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Purdue to remove orphaned bicycles, unclaimed bikes to be sold

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Abandoned and damaged bicycles on the West Lafayette academic campus (not residence halls or Purdue Village) will be removed during the next week in a partnership between the Grounds Department and Purdue Police.

Student patrol officers will begin marking bicycles this week and the bikes will be removed by grounds personnel next week (May 5-9).

Removed bicycles will be held for 90 days and a master list of all bicycles removed will be maintained by the police department. After the 90-day holding period, abandoned bicycles will be made available for sale using established University procedures.

Gary Evans, director of grounds, encourages students to take care of their bicycles before the semester ends.

“Our mission is to maintain the visible excellence of our campus, and abandoned bikes detract from that image,” Evans said. “We also want to provide fair warning to students that we are conducting a campus-wide sweep, and to let them know they should contact the police department at 49-48221 if they think their bicycle was secured as a damaged or abandoned bike.”

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