The 2nd Street Garage's seeming shift to being primarily garage for UA visitors has made parking frustrating for permit holders - haphazard parking, taking up two spaces, people going the wrong direction, etc. Entry and exit has also become a bit dangerous as well as frustrating - unaware vehicle traffic, the streetcar, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.
(Submitted September 2015)
Thanks to David Heineking, Executive Director of Parking & Transportation Services, for the following response:
This is not feasible as enforcement would need to check that every vehicle on the lower levels possessed a permit. This would be so time consuming as to be dysfunctional and limit the usefulness of the spaces. The other solution would require another gate system which would cause more congestion and inconvenience.
All the short term parking being pushed to the higher levels would create a significant amount of additional traffic congestion as those parkers traversed to the higher levels in search of parking and then down again to leave.
The 2nd Street Garage is the smallest parking structure on campus and the roof is partially shaded with solar panels.
Reserved spaces are available upon request and approval. There is a substantial cost for a reserved space.