UMASS AMHERST campus planning
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a culture
of planning.



preliminary planning principles

next steps


key issues
improve campus connections

Circulation on campus is confusing and disconnected:

  • Boundaries between automobile and pedestrian circulation are unclear –compromises pedestrian safety
  • Intrusion of roads, service access, and parking negatively affects campus quality
  • Massachusetts Ave and Commonwealth Ave are areas of conflict between pedestrians and automobiles and are oversized for daily traffic
  • North-south pedestrian spine between Whitmore and Machmer Halls serves the campus well and could be extended north toward Sciences/Engineering
  • Transportation demand management has decreased single-occupant auto trips to campus by 33% in the past ten years; significant increases in bus ridership, carpooling, biking, walking are expected to continue

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safety and cohesion

Improve transit

Extend bike paths

Improve walkways

Reduce auto use

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