AP 6750 Parking and Traffic - Administrative Procedures, Chapter 6 Business and Fiscal Affairs

  • References: California Vehicle Code Sections 21113, 40200 et seq.; Education Code Section 76360

These procedures are intended to promote safe and orderly movement of traffic within District property and for the safe and orderly parking of vehicles and bicycles.

All applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code are expressly applicable both on and off paved roadways.

Parking of motor vehicles and bicycles is limited to specially designated areas. Fee permits are required. Vehicles or bicycles parked in violation of the provisions of this code are subject to fines, immobilization, towing, or impoundment.

All persons who enter on the College campuses are charged with knowledge of the provisions of this procedure and are subject to the penalties for violations of such provisions.

In accordance with Section 21113a of the California Vehicle Code, it shall be an infraction for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in these procedures.

Notices of parking violation are issued, processed, and collected in accordance with the parking violation procedures codified in the California Vehicle Code, commencing with Section 40200 et seq.

The purpose of the Ohlone College Parking Regulations is to provide a reference of all regulations established by the District relating to the operation and parking of motor vehicles and other motorized or non-motorized transportation vehicles and devices operated within the jurisdiction of the District. The regulations contained within the code are intended to provide for the safe and orderly movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic on and about District properties.

Parking regulations, fee requirements, and parking violation penalties are indicated below in the section titled Ohlone Community College Parking Regulations.

Ohlone Community College District Parking Regulations

Parking Rules and Information:

Under state law (Education Code 72247) all parking on a community college campus is subject to payment of a specified fee. It is a privilege extended by the Board of Trustees to the faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Traffic regulations governing the conduct of operation of motor vehicles on the campus of Ohlone College and the Newark Ohlone Center are established in accordance with various provisions of the California Vehicle Code as well as policies established by the Board of Trustees of the District. In the absence of any special regulations not provided for herein, the provisions of the California Vehicle Code relating to vehicular traffic shall apply. Traffic Control Devices: The driver of any motor vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device unless otherwise directed by competent authority (Law Enforcement Personnel). No person shall operate any motor vehicle while it is in an unsafe condition upon the campus of Ohlone College.

Fremont Campus:

Parking for students is authorized with a daily parking permit or a semester parking permit in lots B, C, D, E, G, H, and K, except those stalls marked as STAFF parking. A semester parking permit (or staff parking permit) is not valid for parking in lots M, N, O, and P. DAILY permits are required to park in these lots. Parking only for staff members is authorized in lots A, T, and W. If these lots are full, staff may also park in lots B, C, D, E, G, H, and K. A Staff parking permit is not valid for parking in lots M, N, O, and P - a daily permit is required to park in these lots.

Drivers may use keys A and B, located on the north side of the campus, for dropping off and picking up passengers (drivers must stay with their vehicle). Keys C and D on the Ohlone south side of the campus are restricted for use by AC Transit buses and service vehicles only.

Coin Operated Metered Parking:

Coin operated metered parking is located in lots M and N on the Fremont Ohlone campus. These parking stalls are for up to two (2) hour parking. Daily, semester, and staff permits are not valid in these parking stalls.

Motorcycle and Bicycle Parking:

Motorcycle parking spaces are located in lot W. Motorcycles require a parking permit and are subject to permit parking regulations. Special bicycle parking areas, equipped with bike racks, are located adjacent to Building #2 (above lot U) and on the south side of Hyman Hall. No special permit is required for bicycle parking.

Newark Campus:

Parking for students at the Newark Center for Health, Science, and Technology is authorized in Lots A, B, C and, D except those parking stalls marked as STAFF or for Emergency or maintenance vehicles. No student or visitor parking is allowed in the maintenance facilities yard area. Motorcycles may park in any parking space. Motorcycles require a parking permit and are subject to permit parking regulations. Bicycle racks are located along Wing 1. No special permit is required for bicycle parking.

Basic Speed Laws:

The following speed limits shall be observed: 1. Hard Surface - 25 mph (unless lower speed posted) 2. Gravel Surface or Unpaved Surface - 15 mph 3. Parking Areas - 15 mph

Traffic Accidents/Collisions:

Reporting of on-campus accidents is required under Sections 20002, 20005, 20007, and 20008 of the California Vehicle Code. If one is involved in a traffic accident or witness a traffic accident, that individual is to contact Campus Police Services. Violators are subject to prosecution under the California Vehicle Code or disciplinary action per Ohlone Community College policy.

Disabled Persons:

Disabled persons displaying either State of California license plates or placards issued for disabled parking purposes or permits obtained from Ohlone College's Disabled Students Programs and Services may park in spaces reserved for the disabled. These spaces are marked with the standard blue painted Disabled Insignia. Permits are available in the Disabled Services Office (510) 659-6079, which is located in Building 7, 2nd Floor, Room 7217. Disabled parking is enforced 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. No Exceptions. There are disabled parking spaces at the Fremont campus located in lots A, B, C, H, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, and U. Staff and students may park in disabled stalls only if they display their staff, semester, or daily parking permit and a state disabled placard or license plate issued to them by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (Refer to 11.2.5 for disabled students). There are disabled parking spaces located in lots A, B, C, and D at the Newark campus. Staff and students may park in disabled stalls only if they display their staff, semester, or daily parking permits and a state disabled placard or license plate issued to them by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (Refer to 11.2.5 for disabled students).

Parking Permits:

Parking permits may be purchased for each semester from the Ohlone College Bookstore on the Fremont campus and on-line. Contact the Ohlone College Bookstore for more information.

Daily Parking Permits:

Daily Parking Permits may be purchased from vending machines located in lots C, D, H, K, M, and P on the Fremont Ohlone campus and in lots A, B, C, and D on the Newark Ohlone campus.

Parking Permits Required:

Mondays-Fridays 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking Permits must be visibly displayed. Daily Permits should be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Semester Parking Permits should be hung from the rearview mirror or placed on the vehicle’s dashboard.

Free Parking:

Currently, there is no charge for parking on Saturdays after 5 p.m., Sundays, and holidays in Lots A, B, C, D, E, G, H, and K on the Fremont campus and in Lots A, B, C, and D on the Newark campus. There is No Free Parking in Lots M, N, O or P. Visitors and students may not park in the Staff Only designated parking lots at any time. Vehicles must park in marked stalls only.

Adopted: November 2013