To kick off October’s Pedestrian Safety Month, UCF recently highlighted a few pedestrian-friendly updates that were made on the main campus. Now, additional improvements are being made to the area immediately surrounding the campus.

The project, in partnership with Orange County, will create a 10-foot-wide multi-modal pathway along Alafaya Trail with new pedestrian lighting. A four-foot-tall guardrail is also included in the plans to encourage pedestrians to cross at the crosswalks, and a new pedestrian-activated traffic signal will be added at Solon Drive.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 16, tree removal will begin in order to make room for the multi-modal pathway. Construction will start at Research Parkway and continue north toward Oviedo. Those who commute to the main campus should be aware that the work could impact traffic.

Orange County will be leading the pedestrian safety project, which is designed to protect students from busy car traffic as they travel to and from campus.

Additional information about the project can be found here.