Due to the ongoing roadway construction projects on campus, as well as the shorter daylight hours this time of the year, it is important to reemphasize pedestrian safety on campus.
We know that time is often of the essence is getting to your destinations. However, reckless disregard to safety when crossing roadways is very risky. We ask that everyone please use the designated crosswalks, although it may add a few steps to your travel. A pedestrian in a crosswalk will have a greater likelihood of getting the attention of a driver than a pedestrian crossing where unmarked. Please adhere to the rules of the road for everyone’s safety.
Also, there has been a rash of “snatch and grabs” of cell phones and other personal electronics from students on the campuses of Georgia State and Georgia Tech recently, often in public areas and in daylight hours. Please secure your personal electronics when you are walking on campus, day or night, and do not loan them to anyone you do not know and trust.
Another reminder, please try to avoid traveling late at night alone, but if you must, be attentive to your surroundings and ensure that someone knows your travel route to ensure that you arrive safely.