Article: Stolen Spaces

The Civility Committee, MCC Parking Department, and Health Services would like to share their upcoming educational program called Stolen Spaces. This campaign is raising awareness about civility in the parking lots as well as the laws surrounding handicapped parking.

The campaign will take up three spaces in Parking Lot N. In those parking spaces will be wheel chairs and signage indicating what that wheel chair is doing in Lot N. This is to help remind those who park in regular parking spots the impact of taking handicapped spots without having a handicapped tag.

We hope you will stop out and see the campaign on Monday October 20 from 10am 1pm. The event will be postponed to October 21 in the case of inclement weather.

Please read further for information on the Brighton campus handicapped parking regulations.

Persons with disabilities on campus are provided with specific and accessibly designed parking spaces throughout the Brighton campus. The handicap spaces in Lot V (visitor lot) are reserved for visitors only. Handicap parking permits issued through the Parking Services/Public Safety Office on a temporary (2-4 weeks) basis until application can be made to state, county, town or village of residence. In addition, all vehicles must have a valid parking registration with Parking Services when parked in a non-metered space.

1. The designation and location of these spaces are as follows: "Wheelchair" Parking will be limited to handicapped persons driving wheelchair vans. There are four (4) spaces on campus, one (1) space in each A, K, F, P which are signed for wheelchairs only. Unmarked Parking will be limited to handicapped persons driving vehicles displaying a permit issued by NYS, county or town of residence or a temporary permit issued by the Public Safety office. Spaces are provided in lots A, J, K, G, M, Q, P, N and in the Visitor Lot.

2. Handicap tags must be displayed as instructed on the windshield or on the sun visor and must be clearly visible when parking in designated handicapped parking spaces. Hangtags must be hung from rear view mirror.

3. Handicap parking spaces have been redesigned to comply with Federal Regulations. If an area is full, please go to another area. (DO NOT PARK IN VISITORS, EMPLOYEE, FIRE LANES or the STRIPED AREAS between handicapped spaces.) Violators will be towed at owner/operator's expense.

4. If your health problem improves and you no longer need preferential parking, please let the Parking Services Office know. Also be sure to keep your records updated. Parking in handicapped parking areas is a privilege; please do not abuse this privilege. If your vehicle is found parked in a handicapped parking space using an unauthorized handicap permit your vehicle will be ticketed and not eligible for appeal. Parking Services may confiscate the handicap permit and return to the issuing agency. If you have any questions call the Parking office at 585.292.2700