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Title: UF Sustainability In Transportation Implementation Plan
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Title: UF Sustainability In Transportation Implementation Plan
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Creator: Office of Sustainability, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
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UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Vision
As the largest institutional member of the Gainesville community, the
University of Florida has a responsibility to meet the transportation needs
of our students, faculty, and staff, while maintaining the health of both the
environment and our relationships with the broader community. The
Campus Master Plan supports continued coordination with RTS, increased
walking and bicycling, and innovative parking and fleet management
strategies. In framing the vision for sustainability in Transportation'
participants envisioned that the Master Plan would be viewed as an active
document that would be used regularly by campus leaders and UF staff in
decision making and operations.

As a part of its educational mission, the university would show, by
example, that sustainable transportation makes sense, on both personal
and institutional scales. Alternative transportation is one of the many
areas that could be related to overall efficiency and budgeting goals.
Infrastructure decisions would include considerations of return on
investment, life cycle costing, and externalized costs to society.

Desired Outcomes
Alternatives to Single Occupancy Vrehicles Provide alternative
transportation options for everyone coming to campus, including van
pools and regional transit opportunities for those not currently served.
Provide incentives for regular users of alternative transportation. Expand
current car-sharing and carpooling programs. Develop on and off-campus
bike and pedestrian corridors for bike-friendly campus access. Provide
support facilities for faculty, students, and staff riding bicycles and other
alternative modes of transportation to campus.


Auto-Free Campus Core Through partnership with RTS, and an ongoing
transition to alternative transportation, UF would eliminate private cars
on campus and achieve a car-free or car-minimized campus core, with
exceptions for police, repairs, etc.

Community Engagement Partner with community groups to offer
alternative transportation resources and education.

Develop Shared Vrehicle Fleet Program -Develop and manage a vehicle
fleet that is accessible to all departments for check out/rental to replace
and/or supplement the need for departmental vehicles.

Efficient Campus Circulator In addition to, or in partnership with, RTS
service, develop a reliable campus circulator or "People Mover" to
transport people around campus more efficiently.

Fossil Fuel-Free Fleet Campus fleet vehicles would be run exclusively on
renewable fuels and alternative technologies with maximum utilization of
vehicles to limit the size of the fleet. Implement electric or human-
powered bike taxis for mail delivery and courier deliveries around
campus from central receiving points.

Safety Leadership UF would lead the way for transportation safety
regulations and would participate in writing statewide rules and
regulations.

Support Electric UF would install solar charging stations to charge
electric vehicles without tapping into the electricity grid.

Telecommuting Provide training for all managers on flexible scheduling
and telecommuting for employees, including topics such as how to
manage remotely. Allow employees flexibility to work from home to
reduce commuting, when appropriate.





UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Alternatives to Single 1. Conduct a study on park-and-ride and express Facilities, Planning & Construction
Occupancy Vehicles bus service to campus (as part of the Campus Office of Sustainability
Master Plan update) Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee
RTS
Transportation and Parking Services
UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group

Alternatives to Single 2. Conduct evaluation of existing carpool program UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group
Occupancy Vehicles including compliance to letter of law vs. spirit of Facilities, Planning & Construction
law, appropriate incentive levels, etc. Map Office of Sustainability
addresses of parking decal owners to understand Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee
parking services according to proximity to Transportation and Parking Services
campus. Set goals for carpool program.


Alternatives to Single 3. Identify potential campus locations and sources Office of Sustainability
Occupancy Vehicles of funding for covered bicycle parking Facilities, Planning & Construction
Physical Plant Division
Transportation and Parking Services
Sustainable Transportation Working Group

Alternatives to Single 4. Consider creation of a campus bicycle Office of Sustainability
Occupancy Vehicles registration database Sustainable Transportation Working Group
Transportation and Parking Services
University Police Department


Action Plan
The table on the following pages lists the initial actions that can be taken over the next three years
to move toward the vision for sustainability in Transportation at UF. The intention of creating this
list of actions is to provide a platform for working groups as they begin to implement the vision.
This list can be modified over time, and is meant to be a "living document." Progress toward these
actions will be evaluated annually and an updated action plan will be developed in the spring of
2012.





UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Alternatives to Single 5. Conduct survey or research on bicycle ridership College of Health and Human Performance
Occupancy Vehicles needs including the impact of campus shower Department of Urban and Regional Planning
facilities availability (current map exists) as Facilities, Planning & Construction
incentive/barrier to bicycle commuting. Office of Sustainability
UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group
Bicycle Clubs

Alternatives to Single 6. Evaluate needs/enforcement opportunities of Sustainable Transportation Working Group
Occupancy Vehicles street crossing signals for bikes and pedestrians ADA Office
and develop recommendations for the city and City of Gainesville Public Works Department
FDOT Facilities, Planning & Construction
Florida Department of Transportation [FDOT)
Vice-President Business Affairs



Alternatives to Single 7. Identify funding sources for bicycle and Facilities, Planning & Construction
Occupancy Vehicles pedestrian facility upgrades and ensure that ADA Office
building construction projects provide adequate Committee on Persons with Disabilities
bicycle/pedestrian access and facilities. Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee
Physical Plant Division
Student Government

Alternatives to Single 8. Consider expanding guaranteed ride home Transportation and Parking Services
Occupancy Vehicles program to people other than carpoolers and Facilities, Planning & Construction
evaluate better coordination with campus cab Physical Plant Division
*Sustainable Transportation Working Group

Alternatives to Single 9. Develop education, outreach and promotional Office of Sustainability
Occupancy Vehicles materials for alternative transportation. Sustainable Transportation Working Group
*Transportation and Parking Services





UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Alternatives to Single 10. Conduct a faculty/staff survey to assess UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group
Occupancy Vehicles demand for on-campus transit ridership and Facilities, Planning & Construction
Efficient Campus Circulator circulator options. Identify improvements to Office of Sustainability
transit to serve employees. Examples include: RTS
express routes, campus circulator route Transportation and Parking Services
enhancements, park-and-rides, and transit UF Foundation
transfer centers. Explore financing options. Vice President Business Affairs


Auto-Free Campus Core 11. Review vehicle access policies including gated Facilities, Planning & Construction
parking options, delivery routes, and RTS routes Physical Plant Division
with respect to how they impact campus core. RTS
Consider extending restriction hours for access Transportation and Parking Services
and parking in the campus core. University Police Department
Purchasing
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Vice President Business Affairs

Auto-Free Campus Core 12. Research incentives and disincentives to auto- Office of Sustainability
free campus core (i.e. street design options, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
signage, deliveries and special needs) and study Facilities, Planning & Construction
how other campuses/cities have achieved auto Transportation and Parking Services
free zones and limited delivery zones/times

Community Engagement 13. Add an ex-officio member/liaison UF Student Government
representative (from UF Sustainable Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board
Transportation Work Group) to the Gainesville City of Gainesville Public Works Department
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board & RTS Faculty Senate
Advisory Board (and vice-versa) RTS Advisory Board
*UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group





UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Community Engagement 14. Continue and expand interaction between RTS Office of Sustainability
and other community groups with UF for events Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board
like the One Less Car Challenge City of Gainesville Public Works Department
Kickstand
RTS
RTS Advisory Board

Community Engagement 15. Create a common calendar on alternative Office of Sustainability
transportation events in the community City of Gainesville Public Works Department
(maintained by Office of Sustainability) Sustainable Alachua County
*Bicycle Clubs

Community Engagement 16. Continue to improve coordination and UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group
communication between UF and the community Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board
on RTS planning, routes, bikes on buses, etc. Citizens Advisory Committee to the Metropolitan
Transportation Planning Organization
RTS
RTS Advisory Board
Santa Fe College
Student Transportation Committee Representative from
outside UF core



Develop Shared Vehicle 17. Evaluate Zip Fleet (or other fleet sharing Transportation and Parking Services
Fleet Program software] options for existing UF Fleet. Research Motor Pool
what other campuses/cities have done. Physical Plant Division
Purchasing
Department Chairs


Efficient Campus Circulator 18. Develop more intuitive signage/wayfinding for Facilities, Planning & Construction
existing campus transit service RTS
*Transportation and Parking Services





UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Fossil Fuel-Free Fleet 19. Analyze cost of electric vehicle options Office of Sustainability
Motor Pool
Physical Plant Division
Purchasing

Fossil Fuel-Free Fleet 20. Explore feasibility of converting some fleet Motor Pool
vehicles (and RTS) to alternative fuels Physical Plant Division
*RTS


Fossil Fuel-Free Fleet 21. Promote departmental use of bicycles and Office of Sustainability
other alternative vehicle fleet options Facilities, Planning & Construction Purchasing
Green Teams
UF Sustainable Transportation Working Group

Safety Leadership 22. Collect information and develop proposals for College of Law (Clinic)
changes to state law regarding alternative vehicle College of Health and Human Performance
types (e.g. electric bikes, carts, etc.) Department of Urban and Regional Planning
UF Sustainable Transportation Work Group
University Police Department


Support Electric 23. Evaluate security needs to avoid theft for Transportation and Parking Services
electric vehicles. Assess parking options for Facilities, Planning & Construction
electric vehicles. Motor Pool
Physical Plant Division
University Police Department


Support Electric 24. Evaluate and expand charging stations. Office of Sustainability
Consider solar-electric pilot project. Facilities, Planning & Construction
Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy
SolarCity Gainesville, Inc.
Transportation and Parking Services
UF Solar Society





UF Sustainability in Transportation Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Telecommuting 25. Provide educational materials to assist Human Resource Services
managers and employees in understanding Office of Sustainability
telecommuting options and advantages


Telecommuting 26. Survey management attitudes on Human Resource Services
telecommuting Office of Sustainability
*Vice President Business Affairs


Telecommuting 27. Gather best practices for telecommuting Office of Sustainability
referencing large corporations and institutions Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Human Resource Services
College of Business




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