Why register your bike or scooter? Benefits of registration With your bike or scooter registered, you will have: A better chance at recovering your bike or scooter if it’s stolen or lost. Receive alerts during construction or major annual events like Commencement or Reunions that will result in needing to move bike/scooter parking or individual devices. We can contact you directly and give you advanced notice or let you know that we have collected your bike or scooter and have it available for easy pick up.* Note this is critical as the University enters an unprecedented stretch of construction. Free bike or scooter lock cutting if you lose your key or forget your combination. Free card-swipe access to on-campus bike cage for commuters. What can happen to my bike or scooter if I do not register it? Bikes or scooters that are not registered with the University may be tagged for removal if parked on campus for an extended period of time. Additionally, if your bike or scooter must be moved due to campus events, construction, or improper parking, we will not be able to contact you about retrieving it. Learn more about Transportation and Parking Services' abandoned bike collection policy. Other campus bike services Purchasing a bike or scooter lock We recommend a U-Lock, a sturdy lock that requires power tools to cut, limiting opportunities for bike theft. You can purchase a U-Lock for $30 by emailing The Service Point. Bike and scooter lock removal As a service to University community members who have registered their bikes or scooters, you can get your lock cut for free if you’ve forgotten a combination or misplaced a key. Bike lock removals can be scheduled for 8 AM, 10 AM, or 2 PM. 24 hours advance notice is required in order to accommodate requests. Requirements for lock removal: Bike or scooter must be registered with the University Complete the Lock Removal Form Registered owner must present ID at the time of lock removal Summer storage At the end of the academic year, students who are not residing on campus for the summer must remove their property from Princeton University bike racks. Bikes or scooters that appear abandoned will be tagged for confiscation. The Moving & Storage Agency provides bike pick-up and storage for a fee with optional insurance. In addition, check out some local off-campus storage options. End-of-semester donation You wouldn't litter, why would you abandon your bike or scooter? ReCYCLE your bike or scooter (with charger) for an incoming student at one of the donation drop-off locations (Spring 2023 TBA). Any bikes or scooters left behind during summer break and not properly registered will be removed from campus. Abandoned devices cannot be collected for campus reuse and will be recycled or scrapped following the University’s abandoned bike and scooter policy. Off-campus donation partners: Pedals4Progress: a New Jersey nonprofit organization that donates unwanted bikes to partner organizations in 32 developing countries. Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County Bike Exchange: a nonprofit organization that provides after-school care and bike-related activities, including teaching children how to repair and build bikes. Bike and scooter registration Mandatory for all students and University employees Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a numbered decal by campus mail to place on your bike or scooter. Register Now Abandoned bikes and scooters Transportation and Parking Services periodically tags and collects potentially abandoned bikes on campus to ensure that campus bike racks remain open and accessible for regular bicyclists. As many of these bikes are outside for extended periods of time, they cannot be donated or reused and must be recycled. Learn more about our abandoned bike policy.