News & Useful Info
New Car Parking Arrangements Announced
New car parking arrangements will come into force on campus next week.
Reductions in the number of spaces during the past few years due to the construction of major new buildings, coupled with a growing demand, has increased our focus on working hard to effectively manage onsite car parking.
In order to achieve this, we would be grateful if colleagues complied with the following regulations.
With the opening of the Nexus building only a few weeks away, Level 8 of the multi-storey car park (Orange Zone) will be for the sole use of the new innovation centre’s staff and clients from Monday 11 February 2019.
New signage has been installed on Level 8 making drivers aware of this change. An automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system is also in place, which will help us ensure staff and visitors are parking according to the new arrangements.
Whilst this floor will be closed for all other University permit holders and visitors, you will still be able to park on the remaining floors. There should still be enough spaces for the remaining users in Orange Zone. In order to further ease congestion, some permit holders have been transferred to underground spaces on the Western Campus.
Staff without an annual permit are reminded they cannot turn up and park on the day – pre-booking via ParkIT is required.
Contractors also need to be pre-booked by the host department, unless they are accessing the car parks for less than 40 minutes.
Please contact our Car Parking Team with any concerns or questions.
Day Parking Packages Now Available
Staff can now purchase a range of new day parking packages, offering a considerable saving, which staff can use to book car parking spaces on campus in advance. These are a great, flexible alternative to a full permit and booking and cancelling can be done easily online. https://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/daypackages/
Weekend and Evening use of Multi-Storey and Orange Zone
Out of core parking hours (core hours are 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday), staff without a parking permit are able to park for free within the Multi-Storey Car Park and Orange zone. To do this, vehicles must be registered in advance and a guide for how to do this can be found here https://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/out-of-core-hours/
Department Visitor Parking
Staff are reminded that visitor parking during core parking hours (core hours are 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday), must be booked in advance. This can be done using the new online parking system here https://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/
Public Visitor Parking
Outside of core parking hours (core hours are 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday), parking tariffs are in place to use the Multi-Storey and Orange zone car parks for members of the public. Pay stations are available across the Orange zone site. More information can be found here https://carparking.leeds.ac.uk/visitors/
Free Staff Weekend and Evening Parking – Register your Car!
From 4th January 2016, an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system (ANPR) is due to be introduced to manage the main Orange Zone car park on campus.
The new ANPR system also means that only staff day parkers who have booked in advance, permit holders and authorised visitors will be able to park during the core hours of 0700-1700, Monday to Friday.
Staff who do not have a permit will be able to use the car park free of charge outside of the core hours, including weekends, bank holidays and University closed days.
All colleagues wishing to park at the University car parks out of core hours will need to log their car number plate by registering on the online parking system. As per the new parking enforcement terms and conditions, any staff vehicle not registered on the system will be issued with a parking charge of £80 (reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days). Please refer to the Parking Terms and Conditions for more information.
New pay stations will also be available to enable members of the public to pay for parking outside of the core hours. These will be located in the new multi-storey and The Edge car parks.
The system removes the need for automatic barriers, resulting in a better flow of traffic in and out of the car park. It will also provide key information on the use of parking spaces to allow better management of permit allocations.
In order to make the system as efficient as possible, access to the Orange zone car park will be through two entrances – Parkinson Building and Willow Terrace. The exit point on Lodge Street and the former access point at Fenton Street will be closed.
The new Day Parking packages will be released shortly. We will notify customers here via the news section on the parking website and on the For Staff announcement pages as soon as these are available to purchase.
Additional Parking Permits -Apply Now!
As a result of the new multi storey car park opening in January a number of improvements to car parking arrangements on campus are to be implemented.
We are pleased to confirm that from January new day parking packages will be made available to allow staff the ability to book in advance, online, for a ‘day permit’. These will be available in packages to offer improved value and ease of use. Click here for more info.
A very limited number of annual permits will also be made available from January 2016. Staff wishing to consider applying for one of these permits may find out more about the application process, agreed criteria and FAQs on the New Parking Arrangements page. Paper copies can be obtained from Estates Helpdesk for staff that may require them.
|Application process opens||13.11.15|
|Application process closes||10.12.15|
|Notification of permit allocation||Before Christmas|
|Permits can be used||04.01.16|
Finally, may we draw your attention to the fact that significant improvements to the alternatives to parking including new arrangements for car sharing and travel planning roadshows are now in place and further details regarding these can be found http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/sustainable-transport/ .
Travel Planning Sessions
A number of travel planning sessions have been organised by the Sustainability Service. These are a great way to find out more about Car Sharing and the range of public transport options for staff.
|17.11.15||11am-1pm – Metro travel planning café (Travel advisors from Metroline, Sustrans and West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be on campus to provide informal personalised travel planning sessions for staff over some coffee and cake)|
|18.11.15||8.30am – 2pm – Liftshare promotional support event (Liftshare team will be on campus promoting the car share offer at the university and providing support in setting up your own car share)|
|01.12.16||1pm – 3pm – Metro travel planning café (Travel advisors from Metroline and West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be on campus to provide informal personalised travel planning sessions for staff over some coffee and cake)|
For more information, please visit http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/sustainable-transport/travel-cafes-2/
Additional Parking Permits
As a result of the new multi storey car park opening in January a limited number of additional annual permits will be made available from January 2016. Staff will be able to apply during November and an all staff email will be sent to notify staff that the process is open.
November 2015 – Download November issue of Reporter
We recently emailed all permit holders to notify that their current parking permits will be extended. A copy of the email can be seen in this news article:
August 2015 – Staff Email
See the results of the Car Parking Survey which informed the final criteria to be used for the allocation of additional permits
July 2015 – Parking survey results
See the update from Director of Facilities Dennis Hopper on campus developments including changes to car parking
June 2015 – Update on campus developments – My Week (Dennis Hopper)
See the results of the 2015 University of Leeds Annual Travel Survey
June 2015 – Travel Survey Report – The University of Leeds Annual Travel Survey
An update on the recent car parking survey
April 2015 – Car Parking Survey Update – Reporter, page 6
Dennis Hopper launches the Car Parking Survey in an email to all staff
March 2015 Parking Survey launched
See the reporter article on the commencement of the Multi Storey Car Park project
July 2014 – Work set to begin on multi-storey car park – Reporter, July 2014, page 9