Saint Patrick's College Traffic Management Policy
The objective of the College’s Traffic Management Policy is to ensure that traffic management and parking by College users is regulated in a safe and legal manner, for the benefit of the full College community. Measures include a clear prohibition of illegal and dangerous parking, the introduction of permit parking for designated spaces, and the use of pay and display to encourage shorter parking stays. Additional parking spaces will be provided where possible.
1. Parking Permits
Permit Parking was introduced in September 2011.
Permits do not offer a guarantee of parking on campus. Permits entitle staff and students and other members of the College/Campus community to use parking spaces if available. Non-Campus users are not entitled to obtain a permit. Applications for permits are via an online system and each application is validated as appropriate.
Permits cost €40 for a full academic year (deemed 1st Sept - 31st August) or any part thereof, i.e. no partial year permits will be granted.
Permit Parking applies on the South Campus but there are separately designated areas for NUIM and SPCM users. It is the responsibility of the permit user to identify which permit is the most appropriate for them, if they are a valid applicant for both colleges. There are no SPCM designated parking areas on the North Campus.
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2. Pay & Display
The College introduced a Pay & Display parking system in selected areas across the campus as part of it traffic management policy. These spaces are intended to encourage short-stay car parking. The first area of Pay & Display spaces is located in the Car Park adjacent to the Church of Ireland. A valid pay and display ticket must be displayed properly at all times while parked in the Pay & Display zone.
Tariff rates for the Pay & Display Car Park are:
Hours of operation 08.30 - 18.00 hours, Monday to Saturday all year.
A Pay & Display ticket is only valid for use in a Pay & Display car park. Any infringement of Pay & Display rules will result in vehicles being clamped. The misuse or abuse of the Pay and Display machines will not be tolerated; disciplinary action and criminal proceedings will be instituted for any such incident.
3. Disabled Parking Permit Holders
Drivers of vehicles requiring the use of 'universally accessible parking bays' may only do so if their vehicle displays a valid and registered "blue badge". If they have a blue badge, drivers may use these bays for free. The Road Traffic Regulations, 1997, govern the issue of disabled persons' parking permits in Ireland. Local Authorities, the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Disabled Drivers Association issue the permits. Permits are granted to all eligible disabled persons, irrespective of whether they are drivers or not, and they have National application. Any person who is suffering from a disability that prevents that person from walking or causes undue hardship in walking is eligible for a permit. For those permits not issued by the above agencies, the displayed permit must comply fully with EU recommendation (98/376/EC), which allows for its recognition in other EU member States. If you display a blue badge, you may use ANY of the universally accessible bays for free throughout the College. Should you park your vehicle anywhere else on College grounds, normal rules, regulations and enforcement in relation to Traffic and Parking will apply. Temporary disability permits may also be issued at the discretion of the Health and Safety office. The request for a temporary permit will be assessed on a case by case basis.
4. Enforcement of Traffic Management and Parking Policy
Use of SPCM parking spaces is for staff, students, campus agencies, visitors and other accredited users only. Parking is only permitted in marked car park spaces on campus. Vehicle owners infringing on parking regulations will be liable to have their vehicles clamped. No parking permitted on grass, landscaped or common areas.
Enforcement of this policy will apply between 08.30 - 18.00 hours, Monday - Saturday all year. Notices of alterations to these times will be carried on the College website.
During routine daily patrols, APCOA Parking Ireland Ltd will observe for vehicles which are not parked in Designated Parking Spaces and take the necessary course of action. Particular attention will paid to the following offences observed on campus
A release fee of €80 will be charged before the clamp is removed. An additional release charge of €30 will be added after 19.00 hours. Clamping release can only be arranged directly with APCOA Parking Ireland Ltd, using the contact information provided on the clamping ticket and on signage located throughout the campus. APCOA undertake to release clamps within a maximum of 60 minutes upon payment of the penalty.
APCOA contact number: 0818-462-888
Any interference with the clamp will not be tolerated.
SPCM has appointed APCOA Ireland Parking Ltd to carry out traffic management and enforcement services in line with the College’s Traffic Management Policy and its designated parking areas. NUIM have similarly appointed APCOA Ireland Parking Ltd and APCOA Ltd will manage the NUIM allocation of parking areas on the South Campus.
Responsibility for enforcement of general parking regulations on the South Campus has been retained by Saint Patrick’s College and will be managed by our agents.
5. Clamping Appeals Process
The College has agreed on the introduction of an Appeals process in conjunction with APCOA Parking Ireland Ltd to enable vehicle owners to appeal against a clamping decision should they wish to do so.
Appeals may only be accepted in writing to ensure the correctness of detail and facts relating to any particular appeal scenario. This also provides the most accurate means of tracking the communications throughout the life span of the appeal. A standard Appeals form is available for download. Appeals will not be considered in the following cases:
Appeals must be received within 21 days of infringement. Late appeals will not be considered.