Abandoned bicycles to be removed from campus


University of Michigan Grounds Services staff members are on the lookout this week for abandoned bicycles.

Department employees have begun placing brightly colored tags on bikes found around campus that have bent rims, rusted or broken chains, deteriorated tires, frozen brakes, cables or shifters, or other signs of abandonment.

Each tag and bike will be photographed, and the location, model, color, serial number and registration, if available, will be documented. That information will be shared with the Division of Public Safety and Security.

Tagged bikes left on campus after May 15 will be considered abandoned and removed by Grounds Services. Bicycle owners who want to retrieve their bikes should contact Grounds Services at 734-763-5539.

All collected bicycles that are not retrieved will be donated to a local nonprofit organization to be refurbished and donated to Michigan schools.

Since the abandoned bicycle removal program launched in 2016, more than 2,700 bicycles have been removed in an effort to free up space on the bike racks around campus.


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