Activity at several construction zones on campus is picking up this fall, and university planners are strongly recommending that students, faculty, staff and visitors who ride their bikes to and through campus avoid construction-traffic heavy areas. In particular, construction traffic is expected to increase starting today, October 12, along the West Pitkin Street and East Drive corridors at the Chemistry and Biology Building sites on the east side of campus, and on West Lake Street south of the stadium construction site on the west side of campus. This map shows recommended routes onto campus and through campus to avoid areas with heavy traffic. Bike riders are reminded that they must obey all traffic signals and right-of-ways, just as they would if driving a vehicle, including stopping at stop signs and obeying directions from traffic flaggers. Click here for printable PDF map
The Office of Risk Management & Insurance is hosting CSU’s 2nd annual Risk Management Week, Dec. 8-12, in the Lory Student Center. CSU will provide to three sessions daily. The theme of this year’s event, “Get Prepped: Managing Risks and Preparing for Emergencies,” focuses on risk management and emergency preparedness topics including emergency preparedness, lab safety, international travel, research property loss, university risk management, flood awareness and community hazards, IT security, and emergency action plans. CSU Risk Management week is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. It is free, but registration is required and space is limited. For more information, detailed session descriptions and to register, visit www.ehs.colostate.edu/WRisk/RMWeek.
CSU Police Department Chief Scott Harris answers questions about his experience and values.
Commuting to or around CSU, you might have noticed a new addition to various intersections and on-campus locations. The RamGuards and RamBassadors are two new programs, introduced this fall, designed to provide peer-to-peer education about traffic laws and promote a safe commuting environment for students, employees and visitors. RamGuards keep campus intersections safe Campus Safety Officers, who are students trained by CSU police, help move bicyclists, pedestrians, longboarders and motor vehicles safely across campus. These crossing guards direct traffic in selected, high traffic intersections to promote safety and reduce opportunities for conflict and accidents at intersections where bicycle and pedestrian traffic outnumbers vehicles. RamGuards are stationed at the intersections of Lake and Center, Pitkin and Meridian, and South and Meridian during peak hours of traffic flow across campus. RamBassadors help navigate across campus RamBassadors are trained students who provide in-person education at 45 campus locations to students, employees and visitors about navigating their way across campus. They focus on reminding students, faculty, staff and visitors about safety when commuting to or on campus, such as slowing down when approaching busy areas, and using the proper bike or pedestrian lane. They also share helpful tips to avoid violating CSU transportation laws and regulations. RamBassadors were developed to help encourage safety and reduce the number of accidents or collisions among bikers, pedestrians and longboarders on campus. In addition to providing in-person education on campus, RamBassadors also gather data about bike rack capacities and the number of bikes, pedestrians and longboarders traveling through their assigned location for the day. That information is shared with Parking and Transportation Services to help inform decisions about bike rack placement and safety on campus. “The RamGuards and RamBassadors programs have started out strong and encourage the CSU community to have patience in the program’s start-up phase while they become a vital asset to commuter safety,” said Aaron Fodge, CSU’s alternative transportation manager.
The CSU Police Department releases campus crime statistics and important safety to the university community each fall. These campus crime statistics can be found online. This report contains:
- University Drug and Alcohol Policy
- 2014 Fire and Safety Update
- Crime statistics for the last three years (2011, 2012 and 2013)
- Campus safety information and resources