Recreation Safety Information
As you recreate on campus and in the community, make sure you are aware of your surroundings, and do your part to keep yourself and those around you safe:
- Be aware of others who may be biking, running, or recreating near you.
- Set up orange cones to indicate the presence of slacklines, (which may be hazardous particularly when set above waist height), equipment, or other things that may pose a danger to others (free cones are available for check-out in the HPER cage).
- Be mindful of your surroundings when biking, skateboarding, skating, etc. and be aware of other activities that may be happening in the area.
Biking on Campus
Bicycling is one of the best means of commuting to and around campus. Not only is it good exercise, but it also helps the environment and reduces traffic congestion at USU.
As you commute by bicycle, there are several important rules of the road you need to know to ensure your safety:
- Always ride with the direction of traffic on the right side of the road.
- When operating on roadways, bicycles are subject to traffic laws.
- Obey all traffic signs and signals.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- Use the roadway instead of roadside sidewalks. If you must use your bike on a sidewalk, ride at walking speed or walk with your bike during class breaks.
- Signal your intentions. Make eye contact with car drivers.
- Be aware of your surroundings, and watch for others who might be recreating or using equipment in the area.
- Park your bicycle in designated areas only.
- Always wear a helmet.
Don’t have a bike?
Use your student ID card to check out a free bike at Aggie Blue Bikes, located between the Fieldhouse and the Military Science building. They also have a tool board and expertise to help you maintain your bike.