[ARCHIVED] R&DE August Message to EV Residents
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For updated information, please visit our "Transportation Updates for Escondido Village Residents" page.
From: EV Front Desk
Date: August 22, 2016 at 7:06:43 PM PDT
To: EV Front Desk Listserv
Subject: Update on EV Parking Starting this Fall
Dear Graduate Housing Residents:
As you begin preparing for the new academic year, please consider the following useful information prepared by Stanford’s Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) office regarding parking in “ES” parking spaces starting this fall. ES parking spaces are located near all Escondido Village (EV) lowrises/midrises/highrises, EV-Studios 1-6, EV-Kennedy, EV-Escondido South, and Rains.
When construction of the new 2,400-bed EV graduate housing complex begins in mid- to late-October, parking options will understandably be more restricted and less convenient for EV residents. In anticipation of these changes, EV residents will have limits on the number of ES parking permits they can purchase for the upcoming academic year. Residents are strongly encouraged to learn about transportation alternatives and to consider not bringing a vehicle to campus.
- Limit of one ES parking permit. EV residents will be limited to one ES parking permit per registered student. Households needing more than one ES permit will be allowed to buy permits for the west campus (WE) residential area, specifically for parking at Searsville Lot and Roble Field Garage. Residents are encouraged to bike or ride Stanford’s Marguerite shuttle to these secondary parking locations.
- Parking closures. Once the construction fence is installed and construction begins this fall, all existing parking for EV residents who live adjacent to the construction site will be removed. This includes parking next to Hoskins House, McFarland House, Blackwelder House, Quillen House, Studio 2, and Thoburn Court lowrise buildings 91-94.
- Loading zones created. There will be loading zones created to enable EV residents noted above to drop off groceries or other items, then park their vehicle in their designated parking locations. EV residents may want to bike or ride Stanford’s Marguerite shuttle between residences and more distant parking garages or lots.
Alternatives to having your own car on campus:
Why pay hundreds of dollars a year on parking and pay even more to maintain and drive your own vehicle only occasionally? You could save significantly by reserving a vehicle only when you actually need one. Stanford offers free and discounted resources to help you go car free:
- Zipcar at Stanford. On-demand car sharing is conveniently located on campus and lets you reserve a car online or by phone 24/7. With over 60 Zipcars on campus, this is one of the most convenient alternatives to driving your own car, and you receive Stanford discounts. [Map of Zipcars near Escondido Village]
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch on the Stanford Campus is located at Stock Farm Garage and offers discounted rates to members of the Stanford community. Stanford residents can register for $10 weeknight rentals.
- Free Marguerite shuttle. Stanford's Marguerite shuttle is free and provides service around campus and to nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment. The service connects to the Palo Alto Caltrain station and the San Antonio Shopping Center.
- Bay Area transit services. Find schedules, maps, and other information for Bay Area transit service, including Caltrain, VTA, BART, and more.
- Thriving at Stanford [without a car] guide. Use this guide to find your way around the Bay Area, and you'll find you can thrive without a car.
- Airport shuttle services. Private shuttles provide service between San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland airports and Stanford.
- Bicycle program. With Stanford’s mild climate, flat terrain, and over 13,000 bike parking spaces on campus, biking is a great way to get around. Stanford’s award-winning bicycle program can help get you ready to ride.
- Free trip planning services. Try Stanford’s do-it-yourself commute plan/trip request, or ask P&TS to create a custom transit and/or bike plan for you.
More information to come:
- The introduction of new residential alternative transportation programs, including incentives, will coincide with the beginning of construction in the fall. Over the next two months, P&TS will announce details of the new alternative transportation incentives for EV residents who do not buy a parking permit.
- Additional parking options or transportation changes for EV residents will be communicated if/when information becomes available.
If you have questions, please contact Parking & Transportation Services directly:
- Parking questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alternative transportation options: email@example.com
Consider Stanford’s car-free resources as an alternative to bringing a car: Free and discounted transportation programs.
Your Housing Front Desk
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