Parking Office striving to reduce impact of parking lot loss

Guest post from Alex Crist, director of the Parking and Transportation Office:

This summer, a top priority of the Parking and Transportation staff has been finding ways to reduce the impact on faculty and staff of the loss of a parking lot to new construction. Several solutions have been found and will be in place by the time classes begin for the fall semester.

This effort, made in coordination with Facilities and Campus Services, came in response to the loss of Parking Lot H, a popular parking area with faculty and staff, and the temporary loss of some adjacent Lot J spaces due to the project.  A residence hall, which will be a new home for first-year undergraduates, is being built on the site of Lot H at the intersection of Wingate Road and Jasper Memory Lane.  Lot J—used mostly by students and a small number of faculty and staff—is located behind South and Collins residence halls on Jasper Memory Lane.

Here’s how Parking and Transportation is addressing the situation:

–For the first time, there will be spaces in Lot J reserved for faculty and staff Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The exact number of reserved spaces has yet to be determined. The balance of Lot J will be open as general parking for faculty, staff and students.

–Forty-seven spaces on Jasper Memory Lane will be reserved for faculty and staff Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

–Lot F, already used by faculty and staff, will gain open spaces because the University will stop routinely parking 11 University-owned vehicles there.  It is located across Wingate Road from the former Lot H.

–Twenty-two faculty and staff spaces will be added to Lot E, located behind the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Renovation of the lot will improve safety, access and traffic flow.

–Approximately 45 spaces will be added in Lot Q, which is across Wake Forest Road from Wait Chapel.  Those spaces will be open for faculty, staff and student use. The extra spaces will be near Dogwood and Magnolia residence halls, in the northwest corner of the lot.

–Eighteen additional new parking spaces have been added on campus throughout various parking lots.

–An experimental program last year to offer spaces in Lot J to sophomores will not be continued this year, making more spaces available to faculty and staff.

All of the lots mentioned can be seen in the University’s parking map.

Parking and Transportation staff appreciates the patience of all on campus while this effort is underway to improve the parking situation for the new semester.

Any questions regarding parking may be directed to Parking and Transportation by calling 758-PARK (7275) or sending a message to Parking@nullwfu.edu.

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