UCR will be holding the first of two community meetings to discuss a proposed parking structure on Monday, April 22. The meeting will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Room J-102 of the Bannockburn Housing Complex, located at 3637 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507 – Note: Parking will be free, however please park in the North Bannockburn parking lot.
UC Riverside is proposing to build a new multi-story Parking Structure facility on the east portion of the existing campus Parking Lot 13, located at the north-east edge of campus directly south of Big Springs Road. This Project will construct a parking facility which will accommodate 1200 parking spaces (800 net new). This Parking facility will enhance the community and campus by creating a safe vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment by addressing circulation along Big Springs Road and adjacent roadway alignments while effectively integrating safety amenities.
For more information on the project, please see the attached flyer.
Having a parking program acknowledges that cars have a major impact on city life. We design streets to handle various flows of traffic at optimal speeds.
Too bad we never seem to be able to get enough traffic lanes to keep things moving smoothly. When all those cars get home, they park somewhere. Sometimes that’s a problem.
Knowing how to solve that problem on your street is contained in Riverside’s New Parking Program Details. See links below.
Transportation is a part of our daily lives. It’s important that it works well for everyone. For those who remember the series of conversations with UCR and the City about how catering to cars, particularly at student rental units, caused the first neighborhood wide restricted parking opt-in zone to be created.
This basically leaves it to the neighbors to discuss and agree on what if any parking restrictions they might want to have posted on their streets. That included days, times, etc.
Our Neighborhood Specific Plan addressed these concerns as documented in the Circulation Element. It’s worth a review.
Watkins Drive neighbors immediately banned day time parking. The City posted signs and the problem was solved. That’s how it was crafted to work. It was resident friendly and FREE,
After all, we the residents are the impacted parties. Charging residents for permits is pennywise and pound foolish. Neighbors coming together to solve their problem shouldn’t be penalized for doing so.
It’s as if no one saw a campus growing to 23,000 wouldn’t have an impact. Cars in traffic, cars parked on our streets and in our driveways.
UCR has been working to reduce on campus parking by banning freshman from parking on campus unless necessary for work or care giving duties.
They are also building a Mobility Hub on camps to integrate multi modes of transportation which will help reduce car trips considerably. Bus runs every 15 minutes, some with express stops will keep ridership numbers rising.
As stated in the explanatory text attached to the question, there will be new questions posted to the site each subsequent Monday – July 4, July 11 and July 18 – leading up to the next community meeting at the Convention Center from 4-5:30 p.m. on July 18.
If you could take the time to forward this email to your members so we can get their feedback, that would be greatly appreciated.
Another milestone for the University Neighborhood in the saga of the Perris Valley Line. Our promised quiet zones are on order. Read the full report.Tuesday’s council item is the formal step required to make it real.
Jessica Gordon with the City of Riverside provided this update.
Service along the Perris Valley Line (PVL) began on June 6th, but there are still a few steps that need to take place before a quiet zone can officially be established. This includes execution of a maintenance agreement between the City and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) – which is going to be presented to the City Council for consideration on June 21st. Other steps include verification of all installed improvements, and updating CalTrans’ crossing inventory system.
The Perris Valley Line includes seven crossings within the City – four of which (Mt. Vernon Avenue, Blaine Street, Spruce Street and Marlborough Avenue) are part of the PVL Quiet Zone project. Current projections indicate that this Quiet Zone should be in effect this Fall.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have more questions.
Metrolink is offering special grand opening fares for 6 months along the 91/Perris Valley Line extension.
·A $10 promotional Round-Trip fare when traveling within Riverside County
·A 10% discount on tickets starting at one of the new stations and traveling outside of Riverside County.
·The 91/Perris Valley Line (91/PV), which will extend Metrolink service on the 91 Line, will begin operations on June 6, 2016. Led by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the 91/PV is the first extension of Metrolink since the Antelope Valley Line was built in 1994.
With the extension of the Perris Valley Line, there will be four new stations at Riverside-Hunter Park/UCR, Moreno Valley/March Field, Perris – Downtown and Perris – South. Click on the links below to view detailed station and connecting transit information.
Hats off to the crews working for Public Works. The construction work being done at Mt. Vernon and Big Springs included the wheelchair ramps and the culvert. We applaud anything that makes it easier for us to get and stay connected in the neighborhood.
The crew working this project was pretty amazing. They managed the work flow to yield minimum disruption, they were organized and they were fast. The results speak for themselves. Thanks for your contribution to a neighborhood of our dreams.