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Traveling the rails of downtown Norfolk is the new ODU light rail car.

Heads Up Monarchs

The Heads Up Monarchs campaign encourages ODU Monarchs and community members traveling across campus on foot, bike, or by bus or car to keep their heads up and pay attention to their surroundings.

This is particularly important in shared road spaces (those supporting multiple modes of transportation) because of the additional types of interactions that can occur.

The campaign encourages Monarchs to keep their heads up in the following ways:


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IN A CAR

  • Don't use your phone while driving!Using your phone to text, make phone calls, or other activities is dangerous!
  • Watch for pedestrians; particularly in cross walks, and near sidewalks.
  • Watch for people on bikes, e-scooters, or skateboards; they may be in bike lanes or in the drive lane. Become familiar with cycling signals (turn and breaking signals).

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RIDING A BUS

  • Act predictably, particularly when crossing at a crosswalk.
  • Wait away from the curb at bus stops (both Monarch Transit and HRT)
  • Watch for pedestrians, bikes, skateboards, bikes and cars while waiting at stops.

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ON A SCOOTER


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ON A BIKE


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ON A SKATEBOARD


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WHILE WALKING

  • Act predictably, particularly when crossing a road.
  • Watch for people on bikes and become familiar with cycling signals (turn and breaking signals).


Spread the Word!

Copy and paste the Head's Up image into a post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

  • Share the "Heads Up Monarchs" message on social media and with your friends.
  • Most importantly, keep your own head up!

Want to learn more?

  • On the Transportation & Parking website
  • TPS social media- Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram, & YouTube @oduparking
  • SGA Safety Week Feb. 25th- Mar. 1st, 2019
  • Visit www.odu.edu/parking for more information
  • Call the Transportation & Parking Services at (757) 683-4004 for more information.