Topics: Parking

Parking is an often-debated topic at UNC and in the surrounding community, specifically regarding parking fees on campus and parking shortages in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Night parking and the parking permit lottery are often discussed. Parking meter fees and parking ticket fines are expected to rake in a total of $644,000 for Chapel Hill from 2014-15.

The town of Chapel Hill, The Chapel Hill / Orange County Visitor's Bureau and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership worked together to debut Park on the Hill, a website that lists all available parking areas in downtown Chapel Hill.

Board of Aldermen considers parking study, pump track locations

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The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday to discuss a recent parking study and a pump track. 


Chapel Hill extends on-street parking time limit to 3 hours

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The Town of Chapel Hill extended maximum time limits for on-street parking in downtown Chapel Hill from two to three hours on April 1 to reduce stress for diners and shoppers.


Some campus departments express concerns over nighttime parking ordinance

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On March 22, UNC Board of Trustees approved a new parking ordinance that will create a nighttime parking fee as part of UNC’s five-year parking plan.


Board of Trustees approves parking fee, says goodbye to Student Body President Bradley Opere

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The Board of Trustees presented Student Body President Bradley Opere with a resolution of appreciation at its meeting Thursday, and Opere gave a farewell speech as he prepares to graduate.


Board of Trustees reviews night parking fee, updates on athletic field renovations

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Night parking rates were approved, plans for new athletics facilities were proposed and a potted tree was knocked over during the first day of Board of Trustees meetings.


Board of Aldermen talked parking and waste management Tuesday night

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday to discuss waste management and parking options. Staff Writer Kaia Findlay live-tweeted the meeting.


Employee Forum discusses name changes and charity work

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At its Tuesday meeting, the Employee Forum discussed the terminology used to refer to UNC’s janitorial staff and received an update about the University’s charity network.


Parking study finds that Carrboro has a surplus of spots

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Contrary to popular belief, Carrboro has plenty of parking — spots just aren't particularly accessible. 


Administration reviews 5-year plan for parking on campus

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The advisory committee on transportation and parking is considering concerns from various groups on UNC’s campus, including the Employee Forum, regarding charging for nighttime parking and other potential changes under UNC’s next five-year parking plan.


UNC employees face parking issues, may have to pay for night parking in the future

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Students and visitors at UNC compete for parking on or near campus every day but often forget that university employees are fighting the same battle when they come to work every day. Employees, in order to park on campus, have to pay a parking fee.


Upcoming program will help employees find parking spots in Chapel Hill

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An expansion of the employee parking permit program is underway in downtown Chapel Hill to make parking easier for employees who work late shifts at restaurants and businesses.


Board of Aldermen discussed parking, transit at Tuesday's meeting

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss parking and transit plans. 


Plans for development and parking heard at Chapel Hill Town Council meeting

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The Chapel Hill Town Council discussed additional downtown parking structures, and concept plans were heard for multiple developments at a public hearing on Monday.


South campus parking deck might get a makeover

South Campus might soon have a new, greener sight.


Parking service ends in eviction of tenant

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It started with a phone video uploaded to YouTube. A man walks from a gravel lot to the Kenan-Flagler Business School, his breath ragged, the camera shaking.


Public parking forum addresses Carrboro residents' concerns

A public parking forum Thursday at Carrboro Elementary School took into account the opinions of the public regarding the current parking situation in downtown Carrboro.


Gridlock beyond the gridiron: what faculty and students don't know about parking at UNC

Thousands will show up for the football game this Saturday. But how many faculty and students will not show up to research, work or even study because they don’t know they can access campus parking?


Map: Parking and road closures for Halloween weekend

Use this interactive map to prepare for road closures and the hellish Halloween parking downtown.


Professor protests gameday bike ban

Don’t park your bicycle in front of the Genome Science Building on football game days — it could be impounded, according to official signs posted on the bike rack.


Franklin Hotel relocates parking to public lot

Chapel Hill drivers last week lost 40 free public parking spots to guests of The Franklin Hotel. While the hotel’s garage is closed for repairs, guest parking has been relocated to the previously metered lot behind Chipotle on Franklin Street.


Parking and Carrboro library location up for discussion Tuesday night

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the growing parking deficit in the town and the site of a potential branch library on town property.


Chapel Hill accepting proposals for parking lot on Franklin Street

Parking in Chapel Hill may become even more limited.


Obey Creek critics talk parking, traffic

While the discussion about the proposed Obey Creek development continues, residents are expressing concerns about a pivotal portion of the plan — transportation.


Business owner proposes solution to lack of parking in Chapel Hill

Local restaurant owner, Jamil Kadoura, believes parking is a cancer in downtown Chapel Hill and the only cure is a new parking lot.


Chapel Hill resident frustrated by parking rules

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A parking ticket appeal could lead to safer parking conditions in Chapel Hill and fairer treatment of grandmothers.