It’s true, winter is coming and bringing with it colder and darker days. With exams just around the corner you might be putting in longer hours at computer labs and libraries across campus and cycling to and from campus in the dark – Think first, take care of yourself and look out for others when you’re on your bike.
Cycling brings a lot of freedom, you can cycle on the road, cycle paths, footpaths (slowly and carefully) and take shortcuts. This can make cyclists quite mysterious, and some might say, unpredictable which can make pedestrians and motorists nervous. Be a considerate cyclist and take a look at the tips below.
Tips to cycling in winter
- Be seen – wear bright and reflective clothing.
- Light up – make sure you have working head and tail lights on your bike.
- Be predictable – use hand signals to let everyone know where you’re going.
- Take care – cycle carefully in shaded areas where there might be ice and when it’s wet.
- Wear your helmet – your brain is a valuable asset.
If you have more smart tips on cycle safety for winter, share them in the comments below.
From this week you will see concrete bollards placed around the centre of campus. This is in preparation for the UCSA Anzac Day service on 25 April.
Placement of the bollards will restrict and reduce the level of vehicle movements in the heart of campus making it a more pedestrian-friendly area. If you skateboard, cycle or scooter around campus please take care around the new barriers, reduce your speed and be considerate of pedestrians and each other.
Bollards will be placed on access footpaths into Matariki Quad and at both ends of the path that runs between C Block and Undercroft.
Read more about the Anzac Day service here>
From Monday 11 March there will be increased truck movements around James Logie building. Take care when you are in the area, follow directions on signage and use dedicated footpaths. With increased truck movements in the area it is also important not to stop your car in front of site gates to drop off and pick up others.
All trucks moving in and out of the site will have a spotter on foot, but you still need to take care in the area and be aware of your surroundings.
Think first. Kia mataara.