The demand for parking on campus during regular (weekday) business hours has always been far greater than the supply of available spaces which is why parking has been strictly regulated and enforced. Conversely, the availability of parking on nights and weekends is more than sufficient for the demand and, therefore, regulation and enforcement has been minimal. However, illegal parking in the core areas of campus has caused congestion, safety concerns for emergency vehicular access and the subsequent need for parking regulation and enforcement.
In an effort to contribute to a safer and more secure campus environment while meeting the access needs of the community, the Department of Transportation and Parking is implementing the following night and weekend parking policy. This new policy will become effective and enforced beginning March 1, 1997.
On nights (Monday-Friday) and weekends (Saturday and Sunday) many of Penn's parking lots are available for parking to anyone with a current and valid University issued parking permit. The permits described below are issued by the Department of Transportation and Parking and are the only permits honored in University parking lots designated with the "N" (night/weekend) symbol posted next to the lot number on the large red and blue parking signs located at the entrance to each parking lot. All valid and current permits are honored on a first-come, first-served basis provided space is available and vehicles are parked in legitimate striped parking spaces.
(FY'97 Rates = $125 one semester, $243 two semesters, $300 annually)
All parking lots that have been designated as "N" (night/weekend) parking lots will have the "N" symbol posted next to the lot number on the large red and blue signs located at the entrance to each parking lot. The "N" designated lots include the following open surface lots (#1, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 38, 40) and garages #7 and #44 (a card key/deposit may be required for these two garages). Unless otherwise noted, "N" (night/weekend) parking is prohibited in all other University lots and garages where access is controlled by a parking attendant, a barrier gate or an overhead garage door, and during special events (e.g. sporting events, graduation) when some "N" designated lots may be operated as cash lots. A regularly updated master list/map of all Penn parking lots (describing which permits are honored in which lots) will be maintained in the Parking Office (Suite 447A, 3401 Walnut Street) and available to the public.
Please direct parking inquiries to:
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation and Parking
Suite 447A, 3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
tel: (215) 898-8667 fax: (215) 573-2127
Volume 43 Number 23
February 25, 1997
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