The $12 million project — a joint effort with the Riverside Transit Agency — will create a central transit hub, or “Mobility Hub,” on campus at the terminus of University Avenue. It will feature a six-bay bus plaza, a sculptural canopy, benches, a pick-up and drop-off zone, and landscaping. The project aims to improve alternative transportation options to campus.
A horseshoe-shaped roundabout will allow more buses to enter and exit campus faster, providing greater access to faculty, students, staff, and the surrounding community. It will also streamline service and emergency access to this area of campus. Construction will kick off in summer with the transit hub expected to be operating by the end of 2019.
The campus is taking advantage of the construction of the Mobility Hub to also redesign nearby pathways and roads to make them more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly. Vehicular access to North Campus Drive will be converted to a broad pedestrian walk and gateway plaza. North-south pedestrian connections to Linden Street are also planned. The Central Campus Linkages improvements are expected to be completed by early 2020.