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Bike Safety & Security

Bike Safety

The City of Evanston has some specific regulations for bikers. Get an overview in our "Quick 5" card, or see the full Evanston municipal biking code here. In support of bike safety and Evanston's regulations, Northwestern University Police offers free bike helmets and lights to all students, faculty and staff who register their bikes with Northwestern University Police.

New protected bike lanes are now available along Chicago/Sheridan Road. Please see the flyer from the City of Evanston about navigating them safely.

Bike Security

University Police sells Kryptonite brand U-shaped locks at cost in the Evanston Parking Office at 1841 Sheridan Road and the University Police station at 211 E. Superior Street in Chicago.

Theft of bicycles and bicycle parts are common crimes on college campuses. To protect your bicycle: