New bicycle parking laws are now being enforced, say Oberlin police:
• Bicycles should be secured and locked to any of the bike racks provided throughout the city.
• Bicycles shall not be parked on the street or on a bike rack in the central business district (Main Street between Vine Street and the crosswalk at Tappan Square and Hall Auditorium; College Street between Professor and Pleasant streets) for longer than 24 hours.
• It is prohibited to secure or lock a bicycle to trees, street lights, stop signs, or other public property on city streets or sidewalks.
• Anyone who violates any of these provisions may be issued a $20 bicycle violation ticket.
• If the person who is in violation is not present and cannot be located, the bicycle may be confiscated by the Oberlin police and will not be released until proof of ownership has been established and the fine has been paid.
• Confiscated bicycles that have not been returned to the owner after 90 days will be disposed of.