Best Ways to Walk Across Campus
6th Street(North - South)

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The Basics
  • Start and end points: Start at the intersection of 6th and Pennsylvania. End at the intersection of 6th and Healey.
  • General description: We have found 6th street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Healey Street to be one of the best north-to-south passageways on campus. (NOTE: Sixth street continues north of Healey Street, but is not what we consider to be an exemplary walk).
  • Directions: Start at the north corner of Pennsylvania Avenue (because the south side has no sidewalk) and head north all the way to Healey Street.
  • Steps: 1,486
  • Distance: 0.7 miles
  • Time to walk at a moderate (15 – 20 minute mile) pace: 12 minutes
How To Lengthen This Walk

Continue north of Healey (please note that this area is not as walk friendly).

What's Great About This Walk
  • Lots of restaurants/shops
  • Spacious sidewalks
  • Vehicles are usually very attentive to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Plenty of people around, feels like a very safe environment
  • Some shaded areas—unusual on this campus
What to Be Aware of on This Walk
  • Near Green Street the sidewalks can get crowded.
  • While all of these areas are strictly for pedestrian use only, many times bicycles may be found on these paths as well, so be on the lookout.
Highlights/Amenities
  • High-use buildings: Psychology Building, Speech and Hearing Building, Main Library, College of Business Instructional Facility, Wohlers Hall, Krannert Art Museum, Education Building, Law Building, and the Natural Resources Building
  • Eateries: Penn Station, Flat Top Grill, Pita Pit, Chipotle, Noodles and Company, Murphy's, Jimmy Johns, Clybourne, Dunkin Donuts, many more
  • Retail: Hometown Pantry, TIS Bookstore, Gameday Spirit, many more.