Tips for riding in the city
- Always wear a helmet. Learn, use, and obey traffic signals.
- Bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws as motor vehicles.
- If you ride at night, make sure you have reflectors and lights on your bike.
- Give pedestrians the right of way.
- Always ride defensively, watch out for cars and car doors opening.
- Do not weave through traffic. Slow down at intersections, and always look before crossing.
- Keep your bike maintained.
- When you are not riding your bike, remember to lock it. Heavy-duty U locks are recommended for securing all bikes. At night, it is recommended to wear reflective clothing, so that you are more visible.
Simmons is located in a perfect area for bike riding for pleasure and commuting. Simmons bike racks are located in the following locations:
- At entrance to academic quad on Avenue Louis Pasteur
- Adjacent to Park Science Center (East Side)
- North side of One Palace Road building (near Shipping/Receiving area)
- Adjacent to SOM and Academic Building along driveway exiting to Palace Road
- Adjacent to Bartol Hall
- On patio between Alumnae Hall and Holmes Sports Center
Bikes may not be brought into offices or left in hallways, lounges, or other public places because they create a fire hazard. Bikes may not be locked to handrails or fences on either campus. Bikes left in unauthorized places will be considered abandoned and turned over to Public Safety. Storing bikes in student rooms during the academic year is discouraged, and must be agreed upon by all roommates. Ulocks are highly recommended for securing all bikes.
To help keep your investment safe, register your bike through the National Bike Registry. Since 1984, the National Bike Registry (NBR®) has been working with law enforcement to return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. A bike registered with NBR can be identified by police and returned to you instead of being sold at an auction.
Visit the National Bike Registry for more information or to register your bike.