Active Transportation August Update

New on campus

  • The Autonomous Shuttle is here! Beginning fall semester, a 15-passenger autonomous shuttle will be on campus undergoing testing with our partners UDOT and UTA. Be on the lookout for signage and stops along Student Life Way.
  • Buy an E-bike and 2 years of maintenance for your University department to travel around campus today – visit Bingham Cyclery to choose your model and accessories!
  • Need a place to park your escooter or eboard? The south entrance of the Student Life Center is evaluating a new dock to securely park these types of devices. Try it out and send us your thoughts!


Safety Tip

What does the Green Paint on the road or path mean?  Bright green paint with a bicycle symbol indicates a bicycle-only path. A bicycle-only path exists for east/west travel from Fort Douglas Boulevard, across the Legacy Bridge to the Law School. Remember to wear a helmet and slow your speed to avoid a crash and injury to yourself or others.


Construction and Commuter Updates

  • The pedestrian crossing on the East side of the Foothill Drive and Mario Capecchi intersection is COMPLETE.  Use the push-button indicators to safely cross at this location, especially in the early evening hours.
  • The 2nd phase of rebuilding Wasatch Drive is about to begin – be aware of construction detours as the roadway is rebuilt. The separated walking and bicycle path to Medical TRAX from the Wasatch Drive roundabout remains open during Phase 2 construction.
  • In August, the parking lot east of the Union Building will undergo construction to better accommodate UTA bus and campus shuttle stops.  Raised pedestrian crosswalks, ADA improvements and drop-off zones will improve safety and flow for commuters at this transit hub.


Mark Your calendar

Save the Date! U Bike Week is September 9-13. More details will be posted soon.


Active Transportation Updates

Events. Need a free U-lock? APRIL 10 is Earthfest on the Marriot Plaza – bring your bike and register with the Campus Police to receive a free U-lock.  Find a rack, lock it up, and thwart the thieves!

Infrastructure. The state of Utah owns and manages major roadways surrounding the University. These roads include Foothill Boulevard, South and North Campus Drive, and Mario Capecchi Drive. In 2018 the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) resurfaced the roads they own around the University. Beyond smoothing the roadway surface, this project added:

  • New bicycle lanes on Mario Capecchi Drive between Foothill and South Campus Drive
  • New bike ramps in both directions on Mario Capecchi Drive that allow safe access for cyclists from the bike lanes onto the sidewalk approaching the intersections at South Campus and Foothill Drive
  • Shared lane “sharrow” markings that added to South Campus Drive west of the roundabout to University Street in both directions
  • New radar detection to change the light for bicycles waiting at intersections
  • New pedestrian ramps compliant for ADA at all major intersections

 This work improves the University’s active transportation network and improves safety for our most vulnerable road users. Stay tuned for more improvements on our roads this summer!