The University of North Texas, Denton Campus, located 40 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, is one of the nation’s largest public universities, serving 36,000 students. The University’s parking and transportation challenges are significant. Nearly 90% of the 12,200 spaces on campus are in surface lots, competing for space with core University programmatic needs and creating serious safety and access challenges to non-motorized forms of transportation.
The Parking and Transportation Master Plan sought ways to reduce parking in the campus core, provide safe and legible pedestrian and bicycle networks, improve access to transit and the nearby commuter rail, enhance the existing bus network and seek ways to provide affordable and convenient transportation alternatives to single occupancy vehicles. Some recommendations from the projects are already being implemented, including dockless bikehare connections to transit and the development of a transit hub at the west side parking lot.