An overarching goal of Camosun's transportation and parking planning is to provide convenient, environmentally responsible and affordable access to the College's campuses. To help achieve this, and to accommodate for future college growth, it has been recommended that parking demand and per capita peak period trips be reduced by at least 20% (from 2009 figures).
- Reduce parking demand and the total number of motor vehicles – especially SOVs – driven to campus.
- Increase use of alternative transportation modes to the college.
- Provide funding for parking maintenance, alternative transportation, and other college programs.
- Accommodate additional campus development, minimize impervious surfaces and preserve green space3.
- Support regional and provincial goals towards transportation demand management and reduction of GHG emissions (help achieve BC greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets).
Steps Forward 2009 to Present
We have made some major progress since the inception of our Transportation and Parking Management Plan. See below some of these accomplishments:
- Decrease in SOV from 5.4% in 2010 to 3.8% in 2012 (Biannual Modal Split Counts)
- Vehicle use dropped from 63% in 2008 to 56% in 2010 to 49% in 2013 (Biannual Getting Here, Transportation Survey)
- Transportation Demand Management and Parking Advisory Committee (2009-Present)
- Successfully lobbying for better transit service, access to campus, bike lane infrastructure,
- Transportation Management Association Committee (2010-Present)
- Improved Cycling infrastructure
- Bike fix-it stations installed (2012)
- Two (12-bike) covered bike racks installed at Interurban campus (2014)
- Bike lock-up installed at Lansdowne (2011)
- Individual bike lockers (2) available at Lansdowne, sponsored by Robbins Parking (2012)
- Carpool Incentive program
- Camosun Express Pilot Project
- Nasty November Cycling Challenge (2010-Present)
- Transit Appreciation Week (2013)
- Walk to Camosun Week (2014)
- National Ride-Share Week and Car Free Day celebration (2012)
- Bike to Camosun Network (2009-Present)
- Alternative Transportation Campaign (2012 and 2013)
Plans and reports
All reports are in PDF format.
Framework and action plan to address the expectation and demand for transportation to and parking at Camosun College.
The Transportation and Parking Implementation Project was established from the Transportation and Parking Management (TPM) Plan (2009).
Transportation & Parking Management (TPM) Plan (Todd Litman, 2009)
TPM Executive Summary
The Camosun College TPM Project includes a planning process to identify optimal solutions to campus transportation and parking problems.
2013 Transportation & Parking Survey
2013 Transportation & Parking Survey Executive Summary
2011 Transportation and Parking Survey
2008 Transportation and Parking Survey
As part of Camosun's efforts to understand and improve transportation and parking management, the college conducts a biannual survey of students and employees.
A modal split looks at the portion of travel made by single occupancy vehicles, walking, cycling, rideshare (carpooling), public transit, and other modes.
Robbins Parking completes a survey of the number of available parking spots at both Camosun campuses during the busiest time of year in Camosun parking lots.
College and University Comparative Report (Shannon Craig, Co-op, 2008–2009)
This report describes the results of a survey of campus parking and transportation policies at twenty-three British Columbia colleges and universities.
MAP: Density along BC Transit Routes (Tracy LePard, Erin Rafuse, Aleshia Biggs, students, December 2008)
Map completed by Environmental Technology students for their final project in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course at Camosun College.
Camosun College Active Transport (Mike Bandy, student)
The objectives of this report are to (1) establish if there is potential for an increase in active transportation participation at the college, and (2) if so, provide specific recommendations on how to achieve this increase.