Driving on the Sidewalks
The Campus Master Plan calls for a pedestrian friendly core campus. To achieve this goal the Traffic & Safety Sub-Committee has created a plan to reduce the number of vehicles driving through core of campus. Two areas have been designated for restricted driving. The first area to note is the NO DRIVE ZONE which includes the Peace Garden, Free Speech Area, Memorial Garden, and Rose Garden. The second area to note is the RESTRICTED DRIVE ZONE which outlines the core of campus from Campus Drive and San Ramon Avenues, the west side of Peters, Conley Art and Joyal, along Keats Avenue and to the west side of the Library. Please see the Campus Access Map.
The NO DRIVE ZONE has been identified as the most frequently used route for pedestrians. The only vehicles authorized in the NO DRIVE ZONE are emergency vehicles and those transporting persons with disabilities.
The RESTRICTED DRIVE ZONE has been identified as high traffic for pedestrians and there should be limited use during 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Vehicles driving in the RESTRICTED DRIVE ZONE must have a permit which is issued by University Police.
Vehicles entering the RESTRICTED DRIVE ZONE must take routes both into and out of the zone that cause minimal intrusion. To do this, drivers must follow the 90-degree rule. This rule requires drivers to enter and exit from the nearest entry/exit point that is 90-degrees from their destination, or as close to that as possible.