As the midpoint of the fall semester nears, Watch for Dawgs continues to encourage the entire UGA community to navigate campus safely. Each day at UGA, thousands of students, faculty, staff and visitors walk, bike, drive and ride the bus on shared road spaces. Everyone should keep their heads up and Watch for Dawgs.
Here are a few reminders so that together, everyone can make the campus community safer:
Pedestrian considerations: (Please see more information here)
- Pedestrians should utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when navigating campus. If a sidewalk is not available, please walk against oncoming traffic.
- Please consider lowering music volume or only using one earbud to increase awareness of surroundings.
Cyclist considerations: (Please see more information here)
- Bicycles, including electric/pedal assist bikes, are considered legal road vehicles and riders are subject to the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers. See more about Georgia bicycle laws here.
- When accessing sidewalks or crosswalks, bicyclists must walk with their bicycles in these spaces, as sidewalks and crosswalks are reserved for pedestrian use only, not actively riding a bicycle.
- Cyclists are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet when riding.
Electric scooter, skateboard, and one-wheel considerations:
- Like bicycles, alternative transportation vehicles, including scooters, skateboards and one-wheels, must obey traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs and traffic lights and following all rules that apply to cars on the road.
- Additionally, these travel options must follow traffic flow and yield to pedestrians.
- When accessing sidewalks or crosswalks, users must walk with their vehicles in these spaces, as sidewalks and crosswalks are reserved for pedestrian use only, not for actively riding a scooter, skateboard or one-wheel device.
- Helmets are strongly encouraged for those using these alternative modes of transportation.
Driver considerations: (Please see more information here)
- Class changes and peak travel times provide the greatest congestion on campus. Drivers can help ease this congestion by using UGA buses and ACC transit options.
Heads up Bulldogs! Not only is distracted driving dangerous, but in Georgia, it is illegal. Whatever the message is, it can wait.