Officers were stationed at Park Avenue and University Boulevard, Third Street and Cherry Avenue and the Highland underpass.
The increased police presence is part of a campus-wide “Bicycle Safety and Education Campaign.”
According to a news release,
The Bicycle Safety and Education Campaign is designed to educate community members on University regulations and Arizona State laws relating to bicycle traffic while providing important tips for safeguarding bicycles against theft. The University of Arizona Police Department and Parking and Transportation Services personnel will be located at the following locations over the next few weeks in support of this campaign:
- September 7, 2011 (Wednesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (University/Cherry)
- September 13, 2011 (Tuesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Highland/4th)
- September 21, 2010 (Wednesday): 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (University/Cherry)
- September 22, 2011 (Thursday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (AZ Health Sciences Center/South of Science Library)
- September 27, 2011 (Tuesday): 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Olive/2nd)
Yesterday’s enforcement did not coincide with any of the dates listed on the news release, however.
This is the third year UAPD has done this. Like last year, September will be devoted to stopping and educating people who violate the traffic laws. The police department will begin issuing tickets in October.
In addition to stop sign violations, UAPD is stopping bicyclists who exceed the 15-miles-per-hour speed limit in the three underpasses along Speedway.
Cyclists who do get a ticket on campus can take a free diversion class to avoid paying the fine.