Reduce the number of vehicles that are allowed to drive within the confines of the campus on what are technically sidewalks between the buildings. Consider using the small mules rather than full-sized vehicles. It is not uncommon to see 8+ vehicles parked around the Library Mall or count up to 30 vehicles parked or driving in pedestrain areas as you are walking from the UC to Davis Hall. It distracts from the comforts ...more »
Especially the north and south ones: peeling, faded paint; numerous rusty spots on the "fences." They need to be fixed before they become unsafe.
The end of Greek Row as it approaches the Fine Arts Building and the Cooper St. bridge is a very high-traffic pedestrian entrance to campus, especially for students. Hundreds walk this way every day, but it looks like a back alley, industrial entrance. Something should be done to beautify this area-- how about a nice courtyard?; replacing the deteriorating asphalt with brick?; removing the campus utility vehicle parking?; ...more »
We really appreciate the new campus signage. It looks great and is helpful. However, most of these new big blue signs are blank on the back, someone having decided where people are looking when they approach an intersection or group of buildings! Driving or walking on campus, one sees as many blank faces as those that have information on them. Why not use both sides?!? One only needs to drive down Nedderman to see that ...more »
Leaf blowers are very loud and emit a lot of air pollution and have no place on a GREEN CAMPUS, especially near buildings. Leaf blower fumes often blow into the Fine Arts building when the doors open! Leaf blowers accomplish nothing except to annoy people. They move leaves and grass from point A to point B, and the wind is very likely to move them right back. If leaves and grass clippings need to be removed, they can ...more »
Replace the aging, gasoline-powered service vehicles seen all over campus with new, electric ones that emit no pollutants for a cleaner, healthier, and quieter campus.
Here are the headline from CNN: Art installation brings 60 pianos to the streets of New York CityBy Mythili Rao, CNNJune 22, 2010 12:25 p.m. EDT. I think we should put piano's on campus like they have done in New York with "Sing for Hope"!. With our Diverse campus nothing brings people together more than music. People will gather, sing, dance, laugh, talk and make new friends, plus it would be a great way to blow off ...more »
could there be a way to put directional kiosks at main buildings and malls for students? the kiosks could give them direction either in text form or to their ipads or other electronic devices. or print small maps for them. it could be sort of like a campus mapquest - it would help students find buildings faster and would be available 24/7. the kiosk would know where the start point is and map out the way to the ending ...more »
I know there has been dialogue about how to improve the curb appeal of the UC as the first thing visitors see when they drive onto campus is the loading dock and dumpsters. I'd make the simple suggestion to turn West street into a one way (similar to how College is now a one way towards campus). Thus creating a loop from UTA Blvd, entering campus on College turning left onto 1st Street and exiting either by continuing ...more »
With an ever increasing need for laptops on campus, the library hasn't kept up with the need for increased power outlets especially during peak times. Students are forced to run extension cables and power strips which are a hazard.
It's time to change the name of Greek Row back to Second Street. Changing it to Greek Row was fine several years ago when Greek houses ran from Davis all the way to Kerby. But, the houses between Summit and Kerby have long-since been replaced by apartments. So, there is actually only one block of Greek Row even though the street continues for about 3 1/2 blocks. Several apartment residents and those in Trinity House have ...more »
Driving accross campus, I see the dangers of cell phone / ipod usage. Cell phones and ipods are being used in crosswalks to text, listen and talk. The safety of the person in the crosswalk is at risk.