Questioner: Scott Hochwald
Posted to: Shari Shuman, Vice President Administration & Finance
From Scott Hochwald— In the parking lot behind building 14, there are some roadside pavement markers that stick out a lot on one side, and people are tripping on them. He would like the issue addressed.
Response from Shari Shuman, Vice President Administration & Finance:
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information to the below responses. Thank you.
Question from April 15
From Scott Hochwald-In the parking lot behind building 14, there are some roadside pavement markers that stick out a lot on side and people are tripping on them. He would like the issue addressed.
- Parking Services appreciates you bringing this to our attention. The issue was created by the line being 20 ft. long which placed the reflector beyond the rear of a parked car where pedestrians can potentially trip. This issue did not occur in spaces with lines that were 18ft. or shorter since parked vehicles would essentially block/cover any reflectors. The following actions were taken:
Parking Services removed all the reflectors on all 20 ft. lines in lot 9.
- Parking Services no longer uses reflectors except for ADA spaces, or fire hydrant locations.
- These new specifications have been incorporated into our space guidelines for future projects.
- The plan going forward is to remove existing reflectors only on lines discovered to be longer than 18ft, or when we redo a lot (i.e. new asphalt). A mark remains on the asphalt when a reflector is removed. We didn’t see a need to remove reflectors that were not a trip hazard and end up with
an aesthetics issue.
Question from April 15
From Jose Franco-There seem to be an increase in amount of students skateboarding on 2nd floor walkways. Pali Sen expressed concern they will fall and break bones, which will impact their class attendance.
These comments were provided to the University Police Department. The Police are actively patrolling the covered walkways this semester stopping and providing warnings to students. In addition, they created a brochure with the skateboarding rules and hands them out to the students. If they get stopped
a second time, UPD will give the student a ticket.