Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program (BEEP)
As more Penn Staters discover biking as an efficient way to get to, from and around campus, it is important for all cyclists to learn safe cycling habits and understand their responsibilities while biking. The Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program (BEEP) was created to encourage cyclists to create a safe environment for themselves and those around them.
A cooperative effort between Penn State University Police and Public Safety and Transportation Services, BEEP training covers safety tips as well as cyclist responsibilities and fines for offenses under university policy SY16 and PA state law. Such offenses include failing to use bike lights between dusk and dawn, not stopping at stop signs, or failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. BEEP also allows police officers to ticket anyone using unauthorized devices on campus such as e-scooters and skateboards which are currently not allowed to operate on roadways as per the Pennsylvania state vehicle code.
BEEP Ticket Diversion Program
All first-time BEEP ticket recipients are eligible to have their first ticket waived by completing the BEEP online training platform within 10 days of when the BEEP ticket was issued.
BEEP Ticket Payment
If you receive a BEEP ticket on campus, payment must be made within 30 days of the date the ticket was issued. There are three ways to pay your fine:
Online: Use the Online Ticket Payment System to pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Penn State faculty, staff and students must login with their WebAccess credentials, while visitors using this system for the first time must click on the "Signup" link in the upper right corner of Online Ticket Payment System homepage to create an account before submitting payment.
Transportation Services Office: Check or money order (payable to “The Pennsylvania State University”),or a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) to the Transportation Services Office.
Mail: Use a check or money order payable to “The Pennsylvania State University (do not send cash), mail your payment to:
1 Eisenhower Parking Deck
University Park, PA 16802-2116
Transportation Services is not responsible for payments or correspondence lost in the mail.
BEEP Ticket Appeals
If you feel that you were ticketed in error—or that extenuating circumstances existed—you may file an appeal with Transportation Services within 20 calendar days of the date the violation was issued (ticket date counts as day one). Frivolous appeals will not be accepted and full payment must be made prior to submission of the appeal.
Appeals must be emailed to [email protected] and be accompanied by a scanned copy of the BEEP ticket being appealed.