Several themes emerged from the Campus Forums on vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian safety, which invited the campus community to share their concerns and suggest possible solutions to improve safety. Those themes, as well as the concerns and possible solutions, will help inform the university’s future plans and priorities.
The themes from the April 18 forums include:
Pedestrian, bike and skateboard safety
- Better transitions to pedestrian pathways
- Improve and specify pathways
- Increase signage
- Policy clarification
Parking, vehicle and road safety
- More parking
- Roadway enforcements
- Improve public transportation on campus
- Behavioral change
- Environmental awareness
During the sessions, students, faculty and staff commented on issues related to cars, bikes, pedestrians, skateboards, sidewalks, roadways, parking, lighting, etc.
“The information expressed by the campus community benefits the safety discussions that continue on campus. We will utilize this information to help guide our efforts in addressing circulation concerns,” says Walter Marquez, associate vice president for facilities, planning and management.
Here are the summaries of feedback on the various topics:
- Vehicles, roads and parking
- Pathways and lighting
- Bicycle safety
- Pedestrian and skateboard safety
- Safety education
- Online traffic forum
(Photo: Diego Castro and David Gonzalez talk with planner Julie Tsang about the campus master plan during Traffic Safety Forum before Pizza with the Presidents April 18, 2013.)