School communities are broadly divided into two groups: students and faculty/staff. Students have differing schedules, making inflexible, one-size-fits-all approaches to issues like traffic congestion and parking demand impractical and ineffective. Faculty and staff tend to work more standardized hours, but limitations on available parking spaces can lead to logistical headaches.
Peak traffic levels can be difficult to predict with students coming and going at differing hours, and they often change from one semester to another. Creating an equitable distribution system for parking passes can also be problematic. Both students and faculty/staff need access to a broad range of flexible transportation options that cut down on the amount of vehicular traffic on campus while reducing demand for limited parking.
The key to real success is to make smarter transportation options more accessible, convenient, and desirable, especially to students. With Gohio Commute, university administrators and sustainability personnel can quickly and easily track trends and data related to campus commuting. Alongside powerful user tools, this data can help guide policy decisions that will have a far-reaching impact. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy instant access to a complete range of powerful journey planning tools, including:
- Turn-by-turn directions for pedestrians and cyclists
- Multimodal trip planners, including real-time links to local public transit schedules and up-to-the-minute information
- Easy-to-use and easy-to-manage car and bikepooling
- Creating virtual ride boards for students traveling to and from campus