October 8, 2015
In an email to the campus community, President Harrison invited comments and feedback for a new topic of the Help Make CSUN Shine Bright initiative:
On almost any university campus, parking is a persistent issue and, at times, a source of frustration. Over the past decade, CSUN built the B3, B5 and G3 parking structures, adding 5,000 spaces to support increasing student enrollment. In addition, the university implemented a number of programs and initiatives to keep parking rates as low as possible and to increase transit options for students, faculty and staff. These include 50% permit cost reduction and shuttle service from Lot F10, short term hourly permits in the eastern campus lots, and a variety of alternative travel options, including a transit station with increased MTA bus service and Metrolink shuttle connections, ride share and van pool programs, and increased bike lanes and secure bike compounds.
As the number of commuters coming to campus continues to rise, CSUN strives to provide ample parking capacity and affordable rates, as well as enhance mass transit options for students, faculty, and staff. Equally importantly, CSUN wishes to maintain good relations with our neighbors, who have raised concerns regarding increased CSUN parking on residential streets. It is important to note that CSUN’s parking and transportation programs receive no state funding—all operations, maintenance, and facility construction are funded through campus parking fees.
To balance affordability with the need to provide effective transportation options for the campus community, we invite feedback on the following topics, using the survey form posted here. (NOTE: Survey concluded on Oct. 23, 2015.)
We thank everyone for taking the time to provide valuable feedback.