Pedestrian Impact Permit

Complete the Pedestrian Impact Permit when your work will obstruct outdoor pedestrian walkways and/or crosswalks on campus.

Submit a Pedestrian Impact Permit

Use the guidelines below when creating alternate routes for pedestrians and traffic:

  1. Traffic controls must compoly with the DOT's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Strees and Highways.
  2. When obstructing crosswalks or sidewalks adjacent to vehicular traffic, ensure that the pedestrian pathway is protected. Avoid detouring around building or across roads; this leads to non-compliance and pedestrian traffic in roadways.
  3. In the site diagram identify pedestrian traffic routes, construction vehicle traffic pattern, thru traffic pattern, locations of signs, barriers, and traffic details.
  4. Barriers to protect pedestrians from work areas need to be clearly identified and not easily defeated. Acceptable barriers include construction fence, cones with solid bars, and well supported caution tape. Do not use cones alone to manage pedestrian traffic.
  5. If exterior work will involve closure of a building egress, submit an impairment plan to the Campus Fire Marshal for approval.
  6. Always utilize a spotter wearing a high visibility vest to assist vehicles that are backing up or have blind spots.
  7. Avoid moving vehicles during periods of high pedestrian traffic such as during class change or other events.
  8. Pedestrians shall be protected from overhead hazards by distance via barriers or protection such as scaffolding with plank.

Permits will be reviewd by Environmental Health and Safety and UMass Police Department. If your permit requires modifications to be accepted, a new permit with edits must be submitted.

Deliveries on campus are not required to file this permit but vehicular traffic in pedestrian only areas are required to complete a Vehicle Access Request