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Accessible OHIO: What do I do when I see a bike locked to an access ramp?


At Ohio University, we embrace that we have a collective responsibility to create the opportunity for people with disabilities to have an accessible and inclusive experience whether a student, employee, visitor, or community member.
 
There are many simple ways we can all contribute to the development and maintenance of an accessible and inclusive environment. "Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do" highlights a series of actions that any of us may take – no expertise required!
 
 
QUESTION: What do I do when I see a bike locked to an access ramp?
 
Locking your bike is important if you want to keep it safe. While locking a bike to a building’s access ramp is often convenient, it causes an obstruction which may impede a person with a disability’s ability to enter or exit a building. It is also illegal. One way you can help keep the campus more accessible is to report when a bicycle is attached to a ramp. 
 
For the Athens Campus: 
Call the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911.  
Complete the Office for University Accessibility’s Report an Accessibility Barrier form to provide the details, including that you have contacted OUPD. OUA can assess progress of the situation to see if any interim measures or adaptations need to be put in place.  
 
For a Regional Campus: 
Contact the Regional Campus Safety Department  
Complete the Office for University Accessibility’s Report an Accessibility Barrier form to provide the details. OUA can assess progress of the situation to see if any interim measures or adaptations need to be put in place.  
 
In the City of Athens: 
Report a Concern through the Athens City Source App.  
 
If you are unsure whether it is a campus or city location: 
Complete the Office for University Accessibility’s Report an Accessibility Barrier form  
 
Creating a more Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do.
 
For more information, contact the Office for University Accessibility at 740-593-2620 or https://www.ohio.edu/accessibility