Dear Public Safety Friends,
Columbia University has started a big campaign on campus as part of the Columbia GO GREEN program, to encourage bike commuting to campus. CU Facilities has added 200 additional bike racks on campus to secure your bikes. These bike racks are not for long time use or storage, but for individuals who wish to commute by bike to campus daily.
To view bike rack locations and the bike policy on campus, please go to the CU Public Safety website: www.columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety click on bike rack locations and for bike rack policy:
In a joint effort between Facilities & Public Safety, bike racks will be monitored regularly for abandoned bikes and they will be removed.
We strongly recommend that you take advantage of CU Public Safety’s Free bike registration program. A unique ID number is engraved on the bike along with a non-removable police sticker. Bikes are registered in this program by appointment and are then automatically registered with the NYPD. This effective program can assist the Police in the recovery of your bicycle. For more information please call CU Crime Prevention 854-8513.
Kryptonite U-Locks and the Kryptonite NY Forgetaboutit Chains are available at both the Morningside & Medical Center campuses’ Public Safety Offices, located in Low Library room 111 (MSC) & Black Bldg room 109 (Med Ctr).
Please avoid using cables or thin chains to secure your bike because they can be easily cut and your bike removed. Always secure your frame & tire to a secured bike rack.
Manager Crime Prevention Programs
Crime Prevention Specialist
Department of Public Safety