College campuses are physical spaces in where people gather from all the city each one of them having different transport needs, for example parking vehicles which can be public or private in addition to the large number of pedestrians moving within university spaces.
UANL transit reaches 76,000 within the Ciudad Universitaria Campus, where 91 percent are students and 9 percent are professors and UANL staff. 90 percent of UANL staff and professors commute to work by car, 9 percent prefer public transportation and only 1 percent use non-motorized vehicles. 72 percent of students prefer public transportation, 23 percent personal automobile, and only 4 percent use non-motorized vehicles.
75 percent of public transportation users commute by city buses, 23 percent by the Metrorrey Public Transportation System, and only 4 percent by taxi.
During July 2017, the CONECTA UANL project started in favor of sustainable mobility within the Ciudad Universitaria campus. It is a strategy that seeks to guarantee traffic safety for pedestrians and cyclists, reduce travel time, promote the establishment of public places for social interaction, and cover cultural and leisure activities. This will be achieved through the construction of 12,000 square meters of pedestrian areas, the installation of a 3.2-kilometer bike lane together with a bike-sharing program, the integration of a multimodal mobility system, the regulation of public transportation granted by concession, the improvement in parking lot management, as well as the planting of more than 1,100 trees in public spaces.
CONECTA UANL is much more than just a project. It is an institutional support that proposes a change in UANL’s mobility policies, improving the quality of the university areas.
Furthermore, it is intended that this new sustainable mobility model will be replicated across the Monterrey metropolitan area in order to minimize the negative effects of car use on society, like traffic and health costs, accidents, and environmental damages. This will hopefully allow people to be more humane and have a better life quality as UANL affirms its commitment to social change.