Vehicle Use in Pedestrian Areas
Vehicle Use in Pedestrian Areas Policy
In order to enhance the pedestrian nature of the University's main campus, improve safety and protect the University's infrastructure and green space, it is the policy of the University to restrict vehicular traffic from pedestrian areas whenever possible. Pedestrian areas include sidewalks, lawns and plazas.
University and contractor service vehicles will be provided with a service delivery map that will designate restricted pedestrian areas, vehicular service routes and unloading zones for University main campus buildings. Only authorized service vehicles will be permitted to utilize service vehicle parking and unloading areas. Service vehicle parking permits will be issued under the authority of Parking Services.
- Emergency and service vehicles responding to life safety emergencies will have access to all areas of the campus at all times.
- Authorized University vehicles and contractor vehicles that must enter restricted pedestrian areas for non-emergency purposes will be issued a permit by their supervisor or project manager, that will be displayed in the front windshield of the service vehicle.
- Authorized service vehicles will be allowed access to restricted pedestrian areas only when it is necessary to conduct construction work or haul heavy equipment or supplies to work sites.
- Vehicles that must drive in restricted areas will be restricted to a maximum speed of five miles per hour (5 MPH).
- Grounds Department vehicles will be permitted appropriate access to restricted pedestrian areas to perform their responsibilities.
Enforcement of this policy will be the responsibility of University supervisors through the University's disciplinary policies, project/contract managers through the enforcement of contract documents and Public Safety personnel through enforcement traffic regulations. University community members can report violations of this policy to Public Safety at 419.372.2346.