There are many ways to get around

By Milaap Chahal - Staff Reporter

Highline has many vehi- cles rolling about on its cam- pus – from delivery trucks to staff Club Cars.

But few students rely on wheels to navigate the campus. Students are permitted to bring any form of transpor- tation –from bikes to scoot-

ers– as long as it is safe. "Honestly, I've only see four to five people on long- boards and three to two peo- ple a day on bikes," said Sgt.

Derek Dean of Public Safety. "It's not too common on this campus to ride a bike be- cause of the hill," said Fran- cesca Fender the associate director of Public Safety and

Emergency Management. But if students can manage the hill, bikes are permissible. "I don't think there is policy against motorized ve- hicles as long as you're not mowing down people and there are no safety issues," said David Menke, director of Public Safety and Emer-

gency Management.
She said the main concern

would be to prevent theft. "There's nothing stopping you [from leaving] your bike on the bike rack for the whole quarter, but it is more suscep-

tible to theft," Menke said.
"I do see a lot of people use scooters for people who have mobility challenges," Fender

So, while personal vehicles

are not necessarily a problem there are larger vehicles that just don't belong.

Highline had issues in the past when cars that are not permitted to drive on cam- pus ventured on to the wide sidewalks due to the lack of a barriers.

Sgt. Dean blamed GPS for the errant drivers.

"Usually its Uber or Lyft and they have their little nav- igation on and they were told to go straight here and its right on the sidewalk," Men- ke said.

Fender said the lack of barriers is to keep the cam- pus accessible to emergency vehicles.

"You also have to keep it accessible to emergency vehi- cles," she said.

Delivery trucks, such Co- ca-Cola or the water truck also will use the walkways. Other than that, most of the vehicles are Club Cars from Facilities. They are all elec- tric except the one that Pub- lic Safety has.

"Public Safety has a gas one in case of an emergency like a power outage," Menke said.

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