Inside Clemson

Parking meters and visitor parking expand across campus; more payment options

Date Published: July 1, 2014

Campus permit holders and visitors can park at more locations across campus. Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) has expanded multi-space meter parking to an additional seven locations. This expansion comes with another way to pay for parking. PATS has partnered with the TigerOne office to allow the use of the TigerOne card to pay for parking at any meter across campus.

Additional metered spaces are located at:

  • Fort Hill Street (7 spaces)
  • Gentry Hall (10 spaces)
  • McGinty Circle (8 spaces)
  • Byrnes Hall (12 spaces)
  • C-1 commuter lot off of Perimeter Road (31 spaces)
  • Bryan Circle (62 spaces)
  • Energy Drive (18 spaces)

Many of the spaces that have been converted were previously free 30-minute spaces. Through the partnership with TigerOne, faculty, staff and student drivers will be able to get an hour’s worth of parking for just 50 cents with the use of the Tiger One card payment option.

“There was a high trend in parking violations in those spots – and those were from drivers who remained over the 30-minute limit,” according to PATS director Dan Hofmann. “We want to reduce those violations by giving drivers additional time at the meters. Now, drivers who pay with their Tiger One card at select locations, will still get 30 minutes free parking and they’ll just pay 50 cents for the additional 30 minutes.”

This most recent meter expansion brings the total available metered parking spaces for visitors up to 405 spaces at 21 locations across campus.

Visitors who park and pay the meter at these locations do not require a parking permit. Faculty, staff or students are not considered a “visitor” at any time and are required to purchase a permit.

“This additional meter revenue is helping us to equitably distribute the cost of parking to all users thereby keeping parking permits for faculty, staff, and students as low as possible,” explained Hofmann.

For a map of all metered locations across campus, click here.

Download the Parker app, available for iPhones and Android at the App Store or Google Play, to locate “real-time” available metered parking on campus. Drive directly to an available lot using Parker’s maps or voice-guided directions .

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