Dane County is often viewed as biker and pedestrian-friendly but with so many people sharing roadways the county isn’t immune to an accident. Nearly 30 people died in crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists between 2011 and 2015, according to county data. The report shows most of those incidents happened in Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison police officers tell News 3 Now that the majority of these types of accidents on or surrounding campus are preventable.
University of Wisconsin Police Department public information officer Marc Lovicott said the department urges students to remain alert and follow the rules of the road via social media and traffic stops. Lovicott tells News 3 Now that many Badger students did not grow up in cities as large as Madison so understanding how to navigate campus safely is an adjustment.