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Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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University of Colorado Boulder
Tier2-3: Bicycle Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dave Newport
Director
Environmental Center
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Has the institution developed a bicycle plan?:
Yes

A brief description of the plan:


YEAR FOUR MOU BIKE PARKING PLAN COOK 6/30/10

One of the goals of the four-year MOU plan was to accelerate and complete the removal and replacement of the outdated, inefficient and inconvenient racks: roughly 100 such racks at 34 locations remain; nine of these are recommended for removal and replacement. Another goal of the four-year MOU was to identify existing lots needing additional parking space; about 25 such general fund locations are identified below. Fourteen locations without bike parking are recommended for new racks. There are roughly 20 locations where there is surplus bike parking and a rack can be removed and relocated for higher use elsewhere without creating a shortage; eight of these are new and on a “wait-and-see” list for fall ’10 usage counts. The bike parking MOU planners were also to consider funding “enhancements” in addition; such things as covered parking, secure parking (bike lockers, bike rooms and bike cages) and other bike-related facilities that would enhance and expand bike usage on campus. Toward that end, $50,000 of MOU funds has been allocated to “enhancements”: $35,000 to help offset cost over-runs on the second bike station building ($20,000 PTS & $15,000 E-Center) and $15,000 (E-Center) went to match H&DS funds for a canopy for a covered bike lot at the Arnett residence hall. Another $10,000 (E-Center) went to match H&DS funds for bike parking at H&DS locations.

Over the course of the first three years of the MOU we found that the number of bike parking spaces on campus (now 9,775) is greater than the number of bikes in campus bike racks (6,532); we have yet to count or estimate the number of bikes parked indoors at the time of the census but have added a related question to the Campus Commuter Survey. Based on overall counts alone, it looks like we have enough bike parking on campus. However, a tour of campus (particularly at the start of fall semester when the weather is good) makes it clear that we still have areas where bike parking remains a problem.

The campus standard is the Cora brand Expo rack – it comes in four sizes 10 (7510), 8 (4508), 6 (3606) & 4 (2704). See rack needs summary for MOU resources at the end.

REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
D&D = DEMO AND DONATE R&R = REMOVE AND RELOCATE GREY = HDS LOT
SID BLDG #RCKS TYPE SPACES
20 LSTR 2 ANK 10 LASP NE: D&D ANKLE BITERS; REPLACE W/ CORA(S)
23 TRAN 1 ANK 10 D&D ANKLE BITER; REPLACE W/ EXPO 3606
24 RGNT 2 RAM 10 D&D RAMS HEADS; REPLACE W/ ONE 4508 CORA (COVERED?)
32 MSSC 1 RAM 20 D&D RAMS HEAD; REPLACE W/ TWO CORA EXPO 3606
33 COMP 1 RAM 30 D&D RAMS HEAD; REPLACE W/ CORA EXPO 4508 OR 7510
34 RGNT 2 RAM 10 D&D RAMS HEADS; REPLACE W/ ONE 4508 CORAS (COVERED?)
37 ECCR 17 WAV 85 TO BE REPLACED W/20 CORAS BY N-S CORRIDOR PROJECT
35 SWLL 1 ANK 14 D&D ANKLE BITER; REPLACE W/ TWO CORA EXPO 7510
42 SMCTB42 CMB 16 D&D CMBS; REPLACE W/ 3 EXPO 7510
51 ATHN 2 WAV 10 D&D WAVES; REPLACE W/ TWO CORA EXPO 7510
69 REED 2 ANK 28 D&D ANKLE BITERS; REPLACE W/ THREE CORA EXPO 7510
76 LIBY 1 CMB 10 D&D CMB; REPLACE W/ ONE CORA EXPO 7510
79 SMITH 1 PIP 15 D&D PIP; REPLACE W/ TWO CORA EXPO 7510
82 LIBY 24 WAV 120 D&D WAVES; REPLACE W/ 16 CORA EXPO 7510
88 CROS 2 CMB 20 D&D CMBS; REPLACE W/ THREE CORA EXPO 7510
90 KITW 3 RAM 90 D&D RAMS HEADS; REPLACE W/FOUR CORA EXPO 7510
94 CRKL 2 ANK 28 D&D ANKLE BITERS; REPLACE W/ THREE CORA EXPO 7510
97 ADEN 2 ANK 28 D&D ANKLE BITERS; REPLACE W/ THREE CORA EXPO 7510
2252 CICC 1 WAV 5 D&D WAVE; REPLACE W/ ONE CORA EXPO 7510
19 lots 69 racks 559 spaces Gen Fnd locations call for 7 replacement racks of various sizes

ADDITIONAL PARKING NEEDED AT (OR NEAR) OVER-UTILIZED RACKS
D&D = DEMO AND DONATE R&R = REMOVE AND RELOCATE
SID BLDG #RCKS TYPE SPACES USE% RECOMMENDATIONS:
59 CLRE 5 COR 50 96 ADD TWO CORA EXPO 4508s IN THE VICINITY
64 REC 2 COR 20 65 ADD 4808 here or two 3606s by tennis courts
70 ECCE 1 COR 10 110 High use, add rack here
71 ITLL 1 COR 10 110 High use, add rack here
77 RAMY 5 COR 50 122 High use, add two more racks serving E. Norlin Door
92 DUAN 4 COR 40 95 E&E RE: racks to the east along Colorado
100 ECCR 6 COR 60 105 ADD TWO CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
103 WLAW 2 COR 20 100 ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510 NEARBY
113 WARD 1 COR 10 80 E&E RE: racks elsewhere around the building
115 WARD 2 COR 20 85 E&E RE: racks elsewhere around the building
122 VAC 20 COR 200 RETURN 20 EXPO 7510s REMOVED DURING CONSTRUCTION
142 HALE 4 COR 40 63 ADD TWO 7510s NEARBY
152 LIBR 6 COR 60 90 NW Norlin: ADD TWO RACKS HERE &/OR SE HUMANITIES
177 MATH 4 COR 40 65 LEVEL LOT; ADD TWO 7510s
179 ECCH 3 COR 30 103 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
180 ECCR 3 COR 30 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
183 PDPS 2 COR 20 83 ADD ANOTHER CORA NEARBY FOR STAFF
195 ECCE 2 COR 20 90 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
PORT ADD TWO EXPO 4808 (covered)
MUS ADD TWO 4508s E. of MUS dock on sidewalk at NW F.Field
LIBY ADD ONE 4508 SW of LIBY on W. site of NE F.Field gate
LESS ADD ONE 3606 in garage for employee parking
327 RL-2 1 COR 10 70 ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510 NEARBY
329 RL-1 1 COR 10 30 ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510 NEARBY
2234 KOBL 3 COR 30 103 ADD THREE CORA EXPO 4808 IN THE VICINITY
2267 VAC 1 COR 10 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2283 RAMY 1 COR 10 89 ADD TWO EXPO 4808 IN THE VICINITY
2285 HUMN 2 COR 20 115 ADD ONE OR TWO CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2299 MUEN 1 COR 10 100 CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
42 SMCTB4 2 CMB 16 150 D&D CMBS; ADD 3 CORA EXPO 7510
46 SMCTB2 1 COR 10 90 ADD ANOTHER CORA NEARBY
47 SMCTB3 1 COR 10 120 ADD ANOTHER CORA NEARBY
51 ATHN 2 WAV 10 90 D&D WAVES; ADD 2 CORA EXPO (SIZE?)
53 NTCT2W 1 COR 10 89 ADD ANOTHER CORA NEARBY
79 SMTH 1 PIP 15 93 D&D; ADD TWO CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
80 ECAE 1 COR 10 90 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
81 RAMY 5 COR 50 124 ADD TWO CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
86 FRND 6 JUN 84 86 ADD ONE CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
88 CROS 2 CMB 20 120 D&D CMBS; ADD 3 CORA EXPO 7510
90 KITW 3 RAM 30 88 D&D RAMS; ADD 4 CORA EXPO 7510
96 SMITH 1 JUN 8 112 ADD TWO CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
97 ADEN 2 ANK 28 100 D&D ANKLE BITERS; ADD FOUR CORA EXPO 7510
98 HLET 5 JUN 64 92 ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510
212 BCAPB 6 COR 60 85 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
225 SMCTB2 3 JUN 42 87 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
230 KITW 2 JUN 22 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
232 KITW 3 JUN 42 86 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
236 KITT 1 JUB 14 86 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
ADDITIONAL PARKING NEEDED AT (OR NEAR) OVER-UTILIZED RACKS, CONTINUED
SID BLDG #RCKS TYPE SPACES USE% RECOMMENDATIONS:
238 SMTH 1 JUN 14 93
239 SMTH 1 JUN 14 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
241 SMTH 1 JUN 8 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
262 BRKT 2 JUN 28 105 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
263 CKRL 4 COR 40 73 ADD TWO EXPO 4808s, one on each end
278 MRCTG 1 COR 10 80 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
284 FACTH 1 COR 10 80 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
286 ATHN 1 COR 10 130 ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510
304 NTCT2X 1 COR 10 89 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
305 NTCT2X 1 COR 10 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
306 NTCT2U 1 COR 10 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
309 NTCT2N 1 COR 10 89 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
310 NTCT2J 1 CO 10 122 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
311 NTCT2K 1 COR 10 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
313 NTCT2L 1 COR 10 122 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
314 NTCT2A 1 COR 10 89 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
321 NTCT2H 1 COR 10 80 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
330 LITR 1 COR 10 80 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2103 SMTH 1 JUN 8 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2104 SMTH 1 JUN 8 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2201 HLET 2 JUN 22 91 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2202 LIBY 2 JUN 22 82 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2207 ARNT 6 COR 60 105 ADD TWO CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2212 ANDS 3 COR 10 110 ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510
2220 SMTH 1 JUN 8 100 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2224 SMTH 1 JUN 8 125 ADD ANOTHER CORA EXPO (SIZE?) IN THE VICINITY
2252 CICC 3 MIX 33 94 D&D WAVE; ADD ONE CORA EXPO 7510

The above calls for ~100 additional Cora racks of various sizes to fit needed locations. 41 of these racks are in General Fund areas; various sizes are called for but exact numbers depend on locations approved and site designs.

EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Four areas where we may not be able to add needed parking may call for a new education and enforcement program to push people to use the nearest parking available: NW MCOL, N HLMS, SW EDUC, S WDBY, RAMY/MUEN, UMC & WARD. This would entail in-house emails, enforcement staff flyering mis-parked bikes, e-mail to building users, signs pointing out nearest racks, followed w/ citations and in-place impound. After review of this set of recommendations, we may need to add more E&E areas.

RACK REMOVAL & RELOCATION RECOMMENDED FOR UNDER-UTILIZED LOTS W/MULTIPLE RACKS
D&D = DEMO AND DONATE R&R = REMOVE AND RELOCATE
SID BLDG #RCKS TYPE SPACES USE% RECOMMENDATIONS:
56 RAMY 9 COR 90 11 R&R SIX CORA EXPO 7510 (wait for fall ’10 count)
85 FH 2 COR 20 17 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510
95 UMC 6 COR 60 30 R&R TWO CORA EXPO 7510 (wait for fall ’10 count)
104 WLAW 7 COR 70 23 R&R FOUR CORA EXPO 7510 (east side)
105 FLMG 4 COR 40 0 NE door, R&R 2; center remaining 2 on pad (better wall spacing)
106 FLMG 4 COR 40 7 CHECK ON NEXT FLEMING OCCUPANT
107 FLMG 4 COR 40 0 CHECK ON NEXT FLEMING OCCUPANT
SID BLDG #RCKS TYPE SPACES USE% RECOMMENDATIONS:
119 HEND 18 MIX 120 29 D&D 12 WAVE RACKS
(check w/ Semester Rentals and on Broadway & Euclid plans)
137 DEN 3 JUN 42 24 R&R ONE 14-SPACE JV RACK (wait for E&E and fall ’10 count)
141 COTT 2 COR 20 15 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510
146 WDBY 2 COR 20 20 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510 (wait for E&E &/or add new
147 WDBY 2 COR 20 20 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510 rack at WDBY south door)
150 LIBR 4 COR 40 20 R&R TWO CORA EXPO 7510 (n. of Norlin on Pleasant)
166 REC 16 COR 160 30 R&R UP TO SIX CORA EXPO 7510 (check previous census)
170 STAD 2 COR 20 10 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510
184 EHSC 3 COR 30 20 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510
185 SLHS 2 COR 20 30 R&R LEAVE: check previous census
192 ARMR 3 COR 21 13 R&R (wait to see impact of new IBS building)
201 MUEN 6 COR 60 30 R&R (wait for fall ’10 count)
331 ARCE 3 COR 30 17 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510 (SW ARC gravel lot)
2260 EDUC 4 COR 40 12 (new lot on E-alley, wait for fall ’10 count)
2294 RAMY 3 COR 30 27 (new lot n. of RAMY, wait for fall ’10 count)
83 STRN 16 JUN 224 17 R&R 10 Juniper Valley 14-space racks
210 BCAPB 4 COR 40 30 R&R ONE CORA EXPO 7510
211 BCAPB 10 COR 100 31 R&R FOUR CORA EXPO 7510 (SE Bear Creek on car lot)
267 WLRD 4 COR 40 25 R&R TWO CORA EXPO 7510 (HDS is re-doing)
342 BCAPA 4 COR 40 17 R&R TWO CORA EXPO 7510
344 BCAPB 5 COR 50 0 R&R FIVE EXPO 7510 (by east B-ball courts)
345 BCAPB 3 COR 30 0 RETAIN; Check count after 5 removed next door (above)

THE ABOVE CHANGES WILL PRODUCE ABOUT 40 RACKS TO RELOCATE TO OTHER LOCATIONS
Eighteen racks should be available from General Fund locations w/ up to twenty more after fall ’10 usage counts
The above list is the result of the following analysis of the spring 2010 bike parking census & inventory:
1. Use inventory of spaces and census of number of parked bikes to calculate occupancy percentages for each lot.
2. ID all lots with 30% or lower utilization AND more than one rack.
3. Leave enough parking spaces for two times the observed number of parked bikes.
4. Recommend relocating a rack(s) only if it will leave room for twice the observed number of bikes.

ABANDONED BIKES
Spring bike census staff ID-ed 920 bikes as abandoned at census time; 440 of them were at HDS sites & 480 elsewhere; 33% were registered. If we can consistently reduce this number through higher registration rates and via PTS Enforcement’s more frequent flyering and impounding it will help substantially by opening up more spaces in existing racks to additional bike parking.

LOCATIONS WITH PERSISTENT IMPROPER BIKE PARKING: ADD PARKING NEARBY &/or ADD EDU & ENFCMNT
Approximately 375 bikes were counted in the census that were parked locked to a railing, lamp post, bench, sign, ash urn, tree, parking meter, etc. This generally is an indication of insufficient bike parking in the immediate vicinity. Lack of parking is often supplemented by the presence of some lockable feature that is closer to the desired destination than the nearest open bike parking. In some cases there are reasons why bike parking is not permitted in the vicinity, in these instances, the response may need to be an increase in enforcement (starting w/ warnings).
Locations with racks suggested under “Additional Parking Needed” above are tagged with an asterisk (*) below.
Locations under Housing and Dining Services jurisdiction are highlighted in light gray.
New rack locations calling for racks not listed elsewhere are formatted in bold type.
LOCATIONS WITH PERSISTENT IMPROPER BIKE PARKING: ADD PARKING NEARBY &/or ADD EDU & ENFCMNT
1. *South entrance to Hale: sign. Over-full bike parking in the vicinity. Two more 7410s.
2. North entrance to Humanities: signs, No bike parking in the vicinity. Two 4508s.
3. *Southeast Humanities: benches, lamp post, etc. Over-full bike parking in the vicinity. Two more 7510s.
4. South entrance to Woodbury: railings, benches. No bike parking in the vicinity. One 7510 or 4508.
5. *South entrance to Clare Small Gym: signs, railings. Over-full bike parking in the vicinity. See SID 59.
6. East entrance to Rec Center. Over-full bike parking in the vicinity. Add two 3603 on E. side of tennis courts.
7. Northwest side of MCOL: fire escape, sign, ash urn, etc. Add 4804 rack or E&E to use east side parking.
8. University Theatre, north main entrance: railings. No bike parking in the vicinity. Add one 7510.
9. On the north side of Hellems: railings, signs, lamp posts, etc. No bike parking in the vicinity + convenient railings. ~ Four Cora 7510 racks needed here.
10. Southwest Hellems: railings. Over-full bike parking in the vicinity + convenient railing. One 7510 or two 4508s needed close-in here or an E&E campaign.
11. West side of ENVD building: railings, signs, light posts, etc. No bike parking in the vicinity. Add three 7510s north of central steps. ENVD officials blocked plans to add these racks this year, saying the improperly locked bikes were aesthetically preferable to bike racks.
12. Southeast entrance to MUS. No bike parking in immediate vicinity of the door, over-full bike parking nearby. Add three Cora Expo 3606s.
13. West entrance to Math: railings. No bike parking in the vicinity + convenient railings. Add two 7510s.
14. Northeast end of Engebretson Quad: railing. Nearby bike parking over-filled + convenient railing. Add three 4808s to replace lost bike parking at s. side of main west entrance to LEED School of Business; covers # 15 too.
15. West entrance to Business: railing, signs, trash cans, etc. Large amount of bike parking removed here w/ Koelbel addition, half of it was returned. Nearest bike parking is over-full + convenient fixtures; see #14.
16. Southeast end of Engebretson Quad: railing. No bike parking in immediate vicinity of southwest door to Koelbel; nearest parking over-full + convenient railing. Add three 7510s near Koelbel SW entrance.
17. East and west sides of the University Inn: railings. No bike parking in the vicinity. ~10 Cora Expo 7510s.
18. Athens Court: railings. No bike parking in the vicinity. Conduct site review and recommend.
19. East side of Sewall Hall: trees, railings. Over-full bike parking in the vicinity. One or two more 7510s.
20. Northwest edge of roundabout west of Sewell. One 7510 or 4508.
21. Northeast entrance to Baker Hall: railing. No bike parking in immediate vicinity + convenient railing. Remove rails and add four to six 7510s (like at NW HLMS/EDUC).
22. Northeast entrance to Libby Hall: railing. No bike parking in immediate vicinity + convenient railing. Remove rails and add two 7510s or three 4508s (like at NW HLMS/EDUC).
23. Northeast entrance to Cheyenne-Arapahoe: fence. No bike parking in immediate vicinity + convenient fence. Relocate westernmost two Cora Expo 7510s (blocking bike passage @ gate).
24. Plaza between Farrand, Willard and Hallett Halls: tables, benches, ash urns, etc. Large amount of bike parking removed to clear plaza; no parking in immediate vicinity; nearby parking over-full + convenient outdoor fixtures. HDS address shortage w/ Willard and Hallett remodels.
25. North entrance to Hallett Hall: trees, signs, benches, tables, etc. No bike parking in the vicinity and nearest parking over-filled. HDS address shortage w/ Willard and Hallett remodels.
26. Railing between Willard and Hallett Halls. Bike parking in immediate vicinity over-full. HDS address shortage w/ Willard and Hallett remodels. HDS address shortage w/ Willard and Hallett remodels.
27. Others?

For the remaining E-Center & PTS Bike Parking MOU resources (FY 2011 $75,000 + ~$10,000 from FY2010) and remaining 22 Cora Expo 7510 racks in inventory from FY2010 funds) the above report boils down to:
- 58 new racks added (21 Expo 7510s, 28 Expo 4808s & 9 Expo 3606s)
- 19 Expo 7510s to relocate (combined with 22 in-stock, we shouldn’t need to buy any of this size)
- 18 racks need no concrete and 38 need either piers or pads
- 9 outdated racks to demo and donate


The website URL where information about the plan is available:
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There is no central "bicycle plan" which presumably would address the whole range of bicycle-related infrastructure and services. Topic might include circulation provisions/regulation, parking infrastructure and guidelines, enhanced service facilities such as showers or attended storage, programming such as bike sharing, maintenance and retail sales.

At present, the university has a few planning processes to address bicycle parking infrastructure, bicycle parking impoundment, and non-motorized circulation (including skateboards). These processes may be consolidated into the university master planning process, which should generate a transportation micro-master plan.

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