Bicycle Safety and Protection

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Bicycle Safety and Protection

  • Use a bike light when riding a bicycle at night.
  • Wear a helmet at all times when riding a bicycle.
  • Obey all traffic laws; you must stop at intersections; pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings; warn pedestrians when you are passing them.
  • Take extra care when passing parking lot exits or driving through parking lots.
  • Give proper hand signals when turning or stopping.
  • Before leaving a lane, give a hand signal. Leave the lane only when safe to do so.
  • Secure your bicycle with a heavy duty U-lock or chain. When possible, lock at least your front wheel and frame to a bike rack or other stationary object.
  • Do not park your bicycle in a doorway, on stairs, or blocking any handicapped access. Use a bike rack.
  • Engrave or permanently mark your bicycle with an identifying number and record that number with Public Safety or the Police.

Public Safety Alerts

Announcements

Emergency Phone Numbers 

  • Campus phone X3333
    Non campus or from cell phone 212-678-3333

Non-emergency College Services

  • TC PS Non emergency 3220
  • TC PS Administrative Office 3111
  • TC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)   8164/6640
  • TC Facilities 3010  
  • TC Residential services 3235  
  • TC Student Development and Activities 3690  
  • TC Risk Management 3482

TC College Services

  • TC General College Information  3000
  • Office of Diversity 8410   
  • CU  PS 212-854-5555    
  • CUMC 212-854-(HELP) 4357 
  • Barnard College  212-854-3362  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services   212-854-2878 
  • CU Medical Center 212-305-8100