Parking Services News

April 18, 2018

May 3, 2018

Gold Route • 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Due to an event in the area, Gold buses will not go to Foundation during those hours. A temporary stop at bottom of Alumni Way near Cameron will be added.

Map showing where bus service will temporarily suspend and location of temporary stop

May 14-25

Craver Road will close Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 25. Water lines and a new pedestrian cross walk will be installed. All Niner Transit routes will detour as follows:

Gold Route

Map of Gold route detour

Pin icon  indicating Stops with NO SERVICE

  • Levine
  • South Village
  • Cone Deck (on return from Foundation)
  • Reese (on return from Foundataion)
  • PaTs
  • Popp Martin Student Union

Temporary added stop icon STOPS ADDED during detour

  • Reese
  • Cone
  • West Deck
  • Hauser Alumni Pavillion (across the street)

Stops not disrupted iconSTOPS with NO DISRUPTION in service

  • Wallis - Light Rail
  • Police/FM
  • Hickory 
  • Fretwell 
  • Cato
  • Robinson
  • Harris Alumni Center
  • Foundation
  • Belk

Green Route

Green route detour map

Pin icon for stop with no serviceSTOPS with NO SERVICE

  • Woodward
  • Popp Martin Student Union
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Fretwell South
  • Cato
  • Robinson
  • Reese
  • Cone

Icon for temporary added stopSTOPS ADDED during detour

  • Hauser Alumni Pavillion
  • Irwin Belk Track and Field Center at first pedestrian crossing
  • Belk Track at second pedestrian crossing

pin icon for stop with no distruptionSTOPS with NO DISRUPTION in service

  • North Deck
  • Light Rail Main
  • Belk 
  • South Village Deck
  • Levine
  • Cato
  • Fretwell
  • Hickory
  • Student Health Center
  • Police/FM

Silver route

Silver route detour map

pin icon no service stopSTOPS with NO SERVICE

  • PaTS
  • Popp Martin Student Union (both sides of street)
  • Woodward 
  • Auxiliary Services 

Pin icon for temporary added stopSTOPS ADDED during detour

  • Police/FM
  • Light Rail Main
  • Hauser Alumni Pavillion (both sides of street)
  • Wallace/Light Rail

icon pin for stops with no disruptionSTOPS with NO DISRUPTION in service

  • Martin
  • Lot 6
  • East Deck 2
  • Fretwell 
  • Hickory
  • Student Health Center
  • Athletics Complex 6, 20
  • EPIC 5, 21
  • Grigg 4, 22
  • PORTAL 2, 23
  • Duke

icon for PDF fileDetour maps PDF





March 6, 2018

Parking and Transportation Services conducts space counts every semester to check that parking supply is sufficient for demand and to plan for future parking facilities.  All parking designations are counted — residents and commuters, 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.

Student parking at a glance

    parking space count bar charts: Student Parking, Commuter, Resident, Combined

    Student parking by the numbers

    Here are the space counts for Spring 2018, Monday - Thursday by area.*

    • Italicized entries are areas most likely to be filled between 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. 

    • Bold entries have the most parking to spare throughout the day.

    Student Parking Space Count, Spring 2018

     Location Total Available Unoccupied 10 a.m. Unoccupied 12 p.m. Unoccupied 2 p.m. Unoccupied 4 p.m. Unoccupied 6 p.m.
    Lot 26 (at FM/Police) 86 0 0 2 41 61
    North Deck 1167 570 506 530 609 734
    Lot 25 (across from Witherspoon) 481 62 48 67 114 159
    Union Deck 567 0 1 11 132 191
    CRI Deck 1 1300 769 759 709 941 1160
    CRI Lot 2 129 0 4 3 36 91
    Lot 23 (CRI by stadium) 180 3 3 1 17 66
    Lot 14 (by Tennis complex) 22 0 1 5 5 8
    West Deck 763 1 3 23 188 344
    Lot 7A (Memorial Hall) 38 0 1 2 6 18
    Lot 7 (behind Cone Deck) 112 0 0 0 2 6
    Lot 101 Foundation Bldg. 61 15 21 13 35 57
    South Village Deck 1092 112 105 168 250 336
    Lot 8 (by So.Village Deck) 245 2 1 4 14 8
    Lot 8A 52 0 0 1 2 0
    Lot 16 (Oak, Pine, Maple, Elm) 233 1 1 3 7 8
    Lot 20 (behind Witherspoon) 105 0 1 2 1 1
    Lot 21 (beside Witherspoon) 133 1 1 1 2 3
    Lot 12 (NE corner Mary Alex & Cameron) 51 1 1 2 12 38
    Lot 13 (Hawthorn) 138 0 2 3 5 12
    Greek Village 330 112 124 126 135 164
    Lot 6 (off Martin Village Rd.) 602 228 49 120 222 333
    Lot 5 (Van Landingham Rd.) 580 4 33 62 159 228
    Lot 5A (Van Landingham) 251 50 24 53 108 216
    Lot 4A (Van Landingham at John Kirk) 127 5 10 23 53 95
    East Deck 3 807 49 94 116 337 606
    East Deck 2 518 7 24 23 90 165
    TOTAL 10,170** 1,992 1,817 2,073 3,523 5,106

    *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 13,416 (that's down 517 spaces from last year's total of 13,931 but two more than we had in the Fall). 

    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.) 

    The take-away

    • Parking areas closest to the academic center fill during peak class times. (Nothing new here!)
    • Overall, this semester averages more open spaces than were counted last Fall. That's a bit of a surprise because historically, there are more cars on campus in the Spring.
    2017-18 Total Unoccupied Space Comparison
      10 a.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
    Fall  1,570 1,419 1,870 3,269 4,569
    Spring  1,992 1,817 2,073 3,523 5,106
    Difference + 422 + 398 + 203 + 254 + 537

    Main points for Commuters

    Everyone wants to park as close as they can and most classes are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., creating peak demand on parking during those hours.

    • 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 Niner Transit or walk to class. Once you've tried an alternative parking area, it will be less annoying to park there on days when your preferred parking is full.
    • Download the UNCCNextRide app or access the NextRide mobile web site to see where the bus 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 deck or lot that's full at 9:30 a.m. will likely remain full until around 2 p.m. 

    It will get better!

    • Light rail service to campus will make a difference and next year, when the Union Deck expansion is finished, there should be a noticeable ease in demand. (Nonetheless, the closest parking will always fill up during periods when classes are most densely scheduled.)
    • If you have a parking permit but plan to change from commuting by car to taking light rail, you can void your parking permit and get some money back if you cancel prior to April 27. Canceling the week of March 19 will yield a $74 return. Refund schedule. Call the PaTS Communication Center for details, 704-687-0161. 

    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.

    Photo of Union Deck Expansion under construction. Credit: W. Bruton





    February 20, 2018

    Light Rail to campus and new bus routes - how will CATS service impact or benefit you?

    Make sure you know how to get to where you need to go! Make plans to come by the Transit Fair:

    Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Popp Martin Student Union, Rm 200. 

    Drop in any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and meet with CATS representatives who will share information and answer your questions. UNC Charlotte will have staff available to answer questions about how Niner Transit, Paratransit and Charlotte Wheels will interface with light rail service, and about the arrival of light rail to campus. 

    CATS staff are also prepared to discuss the Envision My Ride initiative that will redesign the current bus system. Learn about current recommendations for the future redesign of the bus system and offer your input to help guide future development.

    Changes to CATS bus routes

    Beginning March 16, 2018, the 9.3-mile LYNX alignment will extend from 7th Street Station in Center City through the North Davidson and University areas, terminating on the UNC Charlotte campus. In order to better connect to the LYNX Blue Line Extension, CATS has adopted service changes to over 20 bus routes. Affected routes include: 3, 4, 11, 13, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 39, 50, 54, 59, 97, 98, 99, 201, 204, 211, and 232. In addition, over 700 bus stops will be altered or discontinued. Here's a detailed map that shows the upcoming changes. 

    Get excited! Watch this trailer for Lynx light rail extension: https://youtu.be/9F1ZFqMuRkg

     

     

     

     





    January 1, 2018

    Thursday's Education Day event means concentrated visiting bus traffic and temporary closure of Craver Road. 

    • Craver Road will close from Library Lane to Cameron Boulevard, 8 a.m. until about 4 p.m., to accommodate safe loading/unloading of 106 school buses
    • Expect delays on Van Landingham and Mary Alexander Roads between 12 and 3 p.m.

    Niner Transit route detours

    • Niner Transit will alter routes from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. All routes will be affected. Detour maps follow.
    • Stops that will not be serviced during detour hours will be marked with signs. 
    • The UNCCNextRide app will not reflect detoured bus routes. Arrival estimates will be inaccurate until regular service is restored late Thursday afternoon.

    Gold Route

    Gold buses will not stop along Craver Road, University Road or Broadrick Boulevard. No service to Popp Martin Student Union, Cone Deck, Reese or PaTS.

    January 4, 2018 detour map for Niner Transit Gold Line

    Green Route

    Green buses will not stop along Craver Road or Alumni Way. No service to Popp Martin Student Union, Auxiliary Services or Levine Hall.

    Map of Green Route detour

    Silver Route

    Cross-campus service will exclude Craver Road stops: PaTS, Popp Martin Student Union and Woodward.

    Niner Transit detour map for Silver route, January 4

    Also -

    • Niner Paratransit will operate as usual.
    • Those with premium F/S and/or ADA parking privileges for Lots 15 and 16A will be allowed entry.
    • For specific parking and transportation questions, call the PaTS Communication Center, 704-687-0161.




    November 26, 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.