Pedestrian Safety
Violation Fines
The Colorado School of Mines is quickly becoming a
Violation of any Colorado School of Mines bicycle/
more pedestrian campus. As more campus streets are
skateboard regulation, City of Golden municipal
closed and converted to pedestrian plazas and
regulation, or Colorado State regulation may result in the
gathering locations, walking is becoming the most
issuance of a campus citation, City of Golden municipal
convenient method of travel to and from campus
citation, or State of Colorado citation.
locations. As pedestrians co-mingle with bike,
The following bicyclist and skateboarder’s violations are
skateboard, and vehicle traffic basic pedestrian safety
considered safety violations and a fine of $20.00 issued to
should be followed.
the violator when issuing a Colorado School of Mines
Walk on the Sidewalk
Department of Public Safety
Stay on the sidewalk and use designated crosswalks.
• Failure to obey a traffic control device
Avoid walking in traffic where there are no sidewalks
• Riding the wrong way on a one-way street
or crosswalks.
• Riding without lighting equipment
• Riding double on a single seat bike
• Failure to yield right of way
• Failure to signal
• Careless riding or not yielding to pedestrian on
Skateboarding, and
• Skateboarding in roadway
• Jay walking
Walking at the
Other violations: $50.00
• Disobeying a police officer
• Clinging to a moving vehicle
Colorado School of
• Providing false information /identification to an officer
A complete copy of the Colorado School of Mines
Bicycle and Skateboard Policy can be found at:
Cross at intersections
Most people are hit by cars when they cross the road
at places other than intersections. Stop at the curb
and look left, right, and left again for traffic. Do not
suddenly step off the curb or cross from in between
parked vehicles. Stopping at the curb signals drivers
that you intend to cross. Cross in marked crosswalks
and obey the signal.
Mission Statement:
See and Be Seen
It is the mission of the Colorado
Drivers need to see you to avoid you. Stay out of the
driver’s blind spot. Make eye contact with drivers
School of Mines Police Department
when crossing busy streets. Wear bright colors or
to make the Mines campus the safest
reflective clothing if you are walking near traffic at
campus in Colorado.
night. Carry a flashlight when walking in the dark.

As the number of campus residents and visitors continues
Protective Gear and Safety
Skateboard Safety
to grow and vehicle traffic/parking becomes more
Equipment. Be Safe, Be Seen!
challenging, the use of bicycles, skateboards, and walking
Always wear a helmet. A head
The use of skateboards and roller-
on campus is highly encouraged. The benefits of using
injury can mean brain injury. That’s
skates on the Colorado School of
alternative methods of transportation are a clean, quiet,
why it’s so important to wear your
Mines campus is encouraged as an
healthy way to get around campus. Alternative
bike helmet. A helmet will provide
effective means of alternative
transportation is also relatively inexpensive, more
some protection for the face, head,
transportation, and as such are
convenient, and easier way to your destination. Bicycle,
and brain in case of a fall. The bike
permitted on campus sidewalks.
skateboard, and pedestrian regulations are in place to
helmet should fit properly. If the
Skateboarding on campus and
maintain a safe campus environment for our students,
helmet is too big, too small, or not
Golden municipal streets is
visitors, and employees. You need to keep in mind the
properly worn it may not provide
prohibited by law.
precautions necessary to protect your bike, yourself, and
the proper protection. If unsure of
others. If after reading this brochure you still have
When used on the campus sidewalks the users must
the helmet’s fit seek assistance from
questions, concerns, or suggestions please call the
yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, must ride at speeds
a professional at a local bike store.
Department of Public Safety at 303-273-3333.
safe for conditions, and dismount prior to crossing any
Wearing bright clothes and putting reflectors on the bike
roadway. Acrobatic and reckless skating is not permitted
Cycling on Campus
can also help staying safe. It helps other people on the road
on the Colorado School of Mines Campus and all
see the cyclist and helps avoid a collision. Daytime riding
violators may be issued a citation. Riding on any step,
Register Your Bike
is the safest so try to avoid riding after sunset. Avoid
planters, wall, and railings is also prohibited.
Bicycle registration is not required
wearing headphones or other distractions such as cell
but is highly encouraged to assist
phone use. These types of distractions commonly lead to
Have a Safety Mindset
in the return of lost, impounded,
collisions. A white head lamp mounted on the front of the
More than just wearing pads, skateboard safety is about
or recovered bicycles. Bikes can
bicycle is required by Colorado State law when riding
acting safe, and being aware of what you are doing and
be registered at no cost by
between sunset and sunrise.
your surroundings.
contacting the Department of
Public Safety Monday – Friday
Rules of the Road and Moving
Don’t take chances
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
• Complicated tricks require careful practice and a
All traffic laws apply to cyclists as well as motorists. When
specially designed area
Park Properly
riding in the roadway cyclists have all the rights and
• Only one person per skateboard
In order to promote security and safety bikes should be
responsibilities of the road that motorists do. Cyclists can
• Never hitch a ride from a car, bus, truck, bicycle, etc.
parked properly in bike racks where provided. The
also be charged with moving violations and so on. Cyclists
• Always wear protective gear such as a helmet and
following objects are not to be used for bike parking:
must obey traffic lights, make complete stops at stop signs,
knee/elbow padding
Trees, plants, shrubs, signs, fences, railings, fire hydrants,
and obey speed limits. Cyclists are allowed to ride on the
or buildings.
sidewalk but must yield to pedestrians and stop/dismount
Here are some ideas:
at crosswalks.
Be aware of your surroundings. While skateboarding,
Where no racks are available the bicycle may not be parked
notice who else is around and don’t get in other people’s
where it obstructs: Handicap ramps, walkways, streets or
If an accident occurs as a result of a bicyclist violation the
way. Don’t suddenly stop in the
drives, building entrance, motor vehicle parking, grounds
cyclist can be issued a citation and may be liable for all
middle of the sidewalk. Be
maintenance operations, or landscaped areas.
damages and injuries to the other party, just as motorists are.
aware of your abilities. Take it
For a complete copy of Colorado’s Rules of The Road
easy the first few times and do
not try new tricks too early. Be
aware of how good you actually
are, and progress at your own