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Pedestrian safety enhanced at Downtown Campus Frio Street crosswalk

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New signal at Frio Street crosswalk, UTSA Downtown Campus

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(Nov. 23, 2009)--Recently installed overhead flashing beacons at the Frio Street mid-block crosswalk will enhance pedestrian safety at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The solar-powered beacons are a result of a university-funded partnership with the City of San Antonio and will complement the improved signage and pavement painting to alert motorists.

To help ensure safety, pedestrians are reminded to observe these safety recommendations at crosswalks:

  • Be alert for vehicles that may not stop for you.
  • Make eye contact with drivers if possible, to be sure they see you.
  • Never assume drivers will yield to pedestrians when crossing an intersection or a mid-block crosswalk.
  • Do not take phone calls or text messages as you prepare to cross the street. Focus your attention on the street.
  • Put away newspapers or books. Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Turn off personal audio devices. Listen for approaching traffic and emergency vehicles.
  • Never cross a street where there is no crosswalk. A pedestrian jeopardizes his or her safety when crossing outside of a crosswalk zone.
  • Yield to drivers at intersections where the pedestrian does not have a "walk" signal and where vehicles have a green signal.
  • Take care not to suddenly move into the path of an approaching vehicle that may not have sufficient time to yield.
  • Walk on sidewalks where they are provided and accessible.

Did You Know?

UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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