As with most institutions, there is only so much real estate available to accommodate improvements and anticipated growth. Rather than to move boldly ahead with capital improvement plans, it is best to take a step back and evaluate the overall picture in the context of accessibility and access. Capital University Law School (CULS) took this broader context planning approach as part of their future campus planning.
Trans Associates determined the current parking demand of the school, compared it to the available parking supply estimated future parking conditions. Trans Associates (TA) performed parking accumulation counts for all parking spaces on the CULS campus for both day and evening classes. At the time of the parking accumulation counts, the license plate numbers of the parkers in each parking space, during each hour, for the 14-hour data collection period were recorded. This data was analyzed to determine the parking durations and turnover.
A survey of faculty, staff and students was performed and TA used the survey results to determine the parking demand factors which were then incorporated into the parking demand model. This model will be used to predict future parking needs.