Several buses are running through the university campuses. They are provided by the university, and they can be used for free. In addition, there are local buses available in the Samawah City run by the governorate council. They work as shuttle buses therefore there is very little demand for Taxis.
Transportation Initiatives to Decrease Private Vehicles on Campus
Al-Muthanna University has taken several significant steps to reduce the number of private vehicles entering the campuses. Below are some of those initiatives:
- A few buses have been provided by the university to be used for free.
- Pedestrian paths were built around and through campuses to encourage people to walk instead of using vehicles.
- Some cars (saloons and minibuses) have been employed to transport employees from their homes to the university, which has helped to reduce the number of private cars entering the university and to more raise the awareness of car sharing benefits.
- Al-Muthanna University has set a policy to prevent students from bringing their vehicles inside campuses. This policy has prevented so many private vehicles from entering campuses.
Pedestrian Path Policy on Campus
Great efforts have been made at Al-Muthanna University to design and build pedestrian paths across campuses in a way that makes them separated from roads where vehicles are going. These pedestrian paths are located around and between buildings so people can walk safely without being warred about the ongoing vehicles. In short, pedestrian paths are available everywhere across Al-Muthanna University’s campuses. Furthermore, some are features have been added to increase the efficiency of these paths and make them more convenience. Firstly, 220 streetlamps have been installed for night walks. These lamps are powered by solar panels, so they are friendly for the environment and run automatically. In addition, some of these paths have been provided with disabled-friendly features.