Permit parking is a newly thought out idea that seeks to bring to an end the recently escalating and cumbersome problem of residents parking at visitors parking in the university. The idea is believed not only to be a solution but also a revolution to the problem that has been on the increase in the institution. The major objective of this scheme is to strike a balance between the amounts of residents’ parking spaces and the number of visitor’s parking spaces. This system aims at providing an enhanced parking environment by increasing to residents concerning their parking spaces. The scheme entails the issuance of the various departments in the university with parking warrants to be used by specified vehicles. This insists on the fact that residents will be issued with parking warrants to be used only in their designated parking spaces. The same will also apply to visitors visiting the university (Applegate, 86).
Feasibility studies show that permit parking systems have been proved effective in populace institutions where parking space pressures arising from large number of visitors leads to competition for the limited parking space. The scheme suggests that only vehicles indicating either of the afore mentioned entry warrants are allowed to park in parking spaces set aside for the use by designated ticket holders only.
In the event of a successful introduction of a warrant parking system, parked motor vehicles not indicating a genuine consent may be served with a fine penalty notice. Parking Warrants shall only be authorized for use in selected parking spaces and cannot be interchanged between vehicles or parking spaces.
The ownership of a valid parking ticket does not give the right to park once vehicle in a restricted parking space. The warrant only allows a resident to park not beyond the limitations of the prescribed boundaries. A means of identification will be incorporated in all the parking signs and their corresponding parking permits so as to identify the parking zone limits of the warrants. This means that if a vehicle was making a visit to the student’s hostels should only be allowed parking entry to the students’ hostels parking zone. The owner of the vehicle would have violated the university’s parking policy if such a vehicle is found parked in the administration’s parking yard.
Criteria for Rolling out Flagship Permit Parking System
A resident’s involvement exercise is currently in place to measure residents support for the parking scheme. The consultation exercise involves the dissemination of “have your say” leaflets to the various departments where the project is intended to be carried out.
In order for the newly thought parking system to be successful, a significant number of the consulted residents must give a response which favors the system (Coley, 34).
Issuance of Permits
All parking tickets will be issued to all the departments on a regular basis. However, a household can apply for more whenever they have run out of packing tickets. In addition, tickets will go hand in hand with their specified parking spaces. As a result, permits will not be transferable among the residents or their visitors.
Parking tickets will not be necessary for vehicles pursuing their statutory duties. This entails vehicles such as Police vehicles, Ambulances, Fire, and rescue vehicles.
Display of warrants
All tickets awarded to both residents or their respective visitors must be displayed on the side window or windscreen in such a manner that facilitates a clear view from someone standing in front of the car. In addition, a permit may be revoked in the situation that a resident has cleared from the university.
Cost of warrants
The cost of accessing the said parking permits will be established at a level that takes into consideration the associated administration costs, system enforcement costs and lines and signs maintenance costs. To allow for added flexibility among residents, permits issued to every resident’s vehicles will be allowed to specify two registration numbers. This means each resident is entitled to a parking space enough for two vehicles for their convenience purposes. It is also worth noting that penalty charges will be levied on any vehicle not displaying their intended parking permits (Applegate, 63).
Parking space lining and signing
The permitted zones and parking restricted areas will subject to mandatory signs and lines in harmony with the federal governments traffic lines and signs general regulations. Each household will also be made aware of these restrictions.
Effective realization of the said parking system will remain to be the sole responsibility of the residential space developers. Any acts of ignorance in relation to the policy framework relating to the new parking system will be treated as acts of violations. Such acts will be eligible for punishments in the form of fine charges or permit revocation.
Applegate, Katherine. The Proposal. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Print.
Coley, Soraya M., and Cynthia A. Scheinberg. Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2008. Print.
Miner, Jeremy T., and Lynn E. Miner. Proposal Planning & Writing. 4th ed. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2008. Print.