Walking

The LSU campus, lined with stately oaks, has a pleasant environment that invites students, staff, faculty, and visitors to walk throughout our campus. Since a safe and orderly campus can best be achieved by keeping vehicular traffic at a minimum during the hours of greatest concentration of pedestrians and vehicles on campus, the University is committed to regulations that will make the LSU campus a “walking” campus. The concept of a “walking” campus requires that walking or riding the intra-campus bus become the accepted means of movement on campus by all students, employees, and visitors during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Use of vehicles by employees, students, and visitors is limited during these hours, which are designated as the “hours of zone parking.” The University Master Plan and the Campus Transportation Study both recognized the importance of pedestrian movement on campus. As a result there have been several recent changes in the campus to improve pedestrian movement, and there will be more during the next few years. Pedestrian movement on campus will be integrated with a review and analysis of the campus outside lighting program, emergency call boxes, and a wayfinding system.

 The easiest way to access campus and the surrounding area is often by foot, and there’s NO PERMIT required!

Pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles must obey all traffic control devices. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at marked crosswalks, in intersections, and on sidewalks extending across a service drive, building entrance, or driveway. Pedestrians should not leave the curb or their place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. Pedestrians may cross an intersection diagonally where permitted by special pavement marking. Pedestrians crossing a street at any point other than within a marked crosswalk at an intersection should yield the right-of-way to all vehicles.

 

 Health Benefits

  • Reduced blood cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased cardiovascular endurance
  • Boost bone strength
  • Burn calories and keep weight down
  • Have fun!