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Parking at Moravian CollegePresented by The Parking Task Force

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“ The Charge” for the Task Force

  • The Parking Task Force is charged with developing recommendations for ways to respond to the parking challenges associated with (1) the proposed Hurd Campus project and (2) a campus of 1600 students.

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Your Parking Task Force

  • Anne Dutlinger

  • Blair Flintom

  • Mark Reed (Co-Chair)

  • Rena Sinerco

  • Jim Skalnik

  • Candi Stoudt

  • Sean Tallarico (Co-Chair)

  • David Weber

  • Bob Windolph

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Recommendations from the Task Force

  • Two categories of recommendations:

    • “Must Do’s”

    • Other Recommendations for consideration

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The “Must Do’s”

  • Enhanced shuttle service

  • “North Only” / “South Only” parking tags

  • Three tier pricing structure for parking tags

  • Designated Visitor Parking on Hurd Campus

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Enhance Shuttle Service

  • Addition of 3rd shuttle

    • Already part of the “operating cost” assumptions with BAM housing

    • Include at least one “EXPRESS” shuttle

    • Shuttle will need to service remote lots

  • Create inviting environment to ride

    • Courteous drivers

    • Predictable service

  • Possibility of outsourcing

    • Being done at Kutztown

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“North” / “South” Hang Tags

  • Hang tags will have a North/South designation

    • Eliminates resident students commuting from North campus to Hurd campus

    • Designation will NOT apply to employees (residents only)

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“North” / “South” Hang Tags – cont’d

  • Designate spaces on existing Foy Hall lot

    • 25-30 Resident Only spaces

    • 40-45 Faculty/Staff spaces

    • 3 Admissions Visitor spaces

    • 3 General Visitor spaces

    • 1 Handicap space

    • Designated spaces facilitate snow removal

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Three Tier Pricing

  • Three Tiers

    • “On Campus Premium” - $300/yr

      • 71 spaces - W. Laurel & Geissinger/Laurel

    • “On Campus” - $150/yr

      • 211 (current) spaces - All other on campus resident lots except Archives and Steel Field

    • On Street and Remote Lots - $50/yr

      • “License to hunt” for street parking and access to remote lots

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Three Tier Pricing – cont’d

  • Offers affordable option for those who demonstrate a need for a car on campus

    • Student teaching

    • Clinicals

  • Creates approximately $50K per year of incremental revenue

    • Fund additional parking lot (see other considerations)

    • Fund future parking garage

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Designate Admissions Parking on Hurd Campus

  • To showcase the HURD campus, prospective students must have easy access

    • Provide 3 designated spaces in Foy lot

  • Creative alternatives to provide spaces for other visitors:

    • Widow’s House

    • Central Moravian

    • Others?

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Other Recommendations for Consideration

  • Extend Lot B to Iron Street

    • Assumes acquisition of final property on that quadrant (we believe that will happen soon)

    • Demolish 225, 227/229 Greenwich and two properties on Elizabeth Ave.

    • Creates approximately 60 additional spaces

    • Consistent with Master Plan

    • Former College overflow housing can be used by the Seminary (losing 227/229)

    • Fund through increased fees

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Other Recommendations – Cont’d

  • Explore adding parking lot adjacent to Sig Ep fraternity

    • Creates approximately 25 additional spaces

    • NOT consistent with Master Plan (this space has been designated as part of the Athletic Master Plan)

    • Fund through increased fees

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Other Recommendations – Cont’d

  • Explore Remote Lot alternatives

    • Affordable alternative for students who wish to “park” car for semester

    • Shuttles must service remote lots

    • Equip lots with lighting, emergency phones, and cameras if permissible

    • Potentially limit sophomore parking to remote lots only

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Remote Lots – Cont’d

  • Current thoughts for remote lots:

    • Those lots we own:

      • Archives Lot

      • Steel Field lot

    • Those Lots we do NOT own:

      • 35 E. Elizabeth Ave.

      • City lots

        • Hill-to-hill bridge

        • West of entrance to Sand Island

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Other Recommendations – Cont’d

  • Encourage/Facilitate bicycle use on campus

    • Survey suggests interest in this area

    • Market as a “green” alternative

    • Minimal investment

      • Racks

      • Storage sheds

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Other Recommendations – Cont’d

  • Continue to explore ZipCar/Philly Car Share

    • “for profit” vs. “not for profit” models are very different

    • LVAIC initiative?

    • Determine the need for this based upon success of other alternatives

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Other Recommendations – Cont’d

  • Consider creating “Corral” on Hurd campus

    • Currently only done during community events, Celtic Fest, and Kriskindlemart

    • ADVANTAGE: Immediate relief for Hurd campus creating approximately 60 spaces

    • DISADVANTAGE: When BAM project occurs, perception may be that we are adding 220 residents and adding only 5 parking spaces (corral is replaced with parking lot with only 65 spaces)

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Other Recommendations – Cont’d

  • Fund future parking garage

    • Increased fees can be accumulated to fund future capital investment

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Summer 2007

  • Begin to enhance shuttle service

  • Determine number of permits to issue/criteria for:

    • On Campus Premium

    • On Campus

    • Basic Registration

  • Finalize the number and location of “designated spaces” in Foy lot

  • Finalize use for Steel Field / Archives lots.

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Summer 2007 – Cont’d

  • Designate 3 Admissions Parking Only spaces in Foy lot

  • Evaluate moving North Campus Admissions Parking Only from Lot M (on Locust Street) to Lot R (behind Colonial Hall)

  • Decide on corral issue and create (if approved)

  • Do financial projections to determine financial feasibility of future projects

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Fall 2007

  • Communicate to students what changes we know are coming

    • Fee Increases and three tier pricing structure

    • North / South parking tags

    • Enhanced shuttle service

  • Create Sig Ep parking lot

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Spring 2008

  • Lottery for:

    • North - On Campus Premium

    • North - On Campus

    • South – On Campus (Foy-not premium)

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Summer 2008

  • Demolish 225, 227/229 Greenwich and extend Lot B to Iron Street

  • Issue all new student permits

    • North – On Campus Premium

    • North – On Campus

    • South – On Campus

    • Base Permit

  • Supplemental lottery for transfer students

  • New date stickers for Faculty and Staff

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Fall 2008

  • Create projected bus scheduling with Hurd campus expansion

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Spring 2009

  • Lottery for:

    • North – On Campus Premium

    • North – On Campus

    • South – On Campus Foy

    • South – On Campus BAM Premium

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Summer 2009

  • Hire additional shuttle driver(s)

  • Lease additional bus

  • Issue all student permits

    • North – On Campus Premium

    • North – On Campus

    • South – On Campus

    • Base Permit

  • Supplemental lottery for transfer students