To improve road safety and make the campus more bicycle friendly, the UT terrain will undergo many changes. The speed limit will be lowered from the current 50 km/h to 30 km/h. Further, bicycle lanes will be added to both sides of the streets and some intersections will be redesigned. The intersection at the main entrance to the campus will change completely, turning into an oval roundabout.
The reconstruction will be carried out in phases, starting in June 2021 and continuing until 2022. The works will begin with the reconstruction of the main entrance, followed by changes to the Drienerloweg and the intersection with Boerderijweg. Afterwards, other roads on the campus are on the planning. Nearly all roads will be reconstructed, with the exception of Campuslaan, Matenweg and Reelaan.
The motivation behind these changes is to make the traffic on campus safer, especially for cyclists. Between 2013 and early 2019, 130 accidents were registered on the UT terrain. Many accidents happened at the main entrance intersection (between Drienerloweg - Drienerbeeklaan – Hallenweg) and the bicycle crossing on Drienerlolaan, Boerderijweg and de Zul.