Parking space count report, Fall 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Parking and Transportation Services does space counts a few weeks into every semester to check that parking supply is sufficient for demand. These counts also inform planning for future parking facilities. All parking designations are counted: resident and commuter students, facutly/staff, visitors, ADA parking, etc., but because students are the population for whom most of campus parking is designated, the following information focuses on decks and lots open to those with student permits.

It comes as no surprise that parking is especially tight this year with the loss of Lots 18 and 19. 

Student parking at a glance

bar graph charts show space availability for Commuter, Resident and C/R combined lots

Student parking by the numbers

Here are the numbers for Fall 2017, Monday - Thursday.*

  • Italicized entries are areas most likely to be filled between 9:30AM-11AM. 
  • Bold entries have the most parking to spare throughout the day.

Student Parking Space Count, Fall 2017

 Location Total Available Unoccupied 10:00 AM Unoccupied 12:00 PM Unoccupied 2:00 PM Unoccupied 4:00 PM Unoccupied 6:00 PM
Lot 26 (at FM/Police) 86 0 1 5 36 62
North Deck 1167 516 317 393 485 668
Lot 25 (across from Witherspoon) 481 41 37 40 123 128
Union Deck 567 0 3 25 98 158
CRI Deck 1 1300 664 675 738 865 1122
CRI Lot 2 129 0 0 2 31 79
Lot 23 (CRI by stadium) 180 0 2 1 5 23
Lot 14 (by Tennis complex) 22 1 1 1 6 10
West Deck 763 0 10 30 140 300
Lot 7A (Memorial Hall) 38 0 0 1 6 21
Lot 7 (behind Cone Deck) 112 0 0 0 7 3
Lot 101 Foundation Bldg. 61 12 18 12 43 58
South Village Deck 1092 111 85 97 243 297
Lot 8 (by So.Village Deck) 245 0 1 4 16 12
Lot 8A 52 0 0 2 1 0
Lot 16 (Oak, Pine, Maple, Elm) 131 1 1 1 4 6
Lot 20 (behind Witherspoon) 105 0 1 1 2 1
Lot 21 (beside Witherspoon) 133 1 0 1 6 3
Lot 12 (NE corner Mary Alex & Cameron) 51 2 1 2 12 40
Lot 13 (Hawthorn) 138 1 1 2 3 5
Greek Village 330 130 130 148 140 113
Lot 6 (off Martin Village Rd.) 602 62 35 107 209 113
Lot 5 (Van Landingham Rd.) 580 0 25 63 143 328
Lot 5A (Van Landingham) 251 11 21 45 113 203
Lot 4A (Van Landingham at John Kirk) 127 2 10 22 57 97
East Deck 3 807 15 37 99 356 548
East Deck 2 518 0 7 28 119 171
TOTAL 10,068** 1,570 1,419 1,870 3,269 4,569

*Counts taken over a two week period of normal class schedule (no holiday/break).

** Student parking space total. Does not include Faculty/Staff gated access, reserved, ADA/van accessible/handicapped, motorcycle, metered, visitor or discount remote parking. Campus total 13,414 (down 517 spaces from last year's total of 13,931). 

Note: CRI Deck I is a mixed use facility on every level (available equally to Commuters, Faculty/Staff and Visitors and, after 6 PM, to those with Resident permits.) 

Main points for Commuters:

Everyone wants to park as close as they can to their class and most classes are scheduled from about 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Therefore, more students are trying to park in the same places at the same time. Competition is stiff. When the Union Deck expansion is finished and light rail service to campus begins, there should be some easing of demand. Until then:

  • Take a look at the Commuter parking areas in bold. They are generally the least crowded and every one of them has a Niner Transit bus stop nearby.
  • It feels counterintuitive to park farther away from where you're going but just try it ONCE. You will likely find it doesn't take much longer and that it's less stressful to easily find parking in a lower-demand area and take the shuttle or walk to class. Once you've tried an alternative parking area, it won't feel as annoying to park there on days when your preferred parking is full.
  • Download the UNCCNextRide app or access the NextRide mobile web site you view where the shuttle is and when it will get to your stop. 
  • It's pointless to circle a full deck or lot. Students do not generally come-and-go in steady streams but in hour-and-a-half bursts based on when classes begin and end. A full deck or lot at 9:30 a.m. will likely remain so until around 1 p.m. or so. 

Learn more: 

Questions? Email unccpats@uncc.edu or Tweet @unccparking or call 704-687-0161. The PaTS Call Center line is open 24/5 weekdays, 5 a.m. Monday through 10 p.m. Friday.