This story was originally published in @TheU.
Winter is coming and with it, darkness on the commute to and from campus. Help make it safer by joining Walk After Dark, an annual event that brings together Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), ASUU, facilities management, public safety, and volunteers to conduct a survey of safety related issues across campus.
“We split volunteer groups into teams to walk around campus, looking for areas with low lighting, cracked sidewalks, tripping hazards, even overgrown shrubs where someone could hide,” said Brandon Newell, occupational safety manager at the U. “It all gets reported in real time through a web portal, GPS-tagged so facilities can fix the problem.
The Walk After Dark event is on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, with check-in beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the A. Ray Olpin University Union Building. There, you can choose an area you’d like to walk and enjoy the swag bag, coffee, donuts and hot chocolate to fuel your stroll.