The University of Washington is a designated “Bicycle Friendly University” that seeks to provide innovative and sustainable transportation solutions that facilitate the educational, research, cultural and service missions of the University by connecting people, moving property and advancing the exchange of ideas.

The University of Washington worked with a team led by Schemata Workshop, including Alta, to plan and design a campus-wide system of bicycle parking shelters and Secure Parking Areas (SPAs). The system is designed to be a user-friendly, cost-effective, modular array of shelters that will assist the university in achieving its goal of having 20% of its faculty, staff, and students arriving at the campus on bicycle by the year 2020. The goals for the project include creating a repeatable and vetted system of shelters that will achieve the university’s mode split goals.

The Alta team conducted independent verification of demand projections previously developed by the university and is now performing demand modeling and siting elements. Project team members are working closely with various stakeholders such as the Capital Projects Office, the Transportation Office, the University Architect, Campus Planning, and the University Landscape Advisory Committee to fully understand the critical issues associated with development of the landscape and site design packages.