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Bicycles can be an excellent way to get around campus and Evanston. It's important, however, that you ride in a safe, courteous manner. View the City of Evanston bike map (pdf).

Biking Areas and restrictions

The University has 2.5 miles of bicycle paths on the Evanston campus, connected to Evanston’s bicycle rights of way. Bicycle riding is, however, prohibited on the following streets:
Evanston City ordinances(10-9-4) prohibits:

When riding on sidewalks where permitted, such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian, shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian, and shall have the bicycle under control at all times.

Make sure to keep an eye out for signs prohibiting bicycle use. Helmets are required for riders under the age of 18, but all students are strongly encouraged to wear helmets and use other safety gear. 

Violators of any of the policies above are subject to a maximum fine of up to $100.

Bicycle Registration, Parking and Storage