May 31, 2016

Program improvements set to reduce parking demand

Lewis & Clark will be making changes to its transportation programs beginning fall semester 2016.

After several years of review by Lewis & Clark’s Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) and evaluation by an independent parking consultant, Lewis & Clark will be making changes to its transportation programs beginning fall semester. These changes to Lewis & Clark’s parking and transportation programming are intended to reduce the difficulties currently experienced in our constrained parking system.

Programmatic and operational changes for the 2016-17 academic year:
  • Increase in parking fees (for the first time in 11 years)

  • Addition of a reduced cost park-and-ride lot

  • Reduction in the cost of the TriMet bus pass

  • Adjustment of shuttle schedules to connect to public transportation and park-and-ride lots

  • Incentives for biking and walking

  • Improved communication programs and materials

Fee Changes for 2016-17 (to take effect fall semester 2016):

Permit Type

Current Fee

New Fee

Park-and-ride lots



Trimet bus pass



Carpool pass

(cost shared by minimum of two commuters)







Parking permit







Daily parking permit



Evening parking permit



Please note: An increase in the cost of parking permits allows the college to expand alternative transportation programming options. While the fee levels are set, changes to shuttle schedule and incentives programs are still under consideration.

Q&A Tabling Events

As these changes are complex and interrelated we encourage community members with questions or concerns to attend one of the scheduled Q&A tabling events:

  • Law School - April 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in LRC Lounge
  • Undergraduate School - April 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Maggie’s Cafe
  • Graduate School - April 21, 3 - 4 p.m. in York Lounge
  • Associate Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC) meeting - April 21, 7 p.m. in Miller 205
Need more information?

As fall semester approaches, look to The Source for more information about this series of programmatic and operational changes. A list of Frequently Asked Questions—compiled from questions asked during the series of Q&A tabling events held throughout April 2016—will be available online near the end of spring semester.

Please contact Sustainability Manager Amy Dvorak ( or 503-768-7794) with questions comments.