Driving and Parking Rules

Campus Core

Entering campus property from these adjacent streets – West Second Street, Ivy/Warner Street, West Legion Avenue, West Mansion Avenue, Arcadian Avenue, West First Street – constitutes entry to the campus core.

Designated roadways are shown on the attached Maintenance and Vendor Parking Map. Access to these roadways is to be through driveways only. “Hopping” curbs or entering handicapped ramped sidewalk cuts is prohibited.

Specific site access concerns for construction must be addressed at the job start meeting.

Campus Parking Map (pdf)

Affected Vehicles

Vehicles of any type* owned, rented, or leased by the University, the Associated Students, or the University and Research Foundations; privately owned/rented/leased vehicles of any type driven by vendors and contractors performing work or services for one of these entities; and privately owned/rented/leased vehicles of any type driven by campus community members or campus visitors.

* 18-wheel tractor/trailer rigs and vehicles with GVW in excess of seven tons are prohibited.

Permitted Vehicles

Affected vehicles owned, rented, or leased by the University, the Associated Students, or the University and Research Foundations that display identifying insignia; privately owned/rented/leased vehicles of any type driven by vendors and contractors performing work or services for one of these entities; and privately owned/rented/leased vehicles of any type driven by campus community members or campus visitors displaying a valid driving/parking permit.

Driving/Parking Permits

All vendors/contractors must obtain a driving/parking permit from the University Police Department and must display the permit on the driver’s side dashboard while the permitted vehicle is in the campus core.

Vendors/contractors may obtain one parking permit per vehicle necessary to conduct the specified work and must request permit(s) at least five days prior to start of project. Vendors/contractors may purchase regular parking permits (subject to availability) for their employees’ personal vehicles or shall instruct employees to park personal vehicles off campus.

Campus community members having cause to bring a privately owned vehicle into the campus core must obtain a driving/parking permit from the University Police Department and must display the permit on the driver’s side dashboard while the permitted vehicle is in the campus core.

The University Police Department shall determine the valid term of all driving/parking permits.

Approved Parking Locations

Permitted vehicles may be parked in designated parking areas as shown on the attached Maintenance and Vendor Parking Map. Parking in driveways or walkways where the orderly flow of pedestrians, bicycles, or other vehicular traffic would be impaired is prohibited.

Loading/Unloading

Parking near building entrances for a maximum of twenty minutes for purposes of loading and unloading extremely heavy or difficult to carry materials is permitted. Vehicles must not block ingress or egress of the building nor be near open windows or ventilation intakes if left idling during loading/unloading. If more than twenty minutes is required, the University Police Department, 898-5555, is to be notified.

Times of Suspended Driving Activity

To safely accommodate heavy pedestrian travel between classes, vehicles shall not be operated anywhere in the campus core between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. during the following time periods:

Monday through Friday: Ten minutes before the hour to five minutes after the hour and, additionally,

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Five minutes before the half-hour and five minutes after the half-hour.

Twenty-Four Hour Prohibitions

  • Driving and/or parking under the Meriam Library mall breezeway is prohibited.
  • Parking in or blocking access to fire lanes (see Maintenance & Vendor parking map) or in designated handicapped parking spaces (unless a handicap parking Permit is displayed) is prohibited.
  • Driving or parking on any lawn area, athletic field, or stadium track/grounds is prohibited for all but grounds maintenance equipment.

Maximum Speed

Maximum speed for all vehicles operated in the campus core is five miles per hour.

Right of Way

Pedestrians have the right of way at all times. Emergency vehicles have right of way over all other vehicles.

Violations

Violators are subject to citation and fine by University Police Parking Enforcement under authority of California government, education, and vehicle codes. Payment of fines should be the sole responsibility of the driver and should not be paid using state funds.

Violations that result in damage to lawns, grounds, or sprinklers are subject to citation and liability for all costs of repairs as determined by Facilities Maintenance and Services.

University personnel cannot waive citations or damage assessments.

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