Winter Quarter 2010 Parking Alert

December  11, 2009

posted on December 11, 2009

Based on the enrollment outlook for Winter Quarter, parking at the Kirkland Campus may again be difficult during peak hours (normally 8:00AM to 2:00PM). As a result, we continue to strongly encourage the following for all students, faculty, and staff:

  • Carpool if possible
  • Take the bus
  • Allow ample time to find parking

We encourage you to utilize the closest Metro Park & Ride located at Kingsgate with bus service to the College on service route #238. Below is the link to the Metro site with directions and the route #238 schedule:

Kingsgate Park & Ride
13001 116th Way NE
Kirkland, WA

ENFORCEMENT

With the start of the new quarter, it is important to remind drivers to obey the following parking rules:

A. Park in designated parking areas only
B. Do not park in Handicapped Parking areas without a valid permit
C. Do not park in visitor parking
D. Do not park in any area not designated for parking or marked no parking
E. Do not park in a fire lane or adjacent to a fire hydrant
F. Do not park in areas designated as loading zones
G. Do not park so as to block or obstruct traffic or occupy more than one parking space

As you may recall, for Fall Quarter, the College allowed a “leniency” period with the exception of Handicapped Parking violators and parking in a fire lane. Through Fall Quarter, we have been assessing the parking situation, and are experiencing vehicles parking in no parking areas even when significant number of parking spaces are available in the lots. In a number of instances, parking violators have refused to move their vehicles even when asked. The continued parking violations particularly in the fire lanes places the College at risk.

EFFECTIVE WINTER QUARTER, ALL PARKING RULES WILL BE ENFORCED

Warning tickets will be issued for the first two weeks of the quarter; parking citations will be issued after that time. The College reserves the right to tow vehicles that are parked in violation of College parking regulations, specifically those vehicles blocking other vehicles, parked illegally in fire lanes and/or creating a safety hazard, parked illegally in handicapped spaces, or parked in unauthorized areas which may damage College property.

As a reminder, with the construction for the new Allied Health Building, in order to get to the South and West parking lots on campus you will have to enter campus off 132nd, to the East of campus. To get to the North lot and the lot adjacent to the Tech Building, you will have to enter campus off 120th Street, to the North of campus. A portion of the access road through the campus will remain closed during the construction of the Allied Health Building and there will no longer be a way to get from one side of campus to the other internally.