Vehicle-restricted zone – Frequently Asked Questions
As previously announced, the University of Florida is reinstating a vehicle-restricted zone designed to improve pedestrian safety on campus on Jan. 9. The vehicle-restricted zone will be marked with signs and flashing red lights that will activate from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays when pedestrian traffic is heaviest.
The campus community is encouraged to view the frequently asked questions below to learn more.
The vehicle-restricted zone is being reinstated to improve pedestrian safety in the academic core of campus. Before being temporarily suspended in 2021 due to major construction projects, the restriction had previously existed at UF since the 1980s.
The restricted zone will include:
- Stadium Road; beginning at the intersection of Fletcher Drive eastbound
- Newell Drive; beginning at the intersection of Inner Road northbound
- Union Road; beginning at Criser Hall westbound
- Buckman Drive; beginning at Buckman Hall southbound
Beginning on Jan. 9, the vehicle-restricted zone will be active Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The restriction will only be active on weekdays when classes are in session. After an initial educational phase beginning on Jan. 3, the University of Florida Police Department will move into the warning phase on Jan. 16. Officers will shift to the enforcement phase on Jan. 23. Although law enforcement efforts will primarily focus on education, violations may result in citations to encourage compliance with traffic laws.
- All privately owned motor vehicles, including personal cars, scooters, motorcycles and those with official business passes
- Vehicles with temporary signage, such as pizza delivery vehicles
- Rideshare vehicles, such as Uber, Lyft, etc.
- Transit vehicles
- Government vehicles
- Emergency vehicles
- Permanently and conspicuously marked commercial vehicles, such as UPS, FedEx, etc.
- Bicycles and micromobility devices, such as e-scooters (unless otherwise indicated in specific areas)
- Official university vehicles, including golf carts and other utility vehicles
- Vehicles displaying a state issued disabled placard
Please review the vehicle-restricted map illustrating alternative traffic routes. The UF campus construction map can serve as an additional resource for navigating campus during active vehicle-restricted zone times. The site provides information and time frames for all current campus construction impacts.
Delivery vehicles with temporary signage, such as pizza delivery vehicles or Uber Eats vehicles, are prohibited in the vehicle-restricted zone. Alternatively, permanently and conspicuously marked commercial vehicles such as FedEx, UPS, or Pepsi and Canteen deliveries are authorized to enter the vehicle-restricted zone.
Garage 4 is accessible during vehicle-restricted hours from Broward Drive. Museum Road, east of Newell Drive, will be open and provide access to Garage 4. Please refer to the UF campus closure map for more information.
Yes, all micromobility devices are allowed in the vehicle-restricted zone. E-scooters do not display a license plate, therefore are considered micromobility devices.
If I have an official business pass or a guest parking pass, am I allowed in the vehicle-restricted zone?
No. Official business and guest passes do not permit authorized access during the vehicle-restricted timeframes.
I am hosting an event within the vehicle-restricted area. How should I plan on receiving deliveries for the event?
If the delivery vehicle meets the requirements of an authorized vehicle, it can access the vehicle-restricted zone. Vehicles that do not meet the requirements are prohibited and must use alternate routes when the vehicle-restricted zone is in effect.