Persons on campus identified increasing problems related to semi-tractor or large, 30 foot plus trucks including:
These issues led the Division of Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) to create an ad hoc committee to study the current situation and develop recommendations for reducing large truck traffic within campus boundaries.
A group consisting of staff from Transportation Services, Space Management, Physical Plant, Materials Distribution Services (MDS), Wisconsin Union and University Housing began meeting in December of 1998. Information was also communicated to UW Hospital Authority and campus building managers. Surveys were conducted regarding current dock usage and material delivery, dock locations were mapped, and dry bulk supplies for campus needs were inventoried. Issues of efficiency related to large versus small trucks, different methods of delivery, and larger orders of goods were reviewed. The goal is to reduce large truck and semi traffic on campus streets where alternative delivery means are available.
Large campus units such as University Housing and the Wisconsin Union cooperatively examined all aspects of the problems and considered a wide variety of possible solutions. The following recommendations are made for a one-year trial period and will rely primarily upon voluntary compliance for the first year. The policy excludes campus service vehicles, private construction vehicles, and certain academic exceptions such as large School of Veterinary Medicine and Chazen Museum of Art [formerly: Elvehjem] delivery vehicles. Additional requests for policy exceptions should be made to the Director of Transportation Services.
Semi tractor or large, 30 foot plus trucks.