Road, Sidewalk, and Parking
This policy helps provide students, employees, and visitors of Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYU–Hawaii or university) with safe roads, sidewalks, plazas, bike paths, and parking. It provides for enforcement of parking regulations and helps ensure that emergency vehicles and equipment have access to the university as needed.
The university builds and maintains hard surfaces and landscapes to facilitate the safe movement of persons and vehicles around campus. All persons who walk or ride, drive, operate, or park any vehicles on the BYU–Hawaii campus must obey all university traffic regulations, posted signs, and speed limits relating to the use of roads, bike paths, sidewalks, plazas, or grounds. All university personnel, students, and visitors must register their vehicle with Campus Safety & Security (CSS) if they are to park on the university campus overnight or for more than 24 hours. Registration permits may also be required to park in restricted or limited use areas.
CSS has responsibility to enforce all campus traffic regulations and has the power to issue tickets for non-compliance. Additionally, CSS has the power to remove all abandoned, derelict, and nuisance vehicles, and those vehicles with multiple unpaid tickets, from university property at the owner’s expense per state and municipal regulations.
Vehicle: Including but not limited to automobiles, bicycles, motorized bicycles, skateboards, hoverboards, scooters, unicycles, RVs, semi-truck, motorcycles, mopeds, trailers, electric or gasoline-powered carts, and other motor-powered or operator-powered devices used for transporting persons. Disability mobility devices properly used are considered pedestrian in nature and not a vehicle for purposes of this policy.
Abandoned Vehicle: Any vehicle not registered with the university that is left unattended in the same location on university campus property for a period over 24 hours.
Derelict Vehicle: Any vehicle deemed inoperable because of material damage, or the removal of significant major parts, and not parked in designated vehicle maintenance area.
Disability Mobility Device: Any mobility device used by an individual with a mobility disability, as defined by federal law.
Nuisance Vehicle: Any vehicle parked outside of an approved parking space, adversely affects public safety, or displays offensive material.
University Campus: The contiguous area of campus owned by the university including all student housing areas (Temple View Apartments) but excluding staff housing and townhomes.
3.2 Use Regulations
CSS maintains a detailed map of parking and its assigned or designated use. Areas and lots are to be numbered and labeled for reference in management and maintenance of the lots. CSS shall ensure that parking restrictions are clearly marked.
CSS may designate or reserve parking spaces for specific ongoing or temporary uses (e.g., designated parking or event needs).
Parking areas may be designated for the following groups:
- Regular or general parking - open to all, including visitors (most or all of campus).
- Faculty, staff, or student only parking – restricted areas designated by signage. Parking in these areas requires a permit from CSS.
- Accessible parking - as determined by the disability services coordinator and the campus architect for building accessibility.
- University vehicle parking – for university-owned vehicles or a specific university vehicle by number.
- Maintenance or service vehicle parking – may include regular stalls or curbs specifically marked green and labeled for this purpose.
- Temporary or short-term parking (e.g., 30 minutes.) - purpose should be stated such as for loading/unloading, customer parking, food pick-up, etc., as well as the length of temporary use.
- Bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, cart-only parking spaces. Vehicles are not to be parked overnight on sidewalks or plazas except in designated areas.
Roads on campus are primarily for wheeled traffic, and operators should follow traffic rules and courteous behavior. Roads on campus are shared by vehicles of all types including cars, trucks, carts, skateboards, and bicycles.
3.2.3 Bike Paths
In some areas of campus, dedicated bike paths or lanes may be constructed or marked. These are primarily to be used by persons on operator-powered devices such as bicycles, scooters, and skateboards. Other vehicles and pedestrians must yield right of way to persons using these dedicated lanes. Users should be courteous and careful to avoid conflict with others in the bicycle lanes or paths.
Sidewalks are primarily to be used by pedestrians. All others on any wheeled device must yield to pedestrians at all times. During congested times, persons on operator- or motor-powered devices such as bicycles, scooters, skateboards, or similar devices should dismount and walk. Carts and motor vehicles should not use sidewalks except for emergency use or maintenance access when an alternate route is not possible. Carts and vehicles should always stop and yield to pedestrians. Users should be courteous and careful to avoid conflict with others. Any person found not yielding to pedestrians may be cited or face disciplinary action.
Landscape areas are for viewing pleasure. Turf areas may also be used for pedestrian enjoyment. Vehicles and wheeled devices of all types are not permitted on any landscape except for maintenance, emergency use, or as approved by CSS.
3.3 Liabilities and Other Restrictions
Enrolled students, faculty, and staff are permitted to rollerblade, skateboard, and ride hoverboards on-campus. Dependents and guests operating these devices on university campus must be accompanied by a student, faculty, or staff member and assume all risks and liabilities for such activities.
These activities are restricted to outdoor areas only. Damage to facilities by grinding, rail sliding, or other activities are not permitted. Operators are personally responsible for damage to property or injury to self and others. The university assumes no liability for injury. Protective gear – helmet, wrist guards, elbow, and kneepads – is highly recommended.
The university reserves the right to immediately confiscate the vehicle, hoverboard, skateboard, scooter, or rollerblades of any person found violating this policy.
Vehicles of any type are not to be locked to handrails, handicap ramps, buildings, trees, or any other location besides racks provided by the university for the purpose of securing the vehicle.
The university assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of, or damage to any vehicle or disability mobility device, or its contents, at any time it is operated on, parked on, or removed from university property. The university reserves the right to cite, fine, impound, or immobilize at the owner's/driver or operator's expense any vehicle or disability mobility device in violation of parking regulations or this policy.
4. RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Executive Sponsor: Operations Vice President
Approved by President's Council: 04/22/2021
Last Modified: 07/25/2023
Last Reviewed: 07/25/2023
Next Review: 02/01/2026
Full revision history maintained by the Office of Compliance and Ethics.