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University Traffic & Parking Management

General

Since July 1, 1989, all private roads in Hong Kong, which include all roads on campus, have been put under the jurisdiction of the amended Road Traffic (Parking on Private Roads) Regulations, Cap 374O (Regulations). With the introduction of the amended Regulations, traffic offences committed on campus are liable to prosecution just the same as those on public roads. The responsibility of parking management on campus rests on the University. This document sets out the University regulations on traffic and parking management and the role of the Security Office in ensuring and enforcing the compliance with these regulations.

Enforcement

All vehicle drivers and road users on campus should acquaint themselves with and follow the statutory requirements under the Road Traffic Ordinance, Cap 374 and its subsidiary legislations, and observe the University regulations on traffic and parking management as set out below and directions given by the University security personnel. The University regulations on traffic and parking management are displayed at entrances to the campus and the webpage of the Security Office. The University may review, amend, or add to these regulations from time to time.

Campus Ingress and Egress

All vehicles should use one of the following recognised means to enter/leave the campus:

(a) Holding a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and a valid University parking label issued by the Security Office; or

(b) Holding a CU Link (in conjunction with a valid University parking label); or

(c) Holding an Octopus Card.

Government vehicles, authorized maintenance vehicles and other vehicles may, upon permission by the Security Office, be permitted to enter/leave the campus.

University Traffic Regulations on Campus

Vehicle drivers and road users on campus must comply with both the statutory and University regulations governing traffic and parking management on campus and observe all road signs, speed limits, and ad hoc measures as well as traffic and parking directions given by the University security personnel.

 

 

 

Among other regulations, it is strictly forbidden to:

(a) drive or permit another person to drive without a valid driving licence;

(b) drive with a learner’s driving licence;

(c) teach driving;

(d) operate a vehicle without vaild registration with the Government or valid third-party liability insurance;

(e) operate a motorcycle without wearing a helmet or carry a passenger not wearing a helmet; and

(f) drive or operate a vehicle in such manner deemed irresponisbile or dangerous under the Road Traffic Ordinance.

Sanctions against Vehicles Violating Regulations

When a driver or road user has violated any traffic regulations or there is reasonable doubt as to the road-worthiness of a vehicle, the University security personnel may take one or more actions below:-

(a) stop the vehicle on the roadside;

(b) direct it or cause it to be towed to a designated area;

(c) direct it to leave campus; or

(d) report to the Security Office for further action as appropriate (e.g. revocation of the vehicle’s University parking label and RFID tag)

When stopped, a driver must follow the direction of the University security personnel, but he/she may later complain to the Director of Security and Transport if he/she is dissatisfied with such action. Further review on the appropriate action in handling cases of violation of the University traffic regulations by staff members or students of the University will be referred to the Administrative Affairs Committee (AAC) and the respective College Assembly of Fellows as appropriate.

 

The following traffic cases on campus will be referred to the Police for further investigation:

(a) Traffic accident involving injuries to person or animal;

(b) Traffic accident involving serious damages to property;

(c) Traffic accident causing damage to vehicles concerned only but cannot be settled between the parties;

(d) Failing to stop and/or make a report after a traffic accident;

(e) Driving without a valid driving licence;

(f) Driving with a learner’s driving licence;

(g) Driving without a valid third-party liability insurance;

(h) Driving an unlicensed vehicle;

(i) Dangerous driving;

(j) Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and

(k) Careless driving.

 

Traffic cases not listed above may also be referred to the Police if the Director of Security and Transport deems it necessary.

 

Visitor Parking Charges

Drivers of visitor vehicles entering the campus must tap their Octopus Cards for payment purposes on the reader at the campus entrance/exit gate before driving through the visitors’ lane. Details are as below:

(a) Visitor parking on campus within the first half-hour is free of charge and thereafter is levied at HK$10 per half-hour. HK$20 will be charged for the first hour if parking exceeds half-hour.

(b) Visitor vehicles entering the campus with Limited Time Free Parking Coupons issued by respective departments/residents will be exempted from parking fee for the period covered by the coupons.

(c) The University reserves the right to refuse entry and parking of visitor vehicles deemed to be unauthorised.

(d) The schedule of fees for visitor parking may be revised from time to time as approved by the AAC.

Campus Parking Regulations

(a) Parking on campus will be regulated in accordance with the Road Traffic (Parking on Private Roads) Regulations Cap.374O.

(b) Except for permitted vehicles in residential areas, no vehicle is allowed to remain in a parking space on campus for a continuous period of more than 72 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

(c) Overnight parking of visitor vehicles on campus is not allowed. Except for vehicles which are permitted to park in the car parks of the staff residences, vehicles not displaying a valid University parking label must leave on the same day they enter campus.

(d) The University may from time to time designate any place on campus as a restricted parking area by either erecting or placing appropriate road signs or road markings.

(e) According to the said Regulations, the University may impound, remove and dispose of any vehicles violating such regulations, and impose a charge on the owner of a detained vehicle according to the rates prescribed by the said Regulations.

(f) The Director of Security and Transport or his/her appointed staff has been designated as an authorized officer under Section 5 of the said Regulations.

University Parking Labels

Only one label may be issued to each staff member/eligible person. Each label can list up to but not more than two vehicle registration numbers. The vehicle must be either a private car or a motorcycle. No commercial goods vehicle will be issued with a label.

Label A

Eligible holders:

- Full-time appointees on Terms (A), (B), (C), (HA-equivalent), and equivalent terms (including those on no-pay leave or on term secondment from the University)
- Appointees on fractional time (instead of part-time) appointments of at least 50%
- Hostel wardens as primary appointment
- Former VCs/PVCs/College Heads
- Emeritus Professors
- College Honorary Fellows
- Senior College Tutors
- Full-time staff of HK-America Centre
- Full-time staff of HKIB (and those residing on campus)
- Such other cases as approved by AAC

      o Label holders must have driving licence

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name

      o No overnight parking is permitted

Label AR

Eligible holders:

- Resident appointees holding valid driving licence

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name

      o Overnight parking is permitted in the area of residence

Label E

Eligible holders:

- Resident appointees without driving licence but with cars driven by registered family members residing on campus
- Resident appointees with an AR label may apply for one extra E label for use by registered family members residing on campus  

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name

      o Overnight parking is permitted in the area of residence

- Non-resident full time appointees without driving licence but with cars driven by family members to/from the campus

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name

      o No overnight parking is permitted

Label U

Eligible holders:

- Vehicles under the name of the University and verified by the Security Office

      o Overnight parking is permitted at designated car parks

Label V

Eligible holders:

- All University Council and College Board of Trustees members
- University Honorary Graduates and Honorary Fellows
- Guests or VIPs designated by VC or AAC as appropriate

      o No overnight parking is permitted

Label C

Eligible holders:

- Resident disabled undergraduates/postgraduates holding a proof of disability from government and a valid driving licence
- Resident undergraduates on special and compassionate grounds, as recommended by the Office of Student Affairs or the College Deans of Students’ Office and approved by AAC

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name/ close family member’s name

      o Overnight parking is permitted in the area of hostel

Label CD

Eligible holders:

- Non-resident disabled undergraduates/postgraduates holding a proof of disability from government and a valid driving licence
- Non-resident undergraduates on special and compassionate grounds, as recommended by the Office of Student Affairs or the College Deans of Students’ Office and approved by AAC

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name/close family member’s name

      o No overnight parking is permitted

Label DC

Eligible holders:

- Campus based contractors/organisations as approved by the University

      o No overnight parking is permitted

Label S

Eligible holders:

- Current office bearers of Alumni Associations
- Former Faculty Deans
- Honorary/Adjunct teaching staff
- Honorary Senior/Honorary Research Fellows
- Retired full-time appointees who have served the University for 10 years or more consecutively before retirement

      o Label S is entitled to free parking on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name

      o No overnight parking is permitted

Label AM (fee-charging)

Eligible holders:

- Full time appointees who due to special work related reasons (e.g. frequent overnight official duties) need to park overnight on campus regularly

      o With strong justification/support from and fee borne by affiliating departments with approval by AAC

      o Overnight parking is permitted at designated locations

Label B (fee-charging)

Eligible holders:

- Resident postgraduates holding valid driving licence and must drive himself/herself

      o Vehicles registered in label holder’s own name/spouse’s name/ close family member’s name

      o Overnight parking is permitted in the area of hostel

Label D (fee-charging)

Eligible holders:

- Contractors/organisations as approved by the University

      o Overnight parking is permitted at designated locations

Label DD/DM (fee-charging)

Eligible holders:

- Contractors/organisations as approved by the University

      o No overnight parking is permitted

 

Limited Time Free Parking Coupons

Eligible users:

- Qualified part-time appointees
- Current office bearers of Alumni Associations
- Visitors on business
- Visitors to campus residents

      o A maximum of two Limited Time Free Parking Coupons can be used for the same visit

      o Overnight parking is not permitted for visitor vehicles (except guest vehicles parking at the car park outside University Guest House and visitor vehicles within the area of residence.)

      o Qualified part-time appointees can obtain through Units/Departments an appropriate number of Limited Time Free Parking Coupons

      o The Alumni Affairs Office is responsible for distributing Limited Time Free Parking Coupons to current office bearers of Alumni Associations (each of them may be given up to 40 coupons each year)

      o Faculties/Departments/residents may issue Limited Time Free Parking Coupons to visitors

      o All units authorized to issue Limited Time Free Parking Coupons must complete the Coupons Usage Record sheets provided by the Security Office for audit purposes

Pre-paid Parking Coupons

Eligible users:

- Postgraduates/part-time students recommended by Heads of Department/Unit

      o May buy an appropriate number of Pre-paid Parking Coupons ($20 each for parking up to 5 hours)

      o About 20% more than the total number of teaching days on campus in the current term

      o No more than two coupons can be used for the same visit

      o No overnight parking is permitted

 

Management of Car Parking Space

Parking Controlled Areas

(i) All roads, parking spaces and car parks on or south of Central Avenue are classified as Controlled Areas for management of parking spaces on campus, where relevant signs are erected to designate different categories of parking areas.

(ii) Overnight parking in Controlled Areas is NOT allowed in general, except vehicles with valid “A” or “AR” labels at designated overnight parking sites on payment of prescribed fees. [See Overnight Parking in Controlled Areas below for details]

“Category I” Controlled Areas

(i)   Signified by a “Cat. I” signage at entrance to the areas.

(ii)  Include all covered car parks and some designated open space car parks.

(iii) For use by vehicles displaying valid “A”,“AR”,“AM”,“V” or “U” parking labels, while some car parks are also open to specific parkinglabels (as stated in the signage at the entrance).

“Category II” Controlled Areas

(i)   Signified by a “Cat. II” signage at entrance to the areas.

(ii)  Include all areas other than “Cat. I” within the Controlled Areas.

(iii) Open for use by all vehicles including visitor vehicles.

Time-restricted Parking in Controlled Areas

The car park adjacent to the University Station (Exit A) is a time-restricted “Cat. I” parking area, where parking is restricted to 6 hours on each occasion.

Other Time-restricted Parking in Controlled Areas

The car park outside the supermarket at John Fulton Centre is a time-restricted “Cat. II” parking area for use by customers of the supermarket and the bank, where parking is restricted to 30 minutes on each occasion.

Overnight Parking in Controlled Areas
(i) Other than those vehicles with specific parking labels permitted for overnight parking at designated locations, overnight parking is NOT allowed in the Controlled Areas. All vehicles must be removed from the Controlled Areas before 3:00 a.m.

(ii) Appointees holding “A” or ”AR” labels may, after payment of prescribed fees, park the registered car overnight at the designated overnight parking site (Shanghai Fraternity Association Research Services Centre open space car park). Nightly coupons ($20 per night)can be purchased in advance from the Security Office for a period of not more than 7 consecutive days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

(iii) Appointees holding “A” or ”AR” labels wishing to park the registered car overnight in any of the Controlled Areas (other than the designated overnight parking sites) occasionally for urgent overnight work-related purposes should inform and obtain permission from the Security Office in advance.

Other Parking Areas

(i)  Other parking areas on campus include:

      o residential parking areas, and

      o non-residential parking areas outside the Controlled Areas.

(ii)  Residential parking areas are for use by campus residents only.

(iii) Non-residential parking areas outside the Controlled Areas are open to all vehicles. Overnight parking may be allowed (for vehicles displaying valid staff parking labels only) at the aforesaid other parking areas for a continuous period of not more than 72 hours (not including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).


(June 2017)