Heads Up UTS to stay safe and avoid fines
Our location in the heart of Sydney makes UTS a great place to study. It means our campus is surrounded by shops, public transport hubs, iconic landmarks – but also a network of major roads.
Each day more than 40,000 vehicles drive past the UTS Tower on Broadway and around 40,000 more pass UTS on Harris St.
It’s easy to stay safe as you move around campus if you follow some simple tips. Most important – put away your phone and keep your eyes and ears on the traffic.
UTS has developed a preferred paths map of safe and speedy routes across campus. These routes help you avoid major roads and find designated crossings. Remember, there’s a $75 fine for jaywalking in NSW.
Check out this two minute video to stay safe and avoid fines as you travel around UTS.
Located in Sydney’s CBD, UTS is surrounded by a network of major roads
Each day more than 40,000 vehicles drive past the UTS Tower on Broadway and around 40,000 more pass UTS on Harris St
To stay safe as you travel around campus, plan your trip and follow these road-safe tips
Use UTS preferred paths for safe and speedy routes across campus
Options like the Harris St footbridge and the Goods Line help you avoid busy roads
Find the preferred paths map online or ask for a copy at UTS security
Cross at the lights or a designated crossing and avoid a fine
In NSW you can get a $75 fine for crossing when the light is red or if you don’t use a crossing when there’s one nearby
Keep your eyes and ears on the road
Put away your phone before you cross so you’re not distracted and unplug your headphones at busy intersections
Don’t cross just because somebody else does, they might not be paying attention either
Keep an eye out for cyclists, especially on shared paths
Watch out for your friends
Be extra careful if you’ve had alcohol – even one drink can slow down your reaction time or affect your judgement
Stand back from the curb, especially around bus lanes
Don’t cross between parked cars where it’s difficult for drivers to see you
Never assume an approaching vehicle will stop
Wait until it does stop, then you’re safe to go
Even if you’re in a rush, take the time to travel safely and get to where you need to be