New road signs blurb

Sarah Morton

Students may have noticed a change to the street side landscape at Lawrence University while walking or driving around campus. Physical Plant has recently installed road signs to regulate vehicular traffic in the emergency fire lanes.
The signs alert motorists to the 5 mph speed limit that covers the stretch of road that goes from behind Ormsby Hall, past Science Hall and the Buchanan-Kiewit Recreation Center, and through the Wriston Art Center courtyard to South Lawe Street. Since the span of road is intended for emergency vehicle use, Physical Plant hopes that motorists will rely more on city streets. The fire lanes are also used as day-to-day pedestrian walkways.
The new signs also aim to make the thoroughfares safer for pedestrian travelers by reducing and regulating the speed of traffic. Physical Plant asks students and staff to observe the speed limit in the interest of campus safety.