UC Irvine Transportation and Distribution Services is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone as you make your way about campus – whether you choose to drive, bike or walk.
No matter what mode of transportation you use to get around campus, you are a pedestrian at some point in your trip. It is important to be aware of the responsibilities you have as a pedestrian in maintaining a safe and efficient traveling environment. You can do your part by not walking on the streets or bike lanes. Attention to your surrounding and good safety etiquette will keep everyone safe.
Share the Path. Abide by posted signage and path markings. Be responsible, and always share the path. Do not walk in the bike lane.
Use the Ring Mall. Help alleviate congestion on the shared paths by traveling on Ring Mall when possible.
Be Alert. Walk defensively and be ready for unexpected events. Don’t count on other path users always paying attention. Cyclists use bells and vocal cues, so make sure you can hear approaching traffic by removing your headphones.
Be Predictable. Acknowledge others, and try to use eye contact and other body language to communicate your presence to other path users. Check for bikes before crossing paths. Any movement a pedestrian makes that a bicyclist isnt expecting could be dangerous.
Adjust Your Route. Plan your route according to current conditions; the shortest route is not always the safest. Steer clear of poorly lit or secluded paths at night, and avoid construction zones altogether when possible.
Be Careful in Parking Lots. Watch out for parked cars that may suddenly back out of a space. Avoid walking in the middle of drive aisles.