The biggest challenge in education sector parking is provision of space. College and University car parks are often dramatically oversubscribed and expansion of these facilities can stand at odds with environmental obligations and green travel policies.
Ensuring effective vehicle management in these circumstances can be problematic. The array of parking requirements within each education establishment compounds these difficulties; it is not unusual to find pay and display car parks, staff only areas and loading bays, all with individual regulations, within the same campus.
Our experience in education parking has shown that a proactive approach is the most effective. Clarity of information is vital and through onsite signage and web portals parking policies can be effectively conveyed.
Vehicle Control Services has an industry-leading back office that manages permit administration. This dedicated resource ensures rapid responses to permit requests as well as providing a valuable contact centre for enquiries and advice.
Enforcement within the education sector is a sensitive issue. Promoting good parking practice prevents the need for aggressive enforcement and through consultation with our clients we are able to develop vehicle control procedures that are fair to staff and students while ensuring regulations are adhered to.