UF reinstates vehicle-restricted areas on campus

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UF reinstated road restrictions on Monday in the academic core of the campus to reduce vehicular traffic.

According to a UF release, the restrictions are designed to improve pedestrian safety during peak traffic hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays when classes are in session.

Four entry points to the vehicle-restricted zone will be marked with a flashing red light and sign.

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Prohibited vehicles include: 

  • All privately owned motor vehicles, including personal cars, scooters, motorcycles and those with official business passes
  • Vehicles with temporary signage, such as pizza delivery vehicles
  • Rideshare vehicles, such as Uber, Lyft, etc. 

Authorized vehicles include: 

  • Transit vehicles 
  • Government vehicles  
  • Emergency vehicles 
  • Permanently and conspicuously marked commercial vehicles, such as UPS, FedEx etc. 
  • Bicycles and micromobility devices (unless otherwise indicated in specific areas) 
  • Official university vehicles, including golf carts and other utility vehicles

The UF Police Department (UFPD) will enforce vehicle restrictions. The initial educational phase started on Jan. 3 and UFPD officers will begin the warning phase on Jan. 16.

UF vehicle-restricted zone map
Courtesy of UF UF vehicle-restricted zone map

Starting on Jan. 23, all UFPD officers will begin enforcing the vehicle restrictions. Repeated violations may result in citations.   

The restricted zone will include: 

  • Stadium Road, beginning at the intersection of Fletcher Drive eastbound 
  • Newell Drive, beginning at the intersection of Inner Road northbound 
  • Union Road, beginning at Criser Hall westbound 
  • Buckman Drive, beginning at Buckman Hall southbound 

Additionally, the UF online campus closures map provides a resource for navigating around campus during active vehicle-restricted zone times. The site provides information and time frames for all current campus construction impacts. 

For any questions, contact businessaffairs@ufl.edu

UF prohibited and authorized vehicles
Courtesy of UF UF prohibited and authorized vehicles

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