University of Utah considering skateboard/bike ban

Posted at 3:52 PM, May 09, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY - Recreational skateboarders and cyclists could soon be banned from the University of Utah campus.

It's a popular spot to ride, but University Police say many of them are out of control. They say they get continuing complaints about skateboarders and bicyclists.

"This came up for review because about a year ago a professor was hit by a skateboard," said Chief Chief Scott Folsom with the University of Utah Police Department.

If the ban went into effect, university officials say it would not keep everyone from riding through campus, just those that are not students or university employees.

It's currently against the rules to ride faster than 10 miles per hour, or ride recklessly, but campus police say that's difficult to enforce. The University's Executive Committee plans to review the language of the proposal and will decide on a ban in June.