University parking lots are not to be used for the storage of automobiles, trucks, trailers, or other vehicles. Pedestrians must be given the right-of-way at all crosswalks at all times. A campus area, which has been closed off by a barricade or other traffic control devices, including signs, may not be entered by any vehicle except when specifically authorized by Public Safety. Vehicles must obey all traffic control devices on campus. The registration and purchase of a permit for a vehicle does not guarantee that a parking space convenient for the individual will be provided. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Inability to locate a legal parking space is not an acceptable excuse for violation of these regulations. Legal spaces are outlined by white lines; vehicles must park within the lines. Any area of roadway including that area within a parking lot, which is not specifically marked for parking, loading, or as a fire lane is defined as a driveway. An access way is any area, path, or walkway, which permits entry to or exit from a building. Parking in driveways or access ways is prohibited. All vehicles driven on campus must be operated in a safe manner. Weaving on roadways or inattentive driving which causes an accident are examples of violations of this section. All state laws governing movement, operation, and parking of vehicles shall apply on University property. Parking in fire lanes (designated by roadway marking, signs, or both) is a violation of Philadelphia ordinance as well as University regulation. Vehicles so parked may be towed at the owner’s expense.
No parking is permitted in areas without painted stalls. To expedite traffic flow and for safety reasons vehicles should be parked “head in” in all parking spaces, not “backed in.” No parking is permitted on lawns, driveways, walks, or sodded areas on any part of the campus. Vehicles should be parked only in their direction of travel from the driving lane. Weather conditions do not alter parking regulations unless extreme situations cause an emergency to be declared. Reserved parking areas are indicated by appropriate signs marked for University personnel or handicapped. Temporary handicapped identification must be obtained from the Public Safety Department in order to park in a stall reserved for the handicapped.
Only Christian Brothers who park on the main campus, faculty and staff authorized by the Director of Public Safety, and resident students displaying the proper permit may park overnight in the Student Parking Lots.
University identification and the owner’s card for the vehicle must be presented to any Public Safety Officer upon request.
Parking is defined as “stationing a vehicle without a driver in attendance and irrespective of the period of time such vehicle is stationed.”
The vehicle registrant is responsible for notifying the Public Safety Officer of any change in status (commuter moving on campus, staff resigning, etc.) or of vehicle ownership or license plate within 5 days. Should the change affect permit eligibility, notification will be sent of the required modification. Registrants are responsible for removing or destroying the University permit if their vehicle is sold or the registrant’s affiliation with the University is ended.
La Salle University reserves the right to tow away, impound, or immobilize any vehicle parked in violation of University rules and to impose such fines and/or other penalties as may be specified.
The University reserves the right to change any Traffic Control Regulation. Normally, changes in the regulations will be announced through the campus newspapers and other appropriate media.
Anyone who has registered a vehicle and who must, for valid reasons, temporarily drive an unregistered vehicle, is required to obtain a temporary permit in order to park on a designated lot. Visitors are welcome and should obtain a temporary permit from the Public Safety Department. This permit should be displayed on top of the dash on the driver’s side so it can be seen. Parking should only be in areas designated on the pass. University personnel having visitors on the campus should inform them of parking rules and regulations. Possession of a decal permit/hang tag or temporary permit implies awareness of the University Motor Vehicle Regulations and the responsibility to adhere to them.
The Director of Public Safety or designee is authorized to enforce traffic or parking regulations. Parking permits are required for campus parking at all times. Faculty and staff parking permits, except temporary permits, are issued on a fiscal year basis. Student permits are issued on a semester or yearly basis.
Motorcycle and Moped Regulations
Any faculty, staff member, or student may register a motorcycle or Moped for a university parking permit. This registration may be made in addition to registration for a four-wheeled vehicle. For the purpose of these regulations, the terms “motorcycle” and “Moped” are synonymous. Motorcycle permits are valid in motorcycle spaces in all lots, but motorcycles may not park in automobile spaces. Motorcycles are not permitted in the University buildings and will be removed at the direction of the Public Safety Department in accordance with prevailing University policy. In addition to incurring a fine, the owner of any such vehicle so removed must pay the costs of removal.
Bicycle registration is free and is available at the Public Safety Department to assist in identification if a bicycle is stolen/lost and to identify owners of bicycles that have been recovered.
Bicycles are not permitted in buildings except when owners keep them inside their office or residence hall room.
Bicycles parked in unauthorized places (such as hallways, sidewalks, and entrances to buildings) will be removed by Public Safety. In order to reclaim their bicycles, owners must appear at the Public Safety office, establish ownership, and pay a $10.00 fee.
All persons are urged to use a substantial locking device on their bicycles, report persons tampering with, or otherwise engaging in, suspicious activity around bicycles, and to promptly report any theft.
Bicycles must abide by State Laws and City Ordinances. Riding on the main campus (the area bounded by Olney Avenue, 20th Street, Central High School, and Fairmount Park) is strictly prohibited.