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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 05/21/2010

UMd. tries no cars on Campus Drive

By Washington Post editors

The University of Maryland has decided to restrict access to Campus Drive for eight weeks beginning next month.

The school will temporarily close Campus Drive to all but pedestrians, bicyclists, campus shuttles, Metro buses, emergency vehicles, construction vehicles, delivery trucks and university service vehicles from June 19 and July 16.

Campus Drive will then close to Metro buses and campus shuttles between July 17 and Aug. 13. During that time, access will be limited to an internal Campus Connector and paratransit, emergency, construction, delivery and maintenance vehicles.

No private cars or trucks will be allowed on the roadway during the eight weeks. The only exception is July 4.

The decision to temporarily shut down Campus Drive, between the M Circle to the intersection of Cole Field House and Union Drive, is part of a pilot plan to create a pedestrian-friendly campus center.

-- Ovetta Wiggins

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  University of Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, campus drive  
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Another REALLY STUPID idea!

Posted by: lsf07 | May 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I know Campus Drive can get really congested and I am very curious to see how this plays out.

Posted by: eaglechik | May 24, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Isn't there a reason this road is called Campus DRIVE?

Posted by: Hk45 | May 24, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

This would be a great idea, if only they had parallel roads that could handle the traffic. But of course they don't. Yet another bone-headed idea from the UMCP admins.

Posted by: dmm1 | May 24, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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