October 20, 2017 Meeting


Friday, October 20, 2017


Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, October 20, 2017


West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from 9/21/17 meeting
  2. Introductions
  3. Campus Planning, presentation by Joe Bilotta
  4. Review of FY12-FY16 Rate Proposal
  5. Capacity Discussion
  6. Motorcycle/Moped questions
  7. Project Updates
    1. Finkbine
    2. CAMBUS Maintenance Facility
    3. Hawkeye Storage Lighting
    4. Gateway Project


Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes



Members Present:              John Fuller, Kris Halter, Jessie Hinrichs, Connor Krajicek, Kathy Lavezzo, Doug Moore, Scott Roberts, Gustave
Tavian Stilwell and June Tai   

Staff/Others Present:         Joe Bilotta, Brian McClatchey, Dave Ricketts, Jim Sayre, Erin Shane, Jim Stoner, Debby Zumbach and Carrie Brus

Members/Staff Absent:     full attendance, no absences      


Meeting starts at 1:31pm

Meeting minutes from 9/21/17 meeting approved as submitted


Presentation by Joe Bilotta, Director of Campus Planning

• Fix things or change things

• Units drive the Campus Master Plan (non-academic)

• Unit planning is all about space

• Campus Development Team; guides the Master Plan

• Decision makers on campus

• Meet on a monthly basis

• Campus Planning Committee

• Would like to get this committee more involved earlier in the process (more proactive)

• Develop a plan to support the operations

• Space Committee

• Goal is to develop policies and procedures that better manage our space on campus

• Master Plan; series of layers that feed the overall plan

• Campus Development Plan; how we implement the overall Campus Master Plan

• Contains all potential projects

• Prioritize projects

• Project Planning

• Two-step process

• Programming

• Feasibility

• Bikeway Planning

• Making real progress on this one

• Future

• Affordable Housing Study

• Cultural Corridor Study (Cultural Centers on campus)

• Finkbine Realignment

• New clubhouse coming

• Finkbine Road

• Hawkeye campus

• Demo has begun

    Project Updates

    Finkbine Commuter Parking Lot

    • Realignment; will gain about 71 parking stalls

    • Elimination of some islands

    • Lighting replacement

    • Approximately 2,000 assignments (faculty/staff/students)

    • Active site for CAMBUS service

    • Train blockage issues

    • Approximately eight trains come through everyday

    Hawkeye Commuter and Storage Parking

    • Lighting replacement

    CAMBUS Maintenance Facility

    • Renovation Project that will improve working conditions

    • Exterior doors/fascia

    • Breakroom space

    • Restrooms

    • Office Space

    Gateway Project

    • Dubuque Street/Park Road

    • In progress

    • Bridge is starting to take shape

    • CAMBUS cannot stop in front of Mayflower Hall right now

    • Currently pull in to the lot north of Mayflower

    • Road—July 2018

    • Demo of old bridge—2019

      Review of Rate Proposal

      • Handout

      • Revenue increases come almost entirely from the rate increase, not in the number of permits

      • Ramp permits did not rebound

      • Next time, we will talk about the effect on the hourly facilities


      Photo display of current locations/issues

      • New record # permits this year (October 1 data, 2017)

      • Basically a hunting license permit

      • Mopeds are required to get a permit; not allowed to park at bicycle racks

      • Does not include permit data from the City of Iowa City (they also issue motorcycle permits)

      • Do not distinguish between motorcycles and mopeds

      • Some cashiered facilities have a separate entry lane

      • Combination permit for vehicles and motorcycles

      • Currently have 124 permits of this type

      Hawkeye Storage (vehicles)

      • Rebounded; over 1,000 right now


      • Motorcycle Map would be really helpful

      • Currently listed on the Parking Map, but a map to isolate motorcycle parking would be beneficial

      • MC30—BBE (Biology Building East)

      • Motorcycles are trying to cram into spaces that are too small

      • Could make some improvements in this area

      Some ideas presented

      • An idea would be a premium option for motorcycles

      • Convert smaller lots to an assigned lot; would not be open to general consumption by day

      • Focus on big areas on campus that would allow general consumption by day

      • Significant amounts of capacity; open to the general public/visitors

      • Once we come up with a plan, we would need to go to other groups on campus

      Feedback from the group

      • Two-tiered system is a good idea (mopeds vs motorcycles)

      • Promote better campus safety

      • Would space be lost (space that vehicles park in now)?

      • Would space be utilized in the winter months?

      • Mopeds are seen as an inexpensive way to move around campus

      • Safety issues with mopeds

      • Come back next time with a plan to discuss

        Next meeting is on Friday, November 3rd at 2:30pm

        Meeting adjourned at 3:08pm