Parking & Transportation Services
eUpdate
October 2013 edition

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You are receiving this Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) eUpdate as a member of the Stanford community. We believe the content of this message will be of interest to you as a parking permit holder and/or user of alternative transportation. We also want to share information with you to help Stanford meet certain transportation-related goals in the General Use Permit1 and SUMC Project:Renewal and to help create a more sustainable Stanford.

Visit our website at http://transportation.stanford.edu for more information.

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1) Participate in the 2013 Fall Promotion to enter drawings for a vacation getaway and more
Commute Club members are automatically entered; join now or pledge part-time to be rewarded

2) Potential BART strike if contract agreements are not reached by Oct. 10
Plan ahead to carpool, telecommute, commute off peak, or explore other options

3) Bike Safety Night Light and Helmet Stations provide resources to campus cyclists
Stop by for discounted helmets and lights and free bike safety information

4) Commuters and residents have many resources to get around and off campus
Consider Stanfordís free and discounted transportation programs and services

5) P&TS announces winners in the 2013 Spring Promotion prize drawings
Participate today in the 2013 Fall Promotion for more chances to win


1) Participate in the 2013 Fall Promotion to enter drawings for a vacation getaway and more

Commute Club members are automatically entered; join now or pledge part-time to be rewarded

Is it time for a better commute? Choose a sustainable commute or avoid peak-commute times for rewards in our 2013 Fall Promotion.

We would be glad to help you explore your alternative commute options. Request a free transit and/or bicycle commute plan with our do-it-yourself or custom commute planning service. You also could find a Stanford affiliate with whom to carpool or vanpool through our free ridematching services.

Visit our 2013 Fall Promotion page for more information and to participate. If you have questions or comments, please send an email to commuteclub@stanford.edu or call 650.736.9923.

 

2) Potential BART strike if contract agreements are not reached by Oct. 10

Plan ahead to carpool, telecommute, commute off peak, or explore other options

Following a work stoppage in early July, BART continued operations under a temporary extension of union contracts after the state mandated a 60-day cooling-off period. If contract agreements are not reached by Oct. 10, a second strike could halt BART service beginning Friday, Oct. 11.

For the latest updates and information, please use these resources:

Given the impact to commute traffic if there is a BART strike, P&TS encourages all commuters to plan ahead for transportation options and alternatives. With your supervisor’s approval in advance, consider telecommuting or commuting during off-peak times and also consider carpooling if a strike occurs. Refer to alert.511.org for details about expanded carpool lane hours and access.

Visit the P&TS website for more information about transportation options and resources.

For assistance, please contact commuteclub@stanford.edu or 650.723.9362, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except university holidays).

 

3) Bike Safety Night Light and Helmet Stations provide resources to campus cyclists

Stop by for discounted helmets and lights and free bike safety information

Stanford bicyclists are invited to stop by the Bike Safety Night Light and Helmet Station to purchase bike helmets and bike lights at a 20 percent to 50 percent discount and receive free bike safety resources and information.

Thanks to Stanford Public Safety and the Campus Bike Shop for partnering with Parking & Transportation Services in sponsoring this event.

Remember to follow all the rules of the road when riding your bike.

For more information about the bicycle program, send an email to bike-information@stanford.edu.

 

4) Commuters and residents have many resources to get around and off campus

Consider Stanfordís free and discounted transportation programs and services

It’s never been easier to get around and off campus without a personal vehicle, thanks to the many free and discounted transportation programs available to Stanford students, faculty, and staff. Here are just a few of the services available to you:

Whenever possible, all Stanford affiliates are encouraged to avoid departing campus during the peak commute times, which include departures from campus between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. If you have questions, please send an email to commuteclub@stanford.edu.

*Coupon expires Nov. 30, 2013. Credit will be issued in two installments ($35 + $10) upon membership approval.

 

5) P&TS announces winners in the 2013 Spring Promotion prize drawings

Participate today in the 2013 Fall Promotion for more chances to win

Stanford Commute Club is pleased to announce the winners in the 2013 Spring Promotion prize drawings, which included Commute Club members, those with commuter parking permits who pledged to use alternative transportation on a part-time basis, and resident students who pledged not to drive alone from campus during the afternoon peak commute. We also held an additional drawing for Commute Club members who participated in our “Tell-A-Friend” promotion.

Stanford Commute Club’s 2013 Fall Promotion currently offers more opportunities to win!

Commute Club top prize winners:

Commute Club “Tell-A-Friend” Promotion prize winner:

Part-time Pledge top prize winners:

Student Resident Pledge top prize winner:

Visit our website for the full list of winners and their prizes. Thanks to all who participated in the Commute Club 2013 Spring Promotion. For questions about the Commute Club or assistance in identifying your alternative commute options, contact us at commuteclub@stanford.edu.

 

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1 It is important for Parking & Transportation Services to communicate parking and alternative-transportation information to the campus. Under the 2000 General Use Permit (campus growth plan approved by Santa Clara County), the campus has a goal of "no net new peak-hour commute trips" over the life of the permit and must accommodate campus growth with a limited number of new parking spaces. Failure to achieve this goal will result in the university being faced with costly mitigation measures.

 

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