Take care! 注意马路安全！
Longer hours of darkness and increased traffic, particularly around construction sites on campus, have heightened the need for road safety awareness.
It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our campuses safe, whether you are in a car, on a bike or on foot. Or on a skateboard!
The message is directed at all road-users following a number of incidents at the Gilmorehill and Garscube campuses.
- Pedestrians are reminded to be attentive to traffic, particularly when crossing roads; newly-arrived international students should remember that traffic drives on the left in the UK.
- Headphones, hoodies and smart phones can put you at risk when you are on the move.
- Cyclists are reminded that they must comply with legal requirements to have brakes and lights on their bicycles, that they should ensure their bicycles are roadworthy and that they are considerate towards other road users;
- Drivers are reminded that they should give priority to pedestrians on campus;
- All drivers and cyclists must keep to the speed limit on campus of 10mph but should also pay particular care on busy roads near the University. Pedestrians have priority at all times on campus.
Viola Retzlaff, Travel and Transport Co-ordinator at the University, said: “The key message to students and staff is to show consideration to other road users, whether you are walking, cycling or driving. The increase in construction work is likely to lead to changes to access. I would urge everyone to take care and think of others around them – we really do not want anyone to be hurt.”
Cyclists are reminded that GUEST (Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team) runs a Bike Hub where they can get their bicycles checked or repaired, learn new skills, and pick up a new high-visibility vest. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First published: 7 November 2017