must conform to the posted restrictions or are required to have the express permission of the Parking Services Manager.  Spaces referred to include but are not limited to those spaces set aside for: persons with physical disabilities, persons with medical parking permits, housing officials in and around residence hall areas, service vehicles and Administrative Officers of the University.  Unless exempted in Section 4.02 of this chapter or by California Vehicle Code, vehicles using such restricted parking spaces must display the appropriate University parking permits.  Unless posted otherwise, restricted parking spaces are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

a)   Restricted Central Campus Parking:  Core Area—On Street.  The parking of vehicles on the streets within the restricted (gated) core area of the main campus is prohibited.  Exceptions to this restriction may be provided by Parking Services.

 

The restricted core area of campus is closed to general traffic.  Vehicular access to this area will generally be limited to no more than one hour unless otherwise designated for University-related purposes only, and provided when other access options are not feasible.  Parking is limited to parking lots and off-street parking spaces.  Request for vehicular access will be evaluated by Parking Services.  For additional information, see UCD Policy and Procedures Manual Section 360-05.

b)   Restricted Central Campus Parking: Core Area—Off Street.  The parking of motor vehicles in parking areas within the restricted (gated) campus core is prohibited unless a special Central Campus permit is properly displayed in addition to a valid University parking permit.

 

c)   Restricted Central Campus: Core Area—Access.  Use of the core area as a short cut is prohibited and subject to citation (exception to this restriction may be provided by Parking Services).  Vehicles that disregard central campus lock-down during class breaks, drive around gates/bollards to enter the core area, or exceed the 15 MPH speed limit are in violation and subject to citation. 

d)   Reserved Lots for Residents of Campus Housing.  The parking of any vehicle in a parking lot reserved for residents of campus housing (Orchard Park, Solano Park, Russell Park, La Rue Park, Primero Grove, The Colleges, West Village, and the Cuarto Complex) is prohibited unless the vehicle displays the appropriate valid housing permit.

e)   Campus Housing Permits on Campus.  Parking permits issued by campus housing offices for Orchard Park, Solano Park, Russell Park, La Rue Park, Primero Grove, The Colleges, and West Village are not valid in campus parking lots.

 

Section 4.06.  Expired Meter Parking.  No vehicle shall be parked in a metered parking space during posted hours of enforcement while the expired meter flag is exposed indicating that the time on the meter has expired.  Campus disabled staff, faculty and students are required to display a valid campus issued Medical Permit or Disabled Permit along with a valid DMV issued disabled placard or license plate to park in a metered space without paying the meter fee.  Campus disabled visitors may be exempt from the requirement to display an additional campus permit.  After 5pm, valid UCD permits are honored at meters without inserting coin.  At the UCDMC, hospital employees are required to display a valid University parking permit in addition to a valid DMV disabled person placard/plate or hospital issued Medical parking permit to park in a metered parking space without paying the meter.

Section 4.07.  Meter Feeding.  No vehicle shall be parked in any metered parking space for any period of time in excess of the time limit posted.  Each consecutive instance of parking beyond the maximum limit posted shall constitute a separate violation, whether or not additional coins have been inserted into the meter.

Section 4.08.  Signs or Curb Markings to Indicate No Stopping and Parking Restrictions.  Subject to the provisions and limitations of the California Vehicle Code and those of this Code, signs or the following curb markings shall be placed to indicate parking or standing regulations, and said curb markings shall have the meanings as herein set forth.

 

When signs or curb markings as authorized under this Code are in place, no persons shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible sign or curb marking in violation thereof.  Zones described in subsections below this section, shall be applicable at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

a)   Red shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time except as permitted by the Vehicle Code and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed a bus zone.

b)   Yellow shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.  Loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than five minutes, nor the loading or unloading of materials more than 30 minutes.  In the absence of yellow curb markings, signs will be posted to clearly indicate that the area is restricted to loading or unloading only.

The Parking Services Manager or any person employed by the University and authorized by the Parking Services Manager may upon application issue temporary permits for loading and unloading for a greater period of time than specified in Section 4.08 (b).  Such permits will be prominently displayed on the vehicle for which the permit is issued.

c) White shall mean no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than loading or unloading of passengers which shall not exceed five minutes.  Such restrictions shall apply at all times.

d)   Green shall mean no standing or parking for longer than fifteen minutes at any time unless otherwise posted.

 

Section 4.09.  Parking Space Markings.

a)   No vehicle shall be stopped, left standing, or parked other than within a single marked parking space.

b)   Oversized Vehicles. A temporary parking permit must be obtained from the Parking Services office for any oversized vehicle which, because of its size or shape, cannot be parked within a single space. A parking permit is necessary for each space occupied.  Permanent or annual permits will not be issued for such vehicles.

c)   Only one vehicle is permitted per marked space.

d)   Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and motorized bicycles must park in designated motorcycle parking areas. Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and motorized bicycles may not park in automobile spaces (meters are exempt) unless permission has been provided by the Parking Services Manager.

Section 4.10.  Overtime Parking.  When authorized signs are in place giving notice and specifying specific time limits of parking on any portion of the University, no person shall park, store or leave standing any vehicle for a period in excess of the time limit.  Each consecutive instance of parking beyond the maximum limit posted shall constitute a separate violation.

Section 4.11.  Parking Prohibited.  No vehicle shall be parked in any area or upon any street or roadway or portion thereof when authorized signs or markings are in place prohibiting same.  Such signs will designate such areas by bearing the legend "No Parking Anytime" or "No Parking."

Section 4.12.  Removal of Vehicles.  In accordance with the California Vehicle Code, any duly sworn officer of the Police Department is authorized to remove or cause the removal of any vehicle from the University to the nearest garage or other place of safety.

Section 4.13. Temporary "No Parking" Signs.  The Parking Services Manager is authorized to erect or place temporary "No Parking" signs on the University when necessary to prevent traffic congestion.  No vehicle shall be parked or left standing in violation of such temporary restrictions.

Section 4.14.  Parking in Landscaped/Unpaved Areas.  No vehicle shall be parked or left standing anywhere on the University in or upon a landscaped or unpaved area that is not marked for parking.  For the purpose of this Section, a landscaped area shall be defined as any unpaved area that has been planted with grass, ornamental trees or shrubbery or which has been graded or improved for purposes other than vehicle parking including undeveloped fields and agricultural areas or any paved or brick patio area.  (Authorized University utility and emergency vehicles are exempt.)

Section 4.15.  Blocking Traffic.  No vehicle shall be parked or left standing so as to interfere with or impede the normal flow of traffic.

Section 4.16.  Blocking Ramps.  No vehicle shall be parked or left standing so as to interfere with or impede the normal movement of wheelchairs upon ramps installed for the purpose of assisting the movement of persons with disabilities.

Section 4.17.  Permits Property of the University.  Parking permits are the property of the University and may be invalidated, revoked, confiscated, canceled or recalled.  The use of a parking permit is limited to the person who purchases the permit.  Permits are not transferable.

Section 4.18. Invalid Permits.

a)   Canceled, Altered or Expired Permits, Plates or Placards.  Canceled, forged, counterfeited, falsified, altered or expired University parking permits, state issued plates and placards are invalid.  The use or display of such permits or placards is prohibited and subject to appropriate University administrative action and/or penalties.  Canceled, altered, forged, counterfeited, or falsified University permits, state plates and placards may be confiscated or obliterated in any reasonable manner by any officer of the Police Department or any authorized Parking Services staff.  In addition to University action and penalties, any person who knowingly displays a canceled, altered, forged, counterfeited, falsified or expired parking permit, plate or placard for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining parking privileges on University property may be subject to penalties as set forth in appropriate sections of the California Penal Code.

b)   Use of Lost or Stolen Permits, Plates or Placards.  The use or display of permits, plates or placards reported lost or stolen is prohibited and subject to appropriate University administrative action and/or penalties.  Permits, plates or placards that have been reported lost or stolen may be confiscated at any time in any reasonable manner, by any officer of the Police Department or any authorized Parking Services staff.  In addition to University action and penalties, any person who possesses or displays a lost or stolen permit, plate or placard may be subject to penalties set forth in appropriate sections of the California Penal and Vehicle Codes.

Section 4.19.  Special Permits.  Parking privileges may be extended to individuals by the Parking Services offices under special circumstances.  The user of such a parking permit is subject to the express limitations indicated on the permit.  Such permits will be valid only during the times and in the areas designated in writing on the permit at the time of issuance.  No unauthorized individuals or departments may grant special parking privileges.  Under emergency conditions, the Chief of Police shall have authority to assign parking privileges as needed.

Section 4.20.  Parking on Pedestrian Walks and Bicycle Paths.  No motor vehicle or motorized bicycle shall be parked or left standing on any pedestrian walk, pedestrian corridor or bicycle path in such a manner as to block, impede or hinder the movement of bicyclists or pedestrians.

Section 4.21.  Parking in Bicycle Parking Areas.

a)   No motor vehicle shall be parked or left standing in any bicycle parking area or bicycle parking lot.

b)   No motor vehicle shall be parked or left standing adjacent to any curb designated as a bicycle parking area.

c)   Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles and motorized bicycles shall not be parked in designated bicycle parking areas.

Section 4.22.  Blocking Fire Lane. No vehicle, motorcycle or motorized bicycle shall be parked or left standing within the boundaries of a designated fire lane.

Section 4.23.  Lodging in a Vehicle/Overnight Parking.

a)   It is unlawful to dwell overnight or lodge on campus in any motor vehicle, motor home, trailer, boat, or house car on the grounds and roadways of the University without specific authorization of the Chief of Police or the Parking Services Manager or their designee.

b)   Overnight parking of vehicles is prohibited.  Parking any vehicle described in Section 4.23(a) in any parking area or space between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. is prohibited unless a special permit issued by the Parking Services Manager is appropriately displayed on the vehicle.  Such permits shall bear a description of the vehicle, its license plate number and the area(s) in which the permit is valid.

Section 4.24.  Revocation of Permits-Campers, Motor Homes, House Trailers.  Parking permits are made available to students, faculty, staff and certain vendors for vehicles utilized for transportation to and from the main campus and UCDMC.

It is not intended that such permits be provided for the day-to-day parking of trailers, such as house trailers, camping trailers or other trailers used for dwelling purposes; nor is it intended that such permits be provided for campers, motor homes, boats or other recreational vehicles that are of a size excessively larger than standard automobiles or pickup trucks.  Passenger vehicles may not use parking spaces for long-term storage.  Permits affixed to or displayed upon such vehicles may be revoked by the Parking Services Manager.

Section 4.25.  Extensive Auto Repair.

a)   No motor vehicle shall be parked or left standing in any parking facility in order that extensive repairs may be undertaken on it, when such repairs cause the vehicle to remain in the facility in excess of 72 consecutive hours.  Emergency repairs of short duration are exempt.

b)   In cases of hardship, a special permit may be obtained upon application to the Parking Services Manager.

Section 4.26.  Motor Vehicle Parking/Storage in Buildings.  No motor vehicle, motorcycle or motorized bicycle shall be parked, stored or left standing within any building, structure or area not specifically designed for such purpose on the University.  The Police Department is authorized to remove such vehicles immediately and store them at the owner's expense.

Section 4.27.  Removal of Markings.  No person shall remove, obliterate or conceal any chalk mark or other distinguishing mark used by any police officer or parking enforcement officer in connection with enforcement of parking regulations.  Such an act shall constitute an infraction.

Section 4.28.  Parking Spaces for the Disabled. No motor vehicle, motorized bicycle or bicycle shall be parked in, obstruct, block, or otherwise bar access to those parking spaces designated disabled parking without displaying a legitimately issued DMV placard or plate.  Individuals who possess valid DMV placards/plates are prohibited from parking in restricted spaces/areas.

a)   No motor vehicle, motorized bicycle or bicycle shall be parked in parking spaces designated for disabled parking without displaying a legitimately issued disabled placard or plate.  Disabled staff, students and faculty are required to display a valid University issued Disabled parking permit in addition to a valid DMV issued placard/plate to park in a disabled parking space.  Visitors may be exempt from the additional permit requirement.  Parking by any vehicle in a manner that obstructs, blocks or otherwise bars access to disabled parking spaces is prohibited.  Individuals who possess valid DMV placards/plates are prohibited from parking in restricted spaces/areas.

b)   Individuals are prohibited from displaying a disabled placard/plate that has been altered or reported lost, stolen or canceled.  An individual may not display a disabled placard/plate that has been issued to another unless the individual is in the presence of or within reasonable proximity of the disabled person for the purpose of transporting the disabled person.

c)   Any member of the Police Department or Transportation and Parking Services may request an individual using a disabled placard/plate to present valid identification and evidence of the issuance of that placard/plate to that person.

1)   Failure to present the requested identification and evidence of the issuance of that placard shall be a refutable presumption that the placard is being misused and that the associated vehicle has been parked in violation of the provisions of this section.

2)   In addition to any other applicable penalty for the misuse of a placard, the officer or parking enforcement person may confiscate a placard being used for parking purposes that benefit any person other than the person to whom the placard was issued by DMV.  Misuse of the disabled placard/plate may also be subject to penalties as set forth in the California Penal and Vehicle Codes.

Section 4.29.  Loitering within a Parking Facility.  No person shall loiter or remain within a parking facility except to park or retrieve a parked vehicle.  Failure to comply may result in arrest for trespassing per Section 602 of the California Penal Code.

Section 4.30.  Removal of Boot.  No person shall remove, damage, or attempt to drive away, or otherwise interfere with the placement of a boot (vehicular immobilization device).  Any person involved in such acts will be subject to appropriate University administrative action, charges incurred as a result of damage to the boot, and to criminal charges under the California Penal and/or Vehicle Code.

Section 4.31.  Registration Required.  No person shall drive, move, or leave standing upon a highway, or in an off-street public parking facility any motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, pole or pipe dolly, logging dolly, or auxiliary dolly unless it is registered and the appropriate fees have been paid under this code, except that an off-highway motor vehicle which displays an identification plate or device issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to Section 38010 of the California Vehicle Code may be driven, moved, or left standing in an off-street public parking facility without being registered or paying registration fees.

 

Section 4.32.  Equipment Tampering.  Any person who intentionally removes, tampers with or damages electronic or other parking equipment is subject to appropriate University administrative action, fines and charges incurred as a result of damage to or loss of the equipment and/or to penalties set forth in the appropriate sections of the California Penal Code. No person shall use a foreign object such as a tool, key, instrument, wire, slug, unacceptable coin, substance, or device to tamper with a parking meter with the intent to jam or add time to the meter for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining parking privileges on the University.  

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Chapter 5


Vehicle Operation

Section 5.01.  Applicability, California Vehicle Code.  All of the provisions of the California Vehicle Code applicable to the operation of vehicles and bicycles and equipment required thereon are expressly applicable on the University, pursuant to Sections 21113 and 21200 of the California Vehicle Code.

Section 5.02.  Traffic Control Devices.  No motor vehicles other than authorized emergency vehicles or specifically authorized University vehicles shall be permitted to drive between white traffic control posts, otherwise referred to as traffic bollards, or to drive around, over or through any posts or gates at any time.

a)   No vehicles other than authorized emergency vehicles responding to an emergency shall drive over and break a breakaway bollard.

b)   No vehicles shall drive around traffic bollards or gates, or cross landscaped areas, curbs, or any other device designed to control vehicular traffic except authorized emergency vehicles in the performance of duties which require such movements.

c)   Any traffic control post removed to allow authorized vehicle passage in a non-emergency situation must be immediately replaced and, if possible, secured by the vehicle operator.

d)   No authorized vehicle operated in a non-emergency situation shall enter or leave an area controlled by traffic bollards without its operator replacing and securing any bollard found removed from its socket or reporting any missing or broken bollards to the Facilities Services' Work Order Desk as soon as possible.

e)   No person shall use any foreign object or device to open core area gates to gain unauthorized entry.

Section 5.03. Unauthorized Traffic-Campus Core Area.  The operation of vehicles, motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, motorized bicycles or motorized quadricycles is prohibited upon the roadways within that area on the main campus known as the central campus core unless authorized by parking Services or the Police Department.  Authorized vehicles permitted to travel within the core area shall obey all rules governing the core area and shall be furnished with a permit indicating an exemption from this provision.  The operators of such vehicles shall be obligated to display appropriate permits and present them upon request to Police Officers or Parking Enforcement Officers.

Section 5.04.  Driving on Landscaped Area.  No vehicles other than authorized utility and emergency vehicles shall drive on any landscaped area.  For the purpose of this Section, a landscaped area shall be defined as any unpaved area that has been planted with grass, trees or shrubbery or which has been graded or improved for purposes other than use by vehicular traffic including undeveloped fields and agricultural areas, decomposed granite areas, or any paved or brick patio areas.

Section 5.05.  Driving on Sidewalks, Pedestrian Corridors or Bicycle Paths.  No motor vehicles, including motorcycles, motor-driven cycles and motorized bicycles; other than specifically authorized vehicles shall be operated on any sidewalk, pedestrian corridor, or bicycle path on the University.  In such circumstances, where motor or battery powered vehicles are operated on sidewalks, pedestrian corridors or bicycle paths, they shall yield the right of way to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Section 5.06.  Wheelchairs are Exempt.  Wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, electric carts which meet the requirements of the Vehicle Code or similar devices operated by persons with physical disabilities are exempt from the restrictions contained in Sections 5.02, 5.03, 5.04, and 5.05 of this chapter.

Section 5.07.  Speed Limit in Parking Lots. The maximum vehicle speed limit in any parking facility or parking area is 10 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.

Section 5.08.  Speed Limit in Closed Core Area.  The maximum vehicle/bicycle speed limit in the main campus known as the closed core area is 15 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.  In general, motorized vehicles provided access to the closed core area shall not move during the break between classes.

Section 5.09.  Speed Limit on Campus Bicycle Paths.  The maximum speed limit for all traffic on campus bicycle paths east of Highway 113 and north of Interstate 80 is 15 miles per hour.

Section 5.10.  Traffic Circles.  No vehicles shall enter the center of a traffic circle, except authorized emergency and service vehicles in the performance of duties which require movement into or through the center of a traffic circle.

Section 5.11.  Operation of Motorized Wheelchairs.  No person shall operate a motorized wheelchair, motorized quadricycle, motorized tricycle or similar devices on the University except a person who by reason of physical disability is otherwise unable to move about as a pedestrian.

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Chapter 6


Bicycle Registration-Licenses

Section 6.01.  Licensing of Bicycles Required.  All bicycles used, stored, parked or operated on the University except UCDMC shall be licensed with a valid California bicycle license.  Every bicycle must display a valid state-issued sticker imprinted "California Bicycle License" including a unique registration number and a valid state-issued renewal sticker imprinted "California License Renewal" and "Date of Expiration Dec. 31, 20XX" indicating a current registration and including a unique registration number.  In this chapter "bicycle" also refers to a motorized electric bicycle.

Authority to create bicycle regulations on the University is pursuant to Section 21113(f) of the California Vehicle Code.  Proof of ownership may be required to register and license a bicycle.

Section 6.02.  Impounding of Unlicensed Bicycles.  The Police Department and Transportation and Parking Services are authorized to impound unlicensed bicycles or bicycles with expired licenses and remove them to an area designated for storage.  Bicycles so impounded may be recovered only upon proof of ownership and after required fees are paid.  No bicycle shall be released unless it is licensed in accordance with Section 6.01.  Unclaimed bicycles, which have been impounded because they were unlicensed or impounded for violation of parking regulations set forth in this Code, shall be held for a minimum of 90 days at which time the owners shall be presumed to have relinquished their legal title.  Such bicycles shall be sold at public auction without reserve.  The same disposition shall be applied to bicycles which remain unclaimed after storage with the Police Department or Transportation and Parking Services and to stolen bicycles which have been recovered by the Police Department if said bicycles remain unclaimed for a period of 90 days.  Notices will be sent as soon as practicable whenever possible to the owners of all bicycles removed to a storage area.

Section 6.03.  Displaying Of Bicycle Licenses.  Bicycle licenses and renewal stickers shall be displayed on the front of the seat tube of the bicycle frame consistent with the guidelines outlined in the California Vehicle Code.

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Chapter 7


Bicycle Parking

Section 7.01.  Bicycle Parking, Where Permitted.  Bicycles shall be parked, stored or left on the University campus only in areas specifically designated by the presence of racks or other devices designed for bicycle parking or when designated by the posting of signs indicating the space as a bicycle parking area.  In this chapter "bicycle" also refers to a motorized electric bicycle and an electric personal assistive mobility device.

Section 7.02.  Signed Areas: Bicycle Parking Prohibited.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left in an area where signs are posted indicating that bicycle parking is prohibited.  Such signs will bear the legend "NO BICYCLE PARKING" or symbols indicating no bicycle parking.

Section 7.03.  Blocking Entrances-Exits Prohibited.  No person shall park, store or leave a bicycle in such a manner as to block or otherwise impede normal entrance to or exit from any building on the University.

a)   No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left within six feet of an entrance or exit unless in a bicycle rack, parking device or marked bicycle space provided within that distance.

b)   No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left on any building access or egress ramp.

Section 7.04.  Blocking Traffic.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left so as to block or impede the normal flow of traffic on any highway, roadway, street, alley, sidewalk, mall, patio, parking area or bicycle path on the University.

Section 7.05.  Blocking Ramps and Stairways Prohibited.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored, or left so as to interfere with or impede the normal movement of disabled persons, pedestrians or bicyclists upon ramps, stairways or curb cuts.

Section 7.06.  Red Zones and Fire Lanes.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left on any street, highway, roadway, alley, bicycle path or parking area in an area adjacent to a curb or cement device that is painted red, or any fire lane.

Section 7.07.  Parking Prohibited on Lawns or other Landscaped Areas.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left on any lawn or landscaped area except in those areas designated as a bicycle parking area by the presence of racks or other parking devices or signs indicating the area as a bicycle parking area.  Bicycles parked in designated parking zones may not extend into landscaped areas.

Section 7.08.  Locking to Unauthorized Objects.  No bicycle shall be chained or otherwise locked, or attached to any handrail, tree, shrubbery, door, signpost, lamp, telephone pole, lamppost, fence, or other object not maintained or designated for the purpose of securing bicycles.

a)   Removal of Bicycles in Violation.  Whenever any bicycle is found in violation of this Section, any University personnel authorized to impound bicycles may remove the securing mechanism using whatever reasonable measures are necessary to impound the bicycle.  University personnel so authorized to remove and impound a bicycle in this manner and the University shall not be liable to the owner of the securing device or the owner of the bicycle for the cost of repair or replacement of such securing device.

b)   Removal or Alteration of Obstructing Bike Part.  Whenever any bicycle is found in violation of this section, any University personnel authorized to enforce bicycle parking may use whatever reasonable measures necessary to move, alter or remove any part or component of the bicycle which may interfere or impede the normal movement of bicycles, or persons with disabilities or other pedestrians. University personnel so authorized to alter a bicycle in this manner and the University shall not be liable to the owner for the cost of repair or replacement of such parts or components.

c)   Removal Of Locks And Locking Devices.  Locks or locking devices left on parking racks, bicycle lockers, or parking devices not securing a bicycle, or left attached to any handrail, tree, shrubbery, door, signpost, lamp or lamppost, telephone pole, fence or other object not maintained or designated for the purpose of securing bicycles may be removed by authorized University personnel.  University personnel so authorized and the University shall not be liable to the owner of the securing device for the cost of repair or replacement of such securing device.

Section 7.09.  Parking or Storing Inside Buildings Prohibited.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored or left in any lobby, hallway or room of any building unless said area is specifically designated for bicycle parking.  Designated areas must be in accordance with all Federal, State and local fire and safety regulations.  This Section is not intended to prohibit the storing or parking of a bicycle in an area by any person to which the area or room has been assigned as that person's office or residence, e.g., a residence hall room or apartment.  However, use of any assigned area for bicycle parking or storage may be restricted when, in the judgment of the person(s) responsible for the area, movement of the bicycle to or use of the assigned space for bicycle parking or storage interferes with the routine activities normally conducted in the area or creates other problems.   A bicycle stored inside a building must not be positioned so as to impede exiting in the event of an emergency.

Section 7.10.  Removal or Impounding of Bicycles.  The UC Davis Police Department and Transportation and Parking Services are authorized to move, relocate, immobilize or impound any bicycle which:

a)   Blocks or otherwise impedes the normal movement of persons with disabilities and other pedestrians, and equipment upon entrance to or exit from any building on the University;

b)   Blocks or otherwise impedes traffic on any street, highway, roadway, path, sidewalk, mall or patio;

c)   Is parked in violation of any of the sections of this Chapter;

d)   Appears to be abandoned as evidenced by signs of disuse or neglect;

e)   Has been reported as stolen to any law enforcement agency.

Section 7.11.  Bicycle Impound Fee.  Any bicycle impounded pursuant to any section of this Chapter shall be stored in a secure facility designated for such purpose.  A fee shall be charged to the owner prior to the release of any impounded bicycle.  Any bicycle being released must be properly licensed prior to the release, unless the owner or his designee can show reasonable proof that the bicycle will not be operated in or on the University.  Fees collected pursuant to this Section shall be retained to support programs related to bicycle safety, bicycle facilities improvement, the security of bicycles or the enforcement of those laws and regulations relating to bicycles or reasonably related matters.

Section 7.12.  Unauthorized Storage Prohibited.  No bicycle shall be parked, stored, or left at any residence hall bicycle parking area between the end of spring quarter and the beginning of fall quarter unless its owner is a current resident or employee at the residence hall where the bicycle is located.

Section 7.13.  Temporary "No Parking" Signs.  Transportation and Parking Services and the University Police Department are authorized to erect or place temporary "No Parking" signs on the University when necessary.  No bicycle shall be parked or left in violation of such temporary restrictions.

Section 7.14.  Reserved Bicycle Parking Facilities.  Bicycle parking in any reserved bicycle parking device, locker, or other reserved facility is limited to bicycles registered to the person to whom the space is assigned.

Section 7.15.  Non-reserved Bicycle Parking Lockers.  No bicycle shall be parked in any non-reserved bicycle parking locker for any period of time in excess of the time limit posted.

Section 7.16.  Securing Unoccupied Non-reserved Bicycle Parking Lockers.  No unoccupied non-reserved bicycle parking locker may be secured with a lock.

Section 7.17.   Appropriate Use of Non-reserved Bicycle Parking Lockers.  Non-reserved bicycle parking lockers shall be used for the short-term parking of bicycles only.

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Chapter 8


Bicycle Equipment and Operation

Section 8.01.  Laws Applicable to Bicycle Use.  Every person operating a bicycle on the University has all of the rights and is subject to all duties applicable to the operator of a vehicle by Section 21200 of California Vehicle Code, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.  In this chapter "bicycle" also refers to a motorized electric bicycle and an electric personal assistive mobility device.

Section 8.02.  Bicycle Equipment.  All bicycles operated on the University shall be equipped in accordance with the California Vehicle Code Section 21201 and for violation of such requirements of the owner of the bicycle, may be issued a traffic citation to appear in the court having jurisdiction over the area where the offense was committed.

Section 8.03.  Bicycle Operation.  All bicycles operated on the University are subject to the provisions of the California Vehicle Code and for violation of any such provisions the operator of any bicycle may be issued a traffic citation to appear in the court of jurisdiction in accordance with the applicable California Vehicle Code sections.

Vehicle Code sections applicable to the operation of bicycles also include but are not limited to those which pertain to safe speed, turning (hand) signals, right-of-way, stop signs and traffic signals.

Section 8.04.  Excessive Speed.  No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.  Maximum speed limit in the main campus known as the core area is 15 mph. Maximum speed limit in any parking lot or parking area is 10 mph.

Section 8.05.  Riding Bicycles.  No person shall operate a bicycle:

a)   On any pedestrian walk, ramp, mall, or patio where signs are posted indicating that bicycle riding is prohibited.

b)   On any sidewalk where there is an adjacent, parallel roadway or bicycle path.  Such sidewalk need not be posted.

c)   On any ramp established for the use of persons with disabilities.

d)   On any landscaped area. For the purpose of this Section, a landscaped area shall be defined as any unpaved area that has been planted with grass, trees, or shrubbery or which has been graded or improved for purposes other than use by vehicular traffic including undeveloped fields and agricultural areas.

e)   On any pedestrian corridor.

f)    In any building on campus and the UCDMC.

Section 8.06.  Traffic Circles.  No person operating a bicycle shall enter the center of a traffic circle.

Section 8.07.  Impounding of Bicycles with Altered Serial Numbers.  The UC Davis Police Department and Transportation and Parking Services are authorized to impound any bicycle with an altered, mutilated, defaced or otherwise removed serial number and remove it to an area designated for storage.  Any bicycle impounded under this section shall be held until ownership can be determined and may be retained by the UC Davis Police Department if no owner can be identified or contacted.  Unclaimed bicycles which have been impounded under this section shall be held for a minimum of 90 days at which time the owners shall be presumed to have relinquished their legal title. Such bicycles shall be sold at public auction without reserve.  Notices will be sent as soon as practicable whenever possible to the owners of all bicycles removed to a storage area.

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Chapter 9


Roller Skates, Skateboards and Wheeled Devices

Section 9.01.  Prohibited Areas.  No person shall roller-skate nor ride upon any skateboard or wheeled device:

a)   On any ramp, mall, or patio.

b)   Within any building.

c)   On any ramp established for the use of persons with disabilities.

d)   On any stairs, railings or landings.

e)   On or within any parking facilities or paved areas designated for the loading, unloading, or storage of equipment and/or vehicles.

f)    On any object or surface not designated or intended for use by wheeled devices.

Section 9.02.  Acrobatic Skating.  Acrobatic skating is prohibited on University property.

Section 9.03.  Reckless Skating.  No person shall skate or ride upon any roller-skates, in-line skates, skateboard or wheeled device in a manner which is unreasonable for conditions then existing or disrupts University operations.

Section 9.04.  Motorized Skateboards.  No motorized skateboard may be operated on any University property.

Section 9.05.  Motorized Wheeled Devices Prohibited.  No person shall operate a motorized wheeled device on the University.

Section 9.06.  Gasoline-powered Motorized Scooters Prohibited.  No person shall operate a gasoline-powered motorized scooter on the University.

Section 9.07.  Electric-powered Motorized Scooters.  Electric-powered motorized scooters may be operated on the University subject to the conditions in this chapter in addition to the California Vehicle Code Sections which regulate their operation (CVC 21220 - 21235) on public roadways including University streets.

Section 9.08.  Licensing of Motorized Scooters Required.  All motorized scooters used, stored, parked or operated on the University except UCDMC shall be licensed with a valid California bicycle license.  Every motorized scooter must display a valid state-issued sticker imprinted "California Bicycle License" including a unique registration number and a valid state-issued renewal sticker imprinted "California License Renewal" and "Date of Expiration Dec. 31, 20XX" indicating a current registration and including a unique registration number.

Authority to create motorized scooter regulations on the University is pursuant to Section 21113(f) of the California Vehicle Code.  Proof of ownership may be required to register and license a motorized scooter.

Section 9.09.  Impounding of Unlicensed Motorized Scooters.  The Police Department and Transportation and Parking Services are authorized to impound unlicensed motorized scooters or motorized scooters with expired licenses and remove them to an area designated for storage.  Motorized scooters so impounded may be recovered only upon proof of ownership and after required fees are paid.  No motorized scooter shall be released unless it is licensed in accordance with Section 6.01.  Unclaimed motorized scooters, which have been impounded because they were unlicensed or impounded for violation of parking regulations set forth in this Code, shall be held for a minimum of 90 days at which time the owners shall be presumed to have relinquished their legal title.  Such motorized scooters shall be sold at public auction without reserve.  The same disposition shall be applied to motorized scooters which remain unclaimed after storage with the Police Department or Transportation and Parking Services and to stolen motorized scooters which have been recovered by the Police Department if said motorized scooters remain unclaimed for a period of 90 days.  Notices will be sent as soon as practicable whenever possible to the owners of all motorized scooters removed to a storage area.

Section 9.10.  Displaying Of Motorized Scooter Licenses.  Motorized scooter licenses and renewal stickers shall be visibly displayed on the handlebar stem.

Section 9.11.  Motorized Scooter Parking, Where Permitted.  Motorized scooters shall be parked, stored or left on the University only in areas specifically designated by the presence of racks or other devices designed for bicycle parking or when designated by the posting of signs indicating the space as a bicycle parking area.

Section 9.12.  Signed Areas: Bicycle Parking Prohibited.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left in an area where signs are posted indicating that bicycle parking is prohibited.  Such signs will bear the legend "NO BICYCLE PARKING" or symbols indicating no bicycle parking.

Section 9.13.  Blocking Entrances-Exits Prohibited.  No person shall park, store or leave a motorized scooter in such a manner as to block or otherwise impede normal entrance to or exit from any building on the University.

a)   No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left within six feet of an entrance or exit unless in a bicycle rack, parking device or marked bicycle space provided within that distance.

b)   No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left on any building access or egress ramp.

Section 9.14.  Blocking Traffic.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left so as to block or impede the normal flow of traffic on any highway, roadway, street, alley, sidewalk, mall, patio, parking area or bicycle path on the University.

Section 9.15.  Blocking Ramps and Stairways Prohibited.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored, or left so as to interfere with or impede the normal movement of disabled persons, pedestrians or bicyclists upon ramps, stairways or curb cuts.

Section 9.16.  Red Zones and Fire Lanes.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left on any street, highway, roadway, alley, bicycle path or parking area in an area adjacent to a curb or cement device that is painted red, or any fire lane.

Section 9.17.  Parking Prohibited on Lawns or other Landscaped Areas.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left on any lawn or landscaped area except in those areas designated as a bicycle parking area by the presence of racks or other parking devices or signs indicating the area as a bicycle parking area.  Motorized scooter parked in designated parking zones may not extend into landscaped areas.

Section 9.18.  Locking to Unauthorized Objects.  No motorized scooter shall be chained or otherwise locked, or attached to any handrail, tree, shrubbery, door, signpost, lamp, telephone pole, lamppost, fence, or other object not maintained or designated for the purpose of securing bicycles.

a)   Removal of Motorized Scooters in Violation.  Whenever any motorized scooter is found in violation of this Section, any University personnel authorized to impound motorized scooters may remove the securing mechanism using whatever reasonable measures are necessary to impound the motorized scooter. University personnel so authorized to remove and impound a motorized scooter in this manner and the University shall not be liable to the owner of the securing device or the owner of the motorized scooter for the cost of repair or replacement of such securing device.

b)   Removal or Alteration of Obstructing Motorized Scooter Part.  Whenever any motorized scooter is found in violation of this section, any University personnel authorized to enforce motorized scooter parking may use whatever reasonable measures necessary to move, alter or remove any part or component of the motorized scooter which may interfere or impede the normal movement of bicycles, or persons with disabilities or other pedestrians. University personnel so authorized to alter a motorized scooter in this manner and the University shall not be liable to the owner for the cost of repair or replacement of such parts or components.

c)   Removal of Locks and Locking Devices.  Locks or locking devices left on parking racks, bicycle lockers, or parking devices not securing a motorized scooter, or left attached to any handrail, tree, shrubbery, door, signpost, lamp or lamppost, telephone pole, fence or other object not maintained or designated for the purpose of securing motorized scooters may be removed by authorized University personnel. University personnel so authorized and the University shall not be liable to the owner of the securing device for the cost of repair or replacement of such securing device.

Section 9.19.   Parking or Storing Inside Buildings Prohibited.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored or left in any lobby, hallway or room of any building unless said area is specifically designated for bicycle parking.  Designated areas must be in accordance with all Federal, State and local fire and safety regulations.  This Section is not intended to prohibit the storing or parking of a motorized scooter in an area by any person to which the area or room has been assigned as that person's office or residence, e.g., a residence hall room or apartment.  However, use of any assigned area for bicycle parking or storage may be restricted when, in the judgment of the person(s) responsible for the area, movement of the motorized scooter to or use of the assigned space for motorized scooter parking or storage interferes with the routine activities normally conducted in the area or creates other problems.

Section 9.20. Removal or Impounding of Motorized Scooters. The UC Davis Police Department and Transportation and Parking Services are authorized to move, relocate, immobilize or impound any motorized scooter which:

a)   Blocks or otherwise impedes the normal movement of persons with disabilities and other pedestrians, and equipment upon entrance to or exit from any building on the University;

b)   Blocks or otherwise impedes traffic on any street, highway, roadway, path, sidewalk, mall or patio;

c)   Is parked in violation of any of the sections of this Chapter;

d)   Appears to be abandoned as evidenced by signs of disuse or neglect;

e)   Has been reported as stolen to any law enforcement agency.

Section 9.21.  Motorized Scooter Impound Fee.  Any motorized scooter impounded pursuant to any section of this Chapter shall be stored in a secure facility designated for such purpose.  A fee shall be charged to the owner prior to the release of any impounded motorized scooter.  Any motorized scooter being released must be properly licensed prior to the release, unless the owner or his designee can show reasonable proof that the motorized scooter will not be operated in or on the University.  Fees collected pursuant to this Section shall be retained to support programs related to scooter and bicycle safety, bicycle facilities improvement, the security of bicycles or the enforcement of those laws and regulations relating to scooters and bicycles or reasonably related matters.

Section 9.22.  Unauthorized Storage Prohibited.  No motorized scooter shall be parked, stored, or left at any residence hall bicycle parking area between the end of spring quarter and the beginning of fall quarter unless its owner is a current resident or employee at the residence hall where the motorized scooter is located.

Section 9.23.  Temporary "No Parking" Signs.  The Director of Transportation and Parking Services is authorized to erect or place temporary "No Parking" signs on the University when necessary.  No motorized scooter shall be parked or left in violation of such temporary restrictions.

Section 9.24.  Reserved Motorized Scooter Parking Facilities.  Motorized scooter parking in any reserved bicycle parking device, locker, or other reserved facility is limited to motorized scooters registered to the person to whom the space is assigned.

Section 9.25.  Non-reserved Bicycle Parking Lockers.  No motorized scooter shall be parked in any non-reserved bicycle parking locker for any period of time in excess of the time limit posted.

 

Section 9.26.  Appropriate Use of Non-reserved Bicycle Parking Lockers.  Non-reserved bicycle parking lockers shall be used for the short-term parking of bicycles or motorized scooters only.

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