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Projects Updates for Topic: Transportation
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The Transportation SWATeam had it's first meeting of the year. They discussed progress on the Transportation iCAP objectives, the status of related projects and proposals, and their priorities for the year. The team identified the following three areas on which they plan to focus in the coming meetings:
1. Exploring options for offsetting air travel emissions
2. Pursuing a comprehensive intermodal transit survey (one for students and one for faculty)
3. Assessing the feasibility of various options to reduce emissions from the campus fleet
The next meeting is on October 12th.Attached Files:
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The past couple weeks have been productive and busy. Follow up emails were sent to those people who filled out our enrollment form but did not reply back after the initial email and already some good responses have come of that. A couple people said they misunderstood and didn't realize that their department would have to purchase the bicycles so they said they weren't interested. A couple said they received the info and were talking to the appropriate people within their departments. A couple others had meetings setup with myself due to the follow up emails.
This week I met with Illini Emergency Medical Services who have a bicycle fleet that they use during University events to ensure rapid medical response times. We discussed what was going well for them and what could be improved. They said they would like more publicity so I said that they should absolutely try and get the word out more about their efforts.
This week I also met with the Student Planning Organization, the RSO that manages Urban Planning department bicycle fleet. They have 3 bikes that I got to see. We discussed the potential of encouraging more faculty and visiting people's use of the bikes as well as branding for their bikes in an attempt to differentiate them from private bikes.
I have also been working on an infographic on "Why Bikes" that details the benefits of cycling on campus. I am hoping this can be passed around with other bicycle fleet documentation we send out. There are a couple drafts still and they are attached to this update as a private file.
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After receiving responses from four different active bicycle fleets on campus after about 3 weeks of having our survey active, we wrote up an analysis of the responses. This analysis is attached to this post as a .pdf file.
This past week we continued reaching out to people that we have either met in person about potentially starting bicycle fleets on campus. Doug Wolters, Director of Operations for ACES, was able to reach out to the business managers of ACES to share information that we sent him. I also sent emails to a couple people that took our survey requesting a short meeting so we can further discuss their program's success as well as any ways we can improve their bicycle fleets.Attached Files:
Meeting Minutes 10-21-16
Claire emailed Lance Schideman, professor who works for Illinois Sustainable Tech Center. He hasn’t gotten back to her yet, but Claire will try to see if he can possibly come to one of our future meetings.
11/4/16, Friday at 1pm in the iSEE conference room
Meeting minutes – 9/30/16
Josh, Ankit, and Yangfeng collaborated to create the transportation poster for the campus sustainability celebration.
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Several recommendations were discussed from the Transportation SWATeam and the Puchasing, Waste, and Recycling SWATeam.Attached Files:
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
Sustainability Working Advisory Team on Transportation
To: Sustainability Working Advisory Team on Transportation
Wojtek Chodzo-Zajko, Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health
Bumsoo Lee, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
Richard Langlois, Senior eLearning Professional, CITES
Peter Varney, Director of Transportation and Automotive Services, Facilities & Services
Grace Kyung, Student Member
Justin Licke, Student Member
From: Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko
Re: Agenda for Friday December 19, 2014, 1:00 pm meeting 128 Freer
1. Feedback from Pam Voitik (F&S) – Appendix One
2. Feedback from Michelle Wahl (Parking) – Appendix Two
3. Discussion of version 2 2015 iCAP Report (pgs. 26-30) - attached
4. SWAT strategy cost estimates
5. Other items
Dear Transportation SWATeam,
Morgan and I had a very nice discussion with Pam Voitik at F&S late last week, and I wanted to brief you on some of the key points as they relate to the iCAP revisions.
1) F&S is in favor of hiring a full-time "Active Transportation Coordinator," and having that person report to the Transportation Demand Management Coordinator (Stacey DeLorenzo). "Active Transportation" (as you probably all know, but I didn't!) is industry lingo for all transportation except single-occupancy-vehicles. So this person would be responsible for mode shift, the Bike Plan, and so forth...basically the last two bullet points in item #6 on page 30 of the current draft.
2) Pete Varney and his team would be the sensible locus for efforts related to shifting the fleet more towards EVs and bicycles, and exploring renewable fuels for the fleet. [The second and third bullet points in item #6 on page 30.]
3) The first bullet point, about air travel, is outside of the scope of F&S, and should perhaps be a focus of iSEE or another entity in the domain of the Chancellor or Vice Chancellors.
4) The Campus Bicycle Plan is essentially finalized now, but F&S is working on ascertaining exactly what entity should formally approve it.
Pam's suggestion is that it should be approved by the campus leadership (rather than by F&S), but the responsibility for implementing it should be with F&S. This would give the Plan more authority/heft than if it were approved by F&S alone. There is reason to hope that this approval will be finalized before the iCAP.
I have asked Tina Candler to schedule a meeting of our group for as soon as possible.
I have attached the our Fall 2014 report….
In preparation for our next meeting, please read the report and think about the following
1. Should the transportation iCAP targets be modified?
2. For each of the iCAP targets how should we modify the previous year’s report? Are there new strategies or action steps that we should be proposing?
3. Are there additional strategies to reduce transpiration emissions we have no thought of?
4. Can we make proposals about additional data collection that would help to advance the interests of ICAP in the area of transportation.
Please come to our next meeting prepared to discuss the above. If you would like to edit our Fall 2014 report prior to the meeting, feell free to do so.
Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, PhD
Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor and Head
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health