- To provide authorized
visitors and contractors with guidelines so that rented, personally
owned or contractor-owned golf cart-type vehicles are operated in a
safe manner at Stanford University in order to prevent injuries to Stanford
personnel and Stanford property.
Visitors include: Individuals with disability-related needs
attending Stanford events (e.g., at Arrillaga Sports Center), conference
include: Companies who have been authorized by the University
to transact business on campus using golf cart-type vehicles (e.g.,
delivery services, catering services, etc.)
- These guidelines
do not include directives for the personal safety of the authorized
visitor (e.g., conference guests) or contractor; safety is the responsibility
of the visitor and contractor. These guidelines do not supercede any
requirements issued by contractors companies.
II. What are Golf Carts?
- Motorized vehicles
including golf carts and other 3 or 4-wheeled vehicles that are powered
by electric or internal combustion motors. NOTE: Does not apply to tractors
or other machinery.
- Examples of manufacturers
of golf cart-type vehicles include: Cushman, Club Car, Daihatsu, etc.
III. Authorized Use
Visitor Use is described as:
- Transporting individuals
with disability-related need to conference or Stanford events (e.g.,
athletic events, etc.).
- Transporting equipment/supplies
for conference events at Stanford University.
- Student use of golf carts for personal transportation,
other than for disability-related need, is prohibited on campus.
Contractor Use is described as:
- Transporting equipment/supplies.
- Delivering products
for Authorized Contractor Use must be provided
by Stanford Universitys Director of Procurement
@723-1751 prior to contractor use at Stanford University.
- Vehicles shall not be operated in a manner that
may endanger passengers or other individuals (e.g., pedestrians), or
harm Stanford University property (e.g., no driving on landscaping,
bumping into bollards, etc.).
- Passenger Limit/Load Capacity:
- Do not exceed the
passenger limit and load capacity designated by the vehicles manufacturer.
- Golf cart-type vehicles must have a placard (temporary
or fixed) identifying the conference name, responsible party, phone
- The placard should be placed in the vehicle placard holder
or in another appropriate location readily visible from the front.
- Approved Areas: (see attached map)
- Golf cart-type
vehicles are restricted to designated streets and paths on the Stanford
- Prohibited Areas (on campus):
- The following areas
are off-limits to all vehicles, including golf cart-type vehicles:
- Inner quad
courtyard of the Main Quad complex.
- All covered
arcades (e.g., in Main Quad, Green Library, Old Union, etc.).
- Golf cart-type
vehicles may only be used to access these restricted areas in cases
of medical need and for deliveries, if no other means for transporting
the equipment/supplies is feasible.
- Operators must
not exceed speed limits for motorized vehicles.
- Operators must
reduce speed on walkways and in pedestrian areas. In crowded pedestrian
areas, operators must park or proceed at a slow walking pace.
- Allowed only on
hard covered surfaces (e.g., asphalt, concrete, brick);
- Prohibited on soft
services, including but not limited to: landscaping, unpaved surfaces,
tanbark-covered areas, etc.
- Do not block entrances
to buildings, stairways, disability ramps, or main thoroughfares.
- Do not chain vehicles
- Recharging Electric Vehicles:
- Electric vehicles will be recharged at location designated
for such use.
- Use of extension cords from inside buildings to
vehicles is prohibited.
- Public Safety may
cite drivers for golf cart use violations.
- Improperly parked
vehicles may be towed, "booted" or otherwise disabled
by Public Safety.
V. Reporting Accidents/Injuries
- Report all vehicle
accidents to Public Safety and to Conference Program Manager.
- Summon 9-911 if
any parties are injured.