Campus Bike Infrastructure Inventory

Project Lead: Todd Henry

Sponsor: The Bicycle Committee

TGIF Mini-Grant: $2,000.00

Project Theme: Transportation and Urban Development

2016 Application Submission 

Status: In Progress

Project Description: Campus bike parking is currently at or near capacity during most days during the academic year, and access to bike parking is a critical need for encouraging more people to bike commute to campus. The goal of this grant is to update the campus bike parking inventory to reflect current bike parking conditions. This data collection will help identify areas that currently lack bike parking, areas with over-subscribed conditions, and support the campus’ efforts to document and improve its bike friendly university status. Immediately, the data can be used by Parking & Transportation’s website to inform people about bike parking locations. The bike committee also hopes to partner with Parking & Transportation and Real Estate to update the campus bike plan and construct new bike parking.

Goals
- Create a geo-coded inventory of campus bicycle infrastructure (bike parking, etc)
- Quantify the number of bike parking spaces (and utilization) on the campus
- Use data to recommend future bike parking projects and support campus' bike friendly university application

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.