November 6, 2012 Meeting


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
3:30-5:00 p.m.
University Services Building, Room 202

1) Introductions and Welcome
2) Bicycle Parking presentation given by Michelle Ribble
3) Staff Council presentation given by Glenda Smith
4) Departmental Overview
5) Discuss the option for a campus tour


Parking and Transportation Committee
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Ray Haas, Frauke Bleher, David Etler, Joyce Murphy, Paul Hanley, Andrea Pyburn, Connor Einck and Matthew Tarnoff
Staff Present: Dave Ricketts, Jim Sayre and Carrie Brus
Others Present: Michelle Ribble and Glenda Smith
Members/Staff Absent: Mary Jane Beach, Joseph Chen and Caleb Brown

The meeting was called to order at 3:35pm in room 202 at the University Services Building by chair Ray Haas.

Ray Haas introduced himself as the Chair of the Parking and Transportation Committee. Each member introduced themselves to the group since this is the first meeting of the academic year.

Dave Ricketts made some introductory comments.

Glenda Smith presented on behalf of Staff Council.
--As a member of Staff Council, she represents those employees classified as Professional and Scientific.
--Some of the projects that Staff Council has been working on are as follows:
--Recycling Program
--Peer Support group through Human Resources
--Ways to increase morale both at the University Hospitals and Clinics and across the University
--Glenda serves as one of the Service Ambassadors at the UIHC
--The program will be two (2) years old in February 2013

Michelle Ribble gave a presentation on the bicycle program as a part of Commuter Programs
--Each fall, bicycle parking space inventory is collected
--Fall 2012
--5,283 spaces for bicycle parking
--478 covered bicycle parking spaces
--888 bicycle racks on campus
--47% of potential spaces are being utilized
--There is no central agency that regulates bicycles
--There are three primary bicycle rack types:
--Linear (most popular)
--Ribbon or Wave (very stable, located at the Chemistry building)
--There are four (4) types of bicycle rack projects:
--Sports Medicine and Westlawn
--Bicycle racks located at Hospital Ramp 2
--Pre-1996: 63 spaces
--1996: 168 spaces
--2011: 172 spaces
--Due to construction, the bicycle racks will need to be relocated, probably to the Hospital Ramp 4 location
--Projected space loss due to various construction projects is 324 with the following breakdown:
--180--UIHC Children’s Hospital Project
--76—New West Campus Residence Hall Project
--68—John Pappajohn Pavilion 9th Floor Addition
--Bicycle Friendly University Designation
--The designation is based on the following criteria: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation/Planning
--University of Iowa has been awarded Honorable Mention
--44 colleges/universities were awarded a designation this year (Platinum, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention)
--The only university to receive the Platinum designation is Stanford University
--For more information, please visit the Commuter Programs website, xxx.
--Questions after Michelle’s presentation:
--Is it possible to have a thoroughfare connecting the Quad Ravine to the upper level?
--To establish a direct connection, the grade is too steep to be handicapped accessible
--Construction is moving along at the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. What will happen to bicycle parking once the construction is completed?
--The bicycles should go back to that location once the project is finished.
--Can you talk about abandoned bicycles and their collection?
--150-180 bicycles are tagged each year
--100 bicycles are picked up
--After 60 days, the bicycles must go to Surplus. We are not able to give them to a bike library.
--Bicycle storage space on campus is very limited
--Most bicycles that are picked up are not in the best of shape

Dave talked the group through highlights of the FY 2013 budget
--As a department, Parking & Transportation is self-supporting
--Parking does not purchase land, the University does that
--Permit spaces account for approximately 10,000 spaces across campus
--Hourly/cashiered spaces account for approximately 5,000 spaces across campus
--Parking subsidizes Commuter Programs
--Demand for student parking has dropped significantly
--There has been no growth in the volume of activity in the cashiered facilities
--Hospital Ramp 2 will come down in January 2013
--ZipCar came to the University of Iowa in August 2012

The meeting was adjourned at 5pm. The next meeting will be December 4, 2012.