Southeastern addresses abandoned bicycles
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has developed a new “move it or lose it” policy, effective Aug. 1, for bicycles abandoned on campus.
Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates said the new policy targets bicycles that have been stationary throughout a school semester, becoming both an eyesore and a safety hazard.
“These abandoned bicycles littering the campus diminishes the aesthetic values we have created and represents a safety concern for passersby who may come in to contact with the metal frames or spokes,” Yates said.
Yates said 14 days prior to the end of each semester, abandoned bicycles will be tagged with a bright green tag. The tags will advise the owner of the abandoned status of the bicycle, the date it was tagged, and how to claim it. Owners will have 14 days to claim the bicycle.
Bicycles deemed “unusable” because of missing parts, such as tires, rims, seat, chain, will be discarded. Usable bicycles will be logged and kept at the University Police Department for 30 days and advertised in the Lion’s Roar, the student newspaper, for two weeks. If unclaimed after an additional two weeks, the bicycle will be disposed of.
For additional information, contact the Southeastern Police Department, (985) 549-2222.