DRIVING: What do you love? Hate? TELL US!

Driving around campus can be daunting. Any intersections that scare you? Roads that could be improved?

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19 thoughts on “DRIVING: What do you love? Hate? TELL US!

  1. Why not construct a dedicated drop off/bus lane near the UWM library? There seems to be enough room to create a separate drop off/bus lane on the south side of Hartford so that the through traffic on Hartford does not endanger pedestrians by passing the buses stopped in the middle of the street.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  2. I posted this in the transit section as well. The Brown Deer Park and Ride Lot needs traffic lights to enter and exit. Yes, I know it may increase the time if you’re getting on the highway or waiting to enter by turning left but it would be much safer. Countless times, I have had my car’s tail rode by people behind me who are going on the highway. I have even been honked at for slowing down to turn! It happens for the elementary school’s families as well next door even though the speed decreases from 45 to 35 mph. No one ever slow downs unless they are going to the school or park and ride lot. The police have been monitoring it but it hasn’t made any difference unless they are constantly out which is not an ideal situation for them.

    If nothing can be done in the short term perhaps UWM and MCTS need to find a solution of reinstating a second park and ride as a alternative to the Green Bay Lot that is no longer operating due to the owner’s wish. My only other suggestion would be for the park and ride to have a better sign on Brown Deer Road so that other driver realize there is an entrance before the highway ramp.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  3. Parking and transit office should staff people in Pavilion garage from 5:45am on for student workers/staff who work on Campus, with building hours starting at 6am can park there. This would allow student staff members the ability to safely park in a lighted area, during early morning hours and not risk walking or biking to work especially in the dark/cold winter seasons.

    Also, have parking lots and garages open for students during SUMMER Session!! Many students still commute from distances for summer classes, and this demand for parking is evident by the number of cars on campus over the summer!! We (students) pay segregated fees towards parking and transit office for YEAR ROUND use, but garages and lots open to students during the spring/fall year are NOT available during the summer months. Absolutely ridiculous if you ask me.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  4. Something to think about: A shuttle for people living within a two-mile radius. It could work like the housing shuttle busses, running regularly throughout the day. That would free up a lot of parking spaces for folks who live further out, while still giving us flexibility if we need to leave early for appointments, etc.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  5. Another use for shuttles – coming and going between buildings. Something like a trolley, that you could hop on and off at different locations would be ideal for the Kenwood campus, especially when you’re going from one end of campus to the other.

  6. From what I have experienced, the biggest driving headaches around campus seem to be the intersections of: Hartford & Cramer; Kenwood & Cramer; Kenwood & Maryland; and maybe Kenwood & Farwell. These seem to be places where accidents are more likely to happen and have happened. Also, that being said, these intersections aren’t a walk in the park for pedestrians on foot either. Better signage, crosswalks, and other traffic regulation could make walking and driving more efficient and safe for everyone entering and leaving campus.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE driving to the U Park and then taking the bus so I don’t have to deal with current traffic and parking issues around campus. This, however, prevents me from going to campus for special events, odd hours because I don’t have the convenience of the bus and don’t want to deal with parking issues. There is a bit of a disconnect and look forward to a more welcoming parking/ traffic environment around campus.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  8. We need shuttle parking AGAIN south of campus. Like there is at Capitol. I used this almost every day, as did thousands of other people when it existed. It relieved many of the parking issues that people are talking about on all of these boards. It was safe. Affordable. Relatively convenient.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  9. the driveway entrances to the heat plant lot, mitchell hall lot, and kotche parking pavillion are all so stteep that my car almost bottoms out, this hasnt changed for over 5 years since ive been coming to campus

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

  10. I use the pavilion parking consistently and students race to the free parking in there. They speed and are reckless toward others when they do that. I think speed bumps or another device would be a good addition to prevent that kind of driving.

    • Thanks for your comments! Please stop by the Open Forum on Wednesday April 2 at 2 PM (Golda Meir Library East Wing) to voice your concerns. This is a great opportunity to directly share your opinions and interact with folks at many campus and Milwaukee area transportation agencies. For a full list of attending organizations, check out http://uwmmoves.wordpress.com/

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