Introduction The City of Seattle has been working since to implement new programs and tools to meet our city's growing housing affordability challenge.
And while this has long been a fact of life for administrators, that challenge has grown significantly in recent years. Rising education costs have led many students to enroll in community colleges.
In fact, a lot of these institutions are reporting double-digit increases in enrollment. For those already struggling to meet parking needs, this new influx of students has caused significant challenges.
Traditional community colleges have much different parking needs than universities because their student population is made up entirely of commuters. They must offer sufficient parking to meet the needs of students as well as faculty and staff.
An analysis of commuting patterns can determine how much parking is actually needed. When possible, it is also beneficial to provide direct access to public transportation to make it more enticing for students not to commute by car. Visibility is key to parking safety.
Glass elevators and stair towers, like this one at Rollins College Fla. The best way to determine actual parking need is to conduct a parking utilization study. Such studies involve first-hand observation and measurement of usage patterns and interviews with key constituencies, and can provide a snapshot of peak and average usage, as well as an understanding of when peak usage is most likely to occur.
In fact, parking usage patterns can change significantly over time as some students seek alternative modes of transportation while others begin to rely more heavily on personal vehicles. So utilization studies should be conducted regularly.
According to Glohr, Lansing typically conducts a new study every three years. Meeting Need Once the actual parking need is determined, campus planners can begin developing strategies for meeting it. Rural and suburban campuses are more likely to have parking flexibility because the land upon which lots can be developed is often more readily available and affordable in those areas.
The development of new parking lots provides some economic advantages in the right situations, since lots are generally less expensive to develop than structures. For urban community colleges that require additional parking, structured parking is generally the best option.
Parking structures can accommodate many more vehicles on the same footprint than parking lots. They also provide safety advantages, such as an ability to provide greater visibility in parking areas and reduce the number of potential hiding places.
And they can be used to meet other campus needs, such as housing, educational, or administrative facilities. Parking utilization studies can help determine peak usage times. In urban settings, structured parking can also serve as a community resource. Many urban institutions partner with local organizations to make their parking available to each other.Bid/Proposal Advertisements Vendors, Contractors & Consultants: Please take notice of this letter from the Chief Procurement Officer about the Port Authority’s Zero Tolerance Policy and Code of Ethics and Financial Disclosure.
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