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Transportation on campus

by Rolo

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The challenge

A campus is a landed property used by a single company or institution. Whether a company such as Google, Microsoft, Apple or Philips or an institution such as a hospital or university all campuses have a high intensity of labor and visitors, requiring good accessibility. As campuses are usually not located near existing public transportation nodes, transit to campus is going to be required in addition to transportation on campus.

Typically, companies will be actively involved in the development of their campus. Their focus will be on the optimal spatial planning to ensure all facilities can be realized within the property. As accessibility is a consideration for employees in their job selection, a campus will require sufficient parking spaces, but preferably not at the expense of other amenities.

The solution

Centralizing parking (and creating efficiencies of space) or interconnecting multiple de-centralized parking facilities, ensures a pleasant, car-free working environment.Transit solutions can be extensions of existing modes of transportation or automated transit alternatives.
Sector-specific business parks (e.g. automotive industry) are set-up to stimulate and enhance interactions to maximize synergy in work. To facilitate the inter-company contacts, while ensuring people do not resort to their car, an on-site integrated transit system is required to provide quick connections.

In both situations ATN systems are an interesting alternative for these connections.

Personal Rapid Transit

The PRT system can interconnect buildings, facilities and parkings on site. An integrated transit system ensures accessibility, while allowing for direct, efficient connections and a more pleasant working environment. At the same time it avoids the negative side-effects (such as parking and congestion) of other transit systems.

Group Rapid Transit

The ParkShuttle can function as a feeder system to parking and public transit nodes. Connecting to an external parking facility increases the total number of parking spaces available, while avoiding increased traffic intensity on the campus. The resulting car-free working environment provides a far more pleasant working place.

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