|Be Neighborly: Parking on University’s Side Streets is Disrespectful|
|Tuesday, January 08 2013|
With work now underway on our brand new Golisano Children’s Hospital, neighborhood residents and businesses will be asked to tolerate the oversized-vehicle traffic and pile-driving noises that go hand-in-hand with construction.
As they extend patience to us at this busy juncture, this is a natural opportunity to remind our staff to respect them, too – specifically, by refraining from illegitimately parking on side streets and at any businesses surrounding URMC. We frequently hear that these extra vehicles are inconveniencing neighbors, taking up their limited parking space and sometimes even blocking their trash receptacles from weekly pick-ups. Similarly, area businesses report that our staff sometimes park in their lots, occupying spots reserved for their customers. URMC leaders are taking special action to resolve the issue.
Buckling Down on Side-street Parking
In order to maintain a good rapport with our neighbors and local business owners, URMC’s Parking staff frequently survey side streets, scanning license plates and sending warning letters to staff who park on these streets. Subsequent instances of neighborhood parking, however, will prompt letters to employees’ managers. As respect is one of URMC’s core values (see the ICARE commitment, here), these letters will encourage managers to keep disrespectful neighborhood parking practices in mind when conducting staff performance appraisals.
Again, neighborhood parking is extremely disrespectful to our neighbors. Out of consideration for them (and per our University Parking guidelines), we kindly ask that staff who bring vehicles to campus purchase a URMC parking permit and park in a URMC lot.
To learn more about parking permits at URMC, click here.
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