Vehicle Sidewalk Access Permits

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In order to protect property and landscaping, the operation of motorized vehicles on University sidewalks and plazas is generally prohibited. However, since building access is occasionally far from appropriate loading zones, permits allowing limited sidewalk parking may be obtained.

Sidewalk Access

A Sidewalk Access Permit only allows a vehicle to access the location indicated on the permit.

Sidewalk Access Maps:

Sidewalk Parking Policies

Sidewalks are for pedestrians; and motor vehicles may not have continuous access on campus walkways. When sidewalk access is not absolutely essential, vehicles must be relocated to a parking lot. Sidewalk permits may be revoked for inappropriate use. These policies govern appropriate use:

  1. Hazard lights must be flashing while the vehicle travels along the sidewalk. Once parked flashers may only be turned off if the permit is stamped "Parking Permitted."
  2. Permits must be prominently displayed so that relevant information can be observed from outside the vehicle.
  3. While traveling on the sidewalk, the speed limit is 5 mph.
  4. Vehicle operators must defer to pedestrians and keep the wheels of the vehicle on hardscape at all times.
  5. Vehicles may not block building entrances, ADA access ramps, or fire lanes.
  6. Vehicles are never allowed to park on or drive across the Marriott Library Plaza or the plaza between Orson Spencer Hall and the Language and Communication Building.

Permit Types

Permits specify the authorized use, allowed routes, and the purpose for traveling on sidewalks.

Delivery

  • Delivery permits may be issued to vendors and service providers making deliveries to landlocked buildings.
  • Campus departments commissioning services will need to apply for delivery permits on behalf of their vendors.
  • Hazard lights must be flashing while the vehicle travels along the sidewalk. Once parked flashers may only be turned off if the permit is stamped "Parking Permitted."

Maintenance

  • Maintenance Permits are exclusive to Facility Operations vehicles and may allow access to landscaped areas.
  • This permit will allow temporary access to non-accessible sidewalks for the purpose of maintenance and or construction as needed.
  • Hazard lights must be flashing while the vehicle travels along the sidewalk. Once parked flashers may only be turned off if the permit is stamped "Parking Permitted."

Construction

  • Sidewalk access for construction projects is outlined in the projects parking plan.
  • Sidewalk permits are not available to contractors, see your University Project Manager for more information.

Request a Permit

  • University of Utah departments request Sidewalk Access Permits electronically by filling out the Sidewalk Access Permit Form 24 hours in advance.
  • Sidewalk permits for off-campus service providers and vendors may be obtained from the University department receiving or paying for the provided services who will first obtain them from Commuter Services.
  • Permits may be picked up by an employee of the requesting department; or, they may be picked up at Commuter Services, located in the ā€˜Dā€™ wing of the Annex Building, 1901 E. South Campus Dr. Rm 101

Request a Permit

 

Last Updated: 6/7/17