Bikes and Scooters

Bike Parking

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is committed to being a bike-friendly campus with enhanced alternative transportation and mobility options.

Bike Racks

Bike racks are integral to helping individuals switch their commuting practices to more active modes such as walking or cycling. Given the costs associated with adding more parking spaces for automobiles, and as a downtown campus with limited space to grow, UMB should explore ways to begin improving and adding bike racks to the campus’ infrastructure.

Bike racks are located throughout campus at most of the schools, garages, and the University Maryland Medical Center. Please see a map of our bike rack locations.

Bike Cage - Pratt Street Garage

  • To enter, you need an access card
  • Bike cage is available to University faculty, staff, students, and affiliates on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Bike registration sticker is required
  • Security cameras are installed in the cage
  • Space is limited
  • Riders may use the shower facility at the SMC Campus Center

Bike Room - Baltimore Grand Garage

  • To enter, you need an access card
  • Bike room is available to University faculty, staff, students, and affiliates on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Bike registration sticker is required
  • Security cameras are installed in the room
  • Space is limited
  • Riders may use the shower facility at the SMC Campus Center

Current annual cost for employees is $25.

For student costs, see below:

 

Semester Dates Cost End Date
Fall Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 $10 Dec. 31
Spring Jan. 4 to May 31 $10 May 31
Summer June 1 to Aug. 31 $5 Aug. 31

All rates are subject to change.

To Apply: 

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. For shower access, submit a completed form.

Bike Fix-it Stations 
Bike fixit Station

Need a quick Bike Repair or Air? 

The Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.

Free bike stations available at:

  • Pratt Garage in the bike cage
  • Baltimore Grand  Garage in the bike room (starting Feb 5.)
  • Baltimore Grand Garage (air pump only)
  • Lexington Garage

 

 

UMB Bike Commuters Teams

UMB Biking Commuters Teams can be used to discuss the best bike routes for getting to and from campus, find a commute buddy, and more. The Teams site will be an informal meeting place for all students, staff, and faculty – from those who are new to biking or only beginning to consider it as an option to experienced cyclists. Join the community on Teams Please note: If you are from the School of Medicine, send a request to join this team to sustainability@umaryland.edu.

Electric Scooter and Bicycling Safety

Electric scooters and bicycling are a popular transportation option on campus. For us to fully benefit from this technology, we must operate scooters and bicycles safely and know how to store them properly. Please follow Baltimore City’s e-scooter regulations that have been implemented for the safety of pedestrians, e-scooter riders, cyclists, and people with disabilities and all others who traverse our campus.

Baltimore City, Department of Transportation and University of Maryland, Baltimore encourages all roadway users to be safe, obey all traffic laws, and share the road. With new forms of mobility on the road, be alert and courteous to other roadway users.

Scooter and bicycle users should know the following laws:

  • Users under 16 are required to wear helmets when riding.
  • Scooters and bicycles should ride in bicycle facilities where available and on the right side of the lane where there is no bike lane.
  • Scooters should not be ridden on sidewalks except on streets where the speed limit is 30 mph or greater (always ride slowly, carefully, and courteously on sidewalks).

All scooters should be parked courteously – not blocking sidewalks, bus stops, driveways, or doorways. You may park it next to a bike rack, but allow space for bicycles to still use the rack.

Bike Removal Policy

The department of Parking & Transportation Services or  Public Safety may remove any securing mechanism using whatever reasonable means are necessary to remove any bicycle which is:

  • Bicycle permit sticker not displayed or affixed.
  • Bicycle not properly parked in rack area.
  • In such a condition that is considered abandoned (rust or prolonged dust appearance, missing or dismantled parts, flat tires, etc).

If bicycles are removed for any of the above reasons, bicycles will be placed in storage for 120 days.   If bicycles are not claimed after 120 days of removal, the unclaimed bicycles will be donated to a non-profit organization.