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MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Regents' Policy Manual - Section 8.3: Parking and Vehicles on Campus

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 04-09-2003


This policy applies to all motorized and nonmotorized vehicles on University property. Nonmotorized vehicles include, but are not limited to, bicycles, skateboards, skates, rollerblades, and unicycles. The policy does not apply to the use of nonmotorized vehicles as assistance for the mobility impaired (e.g., walkers, wheelchairs).


For the orderly flow of parking and vehicular traffic within the limited confines of University property, the President shall adopt parking and vehicular rules which shall be printed and made available to students, employees and visitors.

Except for law enforcement vehicles, the use of nonmotorized vehicles shall be prohibited in those areas identified by the President as high pedestrian areas on campus. Skateboards and other nonmotorized vehicles shall be used on the ground only and may not be used on walls, benches, fountains, or other structures. The President by regulation may ban specified types of nonmotorized vehicles from campus.


The UNM Parking and Traffic Regulations are enforced by the UNM Police Department and UNM Parking Services. Copies of the Regulations are maintained at the Offices of Parking Services, the Executive Vice President for Administration, the University Counsel, and at Zimmerman Library. They are published by the Secretary of State as a regulation of the State of New Mexico.

The President shall define and designate high pedestrian areas as "Dismount Areas." The President shall deem all handicap ramps as Dismount Areas. The President may designate certain times and days during which enforcement of the Dismount Areas rules will be suspended. The President may designate different Dismount Areas, or different enforcement times and days, for different categories of nonmotorized vehicles. Dismount Areas other than handicap ramps shall be clearly posted. If Dismount Areas are regularly in effect only during certain days or hours, the days and hours of effectiveness shall also be clearly posted.


NMSA 1978, § 29-5-1, § 29-5-1.1, and § 37-8A-3.A(3); UNM Parking & Traffic Regulations.