The Purple Path


The Fall 2005 Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Studio in association with University Officials, developed a proposal for the Purple Path. The plan was widely embraced by the campus and an initial section was designed and constructed in 2007 at the Western Ave campus entrance. The Office of Campus Planning has further studied and developed a design concept for a phased implementation of the entire path documented in the Pedestrian and Traffic Improvement Study by Delta Engineering. The proposed Path will be a multi-use 5k loop around the campus on the inner perimeter of University Drive. The new path will offer students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community a great place to run, walk & bike in a scenic and educational environment. The Path will also provide needed connections to local neighborhoods and retail establishments as well as regional transportation networks.