Parking Regulations Homepage / Student Services / Security Department / Parking Regulations Incidents Services Safety Tips & Tools Key Request Form Parking Regulations Emergency Information 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 9 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: comply with road signs that are thereon installed; respect the speed limit which is 20 km/h on Campus roads; and 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: https://www.sherbrooke.ca/en, 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: P 1 – Sports Complex First row first half and all of the second row are for Staff and Faculty A and Pay and Park only. Second half of the first row is for Sports complex members only. P 2 – In front of the Kuehner, between hangar and shed, behind hangar, behind Paterson and near Abbott. All students living on campus must use P-2 behind Paterson or near The Hangar. There is “NO” overnight parking in P-2 in front of Abbott and Kuehner from November 1st to March 31st. Exception Gravel Lot. P 4 – Beside and behind the old arena Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for Staff and Faculty A only. (Pay and Park also) P 5 – Between the” Morris House” building and the Champlain College building Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for Staff and Faculty A only. (Pay and Park also) P 6 – Behind the Library on the” Divinity House ” side. Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for Staff and Faculty A only. (Pay and Park also) 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 Staff and Faculty A only. (Pay and Park also) 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 staff and faculty only. (Pay and Park also) P 9 – Behind the ” Norton “, ” Bandeen” and ” Pollack” buildings. Service vehicles and handicap vehicles only. Adjacent to the “unloading” near the Mackinnon building, Mondays to Fridays, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., for Staff and Faculty A only. (Pay and Park also) 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 with a valid parking permit. Such spaces for the parking of motorcycles are P 1 parking lot along the building and P4 behind the old arena (workshop side) – Motorcycles may also use any valid spot on campus with a valid parking permit. 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 owner’s risk and expense. 3.13 Mandatory Permit All persons wishing to park a vehicle on Campus, must obtain a parking permit using the HotSpot application/website or deposit the required amount of money/Credit Card/Debit Card in one of the “Pay and Park” machines. The HotSpot application/website allows purchase of hourly, weekly, monthly, semesterly (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: for suppliers whose service vehicles are adequately identified; and 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 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. 4.2 Application for a permit The person who applies for a permit must open a HotSpot account either through the Smart phone application or the Hotspot web page. Payment can be made using a credit card or Bishop’s university Staff and Faculty can choose to use payroll deduction. Students must open a HotSpot account either through the Smart phone application or the Hotspot web page to pay for their parking permit. 4.3 Periods of Validity The semester permit is issued for one of the following periods: from September 1st until December 31st, or from January 1st, until April 30th or May 1st to August 31st. The yearly permit is valid for 365 days from day of purchase. 4.4 Permits for more than one vehicle Any person who wishes to share a permit may do so by changing the vehicle information in the application and entering the information of the vehicle that is 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 using the HotSpot Dashboard in the application or the web site. 4.6 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. 4.7 Tariffs The University’s Parking Committee establishes the parking tariffs. SECTION 5 – PERMIT CATEGORIES 5.1 “A” Permits “A” permits can be purchased by professors and employees of Bishop’s University and Champlain College. Such permits allow parking, at all times, in all parking lots except the second half of the first row at the sports complex but do not guarantee a free space to their holders when required. 5.2 “B” Permits (Campus Map) “B” permits can be purchased by students, professors and employees of Bishop’s University, Champlain College and the general public. Such permits allow parking at all times in the following parking lots only: P 1 – Sports Complex (not the first two rows) 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: P 1 – Sports Complex “S” Spaces 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. 5.4 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.