[*BCM*] BU Removing Bicycles
idiotkid at gmail.com
Mon May 5 15:26:28 EDT 2008
Yeah, most of the bikes are barely ever ridden, too.
On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:19 PM, <spikem at bu.edu> wrote:
> BU scrambles to clean up campus every year before graduation, and
> removing bikes has always been an issue, whether it was just in West
> Campus or over the larger area. Don't lock your bike to a tree. Seems
> easy to me.
> Quoting "Eric A. Stratton" <estratton.apple at gmail.com>:
> > This is from some information that was posted on BostonFixed.
> > Good afternoon:
> > Beginning on Monday, May 5, 2008, bicycles attached to anything other
> > than an appropriate bike rack will be removed by the Commonwealth of
> > Massachusetts. This includes trees, parking meters and benches. This
> > action is being taken to prevent the destruction of the new plantings
> > and items installed during the Commonwealth Avenue Beautification
> > Project. Questions and concerns about this new policy can be forwarded
> > to the Office of the Dean of Students at 617-353-4126 or dos at bu.edu.
> > Again, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
> > Best regards,
> > Katherine Hasenauer
> > This is really outrageous. I emailed the BU Dean of Students office
> > about this, as I'm a graduate student there and never received any
> > notice of this removal. Here is their reply.
> > Eric,
> > Thank you for your email. The signs and messages you received from the
> > university regarding bike removal were notifications we received from
> > the City of Boston. The university was merely conveying a message sent
> > to us from city officials, and we apologize for the confusion.
> > Unfortunately, the university has no sway over city policy, including
> > bicycle removal from city property. As for additional bike storage,
> > working to provide more bike racks is part of our plans along
> > Commonwealth Avenue.
> > Thank you for your email, and if you have any additional questions,
> > please call our office at 617-353-4126.
> > Sincerely,
> > Ally
> > Student Manager
> > Office of the Dean of Students
> > As it was stated by one of my fellow bostonfixed members, it's pretty
> > disingenuous to suggest that BU has no influence over minor city
> > enforcement on the Comm. Ave. project, in which BU has a more than
> > significant interest. My impression of the Dean of Students office
> > was that they were there to assist the students and help advocate
> > points in which the students have a significant interest. There must
> > be someone at BU who can negotiate on behalf of the student body if
> > the Dean of Students office isn't up to it.
> > From the reports I've received from other folks on the bostonfixed
> > board, BU has been removing bicycles today by the truckload. I've
> > been holed up in my apartment as it is currently finals week @ BU,
> > which seems rather convenient for the city and BU as students would be
> > hard pressed to try and protest and study at the same time.
> > These are just some of my thoughts, but wanted to get this information
> > out there for others incase they also weren't made aware of the
> > situation.
> > -E
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