Lakehead University Traffic & Parking Regulations

Lakehead University is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, any vehicle or its contents, however caused, while operated or parked on University property.

1.0 GENERAL REGULATIONS

1.1 Purpose

The purpose of these regulations is to facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of traffic and parking on Lakehead University premises within the limits of available space and facilities.

1.2 Application of Regulations

These regulations apply to all persons operating and parking a motorized vehicle on the Lakehead University campus and are in effect twenty-four hours per day every day of the year.

1.3 Authority For Regulations and Fees

The authority for these regulations and fees is vested in the Board of Governors of Lakehead University and it reserves the right to amend them at any time. The Department of Security Services is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of these regulations. Lakehead University is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, any vehicle or its contents, however caused, while the vehicle is operated or parked on University property.

1.4 Responsibility

Because the University grounds are private property, the University reserves the right to maintain jurisdiction over all vehicle traffic and parking, and to take action for violations of these regulations. All vehicle operators are responsible for knowing and complying with these traffic and parking regulations. The operator and/or owner of the vehicle is subject to the applicable penalties for violations. Registered owners of vehicles are traced through the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

1.5 Availability

While every effort will be made to provide adequate parking space, a parking permit does not guarantee that space will always be available. Overflow parking Lot 1 if no available space in G lots.

1.6 Amendments to these regulations

Proper notice of changes to the parking regulations, as may from time to time be necessary, will be deemed to have been given to the University community by posting the changes in the Communications Bulletins by Lakehead email and on the Security Services website.

1.7 Electrical Outlets

The electrical outlets are designed to handle block heaters only. Interior car warmers must not be plugged into the outlets. If you cause the circuit to be overloaded, you are affecting not only your vehicle, but others as well. Electricity is supplied to outlets on an alternate 20-minute basis.

2.0 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

2.1 Permits and Licences

The owner and/or operator of a vehicle on University property must be in possession of all valid permits and licences required by the University and the Province of Ontario for the operation of that vehicle.

2.2 Speed Limit

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on University roads is 25 kilometres per hour.

2.3 Traffic Control

Vehicle operators are required to operate their vehicles safely and to obey any direction given by sign, device or person charged with the responsibility of traffic control on University property. Violators may be fined and/or have their parking privileges revoked (see 7.0 Fines and Penalties).

2.4 Manner of Vehicle Operation

All persons shall operate their vehicle on University property in a manner considered by those in authority for traffic control not to be hazardous to persons or property. Those found to be operating a vehicle on University property in an unsafe manner may be fined or barred from vehicle access to campus (see 7.0 Fines and Penalties).

2.5 Applicability and Enforcement

These traffic and parking regulations apply to all persons operating or parking vehicles on University property and are in effect twenty-four hours per day. A valid parking permit is required as stated in 3.1 Permit Requirements.

3.0 PARKING PERMITS

3.1 Permit Requirements

All persons are required to obtain an authorized parking permit for any motorized vehicle which they wish to park on University property, with the following exceptions:

  • Permits are not required for parking on University property between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays, or official University holidays;
  • Permits are not required, nor are they applicable, for parking in any metered areas (currently, in Lot 5, Lot 6,R, R1, R3, in the Agora Circle and at the Fieldhouse) these spaces are metered and operate from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding official University holidays. Permits are not valid for parking in any metered area
  • Daily permits may be purchased for parking in "G" lots from Pay and Display permit dispensers located at strategic locations on campus. It is the responsibility of the operator to report any malfunctioning parking equipment to Security Services. If an operator discovers a Pay and Display permit dispenser that is not working he/she will be expected to move to a working dispenser and obtain a permit.

3.2 Affixing Parking Permits

All parking permits must be hung on the rear-view mirror and the permit number must be visible from the outside of the vehicle.

Broken hang tags should be returned without delay to the Security Office for a free replacement. Improper placement of a parking permit will result in a parking ticket being issued.

Pay and Display permits are to be placed on the driver's side of the dash with the permit expiry date and time clearly visible from outside the vehicle through the front windshield.

3.3 Lost or Stolen Permits

If a permit is lost or stolen, please advise the Security Office immediately. You will be responsible for any fines or violations charged against such permit until notification is given.

Note: The use of a parking permit which has been stolen, lost, duplicated, or which is otherwise unauthorized is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to fines or other penalties as deemed appropriate (see 7.2 Schedule of Fines for Permit Violations). The possession of such a permit is also an offense under The Criminal Code of Canada.

3.4 Resale/Refund of Permits

The parking permits cannot be resold. If the permit is no longer needed by the owner, it should be returned to Security Services for refund.

3.5 Change in Information

Permit holders are required to inform the Security Office of any change in information given in their application.

3.6 Special Parking Privileges

Any person associated with the University having health or disability problems may apply to the Manager, Security Services for special parking privileges. Medical certificates are required in support of each application and must be re-validated on request.

3.7 Duplication of Permits

Duplication of a parking permit is prohibited. The owner and/or operator of a vehicle in which a duplicate permit is displayed, and the permit holder whose permit has been duplicated are subject to a fine and for other penalties as deemed appropriate (see 7.2 Schedule of Fines for Permit Violations).

3.8 Owners with More Than One Vehicle

A permit holder who owns more than one vehicle can transfer the permit to his/her other vehicles, but cannot obtain duplicate permit(s) for any additional vehicles without paying the full fee for such other permits.

3.9 Permit Expiry Dates

Parking permits expire in accordance with the following schedule of dates:

  • Fall permits expire on December 31st;
  • Winter permits expire on April 30th;
  • Intersession (spring) permits expire on June 30th;
  • Summer permits expire on August 31st;
  • Annual permits expire on August 31st;
  • Fieldhouse Membership permits expire on the date indicated on the permit.
  • Daily permits expire at the hour on the date specified on the permit.

4.0 PARKING REGULATIONS

4.1 Designated Areas

A parking permit allows a motorized vehicle to be parked only in the area(s) designated to correspond with that type of permit. The types of permits and the corresponding lot(s) are as follows:

Lot Numbers and Type of Permit Required

  • Lot 1 - All Lakehead U permits valid. No parking after midnight without Lakehead U permit. Short term parking. Passes available from Pay & Display machines.
  • General Parking: Lots G 2,3,4,12,13,16,17,18,19 and Townhouses. Permit "G" General parking. Over flow parking in Lot 1.

R Permit and Lot Specific Parking

These permits are lot specific. You can only park in the lot specified on your permit. Overflow parking for these permits are "G" lots or Lot 1.

  • Lot 5 - Permit "5" Restricted to full time faculty and staff. with Lot 5 permits.
  • Lot 6 - Permit "6" Restricted to faculty, staff and students with Lot 6 permits.
  • Lot 7, 7A - Permit "7" Restricted to faculty and staff regularly employed in the Bora Laskin building.
  • Lot R - Permit "R" Restricted to all lots displaying the R. As well as Balmoral Centre and 1294 Balmoral Street and Tungsten Street. Over flow Lot "G" or Lot "1".
  • P.A.C.I. - Permit "P" Restricted to faculty and staff employed in the P.A.C.I. building. Valid in R lot and over flow in Lot "G" or Lot "1".
  • Avila - Permit "A" Restricted to staff regularly employed in the Avila Centre.
  • Lot 1 - Permit "1" Restricted to faculty, staff and students with Lot 6 permits.

Car Pooling

Any holder of a valid Lakehead U permit may use one of the car pool parking spots located in the "R" lot by the Faculty Lounge (behind the Outpost). Requirements are: you must have a minimum of 3 occupants and you must obtain a special car pool permit good for the week from Security after registering as a car pool vehicle. Permit issued will be for a one week period. There is no additional charge for the car pool permit. Car pool permits will only be available until 11 a.m. each day. After that time these parking spots revert to Lot R permit holders.

4.2 Daily Permit

  • A vehicle with a valid daily and/or hourly permit may park in General Lots only or Lot 1.
  • 1294 Balmoral Street in front of the building and to the left of the building. R permit parking in the lot behind.
  • No parking after 12 midnight without valid Lakehead U parking pass. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed. Daily permits not valid.

4.3 Restricted Parking

  • (a) A very limited number of parking spaces are designated for the parking of University, handicapped, and service vehicles. Such spaces may not be used to park other types of vehicles at any time.
  • (b) Parking Meters: A limited number of metered spaces are available for short-term parking in the Agora Circle, SN roadway, Lot 5, Lot 6, R9, R10, R14, and the Fieldhouse. Metered parking is enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding official University holidays.

    Parking permits are not valid for metered parking.

    All drivers must pay the meter to park at a parking meter.

  • (c) Roadways: Vehicles parked illegally on Lakehead University roadways will be issued a Lakehead University parking ticket or, will be towed at the owners expense. Lakehead University Parking By-Law states:
    No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle on the property of Lakehead University save and except within a designated parking lot provided on the property.
  • (d) Handicapped Parking: A number of spaces in various University parking areas are designated for Handicapped parking only. Users require appropriate designation and a valid University parking permit. Contact the Manager, Security Services for direction.
  • (e) Construction Parking Lots: An area may be designated for the use of construction crews only. A temporary parking pass valid for that lot is required. Lakehead U permits are not valid.

4.4 Snow Removal Restrictions

From November 15th to April 1st inclusive, vehicles parked on campus between midnight and 7:30 a.m. will be towed away at the owner's expense if they impede snow removal operations.

4.5 Proper Parking

Motorized vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only and so as not to obstruct other vehicles or cause danger to pedestrian traffic. In parking lots containing electrical outlets, a proper parking stall is defined as one in which an electrical outlet pole is immediately in front of or in rear of either the left or right hand corner of the vehicle. Parking lots that have painted parking stalls, vehicles must park within the stall. Vehicles which are parked on fire access routes, illegally parked in reserved or service areas, obstructing the passage of emergency or service vehicles, blocking entrances, in handicapped areas, or in any other way impeding proper traffic movement may be towed off campus. If such action is necessary, the operator and/or owner of the vehicle will be responsible for all costs involved (see 7.1 Fines and Penalties - General).

4.6 Special Circumstances or Emergencies

The University reserves the right to make special parking arrangements in any area on a temporary basis to accommodate special circumstances or emergencies.

4.7 Changes to Parking Facilities

The University reserves the right to make changes in the operation of parking facilities on campus. Such changes will be consistent with the orderly operation of the lots and with conservation and economy.

5.0 APPLICATION PROCEDURES

5.1 Issuance of Permits

Students, faculty and staff may obtain their permits commencing in early August at the Security Office upon completion of on-line reservation of permit and payment of the required fee. Any outstanding parking fines must be paid prior to a new permit being issued. Permits remain the property of Lakehead University.

Only one permit will be issued to any applicant, regardless of the number of vehicles he/she owns as this permit is readily transferable between his/her vehicles. Details of all vehicles that the permit may be used on should be submitted on-line.

5.2 Daily & Hourly Permits

Daily and hourly permits may be obtained from the Pay and Display machines located at the Beverly and Oliver Road entrances. Look for the Pay Here signs.

6.0 PARKING FEES

6.1 Permit Fees

The following are the parking fees for the types of permits issued to University students, faculty, staff and visitors. All taxes are included in the price.

Lots R, P.A.C.I., A, 5, 7, MPL
TermDatesCost (Taxes Included)
Full year (12 months)September 01 to August 31$360.00
Fall-Winter (8 months)September 01 to April 30$240.00
Winter Term (4 months)January 01 to April 30$120.00
Intersession: Summer (4 months)May 1 to August 31$120.00
Intersession (2 months)May 1 to June 30$60.00
Summer (2 months)July 1 to August 31$60.00
 
Lot 5 permits are sold only for the Year and F/W term.
 
General Permits
TermDatesCost (Taxes Included)
Full year (12 months)September 01 to August 31$276.00
Fall-Winter (8 months)September 01 to April 30$184.00
Fall Term (4 months)September 01 to December 31$92.00
Winter Term (4 months)January 01 to April 30$92.00
Intersession: Summer (4 months)May 1 to August 31$92.00
Intersession (2 months)May 1 to June 30$46.00
Summer (2 months)July 1 to August 31$46.00
Monthly $29.00

 

 
 

6.2 Daily & Hourly Permits

A daily permit must be purchased at the time of entry into the campus (via the Balmoral Street entrance or the Oliver Road entrance or Fieldhouse ) for a fee of $1.25 per hour to a total of $6.00 per day. Weekly discount permits may also be purchased at 5 days for $24.00.

7.0 FINES AND PENALTIES

7.1 General

Any violation of these regulations shall make the operator and/or the owner of the vehicle subject to a fine and/or other penalties which may include the removal of the vehicle from campus, the suspension or cancellation of parking privileges or the withdrawal of vehicle access privileges to campus.

Any vehicle, regardless of where it is parked, may be towed off campus at the discretion of the Manager, Security Services. If such action is necessary, the owner/operator of the vehicle will be responsible for all costs involved and will be liable for any damage incurred to the vehicle. A list of vehicles designated for towing is maintained at the Security Office and is available for inspection at any time.

It should be noted that all parking and traffic violations are recorded in a computer data base and remain outstanding until paid. Hence, tickets received in one year are carried forward to the next and will be taken in account with respect to towing.

Where circumstances warrant, abuses to these Traffic & Parking Regulations may be referred to a Judicial Officer of the University for processing under the Lakehead University Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures.

7.2 Fine per Violation

Set out below is the prevailing schedule of fines for parking violations.

Schedule of Fines for Parking Tickets
Fine TypeConditionsCost
Lakehead University
(General Set Fine)
General Set Fines include but are not limited to:
  • No Valid Permit Visible
  • Not Parked Beside a Plug In Post
  • Parked In Space Prohibited by Sign
  • Unauthorized Parking in Reserved Lot
  • Overtime Parking Meter Expired
  • Other (explanation will be written in beside)
$25.00
Handicapped Zone Violation $150.00
Unsafe Vehicle Operation $50.00

 

Schedule of Fines for Traffic Violations
ConditionsCost
For operating a vehicle on campus in an improper or unsafe manner
(e.g. speeding, driving on sidewalks/ grassed areas, failing to stop at crosswalks/stop signs, etc.)
$50.00

Schedule of Fines for Permit Violations

The use of a parking permit which has been stolen, lost, duplicated, altered or which is otherwise unauthorized is strictly prohibited. The owner/operator of a vehicle displaying a stolen, lost, duplicated or unauthorized permit will subject himself/herself to the following actions:

  • the permit will be confiscated; and
  • the owner/operator will be fined $250.00
  • the owner/operator must purchase a valid permit to legally park on campus
  • all outstanding fines must be paid
  • the vehicle will be towed and the towing charges are the responsibility of the owner/operator.
All Lakehead University parking and traffic fines must be paid at the Security Office (UC-1016) within the time specified on the face of the ticket. Failure to pay the fines will result in the cancellation/suspension of all parking privileges, and, in the case of a student, the amount owing may be posted as owing on the student's fee bill.
Registered owners of vehicles are traced through the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and any search charges may be also applied to the account.

The imposition of fines does not preclude other actions as specified in these regulations being taken in regard to the same violation.

7.3 Payment of Fines

Lakehead University fines may be paid in person, 24 hours per day, at the Security Office, Room UC-1016, on-line at the Security Services website or may be mailed along with the ticket to:

Operational Supervisor Security Services
955 Oliver Road
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 5E1

Cheques should be made payable to Lakehead University.

Fines must be paid within seven (7) calendar days of the date of violation. However, the fine for most parking infractions is significantly reduced if the ticket is paid within 48 hours of the time of issue. The reduced fine, if applicable, is clearly marked on the face of the ticket at the time of issue.

Failure to pay parking or traffic fines shall result in the cancellation/suspension of parking privileges or in the permit holder's vehicle being towed off campus. If such action is necessary, the operator and/or owner of the vehicle will be responsible for all costs involved and will be liable for any damage incurred to the vehicle.

8.0 APPEALS

8.1 Appeal Privilege

If a permit holder and/or owner has reason to appeal a Lakehead University fine, he/she must do so on-line through the parking program website. The grounds on which he/she is appealing must be included with the appeal on-line. The appeal must be submitted within 5 days of the date of the violation (Saturdays, Sundays, and official University holidays excluded). After such time, any outstanding violation appeal is not subject to consideration.
Once an appeal has been received and a decision has been decided no further appeal will be considered.

8.2 Appeal Process

It is the responsibility of the person appealing to ensure that the appeal has been received by the Security Office within the time limit specified above. All appeals must be submitted on-line through the parking program website appeal violation process.
Once an appeal has been received and a decision has been decided no further appeal will be considered.

9.0 OTHER INFORMATION OR COMMENTS

Comments or further information concerning parking should be directed in person or in writing to:

Operational Supervisor Security Services
Room UC-1014
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Telephone: 343-8131