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Information on building access
sought by Parking Services
March 1, 1999

Staff from Parking and Transportation Services have begun holding informal meetings with University staff and faculty to discuss problems of access to buildings.

Certain issues come up repeatedly: loading sites blocked by parked cars, preventing building occupants from unloading equipment or supplies, and parking for visitors and clients.

Donna Wakeman, director of parking and transportation services, plans to work her way across campus, accompanied by some of her staff, to discuss with representatives from each building any issues regarding access. "We will take the unique problems of each building into consideration," Wakeman says.

In some cases, she says problems can be addressed by putting up signs to guide people to park in certain places or by reserving parking places for pickup and delivery at certain times.

"Hopefully, we'll reach people in all buildings to see where the problems are," Wakeman says. "I'm trying to develop a long-range plan regarding access for the University that incorporates the interests of the entire University and its constituencies," she says.

Sherry Fisher