Brown University is conducting detailed traffic studies and user group surveys
and is gathering estimates for construction and operating costs of a new parking
structure. Laura Freid, executive vice president for University relations and
public affairs, has issued a statement about the University’s planning
PROVIDENCE — Executive Vice President Laura Freid has released the
following statement about Brown University’s plans for addressing its
campus parking capacity.
Brown University recognizes that parking is an important consideration for
residents and business people near campus as well as for our faculty, students
and staff. The University has completed a comprehensive parking review that
examines several measures which could mitigate the parking problems and is
investigating a number of options for an additional parking structure.
Parking-related initiatives being considered for implementation include
investigating the feasibility of “satellite” parking serviced by
shuttles, making changes to student parking policies, and adopting attendant
To address a problem with its overall parking capacity, Brown plans to build
a parking structure or additional lot within the next three years. The
University is considering a number of sites including the Tockwotten property,
the Brown athletic center near Hope and Lloyd, and below ground at Pembroke
The University is conducting detailed traffic studies and user group surveys
and is gathering estimates of construction and operating costs.
Brown will continue to hold meetings with community groups to gather
information required for determining the best location for the new structure.
The University plans to present the status of this project to the City Plan
Commission at six-month intervals during the process.