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
|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|
|Lot 25 (across from Witherspoon)||481||62||48||67||114||159|
|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|
|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 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|
|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|
*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.)
- 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.
|10 a.m.||12 p.m.||2 p.m.||4 p.m.||6 p.m.|
|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.
- Compare to previous space counts: Fall 2017; Spring 2017; Fall 2016
- Parking Tips Video
- The Truth About UNC Charlotte Parking
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.