Lumberjacks: Slow down and stay safe

Picture of NAU Pedway with a student in the bike lane.

Now that the semester is in full swing, remember to keep your fellow students, staff, faculty and guests safe by slowing down while traveling through campus. Skateboards, bicycles, longboards, mountain boards and other motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation can move quickly but riders should also move safely. It is your responsibility to stay safe and be aware of your surroundings. The NAU Mountain Campus is full of hills, surfaces with rocks and areas with curved roads and pedestrian pathways where you need to pay attention. 

In addition to being aware, remember to wear proper safety equipment when riding, including helmets, wrist guards and knee and elbow pads. Closed-toed or slip-resistant shoes are recommended. Weather conditions change unexpectedly, so watch out for water and ice. Your speed should be based on your experience level and limits, along with the surrounding environment including pedestrians. Be considerate of others by having a mindset of safety: reduce your speed around people, on hills and along the changing terrain to reduce injuries to yourself and others. If an accident occurs, dial 9-1-1 for medical assistance. 

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