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Car parking on University central sites: Notice

The Finance Committee have agreed that the allocation of car park badges to Departments for 2003-04 should continue under the current policy which relates the number of badges issued to Departments to current staff numbers and Site capacities.

Details of the criteria for the issue of badges from 1 October 2003 are as follows:

(i) The allocation of badges shall not exceed the ratio of 1.8:1 when measured against the parking capacity of any site.
(ii) The Finance Committee will adjust allocations where necessary to conform with the above ratio.
(iii) Heads of Departments will be responsible for the issue of badges according to departmental allocation. It is suggested that the following criteria should normally be applied in the order specified. It is recognized, however, that Heads of Departments will use their own judgement in applying the criteria as appropriate:

(a) persons with a registered disability;
(b) persons with other medical or physical conditions which necessitate that they should park in close proximity to their place of work;
(c) family commitments - a need to attend to dependent family members during the day (e.g. taking/collecting children to/from nursery or school, visiting elderly or hospitalized family members) in areas not immediately accessible by public transport;
(d) unsocial hours of work - a requirement to work unsocial hours on a regular and frequent basis, finishing and/or starting at a time when public transport provision does not provide a viable alternative;
(e) persons having a requirement to use a car for work purposes on a regular basis during the working day as an essential part of their duties;
(f) persons who are prepared to undertake a formal car sharing arrangement;
(g) inadequate public transport - applicable to staff who reside beyond a distance where they could reasonably be expected to walk or cycle to work, in areas beyond reasonable reach of public transport1. (Staff applying on this basis should note why they need to drive into Cambridge rather than use the Park and Ride.)
(h) staff who are willing and able to park their vehicle at the University secure park and cycle facility and cycle, walk or take the University shuttle bus service to their place of work (only those staff working on Central Sites are eligible).

Badges should not be issued to former members of staff or for use other than in connection with current University employment. Undergraduate and postgraduate students are not eligible for a badge except by qualification under (a) or (b) above.

The Finance Committee consider that able bodied persons who already have adequate parking facilities at a central College should normally be ineligible for a badge. For this purpose the term 'central College' excludes those Colleges which are inside the City boundaries but not situated in the central area, i.e. Churchill, Fitzwilliam, Homerton, Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish, New Hall, St Edmund's, and Wolfson. Girton College, which is outside the City boundary, is also excluded.

1 Reasonable public transport provision is defined as follows: a total journey time not in excess of forty-five minutes each way including walking time.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 1 October 2003
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