Walking & Biking Campus Bike Policies

All State of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia biking laws apply on campus and throughout the City. In addition, there are some specific bicycle policies that help ensure a safe campus. Click on the button in the blue box below to access Penn's Bicycle Policy.

Please note that bicycles must be walked on campus pedestrian pathways between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Signs are posted in areas where this policy applies. Bicycles must be walked at all times, over the Class of 1949 (Locust Walk over 38th St.) Bridge and the three pedestrian bridges accessing Penn Park.

It is illegal to ride on the sidewalk if you are over the age of 12.

Whenever it is possible, use designated bicycle lanes.  Please see links below for maps:

  • Penn Bike Map - includes City designated bike lanes, Penn bike parking, and repair stations on campus.
  • City of Philadelphia Bicycle Map - Provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Bicycle Network - The City of Philadelphia is developing a city-wide network of "bike friendly" streets to serve bicyclists as part of a comprehensive program, which gives full recognition to the bicycle as a viable mode of transportation. One mechanism for achieving this is through our $3.7 million, federally funded Bicycle Network Plan.
  • Campus bike racks –The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services provides a comprehensive list of bike racks around campus

The University of Pennsylvania's Bicycle Policy