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  • CarParkingandCommutingManagementProposal

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    1. Context

    ThispapersetsoutUCDsCarParkingandCommutingManagementproposedapproachaspartofongoinglocalconsultation.As set out in the Labour Court recommendation of 19 August 2015, consultation with the tradeunionsisrequiredonparkingandcommuting.TheCourtsetoutthattheCollegeshould: develop and put forward for consultation, a comprehensive parking management and commuting policy which should form part of discussions at any resumed conciliation conference.TheUniversitypublisheditsTravelPlanGettingtheretheSustainableWay2016-2026followingconsultation with members of the UCD community in December 2016. As Irelands largestuniversity,wehave to take responsibility for the impactofcommutingand theUCDTravelPlan iskeytoachievingmoresustainabletravelpatternsassociatedwiththeUniversity.Carparkingisoneelementofthetravelplan. UCDrecognisesthatwithagrowingcampuspopulationandimprovingeconomiccircumstances,thiswillleadtomorecarjourneysandputpressureoncarparkingspacesunless furthereffectivedemandmanagementmeasuresare inplaceandcontinue tobe reviewedand managed. Demand management is driven by culture and choices available, and influencingchoices based onmany factors such as healthy options, sustainable travel patterns, convenience,accessibility,practicalityandaffordability.Since the UCD Travel Plan was published, a draft UCD Car ParkingManagement Policy has beensharedwiththetradeunions(seeappendixIforthedraftPolicy).Inaddition,atameetingon9May,2017betweenUCDmanagementand the three tradeunions,(IFUT,SIPTU&UNITE)UCDmanagementindicatedthatthefeeforparkingwouldneedtoincrease.This document sets out the rationale and proposed pricing strategy below in further detail from2018-2021. In addition, at the meeting on 9 May, the unions were requested to consider whatchangestheywouldsuggesttocommutingfacilitiesifcarparkingchargesaretorise.

    2. PolicyTheupdateddraftpolicyiscontainedinAppendixI.Thedraftpolicyreflectsthefollowingchangesasdiscussedatourmeetingon9,May2017.Thesechangesinclude:

    Theoriginalpolicydocumenthasbeendividedintotwodocuments,theUCDParkingManagementPolicyandtheUCDParkingRulesandRegulations.

    ThepolicyhasbeendraftedinaccordancewiththeUniversityPolicytemplate.TherevisedpolicyiscognisantoftherecentlypublishedTravelPlananddoesnothavecontentassociatedwithparkingRulesandRegulationswhicharecontainedinaseparatedocument.

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    UCDParkingRulesandRegulations

    ThisdocumentcontainscontentassociatedwiththeoperationofparkingontheUCDcampuses.ThedraftUCDParkingRulesandRegulationsdocumentcontainsthefollowingchanges:

    TheoperationoftheParkingpermitsystemhasbeenextendedtoincludefieldworkandexaminationperiodswithintheUniversity.Thisistypicallyanadditional3weeksattheendofeachsemester.

    PayandDisplayareaswillbeinoperationallyearroundMonday-FridayexcludingBankHolidays.

    Thefulllistoutlinedinpreviousdocumentshasbeenreducedtothethreecategoriesoutlinedwithregardtothoseeligibleforparking.

    SummaryUCDCommunityParkingEligibility

    Category(seeNotesa-c)

    AllStudentsregisteredinBanner(includingoccasionalandpart-time)

    Allfull-time,part-timestaffpermanent&temporary

    EligibleCommunityMembers

    Notes:

    a) CategoriesarepertheUCDIdentityManagementSystemdatabase,eligibilitywillbealignedwiththecategorieswithintheUCDIdentityManagementDatabase.

    b) SportandFitnessmembershaveanindividualpermitrestrictedtotheSportsandFitnessCarparks

    c) SummaryUCDCommunityParkingEligibility,mentions"allstudents"areeligible.Thisdoesnotincludethoseresidingoncampus.

    Thestandardrateofhourlypaidparkingshallbe1perhourandnotcappedat3perday. EVchargingpointswithbechargedatthesamerateasP&Dwithamaximumstayof4hrsto

    allowopportunityforotherstouse. Camperandoversizedvehicleswillbeprohibitedfromremainingoncampusovernight.

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    3. TravelPlan(2016-2026)TheUCDTravelPlan2016-2026iskeytoachievingmoresustainabletravelpatternsassociatedwiththeUniversity. It isalso referencedasa specificobjectiveof theDLRCCCountyDevelopmentPlan2016-2022.The implementationof thisTravelPlanwillbe fundedby revenues raised frompermitparkingonthecampuses (Belfield&Blackrock).Also, failuretoachievetravelplantargetswillputfuturecampusdevelopmentatriskwithpotential interventionbytheNationalTransportAuthorityinUCD'splanningapplications.

    TheTravelPlan2016-2026requiresareductionofcarusagefrom25%to19%.ThiswillbechallenginggiventhefactthatUCDspopulationisprojectedtogrowfrom28,000in2016to35,000in2026.

    Thekeyhighlightsoftheplanareto:

    Increasepublictransportusagefrom41%in2016to43%by2026 Increasewalking&cyclingfrom34%in2016to38%by2026 Decreasecartravelfrom25%in2016to19%by2026

    UCDsEmployeeandStudentCommutingSurveywhichtakesplaceannuallyinOctober/Novembercapturestheevolutionofstaffandstudenttravelpatterns.TheinformationprovidedinthissurveyisinvaluableandallowsustomeasureprogresstowardsthetargetssetoutintheTravelPlanandhelpsusunderstandtheUCDsCommunitycommutingexperience.

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    Thecomparisonsbelowarefromthe2015/2016(Oct2015)andthe2016/2017(Nov2016)annualsurveys.

    Combinedstaff/StudentModeShare(travelpatterns):

    Since2015-16survey: 2%increaseinwalking&cycling,33%to35%; Publictransportremainsat41%; 2%decreaseincardrivers/passengersfrom25%to23%.

    Duringthisperiodtherehasbeenanumberofcampaignsandphysicalimprovementsasfollows:

    Physicalinfrastructureimprovements

    Installationofover500newbikeparkingspaces,ouraimoverthecomingyearsistoincreasebikeparkingoncampusto7,000.

    20additionalbikelockersadded,bringthetotalto34onCampus. 2newinformationTFTs(largescreensshowingbustimes,andabusnetworkmap)fitted

    neartheStudentCentre,bringingthetotalto4TFTsoncampus. ThepartialopeningoftheGreenfieldgate24/7toaccommodatecyclists. Introductionofafortnightlypop-upbikeshopintheUCDStudentQuadduringtermtime. IntroductionofswipeaccessCCTVmonitoredbicyclelock-up,whichcatersfor186student

    andstaffbicycles.

    AwarenessCampaignsandInitiatives

    UCDBikeDays-twobikedayswereheldforstaffandstudentsinSemester2,2017. Competitionsbikeandbikelockerdraws. PromotionofBiketoWorkscheme. DiscountedhighqualitybikelocksforstudentsandstaffinconjunctionwithUCDBikeShop. TheintroductionandcontinuationoftheUCDDartShuttleBuspilotscheme. Bikesecurityleaflet. Campuscommutingguidethisisalsoincludedinthewelcomepackforallincoming1st

    students. GuidetoparkingonCampus.

    Surveys&AuditsthathavebeencarriedoutsinceFebruary2015include:

    AnnualCommutingSurveyOct2015,Nov2016 BelfieldCampusCycleAuditApril2016 BelfieldCordonSurveyOct2015 CommutingSurveyinfographics

    Reports:

    UCDTravelPlan2016-2021-2026-Gettingtherethesustainableway UCDTravelPlan2016-2021-2026-StrategyReport(OpportunitiesandImplementation) UCDStrategicCampusDevelopmentPlan2016-2026

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    OverthecourseoftheTravelPlananumberofopportunitieshavebeenidentified.Typicallytheseinclude:TravelPlan2016-2021-2026 Ambition Progress

    Ambition Ambition Progress

    Progress Ambition Progress

    ImprovePedestrianandCyclingAccessandRoutesthroughtheCampus

    MakeUCDapedestrian&cyclingfriendlycampus

    2017:Planningapplicationnewpedestrian/cyclingentranceatNOVA

    2017:PlanningapplicationforimprovedentranceatNewstead

    Increasenumbers,locationsandqualityofBicycleParkingSpaces

    Provideabicycleparkingspaceforeverycyclist(7,000)

    2016:Securebicycleparkingandlockers

    Increasequantumofcyclestands

    EnhanceLightingandVisibilityofPrimaryThoroughfares

    Createanambienceofsafetyandsecurityforallpedestriansonprimarythoroughfaresandcarparks

    2015:Improvedlightandvisibilitytoselectedareas

    ProvideAdditionalVisitorParking

    2016:Planningconsentsfor50additionalvisitorspacestobedeliveredwithCapitalProgramme

    IncreasetheNumberofElectricVehicleChargingPoints

    HaveSufficientEVchargingpointsoncampus

    2016/17Increasedfrom2to6EVchargingpoints

    IncreaseonCampusAccommodation

    2017:Applyforplanningconsentsfor3,000additionalbeds

    ImproveSignageandWayfindingonCampus

    Providemodernwayfindingforallcommutersandvisitorstocampus

    Allcarparksnownumbered

    English/Irishtemporarysignage

    ActivelyPromoteCarSharingonCampus

    Ongoingpromotionofcarsharingoncampus

    EmploySmartTechnologiestoimprovecommunicationandwayfinding

    Ambitiontoknowtheoccupancyofcarparksinrealtime

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    WorkwithTransportationpartnerstosupportUCDasmajorhubinDublin'sBusNetwork

    OngoingworkwithNTA

    ProposedOrbitalBusRoute ProposedBusRapidTransit

    stopatUCD UCDShuttleBuses-subsidised LuasLink(DublinBus) BeRecognisedasIreland'sExemplarSmarterTravelCampus

    Improvecommunicationsandinformpersonaldecisionmaking

    TheStudentsUnionwillalsobeconsultedonthisproposal.

    4. Pricingstrategy

    a. Proposedpricingframework2018-2021AcademicYear 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21Parkingfee 50 100 125 150

    b. Rationaleforfeeincreases

    DemandmanagementthechargeforthepermitagreedatLRCwasaninterimchargeuntilJanuary2017asatemporarymeasureonly.FollowingthisagreementthepartiesinvolvedweretomeetwithaviewtoconsultingontheUCDcommutingstrategy.Thesediscussionsareongoing.

    IthasalwaysbeentheUniversityspositionthatthecostsofpermitsassociatedwithparki