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Volume 87 • Number 2
Fall 2009

Campus News
Traffic changes ahead

As early as next spring, the traffic flow through the center of campus should be well on its way to diminution.

In June, the borough of Carlisle received a $2.8 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to reduce the lanes of traffic on High and Hanover streets from four to two with designated left-hand turn lanes. For the college community this means the section of West High Street that passes through campus. Five-foot wide bicycle lanes will instead pace each side of High Street.

Long a goal of his administration, President William G. Durden ’71 said, “These changes will have an enormously positive impact on the ambiance of the college and the community. Calming the flow of traffic through the campus and the downtown will create a pedestrian-friendly community and exemplify Dickinson’s and Carlisle’s commitment to environmental sustainability and active living.

“Diminishing traffic—and speed—will greatly improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists,” Durden continued. “It also will contribute to the revitalization of the downtown as a place to shop, walk and gather.”


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