As the days get shorter and evenings get darker earlier, it’s important to keep these safety tips in mind when traveling on and around campus.
Avoid distractions and be aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes up and your earbuds out when traveling. Wear bright and reflective clothing. Dress to be seen and protect your head. Watch for uneven or slippery surfaces and debris. Ride or walk predictably. Lights on bicycles are required when riding between sunset and sunrise. Use your headlights when your windshield wipers are in use. Watch for pedestrians and cyclists at night. Allow extra stopping...
Safety is the university’s top priority and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation & Traffic Management (TTM) and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks. They remain on campus throughout the day and night treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews will also be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .
According to a recent article by The Lantern, over the past five years at Ohio State 36 percent of all on-campus accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles occured along Woodruff Avenue.
Share the Road is an educational university initiative to promote traffic safety for all traffic types. The initiative emphasizes that all pedestrians and vehicle operators share the responsibility of safety when traveling on and around campus, and each semester, the university holds an educational event and places signs around campus to promote traffic safety.
Dan Hedman, a university spokesperson, said the university advises everyone to share the road...
On Ohio State men's basketball game days , particularly on weekdays, please expect heavier than normal vehicular and pedestrian traffic, CABS service delays and minimal available parking in the area, especially the Buckeye Lot .
Buckeye Lot parkers should expect heavy traffic and traffic pattern changes approximately 90 minutes prior to tip-off. During this time, please follow directions of officials in the area.
Whether it’s a job, family or money, we all face challenges that stress us out in life. James Botts, an Inventory Control Specialist with TTM, says there was a time when the ups and downs of life pushed him to the limit.
That’s when he committed to living a healthy lifestyle and learning to channel his energy.
“I read an article in a magazine and I started getting heavily into it,” Botts said. “I started getting books on subjects and started reading the latest literature.”
Botts started running on a regular basis but herniated a disc in...
In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, CABS will run reduced service on Monday (11/11). The Overnight and Weekend, Buckeye Village and paratransit will operate on the weekend schedule . All other routes will not run during this time.
The scarlet and gray goes scarlet and silver with its new biking status.
After applying two times — once in 2011 and again in 2015 — for bicycle-friendly status, Ohio State has increased its status from a bronze-level campus to a silver-level campus, according to a press release from League of American Bicyclists.
The national organization recognizes colleges and universities for promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus, according to a release on Thursday. The league measures all applicants on five major categories, including engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation and planning.
The Ohio State University earned national recognition as a silver-level bicycle friendly campus, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The national organization recognizes colleges and universities for promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.
“Ohio State works hard to promote multimodal transportation in support of our sustainability goals,” said Beth Snoke, the university’s Director of Transportation and Traffic Management. “Safety and sustainability remain our top priority and earning a silver rating speaks to the ongoing enhancements that continue to be made on our Columbus campus.”
The Columbus Marathon will take place on Sunday (10/20) from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Several campus streets, including sections of Neil Ave., 12th Ave., College Rd., Annie and John Glenn Ave., Woody Hayes Dr., Kenny Rd., Lane Ave. and King Ave. will be closed. Access to the Carmack Lots on west campus will be available via Kinnear Road only. All CABS routes will be suspended during this time. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays in these areas during the event.
The Relay for Life event will take place on Saturday (10/19) from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. During this time, Dodd Drive, in front of McCampbell Hall as well as westbound 10th Avenue, in front of The James, will be closed. Access to the South Cannon Garage will be maintained via The James forecourt. Exiting garage traffic will be directed eastboundon 10th Avenue.
Traffic officials will be on-site to direct motorists accordingly. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays in these areas during this time.