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Bike and E-bike Safety Class Registration

Sign up for a bike and e-bike safety class Feb. 10

Join the Carlsbad Police Department to learn about bike and e-bike safety on Feb. 10. 

 

What you’ll learn: 

  • Tips for being safe on your bike or e-bike 
  • Rules of the road for bicyclists and drivers 
  • Carlsbad-specific e-bike laws 

Class times: Choose from 10 – 11 a.m. or noon – 1 p.m.  

Location: Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr. 

 

New Permit Process

New Permit Process

Beginning this upcoming 2023-2024 School Year, all students will be required to apply for a permit if they are planning on riding to school. Students wishing to ride a Bike or eBike must complete an application (linked below) and attend a Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) approved Bike / eBike Safety Presentation. After completion of this application process, students will then receive a district-issued parking permit sticker which will need to be affixed to their Bike or eBike. Stickers will be issued through the student’s school’s Front Office. Students who do not have a sticker visibly affixed to their Bike or eBike will not be permitted to ride to school, or at least not be permitted to bring their Bike or eBike onto any CUSD campus.

Bike & eBike Permit Form

 

Bike and eBike Parking Permits shall be renewed annually, meaning students must complete an online application and attend a CUSD-approved Bike / eBike Safety Presentation prior to the start of each school year. There will be no charge to students for any portion of this application process. For students who are new to CUSD, or moving into CUSD during the school year, or for students who decide after the start of the school year that they want to ride their Bike or eBike to school, the online application link will be live all year. CUSD approved Bike / eBike Safety Presentations will be made available at different times throughout the school year. Please check the CUSD website for dates, times, and locations of all CUSD approved Bike / eBike Safety Presentations.

A two-week grace period will be given at the start of each school year for all students, and for all new to CUSD students beginning on their first day of enrollment regardless of the month of enrollment. If there are more than two weeks from their first day of enrollment and the next CUSD-approved Bike / eBike Safety Presentation, please send an email to bikepermit@carlsbadusd.net requesting information about obtaining a temporary Bike or eBike Permit (this may include the requirement of enrollment in and completion of an approved, online alternate Bike / eBike Safety Presentation of Course).

Please Note: Parking Permits are a privilege and may be revoked at any time for not following the safety expectations covered in the CUSD-approved Safety Presentation or Course. This includes wearing a helmet while riding as well as riding safely to and from school, and to and from a school-sponsored event.

 

E-BIKE SAFETY - OFFICER TASHOFF

eBike Resources

Enforcing Protocols for Bike / eBike Safety

  • Storage - Bicycles should be parked in their designated area(s) on campus. Bicycles should never block ingress or egress or be placed in any location that would compromise safety and access.

  • Charging - Students using eBikes need to charge their equipment prior to arriving on campus. District outlets should not be used for charging

  • Security - It is the responsibility of the student to lock and secure their bicycle. The District is not responsible for damage or theft of bicycles on campus or en route to and from school and school-sponsored events.

  • Permits - All students are required to apply for a permit if they are planning on riding their bicycle to school and then parking it on campus.

  • Stickers - After completion of the application process, students will receive a district-issued parking permit sticker which will need to be affixed to their Bike or Bike. Stickers will be issued through the student’s school’s Front Office.

  • Students who do not have a sticker visibly affixed to their Bike or eBike will not be permitted to ride to school, or at least not be permitted to bring their Bike or eBike onto any CUSD campus.

  • Class 3 eBikes - Students must be 16 years of age to operate a Class 3 eBike. The only type of bicycles students under 16 years of age are permitted to bring onto camps are Pedal Bicycles, Class 1 and Class 2 Electric Bicycles. 

  • Safety - Students must walk their bicycles upon entering campus, and at all times while on campus, including parking lots and pathways unless permission from a school official has been granted otherwise.

  • Students under 17 years of age and in possession of a bicycle must have a helmet with them while they are with their bicycle (CVC 21212a, 21235).

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