Parking and Transportation Issues

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Lot of Planning. Describes design features of safer parking structures, including open visibility, lighting, signage, CCTV, and landscaping. 04/30/2004
A Plan in Place. Outlines a strategy for campus parking that includes methods for determining existing and future need, where to create new parking, recommended design features, rate schemes, segregation of parking... 07/31/2005
A Safe Environment Discusses the EPA's first-ever federal guidelines for locating school facilities that encourage high-performance schools, stress the importance of locating schools near populations and... 11/30/2011
A Safe Route. Discusses safety in student transportation, including bus and student tracking technology, campus-wide shuttle services, and seat belts on school buses. 04/30/2008
A Smooth Ride. Explains how the use of lifts, restraints, and movable seating on school buses helps schools provide safe transportation to students with special needs. The importance of air conditioning for... 09/30/2000
Active Transportation to School: Trends Among U.S. Schoolchildren, 1969-2001. Analyzes data from the 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995, and 2001 National Personal Transportation Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation to document the proportion of students... 05/31/2007
An Analysis of the Safety Issues Involving Local School Children as Pedestrians The New Orleans Public Schools' Department of Planning has been concerned with school children as pedestrians for the past five years. The safety issues include the streets, the drivers, and the... 12/31/1986
Becoming Versatile. Suggests creating mix-used parking structures that can accommodate teaching space, offices, and retail establishments. In whatever facility is created, it is important to keep the focus on the... 10/31/2003
Big Tram on Campus. Describes San Diego State University's efforts to bring mass transit to the campus, highlighting the institution's resistance to any plan that did not create a centrally-located facility... 05/31/2006
Bing Thom Architects Make a University Parking Garage a Good Neighbor. Profiles a 380,000-square-foot parking garage built into a hillside, and topped with a green soccer and recreation field at ground level on the Calgary campus of the Southern Alberta Institute of... 12/31/2009
Bumps are Old School. Recommends driver-feedback speed limit signs to calm traffic around schools. The technology is considered to have a significant effect on driver behavior, as most drivers are actually unaware of... 04/30/2007
California's Safe Routes to School Program. Evaluates California's Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program, which funds traffic improvement projects designed to improve safety for walking and bicycling to school, and to increase the number... 06/30/2005
Campus Traffic and Parking Solutions. Presents 20 suggestions for improving the management of automobiles on higher education campuses. They address parking, mass transit, traffic flow, ride sharing, and bicycling. 04/30/2010
Case History: How UCSB is Using 21st-Century Technologies to Boost Parking Service and Revenues. Describes several parking innovations in place at this university, including a pay-by-cell phone (PBC) option, solar-powered pay stations, and advertising on parking coupons. The advances increased... 12/31/2004
Changes and Challenges of Student Transportation. Discusses the interface of student transportation and school design, citing the different requirements for bus lanes, car lanes, and walkers. Typical areas and reasons for congestion are described,... 05/31/2006
Charting the Best Course for Parking. Discusses parking solutions for K-12 facilities, including restriping of existing parking, designing to mitigate poor high school driving, pedestrian safety, impact to the neighborhood, wayfinding,... 05/31/2007
Children's Active Commuting to School: Current Knowledge and Future Directions. Summarizes research on predictors and health consequences of active commuting to school and outline and evaluate programs specific to children's walking and bicycling to school. The results... 06/30/2008
Children's Travel Patterns and Influences. Discusses the spatial distribution of students and schools as the primary reason for the low rates of walking to school. For example, in 1969 45% of elementary school students lived less than a mile... 03/31/2005
Clean School Bus USA A program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel...
Construction Completed on Valle del Sol Elementary School for Coachella Valley Unified School District. Describes this K-6 community school that consists of a cluster of buildings each serving a separate grade. Students can reach the school by walking or biking, and the plan has been adapted for... 05/31/2006
Create a Safe Traffic Stream Around School Sites School zone traffic management, road and driveway geometric design, and school parking location and control are addressed in this short article which recommends measures to reduce bus, auto and... 03/31/1999
Critical Factors for Active Transportation to School among Low-Income and Minority Students: Evidence from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey. Uses data from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey to document rates of walking and biking to school among low-income and minority youth in the U.S. The data showed that low-income and minority... 12/31/2007
Defensive Driving. Discusses management issues surrounding school busing operations within the context of tightening budgets while simultaneously serving the growing number of students with special needs. The debate on... 09/30/1997
Design Guidelines for Pedestrian-Friendly Neighborhood Schools. Provides information on school location and construction issues to consider to make schools pedestrian-friendly. The guidelines group these factors into three broad areas: 1) Neighborhood guidelines... 12/31/2004
Designing with Traffic Safety in Mind. Proves an example of how one county public school system was able to minimize traffic accidents and increase safety around its schools. Illustrations are provided of safer bus loading zones,... 03/31/1998