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Walk-Only Zones

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Walk-Only Zones

Walk-only zones enhance pedestrian safety and ease vehicle congestion on the walkways of the San Bernardino Campus. 

CSUSB's walk-only zones are governed by the Policy on Wheeled Devices and Policy on Vehicles on Campus Pathways.

Walk-Only Zones enforcement is Monday through Friday from 8 .am. to 4 p.m.

In designated walk-only zones, no one may ride, drive, or park wheeled devices or vehicles with the exception of emergency vehicles and SSD vehicles. Examples of wheeled devices include:

  • Bicycles – traditional or motorized
  • Delivery, maintenance and landscaping vehicles
  • Electric vehicles and golf carts
  • Inline and roller skates
  • Scooters
  • Segway’s
  • Skateboards
  • All motorized and wheeled vehicles

*Walk-Only Zones are not intended to limit or redirect use of mobility devices by individuals with disabilities. Learn more about campus accessibility guides and services to students with disabilities here/ssd.   

All Access Permits

In rare cases, all access permits are issued for vendors working in walk-only zones. For more information, please visit our permit page . State vehicles and carts are allowed in walk-only zones only when it is necessary to perform work in that area and is not accessible via another route.

Question and Answers

Q: What are Walk-Only Zones?

A: Walk-Only Zones are campus areas where wheeled vehicles are prohibited during peak foot-traffic times. During enforcement times, no one may ride, drive, or park a wheeled vehicle in Walk-Only Zones. This includes delivery and university vehicles, carts, bikes, skateboards, scooters, Segway’s and other related transportation types. The Walk-Only Zones are not intended to limit or redirect use of emergency vehicles or mobility devices by individuals with disabilities.​

Q: Where are Walk-Only Zones located?

A: Walk-Only Zones can be found on the campus policy pages

Q: Why did CSUSB create Walk-Only Zones?

A: Creating Walk-Only Zones are necessary steps toward enhancing campus safety and relieving congestion in heavy foot-traffic areas.

Q: Have Walk-Only Zones been established on other college campuses?

A: More than 25 other major U.S. universities have created similar safety zones, including:

  • Stanford University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
Q: How are the Zones enforced?

A: Walk-Only Zones are enforced by UPD. University staff members educate the public and campus members about Zone restrictions at events, meetings and new student/employee orientations. The staff members can answer questions about Zone restrictions and inform people about the need to dismount their wheeled vehicles for Zone safety. CSUSB believes that these measures, coupled with its communications campaign, will continue to make a significant impact on eliminating wheeled traffic in Walk-Only Zones.

Q: If students cannot ride a bicycle through the Walk-Only Zones, how will they get to class on time?

A: The Walk-Only Zones cover the most heavily trafficked areas of our campus. Cross-campus travelers who plan ahead may easily navigate around the areas, with little to no impact on travel time.

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