Reporter 462, 26 February 2001
Proposals to improve parking for visitors, which include charges, have gone out to consultation.
Comments are invited from across the University on the proposed new arrangements put together by the traffic policy review group. The aim is to provide convenience to visitors, simplify arrangements for departments and security and keep management and capital costs to a minimum.
Visitors are currently allowed to park on the campus, when spaces are available, for £2.50 a day, with departments able to pre-arrange free parking for visitors through security. However, on most days during term time the car parks are full by lunchtime.
Features of the suggested system include:
- Discounts on the full daily rate for pre-booked visitors, and a further reduction for parking after 1pm to encourage short-stay parking;
- Security will generate a list from the intranet of expected visitors; this will be in alphabetical order to avoid long delays at the main entrance gate. Visitors with tickets will be able to use these to gain entry;
- Departments will pre-book and pay for visitor passes through the intranet up to a daily limit;
- Departments will be able to request a car parking zone of their choice and visitors will be able to get in by contacting security via the intercom at the appropriate traffic barrier;
- It may be possible for departments to issue visitors with a ticket as proof of pre-payment;
- Special arrangements for large scale visitor events such as open days;
- Spaces for visitors cannot be guaranteed, even if they are pre-arranged. When the car parks are full, visitors will be directed to the multi-storey on Woodhouse Lane.
Comments, by the middle of March, should be addressed to the chairman of the traffic policy review group, Dr Harry Lewis and sent to Mrs M Troughton in estate services or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The full consultation document is available to view
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