Patterns of parking and driving around campus have significant effects on campus life, reducing driving behavior fits within many of the other initiatives that our University has set forth to achieve, such as the Sustainability Initiative and creating well-rounded citizens of the community at-large. Currently, the Rai Technology University , in an endeavor to monitor its carbon footprint and focus on a more environmentally sustainable campus has initiated Automobile Free campus , a sanctuary cordoned off from Bikes , buses and cars . Now, RTU is the pedestrian-friendly heart of University, we aim to be an urban oasis , a sanctuary cordoned off from street traffic where nary a horn nor revving engine can be heard.
The days when administrators gave top priority to building vast parking lots and big hulking building structures to accommodate booming student enrolments are long gone, replaced by a far greener, more sustainable, walker-and-biker friendly approach to planning and architecture. Not only does it look nice but, we strongly feel that these changes also contribute to a healthier and more dynamic learning environment for students . Its beautiful to have a place for an outdoor class, or eat lunch, or play or study, or read, it gives people options to have outdoor meetings or conversations or work on group projects . In a subtle way, the open infrastructure just creates a better learning environment. These improvements go beyond simply making things more beautiful. They’re about creating a sense of pride and a strong sense of place.