charges of £2.60 for all University
visitors except a small number of VIPs
will be introduced on
April 1. Campus parking capacity for visitors
is limited, but up to 600 visitors a day are
attempting to park, making pressure on space
Every effort will be made to accommodate visitors
on site, but space cannot be guaranteed. University
staff and permit holders will take priority,
and visitors may have to use other public
car parks in the area.
Both national and local government policy
is to cut commuter numbers and traffic, and
the University is playing its part by formulating
a green travel plan for staff, students and
visitors. The traffic group, chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor
for staff, Professor Diane Shorrocks-Taylor,
is developing measures to increase use of
public transport, car sharing, cycling and
walking. These new measures require resourcing,
and any revenues raised from the increased
parking charges will be used for this purpose.
For full details, see the insert which was
sent out with this issue or see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/security.htm.