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Long Beach, California 90840-0115
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December 19, 2013

Campus Usage Policy: Roller Skates, Rollerblades, Scooters, Skateboards and Other Coasting Devices

Responsible use of alternative transportation methods including skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades, scooters, and other coasting devices (hereafter referred to collectively as “coasting devices) is allowed on campus as a way of reducing reliance on motorized transportation and promoting healthy exercise. Persons may coast or ride upon any sidewalk or improved surface used for pedestrian purposes, subject to the following restrictions:

  • Users must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on foot at all times
  • Coasting devices may not be used in any manner that places pedestrians at risk
  • Speed of the device must not exceed 5 mph and the user must remain in control of their coasting device at all times. Riding coasting devices down hills, including the hills at East Campus Drive and West Campus Drive is prohibited (see map).
  • Coasting devices are not vehicles and their use is prohibited on roadways and in parking lots and parking structures.
  • Use of the devices for acrobatics, racing or other stunts is strictly prohibited. Riding on any architectural or landscape features other than sidewalks is prohibited. All wheels of the device must be in contact with the ground while in use.
  • The use of coasting devices is prohibited within any building, any covered area and in the designated pedestrian-only zones on campus (see map).
  • Persons using roller skates or rollerblades must remove them before entering all university buildings.

These regulations are effective immediately and will be enforced by the University Police Department. Persons violating these prohibitions may be cited under C.V.C 21113(g) regarding local jurisdiction over bicycles, skateboards and roller skates.

  1. Roller skate: a shoe, or attachment for a shoe, with a set of wheels connected for skating
  2. Rollerblade: a type of roller skate with in-line wheels.
  3. Scooter: a narrow platform mounted on in-line or skate-type wheels with a handle to allow steering by turning the front wheels.
  4. Skateboard: a board mounted on skate-type wheels.
  5. Acrobatics, recreational use: any action on roller-equipped devices that is not necessary for the safe forward movement of the rider and which might be described as a “trick” or “routine,” including, but not limited to, such maneuvers as having all wheels off the ground at the same time, jumping up or down steps, and so on.

Bicycle Use

Bicycle riders on public roads have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, and are subject to the same rules and regulations. On the CSULB campus, bicycle use is also allowed on specifically designated sidewalks and pathways. Bicycles must always yield to pedestrians and are prohibited in the designated pedestrian-only zones.

Cautionary Note

The use of bicycles and coasting devices on campus carries with it responsibility and liability. Please ride carefully and with all due consideration for the rights of others. Accidental collisions may seriously injure pedestrians, bicyclists, or other skaters. A person riding roller skates or skateboards who strikes anyone is liable for all medical expenses of that victim and any damage done to the victim’s property.

Campus Pedestrian Only Zones Map

Campus Pedestrian Only Zones Map