UCPD Berkeley plays an important part in helping pedestrians, motorists and all mobility device operators stay safe and secure on campus. Our primary goal is to reduce the risk of traffic collisions, which can cause significant property damage, injury, and even death. We prefer an educational approach to improving traffic safety but enforcement actions may be employed when appropriate, especially when a vehicle operator or pedestrian takes an action that causes harm or is likely to cause harm to others.
Please respect the Walk Zones - areas of campus that become particularly congested with pedestrian traffic during the day. Dismount your vehicle and walk alongside it in the Walk Zone, or find another way around. Walk zones are identified with distinct signs and markings on the ground. Please visit the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation Office website for more information about Walk Zones and other traffic regulations on campus, including the UC Berkeley Traffic and Parking Code
Our commitment to traffic safety does not end at the edge of campus. There many academic, administrative and residential University properties in the dense urban landscape around UC Berkeley, and the campus community makes up a significant portion of local pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The City of Berkeley Police Department has primary jurisdiction and responsibility for managing the city streets, but UCPD Berkeley officers provide supplementary services and you will often see our distinctly-marked patrol vehicles in the area.