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August 14, 2018


Abandoned Bicycles in State College Borough

State College Borough maintains several bike racks to accommodate cyclists who utilize the downtown area. Many of these bicycle racks have become cluttered with abandoned bicycles making it difficult to utilize the racks.  The Borough promotes safe and adequate parking for all cyclists.  To facilitate adequate and safe bicycle parking the Borough enforces the following bicycle ordinances and want to remind cyclists of the bicycle parking regulations.  

  • A person may park a pedalcycle on a sidewalk, unless prohibited or restricted by an official traffic control device. However, no person shall park any pedalcycle against windows or parking meters or on the main traveled portion of the sidewalk, nor in such manner as to constitute a hazard to pedestrians, traffic or property.
  • No person shall chain or secure a pedalcycle to any stop sign, parking sign or any other official sign, including trees in the street rights-of-way within the Borough.
  • Bicycle/pedalcycle racks are to be used, where available. No person shall chain or secure a pedalcycle to a bicycle/pedalcycle rack within a street right-of-way in excess of 72 hours. No person shall chain or secure a pedalcycle to a bicycle/pedalcycle rack in a municipal parking facility in excess of 30 days

On Sunday August 12th 2018 State College Police began tagging bicycles parked in the downtown area.    On Saturday August 18th State College Police will be removing any bicycle that has not been checked on by the owner and the bicycle will be impounded.  If you have a bicycle parked in such a manner State College Police request the bicycle be checked on or removed as soon as possible.  
We appreciate the cycling community’s cooperation in this matter.   
Lt. Chad Hamilton #3256



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