D1. Parking Regulations
D1.1. Parking to be Regulated
Any prohibition, restriction, permission or other requirement regarding the stopping, parking, standing or otherwise operating of a vehicle on the University private roadways or on University property fulls under the jurisdiction of Campus Parking Services.
D1.2. Schedule of Violations and Fines
A schedule of violations and fines may be viewed online
The University authority, at the University authority’s discretion, may elect to issue warnings relating to violations under these regulations without a fine or penalty.
D1.4. Damage or Destruction to University Property
A person causing damage or destruction, wilful, malicious or otherwise, to University property is in violation of this policy, including these regulations.
D1.5. Environmental Release of Vehicle Fluids
The accidental, malicious or other escape, leak or release of fluids, including gasoline, diesel fuel, motor oil, hydraulic fluid or engine coolant, from a vehicle onto University property or into the environment (environmental release) is contrary to this policy, including these regulations. In the event of an environmental release, in addition and without prejudice to any other right or remedy the University may have under the legislation or University policy, including these regulations, the owner of an offending vehicle is held responsible for paying and will pay to the University all costs and expenses incurred relating to the removal of the offending vehicle and any property or environmental clean-up, remediation or restoration, including legal costs.
D1.6. Identification to be Produced
Any person on University property, upon request by an authority or University authority, must produce proof of identification acceptable to the authority. For further clarity, the driver of a vehicle on University property must produce their driver’s licence, vehicle ownership and proof of insurance coverage. Failure to provide acceptable documentation or to provide false documentation is in violation of this policy, including these regulations.
D1.7. Compliance with Official Signs
Every person on University property will observe, comply with and obey the directions of official signs and devices erected by the University on University property to facilitate the safe and orderly movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and the appropriate use of University property, including parking spaces or lots. Unless otherwise posted by official signs:
- any official sign, including fire route, no parking and other traffic sign on a roadway is applicable to the entire roadway; and
- the maximum speed limit on University property is 30 km/h.
D1.8. Emergency Vehicles Right-of-Way
Emergency vehicles, including Campus Community Police and Fire Prevention Office vehicles, have right-of-way on University property. A vehicle parking, stopping or standing in or otherwise being driven or operated so as to cause an obstruction or other interference with any emergency vehicle is prohibited.
D1.9. No Obstruction or Interference
Vehicles (emergency vehicles and certain University service unit vehicles excepted) are not permitted at any time to park, stop, stand or be driven or otherwise operated on University property so as to cause an obstruction or other interference with the use of any entrance onto or exit from University property, or of any roadway, any designated fire route (applies to both sides of the roadway),any fire hydrant (within three metres thereof), any walkway, any entrance into or exit from developed space, landscaped areas, green spaces or any other area on University property where vehicles are prohibited.
For greater clarity, sidewalks, pathways, walkways, natural environments, landscaped spaces and athletic playing fields are designated as pedestrian areas and, therefor, vehicles (emergency vehicles and certain University vehicles excepted) are prohibited from such sidewalks, pathways, walkways, natural environments, landscaped spaces and athletic playing fields.
D1.10. Bicycle, E-Scooter Restriction
Bicycles and e-scooters are only permitted to be used or otherwise operated on the roadways, shoulders and bike paths of the following University private roadways
- Arboretum Road;
- Chancellor’s Way;
- Christie Lane;
- Dundas Lane;
- East Ring Road;
- Grange Lane;
- Hersey Lane;
- Lang Way;
- Lennox Lane;
- MacDonald Street;
- McGilvray Street;
- McIntosh Lane;
- Smith Lane;
- South Lane;
- South Ring Road East;
- South Ring Road West;
- Trent Lane; and
- Watson Lane.
For greater clarity, bicycles and e-scooters are not permitted to be used or otherwise operated on the following University private roadways:
- Reynolds Walk; and
- University Circle (Transit Terminal).
Bicycles and e-scooters shall keep a safe distance from pedestrians and give right-of-way to a pedestrian by slowing (to a lesser speed than the pedestrian) or stopping, as necessary, where there is insufficient space for the pedestrian/ vehicle to pass.
Using or otherwise operating a bicycle or e-scooter on University sidewalks, pathways, or walkways or within University natural or landscaped environments at a speed that is markedly greater than the speed of pedestrians proximate to such vehicle represents a further violation of this policy, the regulations included.
D1.10. Transit Terminals Restricted
Only buses of permitted transit commissions, including Guelph Transit and Metrolinx/ GO Transit, and permitted commercial bus companies, are permitted to park, stop, stand or otherwise be driven or operated in transit terminals. Other commercial bus companies are restricted to using available bus stands on University property.
As an exception, a vehicle displaying a valid accessible parking permit may temporarily stand at the University Centre main entrance, using only the outside (right-hand) lane and only if safe to do so, for the explicit purpose of, and while actively engaged in promptly receiving or discharging passengers with physical disabilities.
Any vehicle (emergency vehicles and certain University vehicles excepted) parking, stopping or standing in or otherwise being driven or operated so as to cause an obstruction or other interference with buses or the transit terminal is in violation of this policy, including these regulations.
D1.11. Parking Permitted
Parking is only permitted in a parking space that has been clearly marked, typically between two parallel yellow painted lines, posted, signed, and designated for parking purposes. Any area on University property that is not posted, signed, designated or otherwise marked for parking purposes is considered a “no parking” area and parking in such an area is prohibited. The absence of any signage to the contrary does not permit or authorize parking elsewhere on University property.
D1.12. Overnight Parking Restricted
Overnight parking may be restricted to facilitate winter maintenance work, including snow clearing, pushing or removal from December 1st through to and ending March 31st, whether snow is present or not. Information is available online regarding overnight parking restrictions times and locations.
D1.13. Vehicle Abandonment
A vehicle left on University property for 14 or more consecutive days is normally considered abandoned and will be towed and treated as such by the University. A vehicle without a valid licence plate or that appears to be dismantled or wrecked, in whole or in part, or otherwise inoperable, if left on University property for more than 48 hours, will also be considered abandoned and will be towed and treated as such by the University.
D1.14. Vehicle Cleaning or Maintenance Not Permitted
Cleaning, washing, polishing, repair, refurbishment or other maintenance of vehicles is not permitted on University property, except when such undertakings are performed in developed spaces intended for and approved by the University authority for such purposes.
D2. Traffic Regulations
D2.1. Traffic to be Regulated
Any prohibition, restriction, permission or other requirement regarding the driving or operating of a vehicle on University private roadways or on the University property is under the jurisdiction of the Campus Safety Office, under the Highway Traffic Act(Ontario) and under municipal bylaw.
Information regarding the Campus Safety Office policies can be found on their website
D2.2. Littering Prohibited
Littering on University property is prohibited.
D2.3. Electric Kick-Scooters, Rules of a Bicycle Apply
Unless otherwise specified, the rules that apply to the operation of a bicycle and to a cyclist under legislation and this policy, the regulations included, apply to an electric kick-scooter (e-scooters) as if the e-scooter were a bicycle and the operator a cyclist.
D2.4. Bicycles & E-Scooters, Not Permitted Indoors
Bicycles are not permitted to be brought, used or operated, and/or stored inside any University building or structure, including any student residence. As an exception, bicycles (e-bikes and e-scooters being specifically excluded) may be stored in indoor bicycle storage areas provided for such purpose.
D2.5. Pedestrian Right-of-Way
The rules that apply to a pedestrian under legislation and this policy, the regulations included, apply to a person using or otherwise operating a wheelchair or other personal mobility device that is designed for and used by that person whose mobility is limited by one or more conditions or functional impairments.
Pedestrians have right-of-way on sidewalks, pathways, and walkways as well as at roadway pedestrian crossings and crosswalks.
Pedestrians are strongly encouraged to cross roadways only at intersections, using pedestrian crossings and crosswalks provided. Pedestrians are further encouraged to refrain from crossing a roadway at any other point along the roadway. Pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point other than a pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a violation of this policy, including these regulations.
Pedestrians are encouraged to maintain awareness of their surroundings, including walking surfaces, at all times while walking. Pedestrians are further encouraged to refrain from using or looking down at their hand-held devices while walking or crossing a roadway, particularly at any pedestrian crossing or crosswalk, so as not to be distracted while walking or crossing. A pedestrian walking or crossing a roadway while distracted is a violation of this policy, including these regulations.
D2.6. Maintaining Residency in a Vehicle Not Permitted
Sleeping or maintaining residence in a vehicle, including a motor vehicle or trailer, tent or similar temporary accommodation, on University property is strictly prohibited.
D2.7. Tailgating Not Permitted
Unless otherwise permitted in advance by Campus Parking Services, tailgate gatherings (“tailgating”) are not permitted on or around any vehicle or in any parking space on University property.
D2.8. Off-Road Vehicles Prohibited
Motor vehicles intended for off-road use, including snow machines, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and pocket bikes, are not permitted on University property, except by special exception permit issued in advance by a University authority.
D2.9. Traffic Redirection and Road Closures
Where either an authority or University authority considers it advisable to:
- ensure orderly movement of traffic,
- prevent injury to persons or damage to property, or
- permit proper action in an emergency;
the authority or University authority may:
- direct traffic, or require traffic be directed, and every person must obey such traffic directions; or
- close, or cause to be closed, any roadways or walkways with or without notice.