Campus Ecosystem

MSU is transforming its 5,200-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem across 8.1 square miles of contiguous urban, suburban, industrial and rural zones, making it a one-of-a-kind environment to study all areas of mobility advancement.

MSU Mobility: Driving the Future

Advancing traffic management in a pedestrian-intense environment:

The MSU campus offers an excellent resource for developing and testing advanced safety and mobility management systems:

  • Networked smart signals including vehicle and pedestrian sensors
  • Campus ecosystem provides data for decision support, research and virtual testing
  • Dynamic, predictive signal and routing
  • System sync to police and emergency services
  • Signal control to optimize traffic flow during campus events
  • Sensor-driven parking management app

Campus Resources:

  • 5,200 acres (8.1 square miles) of urban, suburban, industrial and rural zones
  • Nearly 60 miles of roads ideal for evaluating mobility during four seasons of weather
  • More than 120 miles of pedestrian walkways and sidewalks
  • Nearly 20 miles of bike lanes
  • Nearly 40 traffic signals, with a planned system for real-time traffic control
  • Diverse population with 70,000 students and faculty, and more than 100,000 people on game days
  • 545 occupied buildings
  • 26,000 parking spaces
  • 30,000 vehicles on campus daily
  • 85-member police force, providing flexibility in traffic management
  • Spartan Mobility Village, the new home of MSU's mobility labs where roadways and parking lots can be closed for testing of new technologies. In the future, unoccupied buildings will be used as a background for sensing technologies, including radar clutter simulating the sub/urban environment.


Campus Interactive Map:

MSU Mobility teams facilitate the movement of people and things across the MSU campus.

 Link to campus interactive map


Campus Mobility Zones:

map of MSU campus delineating rural, suburban, industrial, and urban zones

 We develop robust and ever-changing plans to move students, faculty, staff, visitors across campus – by car, bus, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, bikes, walkers and more. We engage all stakeholders in order to provide the solutions that improve campus mobility for all. 


V2X Infrastructure:

TMS: Centracs ATMS by Econolite


CAMERA SYSTEMS: (11) intersections with Iteris Vantage Next system (allows for Vantage Live software) which is a detection and data collection system

RSUs:  Siemens model TYZ: PXX08912-001 (8) installed in Farm Lane corridor (2019) and include SPaT/MAP

OBU’s: Savari MobiWAVE MW1000 (20) installed (2019)

V2X Infrastructure


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