Oval Utility Tunnel Repairs to Impact Pedestrians

Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), ENGIE Services and The Ohio State University will begin work April 4 to repair or replace 3,000 feet of aging utilities underneath The Oval. Multiple phases of fencing are required on The Oval to support safety. Heavier work will take place during the summer and into the fall to reduce impacts this spring. Crews will make every effort to minimize noise. Anticipate heavy pedestrian impacts on and around The Oval during the project, scheduled to run through October.

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Plan Ahead with Pedestrian Safety Maps

The university continues to grow with important construction projects taking place in the core of campus that align with the university’s framework plan. Areas around Neil Avenue, Herrick Drive and High Street are currently impacted. Please plan ahead and allow extra time while walking, biking or driving to class or work. The safety of students, faculty and staff is our top priority so please take a moment to view pedestrian maps and CABS routes to help navigate campus this fall.

Pedestrian Maps

CABS Routes & Services Times



Take the Right Steps Toward a Safe Campus

Watch to see why sharing the road is important–whether you’re walking, pedaling or driving.



You’re going places. Get there safely.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists all share the responsibility when traveling on and around campus. By law, bicycles are vehicles and may use the full lane when traveling. Motorists are required to give bicyclists three feet or more when passing. Pedestrians should use marked crosswalks and sidewalks. Whether walking, biking or driving, we all share the road and the responsibility in assuring it’s done safely.



Making Safety a Priority

As spring semester continues, students, faculty and staff are reminded to always keep safety in mind when moving on and around campus. Your life matters. Make safety a priority while walking, biking or driving. Be aware of your surroundings when traveling and stop distracting behaviors that may put you at risk. We all share the road and the responsibility.





10 Tips to Ride Safe

Share the Road Bike Tips



Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Runs Through September 7

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus is our highest priority. The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD), in partnership with other agencies across the state and country, will take part in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Overcampaign that runs through September 7th. During this time, OSUPD will have a visible presence on campus to crack down on drunk driving and make the roads safer for all drivers.

Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for more information.




Share the Road – Ohio State

Students, faculty, staff and visitors should always keep safety in mind when moving on and around campus. We all use multiple modes of transportation, whether walking, biking or driving and share the responsibility in assuring it’s done safely.

Distracted Behavior




With thousands of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians on campus every day, we are truly a multi-modal campus. Whether walking, biking, or driving, we all share the responsibility to ensure that we navigate campus safely. Lead by example; obey all traffic laws and be courteous to your fellow buckeyes.

By law, bicycles are vehicles and like motorists, cyclists must obey all traffic laws.

Safety between pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles is the responsibility of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. By law, bicycles are vehicles and like motorist, cyclists must obey all traffic laws. One-way streets, stop signs, riding on the right side of the road, and yielding to pedestrians are some of the requirements for bicycle operators. Remember: whether walking, biking, or driving, we all share the road and the responsibility.




  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Use crosswalks
  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Be visible to drivers and bicyclists
  • Avoid dangerous behaviors
  • Wear light colored clothing at night
  • Be aware of surroundings
  • Do not Jaywalk
  • Wear a helmet
  • Avoid riding on sidewalks. Dismount for crosswalks.
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and speed limits
  • Ride with traffic (Learn more about sharrows)
  • Ride in a predictable straight line
  • Avoid distractions (i.e. headphones and cell phones)
  • Keep your bike in working order
  • Use lights and reflective clothing/gear at night
  • Focus on riding
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and speed limits
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Expect bikes on the road
  • Pass bicyclists with care
  • Use caution and wait to pass
  • Stay alert and avoid distractions
  • Slow down and obey posted speed limits
  • Don’t honk your horn when passing bicyclists
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists when turning

Share the Road – Ohio State is an educational initiative to promote safe behaviors among students, faculty, staff, and visitors moving around campus and raise awareness of the university efforts to provide a safe environment for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

For questions/comments, email sharetheroad@osu.edu.

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