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October 28, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements

Practice traffic safety at UMHHC

Many of us devote ourselves each day to protecting and improving the health and wellness of our patients and their families. Now we are asking you to take the same care in keeping our community safe during your morning commute.

Tips for pedestrians:
Jaywalking puts both drivers and pedestrians at risk. If you are walking to UMHHC, remember:

    • Use crosswalks when crossing the street
    • Be aware of traffic signals and vehicle traffic
    • Refrain from using electronic devices when crossing the street
    • When exiting a bus, please wait for it to depart before crossing the road. Remember to cross behind buses, not in front.

Alternative parking options are provided at many Med Campus structures. Below are the times these lots usually fill:

-Cancer Center (P1) – 6:25 a.m.
-Mott (P4) – 6:35 a.m.
-Catherine St. – 8 a.m.
-Ann St. – 8:20 a.m.
-Glen Ave. – 8:45 a.m.
-Palmer Dr. – 9:45 a.m.
-Wall Street – Typically never fills

Parking Structure Safety:
A number of near miss accidents have recently been reported in our staff parking structures.

Please remember to abide by all traffic laws and use extra caution when searching for available parking spaces. It is important that we respect the safety of visitors, patients and staff in all parking structures at UMHS.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Drive slowly in structures and watch for pedestrians
  • Obey one-way traffic signage
  • Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles
  • Be respectful of other motorists and commuters

Drive Safely:

Motorists are required by Ann Arbor City ordinance to fully stop for pedestrians in or approaching marked crosswalks in locations with no traffic control signals or with traffic control signals that are not in operation. This also applies to crosswalks with RFBs (Rapid Flashing Beacons).

Please keep this in mind and be sure to watch for pedestrians, especially when driving through busy campus intersections.

For more information about transportation safety in the city of Ann Arbor, visit