A plan to charge for weeknight parking will go into effect this August. The plan is a component of UNC Transportation and Parking’s Five-Year Plan, which began in 2017 and focuses on various aspects of parking management for the Carolina community.
“Students are going to pay a $6 fee, and they can register for a permit for that fee,” Cheryl Stout, director of Transportation and Parking, said. “All students are eligible, excluding first-year undergraduates who are not eligible to have parking on campus. Employees who work after 5 p.m. will have the ability to purchase a weeknight parking permit that’s done on a sliding scale.”
According to Christopher Payne, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, these new charges were implemented after consideration of opinions in the UNC community.
“And so, I think from my perspective, if there’s anything that’s different, it’s that this particular effort for this five-year process has really worked to be intentional about engaging students and faculty and staff in the process,” Payne said. “Inviting feedback, inviting comments and questions so that there can be less confusion and more accurate information about what the implementation plan and the impact is going to be on all of our members of the University community.”
Stout said the operational component for the Weeknight Parking Program is being organized now.