Motorized Vehicular Access to Brock Commons


Brock Commons was not designed as a passageway for vehicles. The desire to create a true pedestrian corridor was the driving design element. The use of motorized vehicles disrupts the intended use of the Commons and poses a danger to pedestrians. This policy ensures the safety and condition of Brock Commons and pedestrian traffic.


  1. Motorized Vehicles: For the purpose of this policy, motorized vehicles will include all devices that are propelled entirely by or assisted by a motor. All motors are included in this definition, whether propelled by traditional fuels or stored electricity.
  2. Brock Commons: For the purpose of this policy, Brock Commons includes the area formerly known as Pine Street from High Street to Franklin Street. The Commons extends east and west to building fronts or retaining walls.


  1. Permitted Vehicles:
    1. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters used by persons with disabilities are granted unrestricted access to Brock Commons.
    2. Utility vehicles, such as those used by Facilities management, Printing Services, and Information and Instructional Technology Services are permitted access in the course of University business. Each vehicle must be pre-approved for access to Brock Commons by the Chief of Police. These vehicles must be driven at a safe reasonable speed and yield to pedestrians.
    3. Procedures for approval of a permitted vehicle may be found on.
  2. Emergency Vehicles:
    1. Fire Department vehicles are granted access when responding to an emergency along predetermined routes.
    2. Rescue Squad vehicles are granted access when responding to an emergency.
    3. Longwood University Police vehicles are granted access when responding to an emergency.
  3. Special Exceptions:
    1. Special Exceptions must be requested from the Chief of Police.
    2. Exceptions must be requested in advance of the access.
    3. Exceptions will be subject to certain size and weight limits as determined by engineers.
    4. Vehicles may not deviate from specific routes determined upon granting access.
    5. Procedures for obtaining a special exception may be found on 

Approved by the Board of Visitors, June 17, 2004.