New this year:
- University staff and students will assist campus community members with parking and traffic questions in six strategically located information tents during the first week of the fall 2013 term.
- Oakland University Police Department and Facilities Management personnel will help facilitate traffic flow and parking during the first week of the new academic year.
Lighted temporary parking lots have been created on the:
- West side of the Upper Fields adjacent to P-11
- South of P-41 near the Police and Support Services building
- West of P-37 near the corner of Pioneer Drive and Squirrel Road.
Overnight parking will be reserved in:
- The P-5 and P-11 (including the temporary Upper Fields expansion) lots, as well as the red-striped spaces only in the P-16 lot
- Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments
- Matthews Court lots
- All covered spaces of the P-29 parking structure.
New traffic signal changes:
- New three way stop at corner of Pioneer and Ravine near the upper fields temporary parking.
- Two new speed bumps along Pioneer Drive.
Two new buses have been added to the Bear Bus system
, resulting in a total of six vehicles. New routes designed to maximize the efficiency and convenience of temporary parking are shown on the map below.
As always, the university encourages everyone to leave early to get to class or work on time, to carpool when possible, to walk or bicycle rather than drive when moving around on campus, and to avoid combing high-demand parking lots for open spaces.
With heightened awareness, planning and cooperation on the part of all faculty, staff and students, this year’s parking and traffic challenges can be efficiently handled. As with any family, growing pains are a necessary part of improvement and the campus community can look forward to new facilities that -- once complete -- will make Oakland a great place to live, work, and learn.
Learn more about the transformative campus construction projects and view photos here
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