In June, Parking Services proposed temporary event parking district to mitigate the parking impact to the South University Neighborhood during the upcoming 2016 Olympic Trials. The event has a strong network of shuttles for its 20,000 daily visitors, but there is concern that some attendees will still drive to the event, impacting the surrounding neighborhoods. We had proposed to pilot a new parking option for visitors that creates a temporary neighborhood parking district and permit in the South University Neighborhood. The revenue from selling permits for the district would be used to cover district implementation costs. We would seek Council approval to transfer any additional revenue for reinvestment in the neighborhood's University Park.
The public comment period for the administrative order ended on June 20. In reviewing the comments, there was support for the district as well as some serious concerns raised by residents. This proposal is a first of its kind for addressing event parking demand in residential areas. We appreciate the input we received from the South University Neighborhood Association and residents. Given the concerns of the residents and the quick timeline to implement the project, we have decided not to move forward with this proposal for this event.
During the Trials, Parking Services will continue to protect neighborhood livability and actively support alternatives to driving and parking at the event, including the shuttles and bike parking options. If you experience parking issues during the event, please contact the Parking Office at 541-682-5729 to report the problem. If the issue is not during normal day time business hours, please call Eugene Police Department Non-Emergency at 541-682-5111 and they will reach Parking Staff.
The City will also conduct an analysis of vehicle parking during the 2016 Olympic Trials event. The data will provide useful information for mitigating parking and transportation issues at future events at Hayward Field and Jane Sanders Stadium.