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Recreation Safety

Recreation provides and important way to stay healthy—physically, mentally and emotionally. As you recreate on campus or in the community and canyons, make sure you are aware of your surroundings, and do your part to keep yourself and those around you safe:

  • Be aware of others who may be biking, running, or recreating near you.
  • Set up orange cones to indicate the presence of slacklines (which may be hazardous particularly when set above waist height), equipment, or other things that may pose a danger to others (free cones are available for checkout in the HPER cage).
  • Be mindful of your surroundings when biking, skateboarding, skating, etc. and be aware of other activities that may be happening in the area.

Biking on Campus

Bicycling is one of the best means of commuting to and around campus. Not only is it good exercise, but it also helps the environment and reduces traffic congestion at USU. As you commute by bicycle, there are several important rules of the road you need to know to ensure your safety and the safety of others:

  • Always ride with the direction of traffic on the right side of the road. Use a bike lane where they exist.
  • When operating on roadways, bicycles are subject to traffic laws.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Use the roadway instead of roadside sidewalks. If you must use your bike on a campus sidewalk, ride at walking speed or walk with your bike during class breaks.
  • Signal your intentions. Make eye contact with car drivers.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch for others who may be recreating or using equipment in the area.
  • Park your bicycle in designated areas only.
  • Always wear a helmet.