WSU transit services implements new policies

No overnight parking for several lots; new stickers on crosswalks

JAKOB THORINGTON, Former Evergreen reporter

WSU Transportation Services is enacting “No Overnight Parking” restrictions to several lots across campus for winter snow removal.

The Green 5 lot between the Indoor Practice Facility and Ferdinand’s and Yellow 4 parking lot behind the Alumni Centre. Several areas of Green 1 are also affected, such as lots behind Hulbert Hall, Lighty Student Services, Johnson and Vogel halls and the Food Quality building. The Green 1 lots on Lincoln Avenue and Wilson Road are other lots also affected.

Chris Boyan, WSU Transportation Services associate director, said these lots already restrict overnight parking, but they want to extend the restrictions to state vehicles that use the lots. The vehicles move to designated storage areas when the restrictions are in place.

The restrictions happen annually during this time of year, Boyan said. A press release was sent out to remind university staff.

Transportation Services also had “Heads Up Cougs” stickers placed at crosswalks on campus as a part of the Heads Up Cougs Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign. The campaign was implemented to bring safety awareness to pedestrians and drivers, according to the campaign’s website.

Twenty-four bright green pavement markers were put down at 12 crosswalks around campus with various messages like “Look Both Ways” and “Eyes Up, Phones Down.”