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University addresses parking shortage

September 3, 2010

As many of you know, available parking on campus has always been at a premium. In an effort to create more parking spaces, we have begun an addition on the West Road Parking Garage that will add two more floors and approximately 200 parking spaces. But as we undergo this transformation, we are facing obstacles that have caused frustration to many of you attempting to drive and park on campus.

Unfortunately, until the construction is completed, we will experience some tight parking situations as the university grows. We ask for your cooperation and patience during this time. We will keep you informed about efforts to improve the situation.

In an effort to alleviate our current parking shortage we have done the following:

  • We have contacted the contractor and plan to open an additional 28 spaces on Tuesday, September 7th on the fourth floor of the West Road Garage.
  • We contacted a few off campus sites for parking availability.
  • University Police has been stationed in each of the garages and will continue to monitor the entrances to ensure that only permit holders are allowed to park.
  • University Police will vigorously enforce the Parking policies.
  • We have added additional bike racks on campus and are increasing the motorcycle/scooter parking area in the Freret Street garage.

Traditionally on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., parking on campus is at the peak threshold. It looks the same this year, so please allow ample time to find a parking space on campus before the start of your class or workday. We strongly encourage our off campus students to help with this problem by either carpooling or using their bicycles.

As construction progresses, we will continue to open parking spaces in the West Road Garage and provide the community with numerous updates as they become available.

Robert A. Reed
Chair of the University Parking Committee
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Office: 504-865-3737
rareed@loyno.edu

Patrick X. Bailey
Director of Public Safety/University Police
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Office: 504-865-3434
pbailey@loyno.edu

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