When Cal Poly Pomona’s inaugural fall semester starts on Thursday, Aug. 23, the University Police Department and the Department of Parking & Transportation Services will be out in force to direct traffic flow.
Police and parking officers will be stationed at heavily traveled intersections throughout the day to help drivers navigate the roadways. In addition, the department is also placing eight electronic message boards around the campus to direct students, faculty and staff to available parking.
For drivers arriving to campus later in the day, overflow parking is available at lots at Valley Boulevard and Kellogg Drive and across from Innovation Brew Works at Innovation Way and Temple Avenue.
To help get students to the core of campus, Parking & Transportation Services will operate four shuttle buses on Route A, which serves both overflow lots. Three shuttles will serve Route B, which has stops that stretch from the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies to the Interim Design Center. Two shuttles will ferry commuters on Route C.
The Route A shuttle runs Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shuttles for Routes B and C run Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A semester permit or an $8 daily parking permit, which can be purchased at pay stations in the lots and parking structures, is required to park on campus lots. Additional information and a map of all the lots is available at the student parking webpage.
Police Chief Dario Robinson offers advice for drivers during the first hectic weeks of the semester.
“It’s important that commuters arrive early and anticipate traffic congestions at freeway off-ramps and roadways near the campus and follow the direction of our officers and signage to available parking,” Robinson said.