February 14, 2019

Find that parking spot — here's how

While the fact may be true, no employee wants to hear that their employer isn’t under obligation to provide parking. So the experts in Parking & Traffic at Loma Linda University Health are here to help employees and students find a space.

Here are their tips.

  1. Arrive on campus at least 15-20 minutes prior to the beginning of your shift.
  2. Know your designated parking lot and any backup options. View your individual permit for details.
  3. Recognize times of high demand for parking. Employees who arrive to campus after 7:30–8 a.m. may be best served by going directly to parking lot SP on Shepardson Drive at the corner with Benton Street.
  4. Seriously, the Shepardson lot is awesome, boasting more than 500 parking spots — most of which are currently going unfilled. It may seem far, but …
  5. A shuttle runs all day long (from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on this circular route:

Shepardson lot SP → Drayson Center → University Court (the cul-de-sac between the library and School of Dentistry) → VA Loma Linda Healthcare System → Shepardson lot

                 Learn more about shuttles.

6. After 5 p.m., parking lots not designated for patients are open for general employee and student parking (as well as attendees of campus events/church programs).

7. Still finding yourself out of luck? Call Parking & Traffic. They want to help. 909-651-3025 (ext. 53025)

 Some don’ts

The following methods to avoid parking regulations won’t work.

  1. Leaving a note on your dashboard to explain why you had to park in an area you’re unauthorized for.
  2. Putting on your hazard lights in a fire lane or other off-limits area while you dash inside, even just for 30 seconds.

Never park in a fire lane — or behind any ambulances outside the emergency department — or block a driveway. You will receive a citation.

Ordering lunch in? Please inform delivery drivers not to park in fire lanes or emergency department/ambulance parking — they, too, will receive a citation.

Patient parking areas and handicapped parking spaces are monitored 24/7/365.

One more tip: employee drop-offs and pick-ups are not allowed in front of the Medical Center. This entrance is for patients only.