Your campus life at the University of Minnesota can be viewed form many angles. You can view the atmosphere as fun, taking into consideration the diverse amount of people. You can view it on the levels of education, considering that it is an accredited university, that has an solid history of success stories. The last view that I will elaborate on is safety. Campus safety can also be amply divided into many areas; dorm safety, after dark safety etc. . In these first weeks of the semester I have notice bicyclist activity more that before. These episodes of observance usually follow with an angry remark on my part, because of the risk that they are taking to ride along side motor vehicles.
The title of this blog is Campus Wheels. My social design issue is bicycle and vehicle safety on campus. My argument is that the bicyclist are too close to traffic on the busy streets mainly Washington avenue, University avenue, and Forth street. I have found coming close to hitting bicyclist on the shoulders of theses streets. My main project is to petition , the city or transportation and safety to get painted bicycle lanes on those busy streets. I am aware that there are some designated lanes already, but they don’t stretch the all the blocks. I believe every block is important, and this will help with preventing any more bicycle accidents.