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the charge for the task force
“ 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.
your parking task force
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
recommendations from the task force
Recommendations from the Task Force
  • Two categories of recommendations:
    • “Must Do’s”
    • Other Recommendations for consideration
the must do s
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
enhance shuttle service
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
north south hang tags
“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)
north south hang tags cont d
“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
three tier pricing
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
three tier pricing cont d
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
designate admissions parking on hurd campus
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?
other recommendations for consideration
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
other recommendations cont d
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
other recommendations cont d14
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
remote lots cont d
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
other recommendations cont d16
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
other recommendations cont d17
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
other recommendations cont d18
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)
other recommendations cont d19
Other Recommendations – Cont’d
  • Fund future parking garage
    • Increased fees can be accumulated to fund future capital investment
summer 2007
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.
summer 2007 cont d
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
fall 2007
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
spring 2008
Spring 2008
  • Lottery for:
    • North - On Campus Premium
    • North - On Campus
    • South – On Campus (Foy-not premium)
summer 2008
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
fall 2008
Fall 2008
  • Create projected bus scheduling with Hurd campus expansion
spring 2009
Spring 2009
  • Lottery for:
    • North – On Campus Premium
    • North – On Campus
    • South – On Campus Foy
    • South – On Campus BAM Premium
summer 2009
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