Interference with Traffic; Temporary Traffic Restrictions

It is unlawful for any person to park or bring to a halt on the Campus any Vehicle in such manner as to interfere with normal vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may cause traffic to be restricted or rerouted as necessary by construction, emergency situations, and special events. A notice of such restrictions shall be given by placing temporary signs or barriers by a representative of the Department of Public Safety, a representative of the Department of Transportation and Parking, or other University official. It shall be unlawful to violate such regulations.

Fire Lanes/Fire Hydrants

No person (whether mobility impaired or not) shall park a Vehicle, or allow it to idle in or block access to any area designated as a fire lane or fifteen feet in either direction of a fire hydrant. Any emergency authorization for use of fire lanes must be obtained through the Department of Public Safety or the Department of Transportation and Parking. Pavement markings and/or signs will prominently indicate fire lanes.

Sidewalks and Landscape

No person shall operate or park a Vehicle on grass or shrubbery unless such areas are signed and marked for such activity.

No person shall operate or park a Vehicle on a Campus sidewalk unless authorized by the Chancellor or his/her delegates. Specifically, no person, other than on-duty law enforcement officers, shall operate or park a Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle on a Campus sidewalk. Bicycles may be operated on Campus sidewalks; provided that no person shall operate a bicycle in a manner that jeopardizes pedestrian safety, or State or private property.

No person shall use in-line skates or skateboards (a) on the Campus in a manner that jeopardizes the safety of other pedestrians, or (b) on any walls, monuments, gutters, ditches, railings, bicycle racks, benches, other structures, fixtures, or property on the Campus, or (c) on any ramps or steps on the Campus except for the purpose of entering or leaving a building or making normal pedestrian progress along a Campus sidewalk.

Speed Limits

  1. It is unlawful to operate a Vehicle on the Campus in excess of a speed of ten miles per hour, except as otherwise posted.
  2. It is unlawful to operate a Vehicle on Cameron Avenue, Raleigh Street, or Bowles Drive in excess of a speed of twenty-five miles per hour.
  3. It is unlawful to operate a bicycle on sidewalks on Campus at a speed or in a manner that would prove to be hazardous for the safety of pedestrians.

Vehicular Traffic at Marked Crosswalks

The Chancellor, through his/her delegated administrative officers, may establish pedestrian crosswalks across streets, alleys, and driveways on the Campus and on the public streets listed in Parking on Streets or Roads of the Town of Chapel Hill where the location of University buildings and sidewalks requires large numbers of persons to cross streets and driveways at points other than street intersections as governed by G.S. 20-155(c). A crosswalk shall be indicated by traffic signals, signs, or white stripes (hatched or unhatched) and will be a minimum of six feet in width. When a crosswalk has been marked off, it is unlawful for the driver of any Vehicle traveling on the street or driveway to fail to stop and to yield the right-of-way when there is a pedestrian in that portion of the crosswalk. The pedestrian must be on that side of the street or driveway in which the Vehicle is traveling.

Pedestrian Obstructing Traffic

It is unlawful for a pedestrian to stand on the traveled portion of any street, alley, or drive- way on the Campus in such a manner to obstruct or prevent the free flow of traffic thereon, and in crossing streets, alleys, or driveways pedestrians shall keep in motion when in the traveled portion thereof.

Passenger Pick Up and Discharge

It is unlawful for any person to stop a Vehicle on any street, alley, or driveway on the Campus for the purpose of picking up or discharging a pedestrian without first drawing up to the right hand curb.

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