Pedestrian Safety Program
PAVE the Way to a Safer Mizzou!
Did You Know?
- 30% of MU drivers only sometimes yield to pedestrians on campus? Are you willing to stake your well-being on sometimes?
- A pedestrian is involved in an accident every 7 minutes in the U.S. How long did it take you to walk to class today?
PAVE (Pedestrian And Vehicle Education) is sponsored by the MU Department of Environmental Health & Safety. It is a program designed to develop a safer campus for both pedestrians and drivers. Join us in making MU a safer place.
Special thanks to the Department of Athletics.
What You Need to Remember on Foot
- Though during class times part of campus is closed to vehicular traffic, automobiles do have the right of way on all other streets, unless there is a crosswalk or signal.
- Crossing at a designated crosswalk is not only safer, it's the law! Always be cautious! Vehicle sight lines can be restricted due to sunlight, parking and other obstructions, even near crosswalks.
- According to the City of Columbia, pedestrians only have the right of way at crosswalks when they actually step onto the street, not when waiting on the sidewalk.
- Be defensive! During peak traffic times, traffic becomes very congested on campus. Pedestrians must be aware of all directions of traffic. Don't just assume a vehicle will stop.
What You Need to Remember Behind the Wheel
- Be cautious! Pedestrians can and will cross between parked cars, on red lights, and in the middle of intersections.
- Remember that when turning right on green, pedestrians will have a walk signal.
- Though MU is not a pedestrian campus, a large percentage of the campus community is not aware that vehicles do have the right of way in many instances.
- MUPD and the Columbia Police Department can and will ticket drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.