1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Campus community reminded to cross Broadway safely as school begins

Students crossing Broadway

As one of only nine top liberal arts colleges in a city of more than 300,000 people, Transylvania’s location in the heart of Lexington is one of its distinguishing characteristics. Pioneers cross North Broadway daily to get to classes, dining and residence halls. This road is a major traffic artery for the city — which means the Transylvania community needs to stay alert to stay safe when crossing.

As students head back to campus and the fall term begins, there are a few traffic safety tips the campus community needs to keep in mind to be good neighbors to Lexingtonians.

  • Stop and look before entering the street. Watch for traffic to stop in both directions.
  • Keep your eyes on traffic — not your phone! Remain aware of what is going on around you at all times.
  • If an emergency vehicle is traveling down Broadway, stay on the sidewalk. Let the ambulance, police car or fire truck pass before attempting to cross the street. 
  • Walk in groups and move quickly through the crosswalk. A stream of single crossers can back up traffic substantially. If you have to cross alone, try to cross when there is a red traffic light at Fourth and Broadway. 
  • Remember: The law does not require motorists to stop for a pedestrian approaching or waiting to enter a crosswalk.

Check out our “Conquer the Crosswalk” video for more information about how to stay safe and share the road.