With the start of a new academic year underway, The Ohio State University is encouraging the university community to pay attention and travel safely.
Whether you drive, walk, bike or ride a scooter to class or work, do it safely. Students, faculty, staff and visitors share the road and the responsibility.
Commuters are asked to look out for fellow Buckeyes and avoid distractions. Remove earbuds and look up from your phone. Be mindful around construction zones and obey signage.
Pedestrians should use marked crosswalks and sidewalks and wait for the cross sign at signalized intersections.
Motorists should keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists and scooter riders. Do not text and drive.
Bicycles and scooters should be ridden in the road, not on sidewalks. If you’re cycling or scooting, park in designated areas to ensure accessible pathways. Never block sidewalks, curb ramps or disability access.
Scooter Safety Tips:
- Wear a helmet.
- Maintain a 3-foot minimum distance from pedestrians.
- Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
- Watch the road for uneven surfaces and debris.
- Be wary of puddles and leaves that may hide potholes.
- Dress to be seen, use lights and reflective clothing / gear at night.
- Share the Road and never ride against traffic.
- Eliminate distractions. Do NOT text while riding!