Rules of the Road

Purdue University, like all university campus's is a busy place! Everyone has somewhere to be and is rushing to get there... by bike, by skateboard, on foot, in a car, in a bus... we are all just trying to get somewhere. We are proud of our bicycle infrastructure here are Purdue. Our cycletracks, multi-use paths, bike lanes, and shared lane markings will help guide you safely around campus and the surrounding area... if you use them properly. 

It takes all of us to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Whether you are on a bike, skateboard, bus, car, moped, or hoverboard... everyone needs to pay attention to what is going on around them and respect that there are other people using the same roads, paths, and sidewalks. The following are the most important things to know about getting around campus:

  1. You must stop at Stop signs and stop lights.

  2. Do not wear two headphones or earbuds while operating a vehicle.

  3. Sidwalks are only for walking.

Failure to follow any of these 3 items can result in a traffic citation. 

To learn more about campus bicycle regulations, see Section 7 of the University Traffic and Parking Regulations.

To learn more about the bicycle removal process use the form on our Contact Us page.

Per the Grounds Department's "Guidelines for Vehicle and Large Equipment Events" memo issued on December 3, 2013, "nothing associated with an event (displays, motor vehicles, equipment, etc.) can block any marked bike path."

When cycling off campus and within the boundaries of the City of West Lafayette, Chapter 46 of the West Lafayette, Indiana, Code of Ordinances must be obeyed.

When cycling off campus and within the boundaries of the City of Lafayette, Chapter 7.07 of the Lafayette, Indiana, Code of Ordinances must be obeyed.

All Indiana laws and regulations concerning bicycles are available on the State of Indiana — Indiana Code webpage. Use the drop-down menus to find Title 9, Article 21 and then Chapter 11.

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