December 2, 2016 Meeting

Date: 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Agenda: 

Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, December 2, 2016

3:00pm-4:30pm

West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

Minutes: 

Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes

12/2/16

Members Present: Kris Halter, Becky Kick, Jason Pierce-Vazquez and Scott Roberts

Staff/Others Present: Brian McClatchey, Dave Ricketts and Carrie Brus

Members/Staff Absent: Sara Bultsma, John Fuller, Connor Gronski, Doug Moore, Jason Rantanen, Jim Sayre, Marianne Smith and Debby Zumbach

 

The meeting began at 3:04pm. Due to lack of attendance, the group will table approval of meeting minutes until next time.

 

UI RideShare

• Handout provided with the latest update on UI RideShare

• Considering a survey in the spring

• Working out the details to put a link on the HawkTools App, currently on their websit

     

    CAMBUS Service Changes

     

    Changes began this week

    • Disconnect the stop at Mayflower from Hawkeye Interdorm

    • Added a Mayflower Shuttle

    • Start Interdorm route 30 minutes early

     

    Hawkeye Interdorm Route

    • Overall route has improved to 89% on-time performance (from 60%)

    • Service to Hawkeye has improved to 91% on-time performance (from 55%)

    • Service to Downtown has improved to 92% on-time performance (from 66%)

    • On-time performance is indicated by less than five minutes late to a stop

     

    Project Updates

     

    Kinnick North End Zone Project

    • Initial work—six weeks in early 2017

    • Larger impact begins in November 2017

    • Huge impact to Evashevski Drive for nearly two years

     

    Hospital Ramp 1 Covered Bicycle Parking

    •Equipment has arrived; should be installed this month sometime

     

    Lot 11 Boiler Project

    • Need to replace boiler on the east campus, but it won’t be ready for winter season

    • Need to install a temporary boiler to fill in the gap

    • The temporary boiler will be installed in Lot 11

    • Had to displace permit holders for this project

    • Approximately 110 permit holders were displaced to the Court Street Ramp

    • Lost east entrance until the building goes up

    • Added to the current capacity issues we already have on the east side for special events

    • We will also lose Lot 2 near Seashore Hall for the Psychology Building project (spring 2017)

     

    Children’s Hospital

    • Opening has been delayed until approximately late January/early February; no exact date has been announced

     

    Student Park Card

    • Use of card to charge hourly parking fees to the student’s University Bill

    • Starting in the Library Lot once the program is ready to go

    • Those you have a Day Permit will be able to take advantage of this program in the Library Lot

     

    Ramp Barrier Project

    • Contractor has been selected for this project

    • Work scheduled to begin in spring 2017

    • Work will take place at Hospital Ramp 4 and Newton Road Ramp

     

    Lighting Upgrades

    • Conversion to LED Lighting

    • Conversion has happened at Newton Road Ramp, North Campus Ramp, CAMBUS Maintenance Facility, Hospital Ramp 2 and Hospital Ramp 3

    • Conversion is scheduled for spring 2017 at these locations:

    • Hospital Ramp 4

    • Family Care Center

    • Field House

     

    Transportation Demand Management

    • Working philosophy that not everyone that comes to campus can drive to campus

    • It is necessary to encourage people to seek the alternative ways to get to campus

    • Some of those being:

    • Bicycle

    • Van Pool

    • Transit

    • UI RideShare

    Towing is about changing behavior

    • The policy is to tow after a vehicle has accrued more than $200 in violations within an academic year

    • Compile stats on towing for a future meeting

    Metered Parking

    • Currently, all UI parking meters are coin only

    • Looking at the possibility of an app that would allow for payment of that space

     

    Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety

    Van Allen/Seashore Hall

    • Sidewalk in between two buildings is an issue

    • This area is being used as a cut-through for bicycles, pedestrians and skateboarders

    • There are real concerns about the safety in this area

    Some highlights of the group discussion are as follows:

    • Infrastructure changes (tend to be very expensive)

    • Cultural changes

    • Involvement of advisory groups on campus (Bicycle Advisory Committee/Campus Planning Committee)

    • Rules that are widely accepted/create a cultural norm

    • What is acceptable?

    • What are the rules?

    • Speed

    • Signing/Intent

    • Follow the laws

    • Are there consequences?

    • Restrict vehicle access in pedestrian-heavy areas?

    • Creation of more dismount zones?

    • What is the criteria for that?

    • Mid-Block Crossings

    • Share the Road Signage

    • What is the message?

    • Needs to be universal

    • Everyone Matters

    • All In

    • All the same

    • All Iowa

    • No one has priority over the other

    • Treat others as you would want to be treated

    • Be Courteous

    • Conscious of your actions

    • Eliminate distractions

    How to get the message out there

    • Could we include information during permit renewal/new permit issuance?  Incorporate into the Orientation packet.