A.2. Definitions

For the purpose of these regulations, the following words are defined.

Bicycle: A vehicle operated manually with the turn of pedals and no motor.

Campus Walkway System: A designated area in the core of campus that is restricted to only essential vehicular traffic in order to ensure a safe pedestrian walkway area. All vehicles including bicycles, scooters and skateboards must travel at a walk speed, adhering the right of way to pedestrians at all times while traveling on the campus walkway system.

Daytime Violations: Parking violations that are enforced Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of individual spaces that may have different enforcement times as posted. See Section C.

Delivery Vehicle: On campus, delivery vehicles are considered vehicles owned and operated by university departments or commercial establishments. These vehicles require short-term delivery access for pick-up/drop-off of items. Parking in close proximity to the location of delivery is required due to size of items being delivered, amount of items being delivered or timing of delivery. All delivery vehicles must display a valid University of Idaho Delivery permit and park according to Delivery permit regulations.

Designated Parking Space: A parking space, defined by signage, concrete wheel stops, painted lines on ground, or a parking meter.

Dismissed/Waived: A decision made by the Parking Committee to waive the fine associated with an appealed citation. The submitted appeal statement provided a description that sufficiently explained the situation to warrant a dismissal of the fine.

Essential Business: The fundamental and crucial business that is necessary for the university to operate each day; the necessary functions that need to happen in order for the institution to fulfill its mission, in order for departments, research and teaching to be successful.

Essential Vehicle: A vehicle that needs to park at a specific location in order to successfully complete essential business for the university. Essential vehicles are transporting tools or supplies that are heavy or in large quantity, and the vehicle needs to park in close proximity to destination in order to conduct essential business.

General Violations: Parking violations that are enforced at all times and all days. See
Section B. 

Immobilize: To place a wheel lock on a vehicle so that it cannot be removed from the location it is currently parked. Reasons for immobilizing a vehicle are found in Section O.

Impound:
To relocate a vehicle from the location last parked using a tow truck. Reasons for impounding a vehicle are found in Section O.

Meter:
An electronic unit that requires payment in the form of U.S. quarters, nickels, and dimes. Meters are located at individual parking spaces, meters denote a parking space.

Motorcycle: Any motorized two-wheeled vehicle. Mopeds and motorized scooters are considered motorcycles for the purpose of these regulations.

Nuisance Vehicle: A vehicle that causes significant disruptions to parking operations or interferes with the mission of Parking and Transportation Services. Examples of a nuisance vehicle are described in Section O.

Park/Parking:
The placement or standing of a vehicle, with or without a driver in attendance, and with or without the engine running.

Pay Station (or Pay and Display): An electronic unit that requires payment in the form of debit/credit cards, or U.S. quarters, nickels, dimes, or dollar coins. Pay station units are located centrally within lots that require payment. Upon payment receipts are printed and must be displayed on the inside of the driver’s side window.

Permit Eligibility: Determines if it is appropriate for an individual to display and use a certain permit type. Permit eligibility is determined by the following:

  • An individual’s affiliation with the university; student, faculty/staff (board appointed or temporary)
  • Location of an individual’s residence
  • Description of departmental or business parking needs on campus; justification of use statement


Service Vehicle:
On campus, service vehicles include vehicles owned and operated by university departments or commercial establishments. These vehicles provide a service for the university and actively engage in service or maintenance of the buildings or grounds. Parking in close proximity to the area is required because the vehicle and/or equipment in the vehicle are essential to completing the service. All service vehicles must display a valid University of Idaho Service permit and park according to Service permit regulations.

Striping/Painting: Yellow, white or blue markings on the pavement that designate a space, a disability space, a curb or sidewalk edge, or the end of a row or designated parking area.

Specially Marked Spaces: Individual spaces designated by signage as spaces requiring a special permit. Examples of specially marked spaces include, but are not limited to, reserved spaces, service spaces, delivery spaces, disability spaces.

Uphold: A decision made by the Parking Committee to retain the fine associated with an appealed citation. The submitted appeal statement does not provide a description that sufficiently explains the situation to warrant a dismissal of the fine.

Void: Elimination of the fine associated with a parking citation.

Walk Speed: Operating an automobile, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, or skateboard at the pace of a walking pedestrian. Walk speed is approximately 3 miles/hour.

Walkway Access Permit: A permit that allows vehicular access onto the campus walkway system and is valid for parking in one or more of the designated spaces on the campus walkway.

Wheel Stops/Bumpers: Concrete objects (6” wide by 6’ long) placed at the head of a parking space. Wheel stops/bumpers designate individual parking spaces. In gravel lots all spaces are designated by wheel stops/bumpers; if there is not a bumper in a gravel lot, then that area is not a valid parking space.