Policy 44 - Traffic and Parking

Approved Administrative Committee 67.23

TRAFFIC AND PARKING

PARKING COMMITTEE

1. The Parking Committee recommends parking policies to the Administrative Committee.

REGULATIONS

2. The University of Ottawa Parking and Traffic Division web site contains detailed directives of this policy.

FINANCING

3. Since parking is an ancillary service, it must be financially self-supporting.

PARKING PERMITS

4. Only permits issued by Protection Service are valid on Universityproperty. Priorities for parking are given in accordance with theRegulations.

VIOLATIONS

5. When a vehicle is parked illegally on University property aparking violation ticket may be issued. If the vehicle interferes withtraffic or if it has been issued a minimum of five parking violationsin a consecutive six month period, it may be towed away on theauthority of the Director, Protection Service, at the expense and riskof its owner, in which case the Ottawa Police Force is advised.

TEMPORARY CHANGES

6. For special occasions, the University of Ottawa reserves theright to alter temporarily its parking regulations and privileges.

VISITORS

7. Visitors may use the parking garage located at 100 Thomas More attheir own expense. In exterior parking lots, visitors' parking spacesare equipped with parking meters. Parking tickets may be issued forviolations on these meters.

PUBLIC FUNCTIONS

8. The University of Ottawa has no reserved parking for visitorsattending public functions on campus. However if space is available,the Protection Service may issue temporary permits valid only for theduration of the function. Those organizing such functions shouldcontact the Protection Service for reservation of parking spaces.

ACCESS TO PARKING LOTS

9. Members of the University community must be given priorityregarding the use of University parking lots. When possible during thesummer period, the Parking Office may sell permits to outsiders.

LIMITATIONS

10. The University of Ottawa reserves the right to change or cancelparking permits should the physical redevelopment of the Universitymake it necessary. If a permit is cancelled by the University, aprorata refund will be made. The University reserves the right tocancel the privileges of permit holders who violate parking regulations.

BICYCLES

11. All bicycles not parked at a bike rack, especially those insidebuildings other than residences, those causing problems to pedestrians,traffic and/or damage to University of Ottawa property or theenvironment are considered illegally parked.

RESPONSIBILITIES

12. It is the responsibility of the personnel of the Traffic andParking Division to control illegally parked bicycles. Occasionally,personnel from the Security Division may aid and/or assume thesefunctions.

WARNINGS

13. All bicycles illegally parked will initially receive a warning (see Annex 1).

REMOVAL

14. Traffic and Parking personnel may remove and store bicycleswhich are found to be in contravention of parking regulations. Allremoval of bicycles must be immediately followed by a notification ofsuch to the Security Division.

RETRIEVAL OF BICYCLE

15. All removed bicycles may be retrieved from the Parking andTraffic Office during regular hours by the owner only, aftersatisfactory description of bicycle and appropriate payment ofadministrative and storage fees of $5.

LIABILITY

16. The University of Ottawa and its employees will assume noresponsibilities for any damages to or theft of bicycles, vehicles orcontents on campus, including damages to either bicycle or lock as theresults of its removal.

EXCEPTION

17. No exception may be made to this policy without the written consent of the Administrative Committee.

Revised February 16, 1988

Amended April 8, 1992

(Protection Service)

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