In response to the growing number of students who make their way to and around Seton Hall on bicycles, school administration and the Student Government Association will implement a new bike policy on Friday.
Despite the below-freezing temperatures, there are plenty of students whose bikes are their preferred mode of transportation, particularly if they live on or close to campus. It is a quicker, more enjoyable way for students to go around campus, according to SGA Resident Sen. Ryan Kane.
Kane said due to this sudden sharp increase in bikes, Seton Hall’s campus is not equipped with enough bike racks for students to park their bikes, and so they have been forced to chain them up anywhere and everywhere.
This problem is sure to become more pronounced as the semester continues and the weather begins to warm up, according to Kane.
Kane said he made it clear that steps have already been taken to address the problem and that more improvements will be made in the future. He “guaranteed that you will always find at least one bike chained to a fence or a bench” on any given day on campus.
In order to prevent this, Kane said, there are already several new bike racks placed strategically around campus, specifically in front of Mooney Hall, Arts and Sciences Hall, Duffy Hall and the Hall’s Dunkin’ Donuts.
While all the details of the new bike policy will not be finalized until Friday, judging by the progress that has already been made in regards to making Seton Hall University more “bike-friendly.” Students who prefer cycling instead of walking will soon be able to say goodbye to their bike parking problems.
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