Sustainable Campus Transportation through Transit Partnership and Transportation Demand Management: A Case Study from the University of Florida

The University of Florida in Gainesville's transportation demand management (TDM) program and its partnership with local transit is described as a way to create long-term sustainable transportation systems that serve the unique needs of university campuses. University land use needs and the rising costs of construction are helping to drive interest in reducing the need for parking and access roads and increase student use of transit and walking. A literature review of papers on TDM shows that it covers a variety of planning strategies with a variety of goals. TDM policies can be positive, expanding access for all users, mixed, where options are expanded for select segments of a population while remaining neutral for the remainder, and negative, which involves raising costs and reducing options to use the less desirable modes. This case study shows how parking pricing and availability, transit service improvements and fare-free (unlimited-access) transit can be combined into one TDM plan. The sizes of the student population and the nearby metropolitan areas, as well as the general characteristics of the campus layout in terms of their accessibility by car and foot, are described. From 1995 to 2003, the period under study, boardings rose more than 284 percent, though the share of campus riders has recently begun a steady drop compared to all riders in the system. Fee and funding breakdowns are given, and special routes and service improvements are described. Policy implications for non-campus settings are discussed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 125-142
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01056099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2007 12:19PM