Forums offer chance to influence future of campus parking

Want to weigh in on the future of parking on campus? All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one-hour open forums in response to the ongoing conversation to identify the future parking system on campus, including the continued availability of lower-cost parking lots and the permit fee structure.

CSU Parking Services in the Parking Garage. December 16, 2010The forums, run by the Center for Public Deliberation, will offer an opportunity for attendees to provide specific feedback on a number of priorities and options through a clicker system. The center will collect responses for evaluation, and share results with Parking and Transportation Services and the Parking Services Committee.

  • 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, Lory Student Center Ballroom 350A, with lunch provided
  • 12:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, Lory Student Center Ballroom 350A, with lunch provided
  • 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, Durrell Center, seminar rooms B and C, with refreshments provided
  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Clark A201

Weigh in on parking priorities

Attendees can weigh in on priorities for parking on campus, such as whether they are willing to pay more for a convenient space; the continued availability of lower-cost parking, such as the current Research Boulevard lot, as an incentive to park further from the highest-demand areas of campus; and permit fee models.

The forums come at the conclusion of a year of discussions with the Parking Services Committee, which is comprised of individuals representing groups across campus including ASCSU, faculty, on-campus housing, classified staff and administrative professional staff.  In addition, Parking and Transportation Services hired a consultant to look at multiple challenges at Colorado State.

The discussion will be influenced by the university’s master plan: since the 1970s, the university has focused on moving parking to the edges of campus to increase safety in the heart of campus. To accommodate demand, more garages may eventually be needed in those areas, as well as the use of remote parking lots. By state statue, parking must pay for itself at Colorado State University, which means that permit and citation fees must generate enough revenue to support parking operations.