Share the Road – Ohio State is an educational initiative to promote safe behaviors when walking, biking, scooting or driving around campus. We all share the road and responsibility in assuring it’s done safely, so look out for your fellow Buckeyes.

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Your safety is our top priority. With warmer weather comes increased multi-modal traffic on our campus roads and sidewalks. Keep your eyes up and your earbuds out when traveling on campus. Look out for your fellow Buckeyes and use the crosswalk. Scooter riders should stay in the road and remember The Oval is a walk-zone. New scooter parking zones are also available.

Use these safety tips and rules when traveling on and off campus.

 

Scooters Bicycles
  • Obey all rules of the road. Review university safety guidelines.
  • Wear a helmet
  • Do not operate on sidewalks, including The Oval. The Oval is a walk-zone
  • Ride in the road and follow the rules of the road
  • Avoid distractions. Do not text or ride with headphones!
  • Never block pedestrian walkways or ADA access
  • Use designated parking zones. View map.
  • Only one rider per scooter
  • Dress to be seen and do not operate at night
  • Yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Watch the road for uneven surfaces and debris
  • Obey all rules of the road. Review university safety guidelines.
  • Wear a helmet
  • Do not operate on sidewalks, including The Oval. The Oval is a walk-zone
  • Ride in the road and follow the rules of the road
  • Avoid distractions. Do not text or ride with headphones!
  • Dismount for crosswalks
  • Ride in a predictable straight line
  • Keep your bike in working order
  • Use lights and reflective clothing/gear at night
Motor Vehicles Pedestrians
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and speed limits
  • Avoid distractions. Do not text and drive!
  • Expect bikes on the road
  • Pass bicyclists with care
  • Use caution and wait to pass
  • Slow down and obey posted speed limits
  • Don’t honk your horn when passing bicyclists
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists when turning
  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Avoid distractions
  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Use crosswalks
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Be visible to drivers and bicyclists
  • Wear light colored clothing at night
  • Be aware of surroundings
  • Do not jaywalk