Skateboarding or use of any similar device is prohibited by law at all times on all San Diego
Community College District campuses. This includes the entire property of each campus, roads,
sidewalks and parking lots. Violators may be issued traffic citations under San Diego Municipal
Code section 84.12(e):
Except for school-sanctioned events authorized by a
school site administrator, no person shall ride any skateboard, roller- blade, roller-skate or
similar type device on any property owned by any school district which has a policy prohibiting
such use, and displays a sign at the main entrance to the property informing visitors of the policy.
Bicycles may be ridden on campus roads that are open to public vehicles. Bike riders are required by
law to obey the same rules of the road as other vehicles. Bikes must also be equipped with the proper
equipment per California Vehicle Code section 21201:
(a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it
is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one
braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
(b) No person shall operate on the highway any bicycle equipped
with handlebars so raised that the operator must elevate his hands
above the level of his shoulders in order to grasp the normal
steering grip area.
(c) No person shall operate upon any highway a bicycle which is of
such a size as to prevent the operator from safely stopping the
bicycle, supporting it in an upright position with at least one foot
on the ground, and restarting it in a safe manner.
(d) Every bicycle operated upon any highway during darkness shall
be equipped (1) with a lamp emitting a white light which, while the
bicycle is in motion, illuminates the highway in front of the
bicyclist and is visible from a distance of 300 feet in front and
from the sides of the bicycle; (2) with a red reflector on the rear
which shall be visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear when
directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor
vehicle; (3) with a white or yellow reflector on each pedal visible
from the front and rear of the bicycle from a distance of 200 feet;
and (4) with a white or yellow reflector on each side forward of the
center of the bicycle, and with a white or red reflector on each side
to the rear of the center of the bicycle, except that bicycles which
are equipped with reflectorized tires on the front and the rear need
not be equipped with these side reflectors. Such reflectors and
reflectorized tires shall be of a type meeting requirements
established by the department.
(e) A lamp or lamp combination, emitting a white light, attached
to the operator and visible from a distance of 300 feet in front and
from the sides of the bicycle, may be used in lieu of the lamp
required by clause (1) of subdivision (d).