Parking cost, availability, and demand reduction programs can influence the transportation choices of staff, students, and visitors when traveling to campus. With approximately 15,000 individuals traveling to campus daily19, UNMC/NM’s campus has a significant impact on the traffic in midtown Omaha. Adopting policies that encourage use of active or lower-emission transportation options can reduce road congestion, reduce pollution, promote healthy lifestyles, and preserve infrastructure.
UNMC/NM employees and students
completed a transportation survey in
March 2012. The survey provided the
baseline data for this Plan.
• Mode Split: the percent of employees
and students commuting to campus
by a means other than driving alone
in a vehicle.
• Baseline: 12.7 percent
• Total Parking Spaces: the number of
parking spaces available on campus.
• Baseline: 8,925 (calendar year 2012)
A parking space ratio (number of fulltime
equivalent employees and students
per parking space) was also considered
as a secondary metric. However, due to
lack of available data regarding full-time
equivalent employees who are primarily
located on UNMC/NM’s 42nd & Dewey
campus, this metric was not included.
As this data becomes available in the
future, UNMC/NM should consider
tracking this intensity metric, which will
provide another approach for comparing
UNMC/NM to other health care and
Commuter Mode Split
By the end of 2023, increase to 20 percent
the percentage of commuting trips
that occur by modes other than driving
alone in a conventionally-fueled vehicle