Back-to-School Safety With Uber

It’s back to school time, which means college students across the country will use Uber to get from point A to B — whether that’s to get to the airport for fall break or across campus for a chem lab.

When riding with Uber, it’s always important to make sure you get into the right car and stay safe throughout the trip. Here are some tips for whenever you ride:

  1. Stay inside until you’re ready to go – The beauty of Uber is that you can push a button and get a ride while you’re still indoors. No need to hang out at the curb—you’ll be notified when your driver is arriving.
  2. Check the details – After you request a ride, the app displays the driver’s name, photo, license plate, and car model in the app. When the car arrives, double check the information. When you get in the car your driver should confirm your name. If not, you can ask the driver to provide his or her name and confirm it before getting in the vehicle. Remember, you can only order a ride with Uber by using the app, so never accept a ride from someone offering you a ride home without arranging it through the Uber app.
  3. Help your friends out – If you’re with someone using Uber to request a ride who may be intoxicated, help them double check the driver and the car before they get in the vehicle. Or ride home together and split your fare.
  4. Share your trip status – By tapping the “Share status” button, you can immediately share your trip and vehicle update with a friend or family member. Meeting up with friends? They can watch your trip in real-time to anticipate your arrival. Or share it with a friend or family member so they know you get home safely after a night out.
  5. Keep that party locale private – Uber’s cross-street feature lets you enter your cross streets as a pick-up or drop-off destination instead of your address. When you’re entering your pickup and drop off location, type in the two street names. If your cross streets aren’t populating or you don’t know what they are, you can enter your exact address and then move the pin in the map to your desired location before you request.
  6. Use common sense – Uber is an easy way to make sure that everyone has a way to get home. There is no need to share personal information with your driver or fellow POOL riders. If something doesn’t feel right, follow your intuition. And if you ever feel you’re in an emergency situation, always call 911 immediately.

And remember, if you’re ever going to be drinking, plan ahead with Uber or a designated driv er to ensure a safe ride home. Check out more safety tips to ensure a smooth ride.

Credit: Uber

syracuse.com: Syracuse University staff smoothed the way for graduate’s grandparents (Your letters)

Sometime it’s the little things that make a big difference. Between our staff managing the disabled shuttle, the DPS Fire and Life Safety officer who coordinates the disable entrance, and the Dome staff working Gate A, we have a great team of caring people making commencement comfortable for elderly and disabled family members. We apprecaite the kind words from the Klocek’s in a recent letter to the editor on syracuse.com.

Important Parking Changes

As you may be aware, Syracuse University, as part of its Campus Framework initiative, will be making major changes to the campus environment (buildings, walkways, road access, parking areas, etc.). And while the changes will take place over a multi-year period, some have already started. Because of this, we want to make you aware of the following important information:

  • In order to create a more efficient campus traffic flow, enhance roadway safety, and ensure a seamless level of accessible transportation services, Syracuse University has restricted the University Place entrance off Comstock Avenue to Centro buses, shuttles, and emergency vehicles. All other vehicles must use the Euclid Avenue entrance off Comstock Avenue for access to College Place.
  • The entrance to the Q2 parking lot has been moved to College Place, as University Place, between South Crouse Avenue and College Place, has been remade into a pedestrian walkway called the Promenade. Therefore, Q2 parking patrons must use the Euclid Avenue entrance off Comstock Avenue to access College Place and the Q2 parking lot. In addition, the size of the Q2 lot has been greatly reduced. Those patrons affected have been moved to similar season parking lots near the Carrier Dome.
  • With the planned demolition of the Hoople Building near the corner of South Crouse Avenue and Marshall Street in September, portions of the Waverly parking lot may be temporarily restricted. Be assured that we will work to minimize the impact and communicate with affected Waverly season parking holders if necessary.
  • For patrons who come from the East Side of town and use University Place or Sims Drive to get to the Q1 or West Campus parking lots, you will need to use Waverly Avenue. Only patrons with season parking in P1, ARCH, CARN, and Q3 and coming from the east may use the Euclid Avenue entrance off Comstock Avenue to access those lots via Sims Drive.

If you have any questions, please contact Parking and Transit Services at 315-443-4652.

Carnegie Lot Directions (CARN)

North – Interstate 81 south to exit 18. Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue. Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Dome on your left, turn left onto Sims Drive at the stop sign. You will pass Archbold Gymnasium on your left; proceed into the Carnegie Lot straight ahead.

South – Interstate 81 north to exit 18.  Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the Dome on your left, turn left onto Sims Drive at the stop sign. You will pass Archbold Gymnasium on your left; proceed into the Carnegie Lot straight ahead.

East – Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South.  Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the Dome on your left, turn left onto Sims Drive at the stop sign. You will pass Archbold Gymnasium on your left; proceed into the Carnegie Lot straight ahead. From Interstate 690 west to exit 13 Townsend Street.  Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Dome on your left, turn left onto Sims Drive at the stop sign. You will pass Archbold Gymnasium on your left; proceed into the Carnegie Lot straight ahead.

West – Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Dome on your left, turn left onto Sims Drive at the stop sign. You will pass Archbold Gymnasium on your left; proceed into the Carnegie Lot straight ahead.

Dome Lot Directions (DOME)

From the North – Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the booth and make a right into the Sadler Circle.  Make a left into the lot.

From the South – Interstate 81 north to exit 18.  Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the booth and make a right into the Sadler Circle.  Make a left into the lot.

From the East – Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South.  Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the booth and make a right into the Sadler Circle.  Make a left into the lot.  From Interstate 690 west to exit 13 Townsend Street.  Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the booth and make a right into the Sadler Circle.  Make a left into the lot.

From the West – Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue.  Proceed past the booth and make a right into the Sadler Circle.  Make a left into the lot.

Dome TV Deck Directions

From the North – Interstate 81 south to exit 18. Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue. Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Sadler Circle and make a right into the lot.

From the South – Interstate 81 north to exit 18. Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue. Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Sadler Circle and make a right into the lot.

From the East – Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South. Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18. Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue. Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Sadler Circle and make a right into the lot. From Interstate 690 west to exit 13 Townsend Street. Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Irving Avenue. Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Sadler Circle and make a right into the lot.

From the West – Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18. Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue. Make a right on Irving Avenue and proceed to the parking guard booth at Raynor Avenue. Proceed past the Sadler Circle and make a right into the lot.

Fine Lot Directions (FINE)

North – Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to Van Buren Street.  Make a right onto Van Buren Street and proceed to Henry Street.  Make a left onto Henry Street and proceed past Raynor Avenue.  Take the next right hand turn into the lot.

South – Interstate 81 north to exit 18.  Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to Van Buren Street.  Make a right onto Van Buren Street and proceed to Henry Street.  Make a left onto Henry Street and proceed past Raynor Avenue.  Take the next right hand turn into the lot.

East – Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South.  Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to Van Buren Street.  Make a right onto Van Buren Street and proceed to Henry Street.  Make a left onto Henry Street and proceed past Raynor Avenue.  Take the next right hand turn into the lot.  From Interstate 690 west to exit 13 Townsend Street.  Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Irving Avenue.  Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to Van Buren Street.  Make a right onto Van Buren Street and proceed to Henry Street.  Make a left onto Henry Street and proceed past Raynor Avenue.  Take the next right hand turn into the lot.

West – Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street. Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Irving Avenue. Make a right onto Irving Avenue and proceed to Van Buren Street. Make a right onto Van Buren Street and proceed to Henry Street. Make a left onto Henry Street and proceed past Raynor Avenue. Take the next right hand turn into the lot.

 

Harrison Lot Directions (HAR)

From the North – Take Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to S. Crouse Avenue.  Make a left onto S. Crouse Avenue and proceed to Harrison Street.  Make a right onto Harrison Street and take a left into the lot (about half way down the block).

From the South – Take Interstate 81 north to exit 18.  Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to S. Crouse Avenue.  Make a left onto S. Crouse Avenue and proceed to Harrison Street.  Make a right onto Harrison Street and take a left into the lot (about half way down the block).

From the East – Take Interstate 90 to exit 36 (Interstate 81 South).  Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to S. Crouse Avenue.  Make a left onto S. Crouse Avenue and proceed to Harrison Street.  Make a right onto Harrison Street and take a left into the lot (about half way down the block).  From Interstate 690 Take Interstate 690 west to exit 13 (Townsend Street).  Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to S. Crouse Avenue.  Make a left onto S. Crouse Avenue and proceed to Harrison Street.  Make a right onto Harrison Street and take a left into the lot (about half way down the block).

From the West – Take Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to S. Crouse Avenue.  Make a left onto S. Crouse Avenue and proceed to Harrison Street.  Make a right onto Harrison Street and take a left into the lot (about half way down the block).

Haven Lot Directions (HAV)

From the North – Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Walnut Avenue.  Proceed through the intersection and take a right into the lot (approx. halfway up the hill).

From the South – Interstate 81 north to exit 18.  Merge into the right hand lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a right onto Adams Street and proceed to Walnut Avenue.  Proceed through the intersection and take a right into the lot (approx. halfway up the hill).

From the East – Interstate 90 to exit 36 Interstate 81 South.  Take Interstate 81 South to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Walnut Avenue.  Proceed through the intersection and take a right into the lot (approx. halfway up the hill).  From Interstate 690 west to exit 13 Townsend Street.  Turn left on South Townsend Street to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street, and proceed under Interstate 81 to Walnut Avenue.  Proceed through the intersection and take a right into the lot (approx. halfway up the hill).

From the West – Interstate 90 or Interstate 690 to Interstate 81 south to exit 18.  Get in center lane and continue on to Adams Street.  Make a left onto Adams Street and proceed to Walnut Avenue.  Proceed through the intersection and take a right into the lot (approx. halfway up the hill).