Changes to hourly parking on January 4th

To: UCSC Campus Community

From: Larry Pageler, Director of Transportation & Parking Services

Two changes will occur for hourly parkers beginning Monday, January 4, 2010: all campus meters and paystations will require payment from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm (making them consistent with parking meters), and the paystations in the Performing Arts (PA) lot will begin operating for weekday daytime use. The eight meters currently in the PA lot will be removed, and 17 spaces will be designated for paystation parking.

The cost for all meter and paystation parking is $1.50 per hour. Meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters only; paystations accept nickels, dimes, quarters, $1 coins, $1 and $2 bills, Visa, and Mastercard. Paystations cannot provide change or refunds, but can accept early payments beginning at 5:30 am. After 4:30 pm weekdays, and all day on weekends, paystations allow a $3 flat rate for parking until 8:30 pm (in addition to smaller increments of time); the flat rate allows parking in the entire lot, not just in designated paystation spaces. Paystations can be found at the Core West Parking Structure, Hahn Student Services, East Field House, and the Performing Arts lot; all have a two-hour limit except for Hahn, which has a one-hour limit.

Because paystations offer multiple payment options, if any single payment method becomes inoperable, another method can be selected. In the event of malfunction, please call 459-4543 to report the problem. Parking is not allowed in pay stalls without payment, so if a paystation is malfunctioning please find another location to park; otherwise Parking Enforcement (Campus Police) may cite your vehicle.