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2015-16 Parking Permit Application Process Begins June 29 for Coral Gables Campus

The application process for permits on the Coral Gables campus begins Monday, June 29. Permits will be sold to individuals in specific groups based on an established distribution hierarchy on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates for the permit application process and the distribution hierarchy are as follows:

June 29: All faculty and staff (except Gables One Tower)

July 1: All residential students (except first-year residential students)

July 6: All returning students

July 13: New students, including transfers; new law and new graduate students. This does NOT include first-year students who are residing on campus.

July 20: Gables One Tower (Group 1)

July 26: Gables One Tower (Group 2)

Each group listed above will receive email reminders about the application dates and how to apply for permits.

Users of the yellow and gray lots are reminded that a number of events are scheduled at the BankUnited Center and the Newman Alumni Center throughout the year. These events often require certain lot closures, which will always be communicated to permit holders. Alternative parking arrangements will be given anytime a lot is closed with the goal of creating as little inconvenience as possible.

All users are reminded to check their vehicle details carefully. It is important to ensure your tag number is correct as this will help prevent the erroneous issuance of citations.

Faculty, staff, and students can apply online to select a permit within their preferred zone, based on availability. Once a zone is sold out, it will no longer be available for purchase. In such a case, applicants can then select from the remaining options and, if desired, go on a waiting list for their preferred zone.


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Construction on New Merrick Garage Set to Begin May 19; Three Lots to Close

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Construction on the new Merrick Garage is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19. This will result in the closure of lots 421, 421A, 422 and 423, as indicated on the map. Pink-zone lots 307, 452, and the Pavia Garage will remain available. A fence will be placed around the construction site. Please exercise caution when driving or walking in this area. Should you have any questions, please contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, option 2.

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Dickinson Drive to Partly Close December 20-27

Please be advised that a portion of Dickinson Drive, indicated by the two red bars on the map below, will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, through Saturday, December 27. Motorists may bypass the closure by taking the detour through lot 446, as indicated by the blue arrows.

Please proceed with caution and remember the speed limit on all internal campus roadways is 15 mph. Feel free to contact Parking and Transportation at 305-284-3096, option 2, if you have any questions.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.detour

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From Seat Belt Use to Distracted Driving, Safety Fair Helps Raise Awareness

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Safety Fair

With Florida Highway Patrolman Joe Sanchez monitoring its operation, a rollover accident simulator is demonstrated during UM’s annual safety fair, which was held on the UC Rock Plaza.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 18, 2014) – Ejected from their vehicle during a violent rollover accident, the bodies of a man, woman, and small child went soaring through air, landing lifeless on the green space in front of the University of Miami bookstore as a crowd of onlookers reacted in shock.

While paramedics and law enforcement officials would normally arrive at such a tragic scene within minutes, there would be no such response on this day. After all, it wasn’t real—just a simulation conducted with crash test dummies and the cab of a pickup truck mounted on a trailer equipped with hydraulics.

The purpose: to show what happens to automobile occupants when they don’t wear safety belts in a rollover crash.

It was just one of the teaching tools demonstrated last Thursday at a safety fair on the Coral Gables campus aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, and the importance of buckling up.

The rollover simulator, operated by Florida Highway Patrolman Joe Sanchez, proved to be the day’s most dramatic demonstration. But it was a pair of ordinary-looking goggles that gave students and employees the chance to become active participants. Dozens of people attempted, unsuccessfully, to perform the walk-and-turn field sobriety test while wearing the special goggles, which simulate impaired ability.

Held on the UC Rock Plaza, the safety fair featured the UM Police Department, UM Parking and Transportation, Association of Commuter Students, PIER21 (the William W. Sandler, Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education), RED (Responsible and Educated Drivers), and members of the UM Student Government executive board.

The Dori Slosberg Foundation, Florida Highway Patrol, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, City of Miami Beach, and AAA/Traffic Safety Foundation also participated.


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Miller Road Entrance at San Amaro Drive Traffic Circle Reopens

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The Miller Road entrance at the traffic circle on San Amaro Drive is now open to vehicular traffic. Please proceed with caution when using this entrance, and remember that the speed limit on all campus internal roadways is 15 miles per hour. Please also remember that this area of campus is for use of vehicles belonging to Purple or Preferred permit holders or visitors only.

If you have any questions, please contact Parking and Transportation at [email protected] or 305-284-3096, option 2.

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