Bike Lane Program

Bike Lane Program Checkout Form

BikeLane is a free bicycle loan program for students at Lane Community College. As a participant in the program you can check out a bike, helmet, lock, and lights take it home and use it for commuting to work or school; run errands; ride the river path on a sunny day; or work on your fitness goals. The goal of program is to get people on bikes.

Please do not loan your bike to anyone else. You are responsible for the bike and accessories when they are returned.

New Information

There is new information in this form including a new location for bike checkouts. If you are a returning participant, please read all the information thoroughly.

This form will provide you important information about the bike checkout process, your legal responsibilities when you use the Bike Lane bike, and some safety tips. At the end, you will be able to select an appointment to participate in the program and receive a bike for the term at no cost to you.

Program Contact Information

If you have questions about the program or checkout process, please contact us at bikelane@lanecc.edu.


Bike Checkout Form

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1. Introduction Statement

Please read the information that follows carefully. The information provided could help keep you safe on the road as well as prevent your bike or bike accessories from being stolen and you being charged for their replacement. This is not a quiz; we only ask that you read the information. Bike loans are only open to students registered for credit classes. Please do not fill out the survey for someone else. This survey should take you no more than ten minutes to complete.


2. Bike Locking and Lights Information

shows correct and incorrect ways to lock bike

Locking

Lock your bike by the frame ONLY with the U-lock provided to a bike rack. Using a lock other than a U-lock or locking to something other than a bike rack increases the likelihood your bike will be stolen.

Lock the frame of the bike securely with the U-lock provided to a bike rack any time you are not riding the bicycle. See the images above for correct and incorrect ways to lock your bike. The first two images are the best way to lock your bike, as it protects the wheel and the frame. The third image works as well. Never lock your bike by the front or rear tire only - all it takes to steal your entire bike is to remove the wheel. Bike theft is a major problem in Eugene and bikes not locked or not properly locked are likely to be stolen. Stealing an incorrectly locked can take less than a minute. Stealing an unlocked bike takes only seconds. If your bike is stolen, notify Bike Lane immediately. If we recover it, you may not be liable for charges. If we do not, you are liable for the entire bike and will be charged $500.00 for its replacement.

Lights

You are required by law in Oregon to use lights on your bike after dark. Without lights, drivers and pedestrians may not be able to see you. Remove lights when you park your bike; they are easily stolen. If they are stolen, you will be charged $25 for replacement.


3. Traffic Laws Also Apply to Cyclists Information

By Oregon law, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as people driving cars. Always bike in the same direction as traffic, this makes you more visible and predictable to motorists. ** It is REQUIRED to stop at stop signs and red lights. Many cyclists do not stop, but by law you MUST STOP. The fine for not stopping at stop signs or red lights is approximately $250.

bicycle rider demonstrating correct and incorrect way to ride with traffic

You are safest on your bicycle when you ride with traffic, following the same rules you follow when you drive an automobile. Always ride in the same direction as car traffic and follow the arrows on the road as well as other road signs. You are required by law to stay on the right side of the road UNLESS:

- moving to make a left turn
- avoiding debris or obstacles on the right side of the road or in the bike lane
- passing another bike or vehicle on the right side of the road
- avoiding parked cars that could open their doors and hit you
- the road is too narrow for a car to pass you safely
- the bike lane or cycletrack is on the left side of the road

A free Eugene/Springfield bike map will be made available to each participant to find popular and safe bike routes through town.


4. Entering Traffic and Interacting with Automobiles

Bike rider demonstrating proper ways to indicate turns

Left Turns

You can make a left turn a few different ways. You can get in the car lane and turn like a car, using hand signals to communicate your intentions (see photo above left). If the road is too busy or you are not comfortable "taking the lane," you can proceed straight across the street and then turn left at the crosswalk and wait for the light to change or obey the stop sign.

** It is REQUIRED to stop at stop signs and red lights. Many cyclists do not stop, but by law you MUST STOP. The fine for not stopping at stop signs or red lights is approximately $250.

Right Turns

A right turn is fairly straightforward. After stopping at the sign or light, give the proper hand signal (see photo above right), and turn into the bike lane or road. Right turns are less difficult because you are not crossing traffic, as in a left turn.

** It is REQUIRED to stop at stop signs and red lights. Many cyclists do not stop, but by law you MUST STOP. The fine for not stopping at stop signs or red lights is approximately $250.


5. Check Bike for Safety; Use the Bike Shop or See Program Staff

Every time you ride, you should do a quick safety check on the bicycle. Are the wheels and handlebars tightly secured to the bike? Are the brakes working properly with no rubbing or binding? Is the bike making strange or new noises? A basic bicycle maintenance talk will be given when you pick up your bike to learn to recognize safety issues and basic techniques to correct them. If you notice something you are unable to identify or are uncomfortable attempting to correct, you can take the bike to the participating bike shop (indicated by the sticker on the bike) or you can bring the bike to Bike Lane program staff to help you. Taking care of your bike and correcting problems early can result in your bike functioning properly, it being safe and fun to ride, and you not being charged for issues that result in poor basic safety checks. While the Bike Lane will pay for repairs beyond normal use, you are responsible for such issues like flat tires or issues resulting from damage or neglect (rusty chain or components or issues that result in not taking the bike to the bike shop or program staff if you notice an issue).

Avoid Riding on the Sidewalk; Use the Bike Network

Riding on the sidewalk may seem safe, but it is actually very dangerous - sidewalks are designed for pedestrians and wheelchair traffic, not cyclists. Also, cars are coming out of driveways and alleys or may be turning onto an adjacent road and do not expect to see cyclists on sidewalks. In downtown Eugene it is against the law to ride on the sidewalk and may result in a fine. Many accidents involving bicycles are a result of riding on the sidewalk. In most cases, the safest place to ride is along the right side of the road, with traffic, so motorists can see you. If a road feels unsafe, check the Eugene/Springfield bike map; a safer route is usually only a few blocks away. If you need assistance with a route, see Bike Lane staff for help finding a route that works for you.


6. Review

  • Lock the bike by the frame with the U-lock provided to a bike rack whenever you are not using the bike.
  • Always use lights at night. Remove them when the bike is locked to avoid them being stolen.
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic. Ride in the bike lane going the same direction as traffic where you are most visible.
  • Stay on the right side of the road in the bike lane unless you are making a making a turn, avoiding a hazard, or passing someone.
  • Ride according to the same rules when you drive. Stop at all stop signs and red lights. Obey all traffic signs. Signal your turns with hand signals.
  • Do regular safety checks on your bike to see if there are loose parts, new or funny noises, or rubbing or binding. If you notice something, take it to the participating bike shop or see Bike Lane staff.
  • Avoid riding on the sidewalk. Find and use the bike lanes and paths.

7. Reserving a Bike

This is a free program to credit students at Lane Community College. Below, you will find four checkout times for coming to pick up your bike. Bikes will be distributed during the first week of spring classes and can be kept for one term. Bikes will be due by the final day of finals week. Failing to turn in a bike will result in a $10 a day fine or being charged for its replacement.

We do "rolling checkouts," which means we are open for checkout during the times below. Checkouts are first come, first serve, and you must include your information (below) so we know you completed the survey.

Bikes come with a lock, front and rear lights, fenders, and helmet. All components must be turned in at the time the bike is turned in. While the program is free to LCC students, you will be charged for lost or damaged items.

BIKES ARE FOR CHECKOUT AND USE BY LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY. Please do not loan your bike to someone else. If it is lost, damaged, or stolen, you will be held responsible.


8. Program and Participant Contact Information

Participant Contact Information Required. All Information Must be Completed.

Please enter your name, contact (email), and your height (for bike sizing purposes). If you do not enter this information, you will not be selected for a bike.

Please include first and last name.
You must include your height for bike sizing purposes.