Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration

Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration

Mobility Planning

What's New With Mobility?

The MSU Mobility teams have been working on these key areas below, requesting input and feedback over the past year:

♦ Autonomous vehicles, technology, and infrastructure Improvements
♦ Reducing congestion on campus
♦ Making student lives easier, class scheduling, and commute time

View the final mobility report here, which summarizes the work and suggested improvements for campus.  Feedback can be provided by email at or through the MSU Ideas portal at

 For MSU Mobility facts and data, check out our Mobility Flyer.

MSU Guide - Navigating the Campus

MSU Guide – Navigating the Campus

Guide is an exciting way to explore and find your way around the MSU East Lansing campus. Designed at the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities(RCPD) to help those with visual, spatial, and mobility disabilities discover their surroundings, Guide is interactive and provides real-time location-aware information about campus landmarks while remaining accessible and useful to all. Guide is uniquely ready to help students, employees, and visitors identify important campus landmarks using 3 core tools available when walking campus:

● WAND - Point your phone at any building on campus to discover its name and more information including wheelchair accessible entrances.

● MAP - A map that lets you view campus landmarks. Tap to drop a pin, then click on it to view a compass that locks on to the closest landmark under the pin.

● SEARCH - Use the iOS home screen search function (Spotlight) to locate any campus building by name. Once you search and identify your building, simply select it and Guide locks onto it so you can always check where it is relative to where you are without needing a map. You can even use navigation from Spotlight results to view detailed directions to a landmark.

For more information and to download Guide check out iTunes at

Smart Parking

We are happy to announce the release of the MSU Mobility app for iPhones. This app collects location and motion data from iPhone users while inside the MSU campus (but not outside of the campus geo-fence!).  It uploads these data anonymously to a secure MSU server, and the aggregation of these mobility data will allow us to get a deeper understanding how pedestrian, bikes, and cars move across our campus at any given time.  This, in turn, will enable us to make positive change to the traffic patterns on campus, reducing walking distances, and making our campus safer.

The app can be downloaded from this url: or by searching for “MSU mobility” inside the App Store.

After the initial download and activation/registration this app can simply run in the background without the need for user input. In order to encourage the users to keep the app running and to donate a little bit of their battery charge to our survey, we are offering prizes in a drawing, which will be held at the end of the data collection period on April 15th. Details of this contest can be found here:


Smart Phone

Autonomous Vehicles

Photos of MSU's autonomous vehicle equipped with a series of radars and LIDARs (laser radar), cameras and accompanying software that will be tested on campus!

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Traffic Control

Traffic Control

The Office of the EVP for Administrative Services and the MSU Police Department are working together to bring a central traffic control system to campus. This project will move MSU from a traffic signal system that requires manual changes, to a fiber network and software enabled system to allow real-time changes to signals. This system will also allow the creation of an emergency signal timing plan. Fiber to traffic signals has already been run, and the new system is expected to be in place by fall 2017.

Contacts: Stephanie O’Donnell (Traffic Engineer, MSU PD) and Wolfgang Bauer (EVPAS)

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