Room change for Feb. 22 parking informational session
After a collaborative, campus-wide review, changes are proposed to the current parking model on campus, and Parking and Transportation Services is hosting informational sessions to review what may be implemented this summer.
The sessions will review modifications to the current parking model that will be reviewed for approval by the Board of Governors during its May meeting. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a session to learn more about the changes, which include new, low-cost permit options and new permits that flex to employee and student weekday schedules.
The sessions are:
- 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, LSC Room 312
- 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, LSC Grey Rock (Room 290)
- 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Ballroom A (new location)
Campus-wide engagement frames proposal
Parking and Transportation Services has spent more than a year engaging campus to determine how parking will look in the future. The current proposal moving forward to the Board of Governors in May is the result of a shared community effort to find options and solutions.
Campus was engaged through four open forums, discussions with employee councils and ASCSU, significant work from the Parking Services Committee (which also is represented by all employee councils, ASCSU, and units from across campus), and feedback from a parking consultant. Presentations were also made at Fall Forum and to the Faculty Council Executive Committee.
In partnership with the Center for Public Deliberation, campus members had the chance to vote and comment on options during the open forums.
“The proposed changes, while not extensive, work within our current reality,” said Lynn Johnson, Vice President for University Operations. “Our parking model has to accommodate the many diverse needs of our campus population, as well as the impacts of physical changes on campus, which reduce parking inventory – particularly in the core of campus. We listened to campus feedback and worked to find ways to provide more options for our faculty, staff and students. We know one parking model won’t fit everyone’s needs, but we’re striving for the greatest good. These recommendations are the work of an inclusive process involving students, employee councils, and groups and units across campus who have a stake in parking. It works to strike a balance of meeting needs for our campus community.”
The plan continues to support commuting and alternative transportation options.
Information provided at sessions
Information about the collective effort to evaluate parking on campus, as well as the proposal moving forward by Parking and Transportation Services, is available here:
Dell Rae Ciaravola