According to DPS Associate Director Joseph Smith, abandoned bicycles that are “in a serious state of disrepair” will be removed this summer.
Since the spring semester ended, “REMOVAL” tags have popped up on the worst offenders across campus. (That is to say, those rusted, old bicycles that haven’t moved in years.)
In an e-mail to Vox, Smith wrote that DPS plans to give owners a “reasonable period of time” to claim tagged bicycles. If a bicycle isn’t claimed, DPS will remove it and the University will donate it to charity.
“[The abandoned bicycles] are an eyesore to the community, they attract thieves who strip them for parts, and they occupy bike rack space,” Smith wrote.
While the University began tagging abandoned bicycles earlier this month, it is unknown when the removal will start. Nonetheless, we know one Jesuit who’ll be happy about the news.
[Editor's Note: Sorry about the late start today, readers. Vox spent the last half hour in awe of Landon Donovan.]