Parking Regulations

Parking Regulations

BY-LAW REGULATING PARKING ON BISHOP’S UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

SECTION 1 – DECLARATORY AND INTERPRETATIVE STIPULATIONS

1. Definitions

1.1 For the purpose of the present By-Law, the hereunder-mentioned words and expressions are defined as follows:

1.2 The expression “pedestrian” designates a person who is circulating on foot, in a wheel chair (motorized or not).

1.3 The expression “public road” designates the surface area of land or construction, the maintenance of which is the responsibility of the University and on part of which are established one or many lanes which are opened to the public circulation of road vehicles, and, as the case may be, one or many bicycle lanes (trails);

1.4 The expression “parking space” designates the part of the roadway or of a parking lot, which is used to park a road vehicle;

1.5 The expression “parking lot” designates a piece of land or a private or public building which is reserved for the parking of road vehicles; on the Campus, parking lots are numbered as follows: P 1 to P 10 and include spaces which are identified “RESERVED”;

1.6 The expression “Security Department” designates Bishop’s University’s Security Department;

1.7 The expression “road vehicle” designates a motorized vehicle, which can circulate on a road. Are excluded from road vehicles those which may circulate only on rails, as well as electrically driven wheelchairs; trailers, semi-trailers, and removable axles are considered road vehicles;

1.8 The expression “delivery zone” designates the part of the road which is adjacent to the boundary of such road, which is marked by signs, and which is reserved to the loading or unloading of merchandise;

1.9 The expression “unloading zone” designates the part of the road which is adjacent to the boundary of such road, is marked by signs, and which is to be used only to allow passengers to board or to get off a vehicle;

1.10 The expression “campus” designates all roadways, parking spaces and lots which are located on the property of Bishop’s University;

1.11 The expression “student” designates all persons who are registered as taking one or many courses at Bishop’s University or at Champlain College;

1.12 The expression “employee” or “Faculty” designates any person who is not a registered student, and who receives remuneration for services rendered to Bishop’s University, to Champlain College or to students.

SECTION 2 – TRAFFIC

2.1 Prohibited dangerous driving

On Campus, any vehicle which is driven at a speed, or which causes a situation which is endangering the life or security of persons or properties is prohibited.

2.2 Obligations of the person who is driving a vehicle

Without limiting the scope of article 3.1 or stipulations of the “Code de sécurité routière” which regulate traffic, any person who is driving on Campus must:

  1. comply with road signs that are thereon installed;
  2. respect the speed limit which is of 20 km/h on Campus roads; and
  3. give priority to pedestrians.

Any such person found in violation is subject to receive a fine payable at the Bishop’s Security Office. Failure to pay said fine can result in sanctions including but not limited to; the revocation of the permit without refund, the removal of campus parking privileges; possibly resulting in the vehicle being banned from campus.

2.3 Obligations of pedestrians

Pedestrians must conform to stipulations of the “Code de sécurité routière” which apply to pedestrians.

SECTION 3 – PARKING

3.1 Municipal By-Law and penalties

The stipulations of By-Law No. 1 of the Ville de Sherbrooke which regulate parking, as well as Article 388 of the “Code de sécurité routière”(1) are applicable in full within the boundaries of the Campus by virtue of an agreement with the Municipality to that effect, and penalties which apply to offenders in the present By-Law are those which appear in the Municipality’s regulations. Fines and fees are payable to the Municipal Court, C.P. 1614 130 Rue Frontenac , Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 5M4, on the following website: http://www.ville.sherbrooke.qc.ca at “Caisses populaires Desjardins”, as well as at their instant tellers.

(1) Article 388 concerns parking spaces, which are reserved exclusively for physically, challenged persons.
3.2 Parking lots

Parking lots on Campus are designated as follows:

a. P 1 – Sports Complex

b. P 2 – In front of the tennis courts, between tennis courts and hangar, behind hangar, behind Paterson and near Abbott.

All students living on campus must use P-2 behind Paterson or near The Hangar.

c. P 3 – In front of the ” Pub ” Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for holders of “A” permits only.

d. P 4 – Beside the arena Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for holders of “A” permits only.

e. P 5 – Between the ” Morris House ” building and the Champlain College building

f. P 6 – Behind the Library on the ” Divinity House ” side. Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for holders of “A” permits only.

g. P 7 – Behind the Library on the side of the “Workshop”.  Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for holders of “A” permits only

h. P 8 – In front of the “Johnson”, “Hamilton” and “Nicolls” buildings Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for holders of “A” permits only

i. P 9 – Behind the ” Norton “, ” Bandeen” and ” Pollack” buildings. Service vehicles and handicap vehicles only.

j. P 10 – Behind ” Divinity House ” building. Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for holders of “A” permits only

k. Adjacent to the “unloading zone” near the Mackinnon building, for holders of “A” permits only

l. Adjacent to the “unloading zone” near the Library, for holders of “A” permits  only

3.3 Prohibited Parking

Parking is prohibited, at all times, on one or both sides of streets and sidewalks, on lawns, in entrances to buildings, on pedestrian trails, in priority zones, in marked out zones, in unloading zones, in accesses to parking areas, as well as in spaces which are reserved for physically challenged persons, without a permit to that effect.

3.4 Duration of Parking

The University may determine the duration of parking on public roads and in parking lots which are located on its Campus.

3.5 Parking areas reserved for motorcycles

The University may reserve spaces for the parking of motorcycles. Such spaces for the parking of motorcycles are P 1 parking lot – Sports Complex.

3.6 Free Parking

The University may authorize free parking on certain days of the year, during gatherings, religious, national or patriotic celebrations or other events of the kind, or on the occasion of processions or parades, and this, at set hours.

3.7 Unloading Zones

The University may reserve locations where busses or taxis may stop and park to allow passengers board or get off their vehicles, or to wait for said passengers. Those zones are indicated with appropriate signs.

3.8 Delivery Zones

The University may reserve areas where vehicles may stop to load or unload merchandises. Those zones are indicated with appropriate signs.

3.9 Signs for emergencies or crisis

The Security Department may establish, maintain, remove or modify signs, as they deem necessary, in order to protect the public in a case of emergency or crisis.

3.10 Emergency Powers

Notwithstanding the stipulations of the present By-Law, an employee of Bishop’s University’s Security Department may, in the case of an emergency or when exceptional circumstances so require, take any measure which is deemed necessary with regard to traffic or parking, including the removal (towing) of vehicles.

3.11 Powers and obligations of the Security Department

Members of Bishop’s University’s Security Department have the duty and power to enforce the stipulations of the present By-Law, as well as any other By-Law related to security on Campus. They also have the power to direct traffic.

3.12 Municipal tickets or Removal (towing) for infractions

A Security Officer may issue a municipal ticket or have a vehicle towed in contravention of the parking By-Law towed at the owners risk and expense.

3.13 Mandatory Permit

All persons wishing to park a vehicle on Campus, must obtain a parking permit or deposit the required amount of money/Credit Card in one of the “Pay and Park” machines and display the stub on the dashboard. The Security Department issues semester (3 semesters fall, winter and summer) and yearly permits.

3.14 Parking Areas

Parking is authorized only in areas reserved for that purpose, as well as where signs authorize stops for short periods of time.

3.15 Free Parking

Parking is free only:

  1. for suppliers whose service vehicles are adequately identified; and
  2. in certain circumstances, which are determined by the University’s Management.

3.16 Reserved Spaces

The Security Department may, at all times, reserve parking spaces or temporarily requisition spaces that have already been reserved.

3.17 Schedules

Rates which are imposed by virtue of the present By-Law for parking spaces which require parking permits or which are controlled by “Pay and Park” machines, must be paid on the following days and at the following times, except on legal holidays:

  • Mondays to Fridays, from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

SECTION 4 – PERMITS

4.1 Issuance and revocation of permits

The Security Department is solely authorized to issue permits which allows parking on Campus. The University may exceptionally refuse to issue a permit. The University may revoke a permit at any time.

The University reserves the right to remove from any person the privilege to circulate or park a vehicle on Campus, if that person does not comply with the present By-Law.

The “tag” which is issued with the parking permit remains the property of the University. Any modification or reproduction of that “tag”, or use of said “tag” for purposes other than those which are provided for in the By-Law, invalidates the permit and may result in judiciary procedures.

4.2 Application for a permit

The person who applies for a year or semester permit must fill out the required form. The person must produce an identification document and must pay required fees. Members of the University’s personnel may send their permit application through internal mail or via the Payroll Deduction Plan online form.

Students can use the online form to apply for a permit but must personally go to a point of sale to make payment and to pick it up.

4.3 Periods of Validity

The semester permit is issued for one of the following periods: from September 01st  until December 31st, or from January 01st, until April 30th or May 1st to August 31st.

The yearly permit is valid from September 01st until August 31st. Renewal starts at mid-August.

4.4 Permits for more than one vehicle

Any person who wishes to share a permit may do so provided that only one vehicle is parked on campus, if both cars are parked on campus the one without a permit will receive a municipal ticket.  The “tag” must be displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle which is parked on Campus.

4.5 Changes in Vehicles or Additional Vehicle

The holder of a permit may change or extend the use of the permit to other vehicles  by making a request to that effect at the Security Department.

4.6 Temporary Permit

The holder of a permit who can not use the registered vehicle, may obtain a temporary permit free of charges, for a duration of ten (10) days, for the replacement vehicle being used. No temporary permits will be issued for vehicles which are registered under a permit which covers more than one vehicle.

4.7 Display of the Permit or “Tag”

The “tag” must be displayed on the interior rearview mirror of the vehicle that is parked on Campus. In all other cases (“Pay and Park” stub, day permit, other short-term permits and special permits), “tags” must be displayed, as the case may be, on the rearview mirror or on the dashboard, where they can be easily read from outside the vehicle.

The holder of a permit who fails to follow this directive contravenes the present By-Law and is liable to penalties which are provided for in the By-Law No. 1 (and its amendments) of the Ville de Sherbrooke on the protection of persons and properties.

4.8 Reimbursement

The University may reimburse part of the price of a permit at a rate of refund established by the finance department upon request from the holder of the permit who must apply for a refund at the security office and return the permit at the time of the refund request.

4.9 Non-Transferable

Subject to the stipulations of Article 4.4 of the present By-Law and on pain of penalties which are provided for in By-Law No. 1 of the Ville de Sherbrooke (and its amendments) on the protection of persons and properties, the holder of a semester or yearly permit does not have the right to transfer the said permit (and or “tag”) to anyone, for any other vehicle which is not registered on the permit.

4.10 Lost or Stolen “Tag”

A lost or stolen “tag” may be replaced. The holder of the permit must go in person to the Security Department and fill out a declaration of loss or theft; the “tag” will then be replaced upon payment of the required fees.

4.11 Tariffs

The University’s Parking Committee establishes the parking tariffs.

SECTION 5 – PERMIT CATEGORIES

5.1 ” A ” Permits

“A” permits are issued to professors and employees of Bishop’s University and Champlain College. Such permits allow parking, at all times, in all parking lots but do not guarantee a free space to their holders when required.

5.2 ” B ” Permits

(Campus Map)

“B” permits are issued to students of Bishop’s University and Champlain College . Such permits allow parking at all times in the following parking lots:

a. P 1 – Sports Complex

b. P 2 – In front of the tennis courts,between tennis courts and hangar, behind Paterson, in front of Abbott.

After 5:00 P.M., Mondays to Fridays, holders of “B” permits have access to all parking lots available on Campus.

From November 1st to March 31st there is no overnight parking in P-2 (Munster-Abbott and Tennis courts)

All students living on campus must park behind Paterson or near “The Hangar”

5.3 ” S ” Permits

” S ” permits are issued to members of the Sports Complex only, who are not part of categories mentioned in articles 5.1, 5.2, mentioned above.

This type of permit allows parking at all times in the following parking lots:

a. P 1 – Sports Complex

b. P 2 – In front of the tennis courts, between tennis courts and hangar, behind hangar, behind Paterson and near Abbott.

Mondays to Fridays, after 5:00 P.M., holders of “S” permits have access to all parking lots available on Campus.

5.7 Contractors and their workers must pay their parking while on the campus.

SECTION 6 – ACCIDENTS, DAMAGES, THEFT

6.1 Accidents

Any person who is involved in a traffic accident on Campus must, without any delay, inform the Security Department.

6.2 Liability

The University is not responsible for damages caused to vehicles which are parked or are circulating on Campus, nor is it responsible for the theft of vehicles or of their contents.

SECTION 7 – APPLICATION OF THE BY-LAW

7.1 The Security Department is responsible for the application of the present By-Law.

7.2 Security Agents and/or Parking Agents who could be hired to apply parking regulations on the Campus of Bishop’s University are named by the University in accordance with the regulations which appear in Bishop’s University’s employees’ manual.

SECTION 8 – PENAL STIPULATIONS

8.1 Security Agent and/or Parking Agent

Any person or representative of a person whose services are retained by Bishop’s University for the application of the By-Law regulating parking, is authorized to issue infraction notices for any infraction related to the present By-Law.

8.2 Continuous infraction

Should the infraction to an article of the present By-Law be carried on, that continuity constitutes, day after day, separate infractions.

8.3 You are ultimately responsible for your vehicle while it is on campus.

SECTION 9 – FINAL STIPULATIONS

9.1 Abrogation and Replacement

The present By-Law abrogates and replaces any other By-Laws which regulate parking on Campus, as adopted by Bishop’s University’s Parking Committee