Faculty and staff responding to questionnaire on parking preferences

Just hours after sending out an e-mail invitation for employees to participate in a questionnaire about their parking preferences, Parking Services received hundreds of responses.

“The initial message went out at around 3:15 Friday afternoon and by 5 p.m. there were over 400 respondents,” says Laurie Butler, manager of Campus Parking Services.

As of Tuesday, that number was more than 800.

It’s a good rate of return, but there’s still a long way to go, says Anna Kirby, executive director of Campus Services. She is hoping that every member of faculty and staff will reply by the January 31 deadline.

“We will use the results of the rankings to assign every permit available to faculty and staff,” she says. “It is imperative that we reach every one of our permit holders so they have a chance to express their parking preferences.”

The opening of a new parking structure at the corner of Wyandotte Street and Sunset Avenue in September 2013 and the closure of several surface parking lots has prompted the reorganization of all employee permits. The questionnaire was distributed Friday to all UWindsor employee e-mail accounts; a printed version is available to staff who do not have access to e-mail.