Alternate Transportation Committee
Did You Know...?
At SSU, parking citation collections fund most bicycle and transportation programs.
The mission of the SSU Transportation Committee is to promote the use of alternate forms of transportation by our faculty, staff and students in an effort to minimize the impact of vehicles on our environment and our campus. We strive to be responsive to campus parking and transportation needs through ongoing review of related programs and collaboration with the campus community, governmental and non-profit organizations.
The Transportation Committee is a subcommittee of the Campus Reengineering Committee. Members represent faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community. For a current list of members, please email Police & Parking Services.
Each year, the goals and initiatives of the Committee are driven by the needs of our community. In years past, the Committee has worked on many projects, including:
- Bike to Work Day
- Ridesharing — AlterNet Rides
- Traffic Calming & Pedestrian Safety
- Bike Registration Drives
Current initiatives of the Committee include:
- Bicycle Storage — Increased bike ridership on campus led to an increase in demand for bike racks. During early Spring 2009, new bike racks to accomodate an additional 150 bicyles will be added to strategic locations around campus.
- Bicycle Maintenance — The Committee approved and the University recently installed a air compressor for bicyclists to use to put air in tires. In addition, the Recreation Center continues to provide low-cost bicycle maintenance to members of the community.
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety — A spring campaign is being planned to educate the community about bicycle and pedestrian safety. Our efforts will surround the need for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians to "Share the Road."
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Access to Campus — Our Committee is working on improving bike pathways to and from campus, especially from Rohnert Park to the south.