UA conducts traffic study

By Kris Baldwin

Arizona Daily Wildcat

The UA, in cooperation with the City of Tucson and the Pima Association of Government, is conducting a study aimed at solving some of the transportation problems on and around campus.

"This study is very important because it is the result of a decade of development of the campus and its surrounding areas," said Susan Bartlett, UA campus planner.

The objective of the University of Arizona and Vicinity Multi-model Transportation and Circulation Study is to develop a plan with solutions for the area's traffic problems.

The study concentrates on parking at sporting and cultural events and how it affects the campus area.

The study will also focus on multi-model transportation on campus and how to create an effective relationship between cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

The plan involves canvassing surrounding neighborhoods and interviewing faculty, students and the general public to get a feel for the opinions of all that may be affected by the study.

"I believe they should do something about the transportation problem on campus," said Mamoru Okita, business sophomore. "After all, there are not enough bike lanes and places to drive on campus."

Yetta Goodman, regents professor of language, reading and culture, said, "The university has done a poor job of unifying pedestrians, motorists and cyclists on the campus. Something needs to be done to allow everyone to move freely and comfortably on campus in the transportation of their choice."

The official plan will not be ready for approval until March 1996.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with the study can learn more about it by attending an informational meeting on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Alumni Building, room 203.

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