The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to being a bicycle-friendly campus.

Bike Safety

Wear a helmet.

In Texas, bicycles are considered vehicles. When you ride a bike, you are liable for any injuries you cause to pedestrians, and for property damage. You are required to follow the same rules of the road as cars, with some exceptions. When you ride your bike, you should:

Please refer to the Texas Drivers’ Handbook (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ) for more information on safe and lawful biking.

Registering Your Bike

If you are living in University Housing and would like to park your bicycle at the racks near where you live, it must be registered. You can register your bike any time, at either the University Village information center, or at any University Commons front desk. Unregistered bicycles at University Housing will be removed and impounded.

Parking Your Bike

Bicycle racks are located near every University building.

Bicycle racks are located near every University building, including the University Commons residence halls and University Village apartments, though not always at the main/front entrance.

Protect your bicycle from theft by securing it to a bike rack with a good cable lock. Please do not secure your bike to trees, shrubs, plants, stairways, walkways, handrails, light posts, or sign posts. Bicycles left in hallways, breezeways, or stairways, or those blocking public access or exits, will be removed and impounded.

Bikes left unattended on University property for a period of 48 hours or more, in a state of disrepair or in a condition that prevents normal or safe riding, may be impounded by the UT Dallas Police Department.

Bicycles on DART Buses

Video: Learn how to load and unload your bike from a DART bus, as well as tips for a smooth ride.

Learn how to load and unload your bike from a DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] bus, and get tips for a smooth ride:


Bike Sharing Program

Bike Sharing Program
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Map of Bike Sharing Stations  ·  View Full-Size Map

UT Dallas has partnered with VBikes to bring an expanded bike-sharing program to campus. While VBikes can be rented and returned to any bike rack on campus, our main bike-sharing stations are marked with signs and located –

VBikes are available for renting at $1 per hour. Get started by downloading the free VBikes app (available on Apple® and Android™) to find an available bike near you.

Motorized Scooters

Motorized scooters or motorized personal transportation devices are prohibited from being driven on University sidewalks, streets, parking lots or parking structures unless authorized by the Office of Student AccessAbility or Office of Human Resources as a reasonable accommodation required by the Americans with Disabilities Act or other federal law.

Motorized scooters or motorized personal transportation devices are wheeled devices designed for transporting one person with a deck designed to allow a person to stand or sit, and is propelled by an electric or gas motor. Motor-assisted bicycles are not included in this policy.