Friday, May 20, 2011

Parking advisory

Parking will be tight this summer on Tulane University campus and the surrounding neighborhoods, because of a drainage improvement project. The section of Newcomb Place from Freret Street to the LBC sidewalk has been closed to parking, until at least July 31, 2011. (This is the parking lot between the main Howard-Tilton Memorial Library building and Jones Hall). A campus map is available here.

This work directly affects only permit holders, but it is important to note that four metered spaces will also be temporarily unavailable for the duration of this project. Several other short-term parking meters may be used elsewhere on campus, such as along Newcomb Circle.

Visitors to campus have several options. Please see Public Safety’s visitor information page, which details the possibility of purchasing a one-day pass at their office on the first floor of the Diboll complex, or using the free shuttle services. Using public transportation would also be a good choice—the Freret Street bus line has a stop at the front of the main library. And the scenic Saint Charles streetcar will stop in front of Gibson Hall, which is a short walk away from the library buildings.

Posted by Susanna Powers

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