CAMPUS TRAFFIC AND PARKING

This article presents the findings of a questionnaire survey of over 100 colleges and universities in the southeastern United States concerning their traffic and parking characteristics. It was found that campus traffic planning, in most cases, is not integrated into a larger, regional planning of an urban area. Most institutions surveyed indicated that they have regulations in effect regarding the number of student vehicle registrations, student parking in the core area, and driving on campus. There is a trend now, however, toward relaxation of these restrictions. Colleges were asked if they allotted preferential treatment for car pools during the energy crisis, but few had. The number of registered vehicles on different campuses varies widely, according to each campus's peculiar characteristics. The article contains 6 graphs depicting relationships such as: enrollment vs. registered student vehicle; faculty-staff vs. registered vehicles; parking spaces reserved for faculty-staff vs. total faculty-staff vehicles; total number of spaces vs. university population; and parking spaces per person vs. university population. A table indicates parking spaces per 100 persons based on enrollment and urban area. The data obtained from these surveys can be used as guidelines in traffic planning and parking decisions for both traffic engineers and college administrators. Every institution has its particular needs, but it must also be aware of the attenuating problems it creates in the creates in the urban area. Planning decisions should be the joint result of all parties concerned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Guyton, J W
    • Upchurch, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM