Posted to: Shari Shuman, Vice President, Administration & Finance
Students riding skateboards and bicycles on the sidewalks and breezeways near the academic buildings has created a very dangerous situation. At least once or twice a day, I observe one of these students coming down a narrow sidewalk at full speed, weaving in and out of the pedestrians.
Yesterday, one young man rode his skateboard on a crowded sidewalk while looking at his iPhone. I often have to step aside onto the grass to avoid the possibility of being struck.
Response from the Floor by Vice President Shuman:
In the month of November, 80 students were cited for pedestrian moving violations.
Response from UNF Police Chief Frank Mackesy:
The University Police Department (UPD) does enforcement of skateboard violations on a regular and routine basis. We handle both on our own and in response to complaints. This is a problem area that UPD takes seriously and will continue to work as time permits.