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BUS/SHUTTLE SERVICE

Bus service is provided by Madison County Transit (MCT). MCT serves Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Pontoon Beach, Granite City, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and East St. Louis. For more information pertaining to this service, brochures are available in the lobbies of Rendleman or Peck Hall, at the Information Center located in University Center, at Cougar Village, Woodland, Prairie, Bluff and Evergreen Halls or at the MCT link provided above.

The University has worked with the MCT Authority to establish Cougar Shuttle, a service connecting its residents with key locations on the Edwardsville campus. The service also provides transportation to and from the surrounding community and area businesses. Copies of the current schedule may be obtained at the aforementioned locations or on the MCT website.

BICYCLES, IN-LINE SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, SNOWMOBILES AND ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES


General Bicycle Regulations

Bicycle rules and regulations must be followed in accordance with the "Illinois Bicycle and Pedestrian Rules of the Road." As a general rule, bicyclists must obey the same traffic laws as vehicles.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any bicycle or its contents while parked and/or operated on University property. Likewise, neither the University nor its agents will be held liable for damage to bicycles or securing devices (locks) which are damaged in the course of removal or impoundment.

The operator of a bicycle should yield to pedestrians in all situations of conflicting traffic. Bicycle regulations are in effect at all times.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycles should be parked only within designated bicycle areas or in bicycle parking racks. Locks are recommended for security purposes.

No bicycle is to be positioned in a rack so as to obstruct normal usage for other bicyclists. The University has installed modern "Wave" style bicycle racks on the Edwardsville and Alton campuses.

Bicycles obstructing pedestrian or vehicular traffic or which are parked against or locked to a sign, lamp post or any object other than a bicycle rack are subject to removal and impoundment. Bicycles left outside designated parking areas are also subject to these penalties.

Parking or storage of bicycles in University buildings is NOT permitted. Any bicycle impounded will be held by University Police for a period of ninety (90) days. After ninety (90) days, bicycles will be subject to State surplus regulations.

Bicycle Safety

  • Use a backpack or bicycle bag to carry books and other cumbersome items.
  • Use extreme caution where the line of sight is limited or where there are pedestrians.
  • Allow additional stopping distance when braking in wet weather conditions.
  • Ride single file when riding in a group.
  • Ride only as many passengers on a bicycle as it is meant to carry.
  • Equip bicycles with white lights which can be seen 500 feet to the front and with red reflectors which can be seen from 100 to 600 feet to the rear (for bicycles ridden at night).

Please refer to the "Illinois Bicycle and Pedestrian Rules of the Road" for a more comprehensive list of rules and regulations regarding safety, laws and equipment.

Inquiries and Regulations

To report illegally parked bicycles or to inquire about a missing bicycle, call University Police at 618/650-3324.

Operation Identification (I.D.) is available through University Police. The program includes information packets, free use of engravers to the University community and Operation I.D. decals. The use of Operation I.D. will assist University Police in identifying the owner of recovered property and will expedite the return of these items. Please contact University Police for more information about Operation Identification.

In-Line Skates, Roller Skates and Skateboards

Each person using skates or a skateboard on University property shall observe all traffic control devices and the regulations included herein.

Skates or skateboards may be used on all University sidewalks and bicycle pathways where bicycle traffic is permitted. Skating and skateboarding are not permitted in areas where bicycles are prohibited or on streets open to vehicular traffic.

Individuals on skates or skateboards shall yield to pedestrian, bicycle or motor vehicle traffic in all situations of conflicting traffic.

Skates or skateboards are not permitted in areas marked "walk bikes" and shall be carried during heavy pedestrian traffic on sidewalks or pathways. "Walk bikes" zones shall include, but are not limited to, the Woodland, Prairie, Bluff and Evergreen Hall sidewalks to the campus core and the crosswalk from Alumni Hall to the Cougar Village bicycle bath.

The use of skates or skateboards is prohibited in all University buildings, their entrances and wheelchair ramps leading to them. Skates and skateboards are also prohibited on any structure which includes steps, stairs, benches, curbing, ramps or loading docks. Skates and skateboards are also prohibited at the following locations:

  • "Walk bike" zones
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Stadium track, parking lot and adjacent grounds
  • The Gardens at SIUE
  • Sidewalks surrounding and leading to the Wadlow Statue at the School of Dental Medicine
  • Parking lots

Violations of any of these regulations may result in confiscation of the skates or skateboards.

All-Terrain Vehicles and Snowmobiles

All-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles are prohibited on University property. The sole exception is when these vehicles are being used for official University business.