The campus community got the message and largely avoided Dan Allen Drive this morning, allowing for a decidedly low-key launch of the new traffic gates just south of the parking deck.
“This is what we were hoping for,” said a public safety administrator, who surveyed the intersection at Dan Allen and Thurman Drive at 9:15 a.m.
Wolfline buses appeared to be running without delay and pedestrians and cyclists made their way unimpeded. The gates were installed primarily to improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic congestion.
Members of a local news crew, hoping for visuals of a giant traffic jam, seemed to be the only disappointed observers.