With the first week of Winter Term classes nearly complete, Brock University has been carefully monitoring the Zone 2 parking situation.
Zone 2 is in transition, with new capacity being built to replace spaces that were lost to the construction of Canada Games Park in the southeast corner of campus.
While there has been parking space available in Zone 2 lot every day this week, traffic volumes are expected to rise starting Monday, Jan. 13, as a full schedule of lectures, labs and seminars gets underway.
With free parking available in Zone 1 on weekends, and far fewer guests on campus, the overflow parking lot at Merrittville Speedway will be closed this Saturday and Sunday Jan. 11 and 12, but will re-open Monday with free shuttle service starting at 7:15 a.m.
Thanks to the continued construction of the Zone 2 expansion, there are now nearly 700 spaces available in Zone 2.
The University would like to thank students for supporting the parking permit buyback program, which has now seen more than 350 people trade in their passes for refunds, and use alternate means of getting to Brock.
Through increased carpooling, public transit and other sustainable commuting measures, demand for Zone 2 parking has measurably decreased over the past few weeks.
However, the University is monitoring the capacity of its parking lots and is continuing to work toward securing off-site parking closer to campus.
Students are reminded to follow the Brock University Twitter account and visit Brocku.ca for daily parking availability updates during this time of transition as all parking spots impacted by the construction of Canada Games Park are replaced.
For more information about the program and parking changes at Brock University, visit the Parking Services website.