Campus Assessment of Parking Lot Occupancy

Level of Education of Students Involved


Faculty Sponsor

Jay Grossman




Civil Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-27-2023


Parking lots are a vital part of the urban infrastructure, providing convenience, safety, and economic benefits to communities. Proper planning, design, and management of parking lots are essential for realizing these benefits while promoting sustainable transportation and livable communities. Having adequate parking facilities on the Valparaiso University campus ensures that off-campus students and staff members can efficiently and conveniently access their on-campus destinations. A parking study was conducted on the Valparaiso University campus in the fall of 2022 to evaluate if campus parking lots are providing adequate capacity by both day of the week and time of day. A total of six parking lots were analyzed taking into account the different categories of parking spaces (resident, commuter, faculty/staff). Data collection for this study was partially provided by the CE 457 Traffic Engineering class. The data was collected, compiled, and graphed by the day, time, and parking space classification with maximum lot occupancy calculated for each location and parking category.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Carly Schiene is a junior civil engineering major who took an interest in transportation on campus and has been involved in multiple undergraduate research projects for the past year.

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