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Physical Address:

1006 Railroad Street
Rm 135
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

Office hours:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office hours during academic breaks:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-6424
Fax: 208-885-4219
parking@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/parking

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4106
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

Future Plans

Proposed Changes to the Campus Parking & Transportation System for FY20

FY20 proposed parking and transportation system changes continue to align with our plans for enhancing our campus’ alternative transportation network; addressing customer priorities of space availability and permit affordability; and aligning with our goals of improved parking technology, parking lot maintenance, and overall quality. 

Proposed changes to the campus parking and transportation system for fiscal year 2020 (academic year 2019-20) are described below, and are numbered 1 through 10. Changes 1 through 4 will be familiar to the campus community, as these were communicated during our public input process for FY19 changes, and they involve capital project efforts that have progressed as planned. 

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) seeks campus input now through April 5th on proposed changes 5 through 10. 

The PTS Strategic Plan outlines our vision and goals for the future of our campus parking and transportation system. 

FY20 Proposed Changes

In alignment with our goals to enhance alternative transportation options, the University of Idaho has partnered with shared mobility provider, Gotcha, and the City of Moscow, to launch a pedal assist e-bike share program. 50 pedal assist e-bikes will be available for use by U of I affiliates up to 30 minutes per day at no cost. The e-bikes can be used community-wide. More details on this exciting new transportation option will be coming soon.

Why the change?

  • Enhanced safety and aesthetics of parking areas in the campus core.
  • Increased availability of short-term parking in the core for campus guests and university business. Gold permitted parking will be relocated to nearby streets (University Avenue and Idaho Avenue), providing a net gain of 9 Gold permit spaces – see change #4 below.
  • Parking lot 35 north of the Student Health Center has been a gravel parking lot since approximately 1970. While centrally located, this lot has proved troublesome to use and maintain: it’s heavily sloped, difficult to plow and de-ice, and has a cramped layout. The new lot will be paved, appropriately drained, structurally sound and will serve our campus as a front-door parking location for prospective families, invited speakers and guests, and students and employees conducting short-term business in the campus core.
  • The new lot will include 2 disability spaces and 32 hourly pay spaces, providing an increase of 23 short-term parking spaces in the campus core.

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: Parking lot 35 will be closed and under construction from mid-May through the end of July 2019.
  • To further improve customer service and convenience, mobile payment will be available as an option for parkers in this lot, so no need to pull out the credit card or find coins. Mobile payment will ease minds and reduce meter citations when a parker is running late – a few extra minutes can be added via a mobile device.
  • View map showing detail of changes 2 through 4.

Why the change?

  • Expansion of the campus walkway boundary to enhance pedestrian safety and prioritize the pedestrian only environment in the campus core.
  • Reduction in vehicle traffic “hunting” for a metered parking space in a high pedestrian activity area. New and additional short-term parking will become available in nearby parking lot 35 north of Student Health Center, providing a net gain of 23 hourly pay spaces in the campus core.
  • Elimination of heavy vehicular traffic entering campus walkway to load/unload passengers in an area not designed for vehicular drop-offs. See change #4 which provides an alternative passenger loading area in the vicinity to meet this need.

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: to be implemented by end of July 2019.
  • The campus walkway being restricted to all vehicles not displaying a valid campus walkway parking permit is not new. A valid campus walkway parking permit includes disability permits, service or delivery permits, or reserved permits for spaces located on the campus walkway.
  • View map showing detail of changes 2 through 4.

Why the change?

  • Reduction in vehicle traffic volume entering the campus walkway. Reversed direction of one-way streets allows for designation of a loading zone on Ash Street to allow drivers to drop-off or pick-up passengers in a convenient manner, and exit down University Avenue without needing to enter the campus walkway. This passenger loading/unloading activity is both necessary and frequent, and can be achieved without mixing vehicles with pedestrians on the campus walkway.
  • Lays the foundation for potential transit stops in the campus core.
  • Enhanced safety and aesthetics of streets in the campus core – removing residential parking from University and Idaho Avenue will improve street maintenance. See change #5 which provides for the relocation of Purple permitted spaces.
  • Permitted parking changes on Idaho and University Avenues replace Gold permitted parking being removed from lot 35 at Student Health Center, providing a net gain of 9 Gold permit spaces.

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: to be implemented by end of July 2019.
  • One-way streets: University Avenue, Ash Street, and Idaho Avenue will be reversed in direction (between Deakin Avenue and Ash Street).
  • One block of Elm Street will be reversed in direction, between University and Idaho Avenues.
  • All parking on Ash Street will be removed (between University and Idaho Avenues), this includes disability, visitor, and motorcycle spaces.
  • A loading zone will be designated on the west side of Ash Street to facilitate passenger drop-offs and lay the foundation for a future potential transit stop at this location.
  • Purple permitted on-street parking on University and Idaho Avenues (from Ash Street to Deakin Avenue) will be converted to Gold permitted parking.
  • The intersection of Deakin Avenue and University Avenue will become a 3-way stop.
  • This is a major traffic revision and will take some time to get used to. Look for traffic revision signage that will be placed to alert drivers to this change around mid-July once all permanent signage is updated.
  • View map showing detail of changes 2 through 4.

Why the change?

  • Increase space availability for Purple permit holders while maximizing use of campus parking resource that is currently underutilized as an Orange commuter lot (55% utilization).
  • Replace Purple permit parking being removed from University and Idaho Avenues (net gain of 28 Purple permit spaces).

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: to be implemented by August 15, 2019.
  • See change #6 for a plan that replaces some of the commuter parking spaces currently used by parkers in Orange Lot 6.
  • View map showing detail of changes 5 through 8.

Why the change?

  • Enhanced safety, maintenance and aesthetics of campus streets. Commuter parking with no overnight parking permitted, will allow for better maintained streets year-round.
  • Provides approximately 32 commuter parking spaces that serve to replace Orange Lot 6 commuter spaces being converted to Purple residential parking.

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: to be implemented by August 15, 2019.
  • View map showing detail of changes 5 through 8.

Why the change?

  • Demand for Blue lot parking is exceeding supply on east side of campus, Blue lot 60 is averaging 90% utilization while west campus Blue lots overall are averaging 33% utilization (350 available spaces on average). Due to this, Blue permits were capped during fall 2018 semester, quickly sold out, and a waitlist has grown.
  • Improved space availability in Lot 60; our aim is for 85% utilization in commuter parking lots. It is anticipated that increased price of parking in Lot 60 will reduce demand and therefore improve space availability.
  • Improved Blue permit distribution. While PTS remains committed to maintaining an affordable parking permit option on campus, consolidating the Blue parking lots to the west side of campus will allow for managed Blue permit distribution.
  • With Lot 60 a Red lot, Red permitted spaces are more evenly split between the east and west sides of campus, allowing for more balanced parker distribution, and the available Red parking supply being equidistant to the core of campus.

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: to be implemented by Aug. 15, 2019.
  • Walking distance from proposed Red parking lot 60 on Sweet Avenue and from Red parking lot 34 west of the Kibbie dome to the Idaho Commons building is the same – about 1/3 mile, or about an 8 minute walk.
  • The current year Blue permit price is $64, the Red permit price is not proposed to increase for FY20, and so will remain at $172, an increase of $108 to switch from a Blue permit to a Red permit.
  • Employees: Nine (9) payroll deductions for a Blue permit this year was $7.11/pay period. Nine (9) payroll deductions for a Red parking permit in FY20 will be $19.11/pay period, an increase of $12 per pay period. Red permit holders may also select 16 payroll deductions, at $10.75/pay period for FY20.
  • View map showing detail of changes 5 through 8.
  • View proposed full campus parking map for 2019-20.

Why the change?

  • Managed permit distribution and space availability for commuting parkers on east side of campus. In keeping with the intent of the change for Blue lot 60 to a Red lot, reopening Lot 104 as a Red permit lot will consolidate all Blue parking lots on the west side of campus allowing for improved Blue permit distribution.

What else should I know?

  • Timeframe: to be implemented by August 15, 2019.
  • Parking lot 104 has been closed for all of FY19 as the WWAMI building is being renovated. The lot will reopen for FY20, with anticipated high activity level and demand from WWAMI students, faculty, and staff.
  • View map showing detail of changes 5 through 8.

Why the change?

  • SRC East parking lot 107 is experiencing high demand – averaging 90% utilization between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Customer perception is that there is never a place to park at the SRC, while SRC West parking lot 108 (pay lot from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. currently) is experiencing low demand – averaging less than 40% utilization.
  • Reduce demand in SRC Lot 107 from those not actively using the SRC. It is estimated that 5-10 vehicles parked in Lot 107 during daytime hours are not actively using the SRC, taking space from active SRC users while enjoying free parking on campus.
  • Utilize automated systems to improve method of parking enforcement by increasing efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service. Enforcement of the lot at present is inefficient, ineffective, and misaligned with PTS values of friendly, courteous and specific customer service.
  • Encourage use of alternative transportation to get to the SRC.

What else should I know?

  • Parking for SRC patrons is available on both the east and the west side of the SRC building, and this will remain.
  • Payment will be required in both SRC parking lots Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The hourly rate will adjust according to demand, rate is proposed to start at $0.75/hour, with increasing rates beyond the first 90 minutes in east Lot 107 to encourage short-term parking for use of the SRC.
  • All color permitted parking lots (including Silver, Orange and Gold lots near the SRC), do not require a permit in the evenings after 5 p.m., or on the weekends.
  • There are 20+ bike racks available on a daily basis on the east side of the SRC.
  • To further improve customer service and convenience, mobile payment will be available as an option for parkers at the SRC, so no need to pull out the credit card or find coins. Mobile payment will ease minds and reduce meter citations when a parker is running late – a few extra minutes can be added via a mobile device.

Why the increase in parking permit prices?

  • Pricing is a tool that must be used to manage supply and demand of the campus parking system, as demand increases the price must increase.
  • PTS is a financially self-supporting unit that receives no general education funding and 67% of our revenue comes from parking permit sales. Increasing costs associated with maintaining the campus parking system require permit prices to increase.
  • In accordance with our vision to become a campus where a personally owned automobile is not required to meet mobility needs, PTS plans to increase financial support for new and enhanced alternative transportation. We begin making those financial commitments in FY20 with the introduction of Gotcha bike share to our community. Other commitments for alternative transportation programs are on the horizon, including: contribution to SMART Transit for increased service levels, growth in the Gotcha bike share program, ride share service, sponsorship of regional transportation for getting students home for academic breaks.
  • There are no plans for construction of new parking lots or parking garages on our campus. Parking permit prices must increase to encourage use of alternative transportation for students and employees to get around on campus and in our community.

What are the proposed parking permit prices for FY20?

  • In alignment with the 5-year fee projections established and shared in 2018, with modification to plans for Blue and Economy permits, parking permit fees are proposed to increase for FY20 as follows:
    • Gold: $338 to $352 (with intent to reach $400 level by 2024)
      Increase of $14, 4%, or $0.87/payroll deduction with 16 deductions
    • Orange: $250 to $260 (with intent to reach $300 level by 2024)
      Increase of $10, 4%, or $0.62/payroll deduction with 16 deductions)
    • Silver, Purple, Green: $196 to $224 (with intent to reach $300 level by 2024)
      Increase of $28, or 14%
    • Red: $172, no increase proposed for FY20 (with intent to reach $200 level by 2024)
    • Blue: $64 to $70 (with intent to reach $100 by 2024)
      Increase of $6, 10%, or $0.67/payroll deduction with 9 deductions
    • Economy: $35 to $47 (with intent to reach $100 by 2024)
      Increase of $12, or 34%
    • View the proposed 2019-20 Campus Parking Map

Contact Us

Physical Address:

1006 Railroad Street
Rm 135
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

Office hours:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office hours during academic breaks:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-6424
Fax: 208-885-4219
parking@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/parking

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4106
Moscow, ID
83844-4106