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UT Police at Houston Bike Safety and Registration

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The Bike Patrol Program

The Public Safety Officer Bike Patrol Program, launched in October 2017, patrols MD Anderson and UTHealth Houston grounds in the Texas Medical Center. The Bike Patrol Program aims to enhance our department's health and safety initiatives as outlined in our Combined Protection Model and serves as an added security presence during peak traffic hours. Their high visibility aims to deter crime in the area and promote greater interaction with the community. Bike Patrol staff engages in community outreach efforts and promotes UT Police.

The team also increases the department's coverage in areas where access by patrol vehicles is limited. Parks, alleys, parking lots and garages are just a few areas where bike patrols more easily maneuver. MD Anderson areas of focus include the Main Building, Mid Campus, South Campus and the Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care. UTHealth Houston areas of focus include UTHealth Housing and large gathering areas adjacent to the UTHealth schools.

All Public Safety Officers in the program have been certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association, a premier organization for public safety cyclists.

Bike Safe, Walk Safe

This course provides faculty, staff and students with an overview of state and local laws regarding bicycling and walking. The course is designed to highlight situations that the user will encounter in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), as well as pertinent information for bicycle commuters to the TMC. With safety as our number one priority, this course is designed for everyone regardless of how you commute around the TMC. You're guaranteed to learn something in this short informative class. Class sessions may be from 10 to 30 minutes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Know what laws are applicable to pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Discuss some of the top hazards cyclist need to be alert for
  • Learn proper locking techniques for your bike
  • Learn about resources and advocacy groups in the Houston area

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Institutional Resources

MD Anderson workforce members and students may complete the following form to request access to the MD Anderson Bike Centers. The Pickens Academic Tower, the Mid-Campus Building, or Zayed buildings all feature showers and lockers for bike riders.

Request Bike Storage Access

*Please note: For MD Anderson Workforce Members and Students Only. MD Anderson workforce members and students must complete bike registration online at www.project529.com before requesting access to MD Anderson Bike Centers. Incomplete bike storage access requests may result in your request not being processed. UT Police uses the project529.com database to locate missing bicycles.


UTHealth Medical School Building occupants have automatic access to the Medical School bike barn. At this moment, there is no other bike storage for UTHealth Houston students, employees, faculty and staff. Even so, UTHealth Houston students, faculty and staff who commute to campus are encouraged to complete bike registration at www.project529.com.

*UT Police uses the project529.com database to locate missing bicycles.

Bike Registration

MD Anderson employees have access to several Bike Centers. The Pickens Academic Tower, the Mid-Campus Building, or Zayed buildings all feature showers and lockers for bike riders. To request access to the facilities, fill out this form. *UTHealth Houston Medical School Building occupants have automatic access to the Medical School bike barn.

Bike Registration Form

Bike Safety Resources

Ideal Bicycle Locking Technique

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Ideal Bicycle Locks

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Commuting Resources

Additional Resources

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