UTS has identified a ‘Preferred Paths’ network to help improve the safety of staff, students and visitors on its City Campus. This includes a number of future paths, which will be implemented through improved management and design.
People commuting between the Haymarket and Broadway precincts, especially, should take note. These paths will help the UTS community take full advantage of the inner-city location of the City Campus while avoiding some of the pitfalls such as the busy traffic.
You can download a copy of the preferred paths from the UTS maps website.
[Download a larger map here, PDF, 168kb]
- The design of the preferred paths network was based on the following key principles:
- Provide linked preferred pathways for safe and simplified access to buildings.
- Integrate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles along the paths and their surrounds.
- Maintain the campus with a strong intuitive way-finding system across campus and through buildings, improving ease of access for all.
ACHIEVING THESE PRINCIPLES
There are a number of ways that UTS is investigating to create a safe pedestrian environment.
- Use natural surveillance public spaces from buildings.
- Minimise the number of entrances to buildings after hours to enable more effective security.
- Establish a network of wide, well-lit pathways throughout campuses.
- A broad network of way-finding and emergency help points throughout the campus that connect to security.
- Electronic security measures i.e. CCTV cameras.
- Security officer patrols.
- Protect inner campus and vulnerable pedestrian spaces from vehicles by the use of bollards an increase pedestrian safety with better separation from cyclists and vehicle traffic at entries to the University.
These also form the criteria for identifying/improving safe paths.