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Parking and Transportation Services Master Plan. Bob W. Baker, Executive Director March 7, 2007. Audience Demographics. Population Served Students (Fall 2006) 51,469 Full-time Staff and Faculty (Fall 2006) 16,305 Estimated Visitors (per day) 15,000 Total (per day) approx 80,000

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parking and transportation services master plan

Parking and Transportation ServicesMaster Plan

Bob W. Baker, Executive Director

March 7, 2007

audience demographics
Audience Demographics

Population Served

Students (Fall 2006) 51,469

Full-time Staff and Faculty (Fall 2006) 16,305

Estimated Visitors (per day) 15,000

Total (per day) approx 80,000

Events up to 20,000 per event

In 2005-06, PTS serviced 956 events

Population Density(students, staff, faculty combined)

26% live within two miles of campus

34% live within two to five miles of campus

40% live more than five miles away from campus

travel modes
Travel Modes

Students, Staff, Undergraduate Graduate

Faculty (combined)Students Students

Bike 7 % 4.6 % 5.2 %

Carpool 7 % 5.1 % 5.5 %

Bus 24 % 21.6 % 30.0 %

Walk 30 % 41.0 % 12.4 %

Drive alone 32 % 26.4 % 45.9 %

68% of daily University commuters use methods other than single-driven vehicles

transit
Transit
  • Campus Connector buses
  • Campus circulator shuttles
  • Paratransit vans
  • Lyons Research Building shuttle vans
  • U-Passes sold, Fall 2000 - Fall 2006
  • Metropasses sold, Fall 2000 – Fall 2006

Quick Facts

16

3

2

1

211,139

26,388

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Transit

Campus Shuttle Service

Total Ridership for 2005-06 3,890,294

Total Annual Cost $3,269,857

Cost per Passenger $0.87

Cost per Mile $7.32

Annual Mileage 460,107

Total Hours Operated 35,025

Daily

2005-06 Rider DetailsAnnualAverage

Campus Connector 3,479,295 13,752

Night & Weekend Connector 57,365 367

Washington Avenue Bridge Circulator 260,530 1,692

East Bank Circulator 39,863 190

St. Paul Campus Circulator 53,241 253

Total 3,890,294 19,164

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Transit

Paratransit Service

Total Ridership for 2005-06 4,787

Total Annual Cost $81,619

Cost per Passenger $17.05

Cost per Mile $6.71

Annual Mileage 12,171

Total Hours Operated 2,538

Average Daily Riders 19.2

commuter service
Commuter Service

U-Pass Sales Metropass Sales

(students) (staff, faculty)

Fall 2005 17,309 1,341

Spring 2006 14,876 1,421

Summer 2006 5,940 1,307

Fall 2006 18,693 1,418

walk bike
Walk / Bike
  • Miles of campus sidewalks and plazas
  • Miles of Gopher Way tunnels/skyways
  • Pedestrian bridges/skyways
  • Miles of bike lanes/paths
  • Bike racks/hoops
  • Bike lockers

Quick Facts

46

6

7

5.95

6,500

154

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Walk

The Gopher Way is a network of tunnels and skyways connecting many buildings on campus. The system was developed into a signed way-finding system in 2000. There are more than 700 signs directing walkers along the accessible routes.

drive
Drive
  • Vehicular bridges
  • Miles of campus streets
  • Zipcars on campus
  • Registered carpoolers (August 2006)

Quick Facts

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14.3

6

843

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Drive

Zipcar

A membership-based, car-sharing program unveiled in January 2006.

Membership fee $30

(university students, staff, faculty – 21 and over)

Rental Rate $8 / hour or $60 / day

Rental includes Gas, insurance, parking, XM radio

Locations East Bank – Washington Avenue Ramp

West Bank – 21st Avenue Ramp

St. Paul – Gortner Avenue Ramp

Total miles driven (January – February 2007) 55,403

Total Hours reserved (January – February 2007) 11,379

Total members (as of January 2007) 272

(Zipcar is considering lowering the minimum age for membership to 19)

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Park

Parking Data2005-062004-052003-04

Total Cars Parked 5,103,271 5,223,567 5,449,302

Total Carpool Spaces 635 804 804

Time Occupied 88.74% 79.88% -

Total Parking Reservations 91,062 74,320 90,521

Total Budget Charge Cards/ 186,692 166,840 141,969

VIP Parkers

Number of Events Serviced 956 926 954

Total Cars Parked for Events 279,894 260,591 243,475

Cars Parked per Hour – Event Avg 1,562 1,254 1,166

Cars Parked per Hour – Public Avg 32.26 33.24 32.63

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Park

Structured Facilities Year Built Cost Total Sq Ft Spaces

4th Street Ramp

19th Avenue Ramp

21st Avenue Ramp

Armory Garage

Church Street Garage

East River Road Garage

Gortner Avenue Ramp

Nolte Center Garage

Northrop Auditorium Garage

Oak Street Ramp

University Avenue Ramp

Washington Avenue Ramp

Weisman Art Museum Garage

West Bank Office Bldg Ramp

1991

1995

1984

1941

1987

2002

2000

1938

1931

1975

2001

1985 - North

1995 - South

1993

1987 - West

2000 - East

$9,800,000

$5,676,023

$3,647,769

$57,000

$4,624,000

$53,000,000

$12,100,000

$213,779

$379,077

$5,380,654

$9,000,000

$4,390,566

$7,437,900

$2,500,000

$3,262,000

$1,600,000

390,000

173,000

256,000

5,070

74,949

679,514

252,096

45,960

28,890

702,000

197,244

512,000

40,786

226,425

1200

521

700

19

238

1914

752

178

74

2174

526

1293

124

643

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Park

Parking Spaces

Total 20,123

Contract 12,838

Public 7,285

Motorcycle 136

Meters 369

Disability 3-hour 88

Official Vehicle 94

Vendor Parking 7

Combined Official Vehicle/Vendor 167

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Park

Parking Spaces

By Facility

Parking Garages 2,540

Parking Ramps 7,638

Surface Lots 9,945

By Area

East Bank 13,541

West Bank 2,461

St. Paul 4,121

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Park

Contract Parking

Staff/Faculty Contracts 10,447

Student Contracts 2,394

Reserved Parking Contracts 482

Number on Waiting List (Oct 2006) 4,061

Number on Waiting List Without Contract 1,428

Limited use Contracts (October 2006) 125

Permits Issued 3,004

Construction 300

Disability 180

Loading Zone 824

Official Vehicle 644

Vendor 1,056

pedestrian impact
Pedestrian Impact
  • Heavy pedestrian traffic on East Bank
    • Washington Avenue between Pleasant and University Avenues
    • University Avenue between 13th Avenue and Oak Street
    • 4th Street between 13th Avenue and Oak Street
traffic impact
Traffic Impact
  • 18,000 average daily vehicles on University Avenue
  • 18,000 average daily vehicles on 4th Street
  • 23,580 average daily vehicles travel along Washington Avenue, from West Bank to University Avenue
  • 16 metro bus routes utilize Washington Avenue
    • 958 city buses use Washington Avenue every school day
  • Campus shuttles run along Washington Avenue, generating 539 trips during a school day
  • Between 7 and 9 am, 606 buses travel on Washington Avenue
    • 5 buses per minute
    • A bus every 12 seconds
current projects stadium
Current Projects - Stadium

2009 Parking Capacity

Location Spaces

Gopher 1 455

Gopher 2 269

Wildcat 249

Gopher 3 154

2221 University 56

23rd & University 222

Lot 37 651

ConAgra East 250

Lot 33 249

BNSF 175

Parking Ramp 1200

Total 3930

MBB demand 500

Assumptions

  • Lot C79 can be de-commissioned as parking
  • Lot C72 becomes storm water pond
  • Parking ramps opens
  • Use Hubbard property as swing space for student, State Fair, football and future development

2006 Baseline: 3563

Issue

  • Develop a lease agreement with UEL to use parking lot for State Fair and football games
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Current Projects - Stadium

2013-2020 Parking Capacity

Location Spaces

Gopher 1 455

Gopher 2 269

Gopher 3 154

2221 University 56

Parking Ramp 1200

Transportation Center 2200

Total 4334

MBB demand 1000

2006 Baseline: 3563

Issues

  • Build Inter-modal Transportation Center combining LRT station & transit hub
  • Decommission Lots 37 & 33 for development of recreational sports
current projects lrt
Current Projects - LRT

University Preferred Alignment – Below Grade

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Current Projects - LRT

DEIS Preferred with University Preferred Alignment

current projects tms
Current Projects - TMS
  • Electronic Signs
  • Build a system in partnership with City of Minneapolis, City of St. Paul, Hennepin County, MN DOT, University Police
  • Develop event parking plan in collaboration with University departments

Traffic Management System

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Current Projects - TMS

Traffic Management System –

Electronic Sign Examples

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Current Projects - TMS

Electronic Sign Deployment

future projects
Future Projects

Washington Avenue Redesign

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Future Projects
  • Phase 3 Transitway
  • Connection to Stone Arch Bridge
  • Twin Cities Campus

Bike Route Planning

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Future Projects
  • Light Rail Transit
  • Connection to Heavy Rail
  • Bike Parking
  • Bus Transit Station
  • Vehicle Parking
  • Commercial/Retail Space
  • Pedestrian Connection (skyway/tunnel)

Inter-Modal Transportation Center

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Future Projects

Red Rock -Heavy Rail Connection

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