Wellness Wednesday: Biking safely at UNMC
UNMC is a bike friendly campus, and the campus security department offers these safety tips for students, faculty and staff using their bikes to exercise or to commute.
- Always wear a helmet.
- Ride with the traffic or use bike paths whenever possible.
- Use reflectors, reflective tape, or similar devices on bikes or on your clothing.
- Lock it up. Use a heavy-duty bike lock (a U-bar lock is recommended).
- Lock your bike to a bike rack.
For your own personal use, record the identifying characteristics and the serial number of your bike, and remember to keep the information in a safe place. Always lock your bike, even if you are leaving it for just a minute.
If your bike is stolen or vandalized (while on campus), report the incident promptly to campus security (ext. 9-5111) and the Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bikes stolen or vandalized off campus should be reported to OPD.