The Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life and the Arkansas Tech Office of Public Safety have undertaken a project to ensure that bicycle racks near residence halls are clear and available for students once the fall 2012 semester begins.
As of Aug. 1, officers from the Office of Public Safety will begin removing unwanted and abandoned bicycles from the bicycle racks near residence halls. The bicycles will be held in storage for one week, at which point any unclaimed bicycles will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Any student who has a bicycle chained to a rack near a residence hall who wishes to keep the bike is asked to visit the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life and obtain a tag that can be placed on the bicycle so that officers will know not to remove it.
The Office of Residence Life is open weekdays from 8-5 p.m. in Doc Bryan Student Services Building room 211. The office can be reached by phone at (479) 968-0376.
"This project is important because of the increased use of bicycles on campus and the need to provide current students with a secure place to store them," said Chief Josh McMillian of the Arkansas Tech Office of Public Safety. "In order to provide that space, we must first remove any unwanted bicycles that were left at the end of the spring semester. By donating those abandoned bikes to the Salvation Army, we can help put them in the hands of people who will use and enjoy them."