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Transportation and Parking

Restricted Residential Parking Policy

The deadline for Fall Term 2017 exemption requests is August 4, 2017.

Please contact the parking office after this date if needed.

To maintain the pedestrian-orientation of our campus, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address City regulations, Lewis & Clark offers a variety of transportation options with the goal of minimizing single occupancy travel and reducing the need for parking lots. Due to the limited parking availability at Lewis & Clark, residential parking permits are limited.  As such, students completing their first or second semesters of enrollment are not permitted to buy parking permits.  Other residential students have access to a limited number of residential parking permits.  

To assist students and the L&C community in traveling to and from campus, several transportation options are available:

Pioneer Express Shuttle – free shuttle service operates 7 days a week during Fall and Spring semester from downtown Portland to Lewis & Clark

Discount Tri-Met bus passes – Lewis & Clark subsidizes monthly bus passes and ticket books by 75%

ZipCars – Lewis & Clark partners with Zipcar, Inc., a low cost car sharing program providing 24 hours access to a number of vehicles located on campus (open to students 18 years of age).

On rare occasions, students who are not issued a parking permit may petition for an exception from this limitation if they successfully satisfy all the criteria for at least one of the categories below.

Exception requests must be received no less than 30 days prior to the first day of the academic term. Potential exceptions are described below including the required documentation and stipulations.

Medical need - student must attend frequent medical appointments

◦ Frequent is defined as two or more times weekly

◦ Condition and frequency of appointments must be outlined in a signed letter(s) from the treating physician with knowledge of the condition as well as the local physician, if different. Letter(s) must include contact information for the physician

◦ Student must demonstrate that campus shuttle, Trimet, and Zipcar are not viable options

▪ ‘Not viable’ is defined as: Trimet does not travel to the location, or a one-way ride is longer than one hour time. Campus shuttle does not access the area when combined with Trimet. Zipcar membership is not available to the student

Economic need – student must rely on off-campus employment

◦ Employment must be established prior to beginning the academic year

◦ On campus employment must be unavailable to the student (eg. work study)

◦ Student must be working 15 or more hours per week

◦ Student must demonstrate that campus shuttle, Trimet, and Zipcar are not viable options.

▪ ‘Not viable’ is defined as: Trimet does not travel to the location, or a one-way ride is longer than one hour time. Campus shuttle does not access the area when combined with Trimet. Zipcar membership is not available to the student

◦ Exception requests should include a signed letter from employer stating days and hours of employment. Letter shall include employer’s telephone number and a copy of a current payroll stub

Academic need – frequent off campus classes, research or field study required by program

◦ Coursework requirement must be documented with a letter from the instructor or other documentation of enrollment and need

◦ Frequent is defined as two or more times weekly

◦ Student must demonstrate that campus shuttle, Trimet, and Zipcar are not viable options.

▪ ‘Not viable’ is defined as: Trimet does not travel to the location, or a one-way ride is longer than one hour time. Campus shuttle does not access the area when combined with Trimet. Zipcar membership is not available to the student

Family need– extenuating family circumstances such as care for ill or disabled family member

◦ Condition and frequency of need must be outlined in a signed letter from a physician including their contact information

◦ The student must provide documentation or letter defining the nature of the situation including why they are the only proximal and capable person to provide the support

◦ Frequent is defined as two or more times weekly

◦ Student must demonstrate that campus shuttle, Trimet, and Zipcar are not viable options

▪ ‘Not viable’ is defined as: Trimet does not travel to the location, or a one-way ride is longer than one hour time. Campus shuttle does not access the area when combined with Trimet. Zipcar membership is not available to the student

Commuting students

◦ Student must provide a home address

◦ Student must demonstrate that campus shuttle, Trimet, and Zipcar are not viable options

▪ ‘Not viable’ is defined as: Trimet does not travel to the location, or a one-way ride is longer than one hour time. Campus shuttle does not access the area when combined with Trimet. Zipcar membership is not available to the student

◦ Residential status will be verified prior to application review

To apply for an exception, please complete the following waiver.

Restricted Residential Parking Exception Request

The deadline for Fall Term 2017 is August 4, 2017. We will continue to consider individual requests after the deadline on a case by case basis. Please contact the parking office if you have a parking request after the deadline has passed.

Applicants will be notified of the committee decision two weeks prior to the first day of classes. After assessing required documentation, the committee may grant an exception based on space availability and level of hardship. All materials including exception request and supporting documents must be submitted by the designated date to be considered. Students who obtain a parking permit by providing falsified information, as well as others who attempt to purchase a permit for an ineligible student, are subject to fines, may have future parking privileges revoked, and may face disciplinary action.

Applications received after the deadline (30 days prior to first day of classes) will be considered only in emergency situations.

 

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