A Call to Action: Bring Reasonable Parking Policies to Lehigh University

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A Call to Action: Bring Reasonable Parking Policies to Lehigh University

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Katie Kiewel started this petition to President John D. Simon and

Parking Services at Lehigh University defines all parking policies for students, faculty/staff, and visitors on-campus, including permit prices and fees for violations. Currently, there is no student-elected board that assists in creating these policies that significantly impact the quality of student life on campus. Parking Services has a Student Board that assists in reviewing appeals. This student body is NOT student elected.

According to a Brown and White article published by Rebecca Wilkin on October 5th, 2015, “In the 2015 spring semester, Lehigh Transportation and Parking Services issued 4,011 parking citations. Although 755 appeals were filed last semester, only about 40 to 60 percent of them were granted.” While detailed statistics are not available, we estimate that the Parking Services organization may be a multi-million-dollar enterprise.

As students and alumni, we love Lehigh and we want to improve the policies and conditions that impact the student community as well as those who return to the school. Within our network, there are many fellow students, alumni, and faculty/staff that are frustrated with policies and the steep fines set forth by Lehigh’s Parking Services. We hope that this petition will allow others that feel strongly to unite as one voice to facilitate much needed change.

Through this petition, we are requesting that President John Simon consider the following:

1. Establish a Student Board that is student elected to amend, review, and discuss parking regulations on an on-going basis to create reasonable policies and re-structure the monetary fines associated with parking violations.

2. The full disclosure of financial information related to Lehigh Parking Services on an annual basis.  

For more information on Lehigh Parking Services’ policies please visit: https://financeadmin.lehigh.edu/content/complete-parking-regulations

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This petition had 888 supporters