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  1. Campus Bike Survey: Results Presentation to the UConn Building and Grounds Committee Jeffrey LaMondia, President January 21, 2005 Institute of Transportation Engineers

  2. Initial Interest • Student Interests and Concerns • Common, convenient mode • Dangers for bikers and pedestrians • Sharing paths • Intersecting with roads • Other University’s bike programs • Encouraged by the MPAC Committee (Oct. 04) • Speeds • Visibility

  3. Getting Involved Institute of Transportation Engineers ECOHusky UConn PIRG American Society of Landscape Architects

  4. Goals Biking is an important part of every University Replaces on-campus vehicular traffic Decreases parking demand Promotes a vibrant campus Supports LEED Certification Better connects the campus Efficient way to get around Supports sustainability Helps improve the environment Connects the University to surrounding areas

  5. Surveying the Campus 2105 Total Surveys Collected 279 Surveys Collected By-Hand 1826 Surveys Collected Online Response Voluntary Distributed at High-Volume Areas(i.e. Co-op, SU, Dining Halls) Student Reps Answered Questions Response Voluntary Distributed via the UConn Listserv (Students, Staff, Faculty) Email Provided to Answer Questions

  6. Who Was Surveyed • Representative sample of the University

  7. Is There An Interest? The UConn Community has an interest in biking Ride Bike on Campus? Ride More on Campus? 40% 75%

  8. Recommendations for Bike Master Plan • Develop a Bike Network (73%) • Roads, Paths, Lanes • Add Bike Racks closer to buildings (68%) • Add overnight commuter lot storage (64%) • Create ‘Free Bike’ Loan Programs (62%)

  9. ‘Free Bike’ Programs Yellow Bike Program / BUFF Bike Program University of New Hampshire University of Texas at Austin Free Bikes for Students, Staff, Faculty Register and ‘check out’ a bike for 2 days or less

  10. Student Group Plans • Campus Mass Bike Ride • Spring 2005 • Campus Leaders to lead ride • University Coordination • Campus Police • Parking / Transportation

  11. Questions? Jeffrey LaMondia jeffrey.lamondia@uconn.edu Photo credit to: www.oia.uconn.edu/ KV/photo.html