August 26, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 1
Campus Parking and Driving Tips for the Fall Semester
The start of a fall semester always presents challenges in finding parking on campus. That's especially true this fall, with a series of campus parking and roadway changes having begun during the summer and expected to continue during the remainder of the semester.
To help campus community members navigate the changes, the following are some key facts and updates offered by the campus Parking Services Office. For questions on parking permits, policies and enforcement, contact Parking Services at x2157. Their web site also has info at www-admn.csun.edu/parking/parking.htm.
- Amid new parking areas being added and others temporarily taken out of service, the campus total inventory of parking this fall remains steady just above 10,000 spaces.
- During the first three days of classes, Monday to Wednesday, August 2628, campus parking officers will not issue citations to employee or student vehicles displaying parking permits from last spring or summer. However, all employees and students parking on campus must obtain and display current parking placards or permits by Thursday, Aug. 29 or face citation.
- During the first week of classes, parking and community service officers will be monitoring entrances to major campus parking lots throughout the day. The officers will be detailed to assist drivers having difficulty finding parking or driving the campus, and to help ensure that employees and students are parking in their properly assigned areas.
- Because of road reconstruction projects, curbside parking along the main portions of the campus loop (Lindley Avenue, Plummer Street and Etiwanda Avenue) has been removed. The loop segments also have been converted to one-way traffic: north only on Lindley, west only on Plummer and south-only on most of Etiwanda. This will continue through the fall semester.
- Because of the start of construction for a new parking structure in parking Lot B5 just west of the Business and Education buildings, temporarily displaced employee and student spaces there have been replaced elsewhere. New parking for those areas was opened during summer break for employees in Lot D6 and for students in adjoining Lot E6, both accessible from Halsted Street west of Lindley Avenue. This is the former Halsted Houses village area.
- In the southeast corner of the campus, the university has added 350 new spaces in Lot G3 on the site of the former Prairie Street School site at Zelzah Avenue and Dearborn Street. This parking is open to faculty, staff and students with regular campus parking permits. The new parking became available as part of the university finalizing the nearby Academy High School project plans with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
- The location of faculty/staff parking in the B lots between Darby Avenue and Etiwanda Avenue recently has been shifted somewhat to the south. Lot B2, which last spring was faculty-staff parking, is now student parking starting with the fall semester. The faculty-staff parking area was shifted south to the northern portion of adjoining Lot B1. The allocation of spaces remained basically the same.
- The north portion of Lot B4 along Darby Avenue adjoining University Hall, which last spring was designated for student parking, now is designated for faculty-staff parking, consistent with the other spaces in most of the rest of the lot.
- Overflow parking for students remains available on the North Campus north of Lassen Street and the University Park Apartments. Lot F10 at the corner of Lassen and Lindley Avenue has more than 900 spaces, while Lot G10 at the corner of Lassen and Zelzah Avenue has about 230 spaces. Students also can purchase a specially discounted parking permit ($80 for the academic year) that only can be used in those North Campus areas.
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