Parking Forums

Transportation Services is holding forums to share information and solutions to ongoing campus parking challenges.

UC San Diego Health – La Jolla Forum Recap

A forum was held for Jan. 25, 2017 at the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute on parking and transportation topics involving the UC San Diego Health – La Jolla campus and surrounding areas. As a result of the forum, Transportation Services is taking immediate action, as well as longer term action, to address various issues. These include:

Immediate Actions/Recommendations

  • Adding B Spaces: Effective Jan. 30, 28 A spaces in P760 (Shiley) and 40 S spaces in P703 (Radiation Oncology) will be converted to B spaces. This is in addition to the 148 A spaces that were recently converted to B spaces in the Athena Parking Structure. Together, these actions result in 216 more B spaces being added to the area since Winter Break.
  • Adding Shuttle Stops: Effective Jan. 30, Shuttle Operations will add stops to P782 and P783 on the East Campus Connector Shuttle. These lots, particularly P782, often have capacity during peak hours of the day. Additional stops will help improve transit services, making it easier for staff to get to various locations on East Campus.
  • Improving Security: Hospital security has committed to providing additional patrols during the evening hours and will address areas that may have safety concerns (e.g., insufficient lighting).  Hospital security also provides a safety escort service as does campus police.
  • Night Shift Parking Concerns: Attendees who work 12-hour shifts requested that the hours for Night/Weekend Parking Permits be extended to 8:30 a.m. Recommendation: Consider switching to the Off Peak Hours Permit, which provides significantly more flexibility in parking hours.

Future Actions

  • Transportation Services and Health Sciences will discuss the possibility of allowing permit holders to use Patient/Visitor spaces during off-hours. Timing to be determined.
  • Review options for improving transportation between parking lots/structures and work destinations.
  • Work with Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) on implementing a parking committee that will be led by ACTRI Director Gary Firestein, along with Transportation Services and Health Sciences.

A copy of the PowerPoint (PDF) that was presented at the forum is available for viewing as well.

General Campus Forum

Transportation Services held a brown bag session for permit holders on Feb. 5, 2016. The presentation included information on the regional transportation projects occurring at and around UC San Diego that have a significant impact on parking. Information was also shared on the parking loss and additions that are slated to occur over the next few years. Attendees also asked questions as well as shared their frustrations and concerns about parking.

Get session details and additional information:

Additional forums may be held as needed around campus to share updates and address comments and concerns. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, contact us at

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