The University of New Mexico's main campus has been impacted by many construction projects both by the City of Albuquerque and UNM’s large building projects. Construction often changes the vehicle traffic flow and pedestrian routes that commuters have grown accustomed.
It is important to remember that construction fencing and signage is strategically placed to minimize hazards to site workers and the community who nears these zones, whether in a vehicle or on foot. Pedestrians should always follow traffic signs, cross roadways in designated crosswalks, and seek safe alternative routes if the usual route has been diverted.
Parking & Transportation Services (PATS), the Physical Plant Department (PPD), and Planning, Design, & Construction (PDC) understand the necessity of travelling the campus in the most efficient way, but also are responsible for maintaining safe construction areas and re-directing paths appropriately and safely. It is up to the campus community to work together to keep the roadways and walkways safe during this time of great change at The University.
Additionally, please note that mopeds and scooters are no longer permitted to be driven on campus walkways, and cannot be parked at the various bike racks on campus. This policy change came about due to a number of accidents and “near-misses” at UNM. In order to assist students, faculty, and staff during this transition in policy, PATS is offering a moped/scooter permit at no-charge for the Fall 2017 semester.
For more information on this change, please click here.