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boston college transportation and parking services

Bicycles on campus are a common sight, whether it is a student traveling between classes or a commuter taking a day off from the grind of traffic jams on a sunny spring morning. Boston College offers many services to the bicyclist to aid in his or her commute and in securing their equipment. Both campuses have several bike rack locations and locker areas with showers to prepare for the day after a long ride.

The following links will bring up maps that outline racks for bicycles and scooters. Click on the heading for Newton or Chestnut Hill to view a PDF map. (Requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Where To Lock Your Bike

To A Bike Rack

Lock your bike to a bike rack. Make sure your bike is parallel to the rack and that it does not prevent people from using the sidewalk. If there's another bike parked at the rack, make sure not to accidentally lock the other bike with yours!

Where To Not Lock Your Bike

To A Tree

Trees are not a secure place to lock your bike. A thief could cut the tree down.

Locking your bike to a tree could mean fewer healthy tress in our campus. Bike locks can damage or even kill trees if left in place for too long.

To Handrails

Locking your bike to handrails or a ramp can prevent people, especially those who are using wheelchairs or strollers, from getting past your bike. 

Bike Maps

There are convenient locations on the Chestnut Hill campus for securing bikes. Scooters are allowed only in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage.


This page links to PDF files. Use this link to download Adobe Reader if needed.