Thursday, August 2, 2007

Easy Streets

This week LSU started up its "Easy Streets" program, designed to make the campus more pedestrian-friendly and to prevent collisions between walking or bicycling students and vehicles. Traffic booths like the one pictured above are set up at ten locations throughout the campus to restrict the flow of vehicles along streets. Faculty and staff who have a special access card will be able to travel along the roads, but students who commute will have to park their cars in the lots surrounding the campus and move it on foot to class, which most did anyway before this program began. It will be interesting to see if this program eliminates those drivers who think that the "Yield To Pedestrians" signs at crosswalks are suggestions for someone else.


NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice to see that bikes and pedestrians are getting a break. Plus it will mean a bit cleaner air on campus too!

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Steve Buser said...

I hope they still have the trams to get you around. That's a lot of walking.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

tweeboowee said...

just wanted to write to you and say how i like reading your blog..its great...i used to live in baton rouge, and would like to move back one day....but duty calls in good ole alexandria...ugh

zentmrs said...

This picture reminds me that it is getting to be back to school time... and fall is just around the corner. Yikes!