Bicycle security advice and e-scooter policy
Please follow these recommendations to keep your belongings and each other safe on campus, when cycling and using our facilities.
When using on campus cycle storage users are reminded to:
- Lock up your bicycle to our dedicated cycle parking with a D or U-lock – Sold Secure Gold & Diamond locks recommended.
- Consider a cable lock as well to secure any quick-release parts such as the wheels or saddle.
- Lock the frame of your bike to an immovable object, such as our bike racks and hoops, and make sure the lock is not touching the ground.
- Register your bicycle with a bike security register such as Bike Register or Immobilise.
When using gated or enclosed bicycle parking/ cages, users should:
- ensure that the cage door is shut and locks, or the locks engage behind you
- not allow anyone without a Unicard access to the bike cage i.e. through tail gaiting
- keep any access keys or passes secure and promptly report any losses or left
Cyclists are also reminded to ‘be bright and be seen’ by using lights, reflectors, high visibility and reflecting clothing and accessories when travelling. Brighton and Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council also offer low cost cycle training for adults to increase cycle proficiency.
Use of e-scooters
E-scooters and other powered transporters and motorised micro-mobility devices (e-scooters, hoverboards, segways, go-peds and u-wheels) fall within the legal definition of a “motor vehicle” and therefore motor vehicle laws apply to them. Currently it is illegal to use powered transporters on a public road and on dedicated spaces such as cycle lanes and pavements. It is also illegal to use powered transporters on private land without the permission of the landowner.
The University of Brighton does not permit use and storage of e-scooters or other power transporters on its campuses. E-scooters should only be used in areas participating in legal national trials, where their use is governed by the Department for Transport.
View the Cycle Facilities and Micro-mobility Policy for further information on cycle facilities and e-scooters.
Mask wearing on public transport
If travelling by public transport, it is now a legal requirement to wear a face covering unless exempt. View the full guidance from Gov.uk.