When classes start at Fresno State, the cars come out. One thing you can count one during the first week of each semester is traffic. After that, driving and parking on campus get much easier.
There will not be any road closures on the campus when fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 25, but there may be traffic delays at Cedar and Shaw avenues, where a city of Fresno widening project continues.
The campus community and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to allow time to get through campus traffic, find a parking place and have enough time to walk to their campus destination.
There are approximately the same number of parking spaces this year as last: about 5,600 student parking spaces, just under 2,000 faculty-staff spaces, plus spots for disabled drivers and metered parking.
While driving on campus, the speed limits are 25 mph on campus roads and 10 mph in parking lots.
University Police Department officers urge drivers to be patient, follow the direction of traffic officers and remember the new hands-free cell phone law is enforced on campus.
The Dog Run, a free campus shuttle, offers rides on a pre-set circuit approximately every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. To view a map of the stops, see http://www.csufresno.edu/police/transportation/dogrun/index.shtml
Media questions about traffic and parking should be directed to Amy Armstrong at 559.278.6709.