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Dear Westchester Neighbors:
To preserve the small town atmosphere we enjoy in Westchester, we must mobilize to stop the transformation of our neighborhood into Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) free parking lot. Please sign this petition urging the university to adopt acceptable measures to prevent the LMU campus population from parking on our streets.
Beginning August 27, ALL visitors will be charged to park on campus. In January 2013, any of the campus population who wish to park on campus will be charged approximately $ 700 per year. The choice is clear – pay to park on campus or park for FREE on the surrounding residential streets.
Permit Parking is NOT the Solution
LMU’s solution to the burden they are creating for our neighborhood is a Preferential Parking District (PPD). Permit parking, with the associated costs and inconveniences, is NOT a solution – it is a . . . nightmare!
LMU allocated $24,000 annually to fund two permits per house in a defined area, should residents elect to implement a PPD, but, not all streets close to LMU will benefit from the small subsidy which does not cover the cost of visitor or guest parking. For more information see www.whole100.org. The burden is on residents to create a PPD, which can take years to implement. The creation of PPDs also has the potential to create a ripple effect – when campus populations cannot park on one street they will park on the next – think graduation, 4th of July Parade EVERYDAY!
We will NOT be Ignored Any Longer
LMU sold the community on its Master Plan, promising “A Better LMU” with the guarantee that it would not be expanding its borders, its footprint. Using Westchester streets as its parking lot is an expansion that will impact ALL of Westchester.
LMU ignores the residents of Westchester. LMU has a responsibility to consider and adopt policies to ensure that Westchester does NOT become LMU’s FREE parking lot.
We, the undersigned residents of Westchester, oppose Loyola Marymount University’s decision to begin charging for on-campus parking. LMU must take acceptable measures to prevent students, faculty, and staff from parking on Westchester streets. We demand that LMU address our concerns immediately.
We understand that Oxford City Council are discussing a proposal to start charging for parking at the Cutteslowe Park car park at the end of Harbord Road.
Summertown Stars Football Club is a major user of Cutteslowe Park and has 400 boys and girls (ages 6 to 18) as playing members.
Parking charges in Powys are excessive and unnecessary for a county made up predominantly of small market towns. Such charges encourage visitors to park on the streets and roads adding to congestion; discourage tourism and shoppers from returning, and raise minimal funds after traffic wardens and ticket machines are taken into account. Many car parks are often more than half empty.
Removing parking fees from most, if not all, of the car parks in the county would encourage tourists and shoppers to visit our small towns and significantly reduce the number of cars parked on streets and roads.
Support our local shops
Parking charges in Barnet have risen by a staggering 30% - the highest rate of any council in the country. Extortionate charges and over-zealous traffic wardens are damaging our local high streets (already reeling from the recession)!
Allowing local people to park in the Broadway for one hour for free every day would encourage people to shop locally – without congesting the Broadway with commuter cars. One hour free parking is the very least they deserve.’
The Broadway shops and businesses are keen to see a change as they feel "something has to happen" and all have countless stories of losing business (and even being blamed) for the punitive parking arrangement.
This is our Broadway and we need to change the situation to become shopper, trader and pedestrian friendly, so please sign the petition now.
This is a petition regarding the inadequacy of free parking available in East Lansing, Michigan. Also, it is designed to address the frequency of parking citations given.
The downtown NICC campus has been in operation for awhile.
Yet no provision is been made as yet to provide parking for faculty member and students.