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    Parking standards for colleges

    On an urban college campus that has bus service, how many parking spaces are required by your jurisdicion? (e.g. my jurisdiction requires 1 per student)

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    and...

    any opinions or information that indicate what kind of parking is adequate vs excessive.

    Thank you!

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    Seems your number could easily be lowered by restricting who has cars on campus for residents. Many schools don't allow freshmen to have vehicles, this alone would significantly reduce your parking demand near dormitories. How is your campus laid out, are there shared uses for the parking (are the dorms adjacent or connected to the atheltic complex? are they adjacent to the classroom buildings?

    Where exactly "on campus" are you referring to? Near the dorms? near the athletic complex? near the actual classroom buildings? I think each requires a different parking demand. The classroom buildings MAY need to accomodate off-campus students and faculty and staff. The atheletic complex would depend upon seating and # of amenities provided (i.e. basketball courts, fitness centers, swimming pools, bleacher size, etc.)
    Who's gonna re-invent the wheel today?

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    You also have to consider whether the college offers satellite lots with bus service. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has many satellite lots that have frequent yellow bus service. Since the College is constrained land-wise, this has been an integral part of the parking situation on their campus.

    ps- This university is approximately 30,000 students and faculty.

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    I think our parking ordinance requires 20 spaces per class room. We'd break out the other uses such as admin offices and calculate those separately. Public transit is nearly non-existent in this county.

    Not that they would ever build another college in this county.

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