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Parking & Mobility Services

Parking and Mobility Services

Mobility

Pedestrian Paths

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The University of Denver is committed to providing a safe place to study, live, and work.

Earn and Extra 10,000!

Steps that is! If you are a student, visitor, faculty member, or staff, the Pedestrian corridors at the University of Denver are a great way to get your steps in. Let the beauty of the Campus play an important part in your health and fitness goals. In the gorgeous Colorado weather, instead of a boring conference room take your meeting outside, visit a colleague across campus, or add walking into your calendar tasks, the opportunities are limitless! For more impact as a pedestrian talk to a personal trainer at the Coors Fitness Center and don't forget to get up and dance to your favorite song at least once a day.

5 Short Walks from the University of Denver

  • Observatory Park - 10 minutes / .5 miles
  • Veterans Park - 6 minutes / .8 miles
  • Harvard Gulch - 3 minutes /1 mile
  • Washington Park - 7 minutes / 1.8 miles
  • Cherry Creek Bike Path - 9 minutes / 3.3 miles

Safety as a Pedestrian

  • Be visible to drivers at all times and make eye contact
  • Wear light colored clothing in the evenings
  • Stay in well lit areas at all times and stay alert
  • Follow traffic rules, signs, and signals
  • Walk in safe places using crosswalks
  • Drink responsibly! AAA reports 34% of pedestrian casualties involve alcohol impairment.

Safety as a Driver

  • Look out for pedestrians and make eye contact, as a driver you are responsible
  • Follow posted speed limits
  • Be aware of limited visibility in inclement weather
  • Be especially careful when backing up
  • Always yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Do not pass other vehicles in a crosswalk

SKATING SAFETY AND COURTESY

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 We strongly encourage all University of Denver community members to use caution and safety for both yourself and others around you when traversing the pedestrian corridors on a skateboard. Scrapes and bruises are almost a fact of skateboarding life, but broken bones, sprains, and injuries to others are also common. If you or someone around you is injured from a skateboarding accident immediately contact Campus Safety or Health and Counseling Center.

HOVERBOARD BANS

Due to potential fire hazards and other safety concerns raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, effective immediately, the University prohibits the use, possession, or storage on campus of all self-balancing scooters, also referred to as battery-operated hoverboards, skateboards, self-balancing boards, or any similar devices. This prohibition will remain in effect until a determination is made that these devices no longer present safety concerns.

In order to ensure campus safety, any self-balancing scooter found on campus may be confiscated, disposed of, and/or destroyed.