(A) University liability.
No liability is created by the granting of
parking or vehicle operating privileges on property owned, leased, or otherwise
controlled by the university of Cincinnati. The university assumes no
responsibility for the care and/or protection, custody or control of vehicles
or their contents while operated or parked on university property.
(B) Driver responsibility.
(1) The responsibility of finding an authorized parking
space rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of a parking space, mechanical
problems, inclement weather conditions, attendant not on duty, other
disabilities or circumstances are not considered valid excuses for failure to
(2) A parking permit or key card does not guarantee the
holder a parking space but only an opportunity to park within a specified
(3) Decals, key cards or permits are sold on a first come,
first served basis and parking services reserves the right to limit sales in
order to prevent oversell.
(4) The failure of the university to insist upon strict
compliance with any regulation in any one or more instances shall not be
construed as a waiver for the future enforcement of any such regulation. All
regulations remain in full force and effect twenty-four hours a day, seven days
a week including holidays.
(5) A person who operates a vehicle on the university
property while under the influence of alcohol, narcotic drugs, other
substances, or opiates will be subject to arrest.
(6) If an owner permits another person to operate his/her
vehicle, either the owner or the borrower can be held responsible for any
violation of the regulations committed by the borrower.
(7) No parking privileges will be granted to any individual
having parking fines and/or outstanding obligations which are unpaid or have
not been otherwise cleared. If a decal, key card or permit is issued to an
individual having outstanding obligations, it does not eliminate any of the
responsibility of such tag. Parking privileges issued under these circumstances
can be revoked.
(C) Speed limit.
The speed limit on campus is fifteen miles per
hour. It will be strictly enforced by the university police department.
(D) Motorcycles, bicycles, and other modes of
Motorcycles, bicycles, scooters and skateboards
must obey all traffic regulations. Licensed motor vehicles (motorcycles and
mopeds) must have a valid decal to park in designated motorcycle areas or park
in a pay garage within a motorcycle decal area. Bicycles must be parked in the
bicycle racks. Under no circumstances may bicycles block walkways, be chained
to trees or buildings or be parked inside buildings (except residence halls
where the bicycles may be parked in designated areas). The university assumes
no responsibility for the care and protection of any bicycle at any time or
location while on campus.
(E) University and other government vehicles.
(1) Government licensed vehicles (federal, state, county or
city) are exempt from parking permits and fee requirements on university
property. Government vehicles are subject to compliance with all other rules
(2) Operators of university owned or leased vehicles must
comply with vehicle regulations. If operator's identity cannot be
determined, the department to which the vehicle is assigned will be liable for
payment of fine(s).
(F) Vehicle accidents.
Vehicular accidents occurring on university
property must be immediately reported to the university police
(G) Stall designation.
(1) Parking is permitted only in marked
(2) White stalls: designate parking permitted with a proper
decal, permit, key card or in garages event or spitter tickets, unless
temporarily signed otherwise.
(3) Small car: certain stalls are smaller and are
designated for compact cars. No part of a vehicle may extend over painted
(4) Red stalls: designate reserved parking.
(5) Blue stalls: designate reserved and non-reserved
handicap parking with a proper university decal or permit.
(6) Yellow curb: yellow curbs or lines designate firelane.
Firelanes are tow-away zones and must be kept clear at all times.
(H) Reserved parking.
Reserved parking spaces are provided for
university officers. Reserved spaces will be allocated at the discretion of the
president of the university or his/her designee. Any exception to this policy
must be processed through the person's chain of command, up to their
vice-president/provost. The request can then be taken to the president for