November 3, 2017 Meeting

Date: 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Agenda: 

Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, November 3, 2017

2:00pm-3:30pm

West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from 10/20/17 meeting
  2. Mobility Safety Update
  3. Motorcycle Parking
  4. Review of Cashiered/Hourly Revenue
  5. Capacity Discussion
  6. Final meeting of the fall semester

 

Minutes: 

Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes

11/3/17

Pending Approval

 

Members Present:              John Fuller, Kris Halter, Jessie Hinrichs, Connor Krajicek, Doug Moore, Gustave Stewart, Tavian Stillwell and June Tai

Staff/Others Present:         Dave Ricketts, Jim Sayre, Erin Shane and Carrie Brus

Members/Staff Absent:     Kathy Lavezzo, Brian McClatchey, Scott Roberts, Jim Stoner and Debby Zumbach

 

Meeting started 2:33pm.  Minutes are approved as submitted.  Comment: thank you to Carrie for doing a nice job putting the minutes in such a concise format. 

Mobility Safety Update

• Will bring April Wells in to talk to this group at a later date

• April has been the lead contact on behalf of Parking and Transportation

Dashboard Report

• Quarterly snapshot (handout)

• Dave walked the group through the content

• Operational statistics on each unit within Parking and Transportation

• Zipcar

• Do we do enough to market the program? 

• Could do more with incoming Faculty/Staff

• Could use another car or two

• Availability of cars is an issue

• Current UI locations

• 2—Slater (will have to move these due to construction project)

• 2—Newton Road Ramp

Capacity Discussion

• Hospital Ramp Occupancies (handout)

• Parking Capacity Illustration (handout)

• Dave walked the group through the content

Hourly/Cashiered Revenue

• Through September 2017 (first quarter)

• Slightly down

• Accounts for almost 50% of parking revenues

• North Campus Ramp

• Catlett Hall Project Impact

• Almost no change in amount of transactions

• Change comes in the length of stay

    Motorcycle Parking

    General Comments

    • Record levels of motorcycle parking permits (approx 1,400)

    • City of Iowa City also sells motorcycle permits; do not have that data

    • Current UI permit is basically a hunting license

    • Mopeds cannot park at bicycle racks

    Proposal/Map (handout)

    • Dave walked the group through the proposal

    • Three types of motorcycle parking

    • Public

    • Current have a few spaces around UIHC (a total of eight spaces)

    • Family Care Center and Field House

    • Designated spaces for those without a permit; hourly fee required

    • Reserved

    • Would need a permit to park in a specific location

    • General

    • Ability to move about campus

    • Equivalent to current permit

    What are the goals?

    • Promotion of Safety

    • Unsafe driving of mopeds (large quantity)

    • Reduce congestion

    • Reduce the amount of hunting

    Comments on Proposal

    • Like the idea of multiple permit types

    • Could use pricing mechanisms

    • Could charge more for the general permit due to access to multiple locations

    • Could charge less for the reserved permit

    • Would like to reduce movement about campus

    Ideas/Issues

    • One idea is to allow reserved permits to park in close proximity to residence halls

    • The issue is we do not allow students to park cars close to residence halls

    • CAMBUS ridership is down, but it is hard to attribute that to anything specific

    • Could the all-time high volume of motorcycle permits be a factor?

    • Gateway Project is probably one factor

    • Weather has been good; ridership is down across the country

    • Can you get more than one R permit? 

    • Nope. 

    • If you charge R less, only parking in R

    • Almost the complete inverse of what we do for cars

    • Lot 1 would be the example for moving about campus and paying a higher price

    • Would need to consider public space near G lots

    Questions

    • What will the impact be?  Not sure. 

    • What can we do by Fall 2018?

    • Do you support doing something different? 

    • There is support to look at this

    • Does the current motorcycle rate need to be reviewed?

    What comes next?

    • If we want to make any rate changes, needs to be written up in time for January/February Board of Regents meeting

    • Motion made and seconded; approved by the group

    • Double that for the general permit; approximately $28 per month

    • Current rate for reserved permit; approximately $14 per month

    • Want to be able to say that the Parking and Transportation Committee approved exactly this

    • Group does not want to come together for another meeting if possible

    • Need to talk about this proposal internally

    • Determine what the proposed rates will be

    • Communicate via email to get a group vote

      Meeting adjourned 4:02pm.