UW Transportation Services works with FP&M Physical Plant – Grounds to ensure sidewalks, bus shelters, parking lots, and roads are as clear as possible during the winter months. To help make our efforts successful, we ask you to assist us by adhering to the winter parking rules from Nov. 15 – April 15.
Winter bikers: Some bike racks are closed in certain campus locations to allow snow to be cleared from nearby walkways. These racks are roped off and signed. Please do not park at these locations from Nov. 15 – April 15.
The image below shows lots affected by winter parking rules. The map can be printed for easy sharing with second and third shift employees, students living in residence halls, or others likely to use these lots between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
First and foremost, winter bicycling is extremely challenging, and only recommended for the experienced bicyclist. Please practice winter bicycling in a controlled environment before attempting to commute by bike.
Be visible. Wear bright clothing and reflective lights or material.
Be predictable. Ride in a manner consistent with traffic laws, and obey signals, and use designated bicycle lanes or paths whenever possible.
Be defensive. Go slow. Always look for oncoming traffic, and make sure motorists see you.
Be aware. Keep the volume on any portable devices low enough to hear traffic.
Be prepared. Wear proper clothing for the elements. Recommendations include:
Warm, waterproof, windproof outerlayers
Warm, waterproof mittens/gloves that do not compromise your ability to brake or change gears
Warm but think head covering that fits under your helmet and protects your ears
Warm, waterproof layer for protecting your face
Be equipped. Winter biking equipment is extremely helpful. A few recommendations include: