You will find answers below to common questions about the study.
Q1 - Why is UGA conducting this study?
We realize the importance of mobility throughout the UGA campus for all modes of transportation and are looking to make it easier to get around. We are conducting this study to understand the best strategies and policies other campuses are using, and how we can improve campus mobility and accessibility for all users-pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and drivers.
Q2 - How can I provide input about transportation and parking on campus?
There are a few ways to get involved. Check our Events webpage to see when we are hosting public meetings to talk to us and learn more about the project. If you have a specific comment, you can click on the Interactive Map page to drop a pin on our map and tell us about a particular mobility issue.
Q3 - How will the final recommendations affect me?
We are examining transportation and parking from all aspects. The final recommendations will improve mobility and campus accessibility. Based on input, recommendations could include new parking policies, new transit routes, and/or new pedestrian and bicycle facilities on campus.
Q4 - Why does a project like this take 11 months?
A lot goes into projects like this that evaluate a number of issues, particularly on a campus as large as UGA. Along with our consultant team, we will need time to conduct outreach and make sure we connect with as many campus users as possible. From here, we will be mapping and analyzing all of this data along with identifying relevant best practices and how to tailor solutions to Athens and the UGA campus. Finally, developing a way to implement the recommendations in a way that is least disruptive takes time.
Q5 - How do I find out more information about the study?
This website will be updated periodically with information and milestone deliverables. View the Events webpage to see when we will have meetings where you can participate.
Q6 - What if I have specific comments that might be helpful to the study team?
The study has several events planned where you will be able to meet and talk directly with the study team. If you know of specific locations around campus where you see parking or transportation-related issues, please use the Interactive Map tool found on this website. You will be able to add your comments and observations that will help inform the study team.
Please contact us with your ideas, questions, and comments using the information below: