Rice University
Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 3 | 2009

BRC à la Cart

When the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) begins blazing new biomedical trails in July, faculty, staff and students traveling to the new center from campus will need a trail of their own. Fortunately, Rice’s Facilities, Engineering and Planning department anticipated the need and has constructed a 1,000-foot-long path for that purpose.

For use by pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers of the university’s small electric service carts, the path originates near Wiess College, passes through the storm-water detention basin, and runs between Main Street and the track stadium. Since university carts are not allowed to cross public thoroughfares, the path ends in a cart parking lot at the corner of Main Street and University Boulevard. Pedestrians and bicyclists can then access the BRC via the intersection’s pedestrian crosswalk.