Campus Parking Committee Agenda
Noyce Science Building
April 23, 2003
Campus Parking Needs & Table
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- 11 current Forum employees not included in figures
- ITS employees will be moving this summer from Darby Lot
- Governing Parking Principles talked about
- The College should seek to minimize the number of College-related cars that park on neighborhood streets.
- The College should seek to preserve as much green space as possible (i.e., not overbuild).
- The College should attempt to accommodate the College's parking needs.
- The College should encourage alternative methods of transportation, including biking and walking.
- All parking lots should be tastefully landscaped and adequately/properly illuminated.
- There is no solution that will satisfy everyone, so the answer will likely be somewhere in the middle. (Incremental growth is better in this case because it will ensure that we don't overbuild.
- Other Parking Comments brought up:
- parking raises hostility in people and anger and over peoples careers this can have an effect on people.
- fall of 2003 Darby lot still there
- Darby and Noyce Science Center parking is a concern and the parking load for that area will increase.
- Darby lot will be leaving in the future.
- there was concern over the parking lot approval process and who approved current plans
- it was mentioned that the current plans have been reviewed by the parking committee but no formal vote.
- mentioned that the current plans are tentative
- mentioned that there is concern about unmet needs for Visitors parking and spaces in the library Mears lot area. There was talk concerning the trees in that area being moved already to make room for the expansion of the Darby lot.
- it was suggested that a parking structure be built underground in the Darby Lot area or under the New Campus Center.
- one person mentioned that he felt that students parking should be moved to the remote areas of the campus
- concern that students are leaving their cars park for long periods of times in the Darby Lot.
- on 9th avenue, between Broad and Park there is a concern that the looks of the neighborhood be kept in mind.
- one person wanted to know what happen to the old plans of building a parking structure where Norris Hall is. This has not really been looked at hard since the plans for the removal of Norris is in the distant future.
- there was talk about covered parking for vehicles located out from the center of campus.
- a bike committee is being constructed and will be looking at sights for covered bicycle parking areas for the campus.
- it was mentioned that we should be looking at alternative travel methods for people to come to the campus.
- it was suggested that we need to challenge the people to choose alternative methods of traveling to the campus.
- suggested that we now need to look at charging faculty/staff for parking
- we should look at positive incentives to reducing traffic to the campus
- some people felt facult/staff will pay for parking and a person mention they would pay as much as $50 for a parking
- some people felt that the money generated from parking fees should how pay for the incentives to induce people to use alternative transportation methods to the college
- it was mentioned that alternative methods and driving becomes a big concern during bad weather times
- it was mentioned that the campus should look at short term loading and unloading parking needs
- it was mentioned that the Noyce Science Center along 8th street will have a circle drop off area in the future
- it was mentioned that the college should encourage employees to use alternative transportation methods to come to the college and employees should be encouraged to drive only if necessary.
Meeting End 1pm