Annually, following Commencement, members of the Tulane University Police Department remove bicycles that are locked to fixed objects (bicycle racks, handrails, trees, etc.). Abandoned bicycles take up valuable space on campus bicycle racks for the upcoming summer programs, and make the university a target for potential incidents of theft. This year, bicycle removal will occur May 23, 24 and 25. Bicycle removal will be accomplished between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on these dates, so as to not interfere with those who commute by bicycle during regular business hours.
Faculty, staff and students should not allow for their bicycles to remain on campus overnight during this date range. If a bicycle must be left on campus overnight, please mark this bicycle as being in use by wrapping brightly colored ribbon on the handlebars. Residents of the uptown campus can either get a length of brightly colored ribbon from their area desk assistant, or temporarily store their bicycles in their residence hall rooms during these dates.
If your bicycle is collected by mistake, you may contact Detective David Harris, the Tulane University Police Department evidence custodian, or James Morton at email@example.com in order to schedule an appointment to have your bicycle released, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If your bicycle remains in the custody of the Tulane University Police Department for more than 180 days, it will be marked for destruction or donation to a local charity in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 33:2333. If you are interested in donating your bicycle to a local charity before the bicycle removal dates or any other questions, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.