No matter how bravely the university is aiming at 'sweet measures'; in an attempt to cope with the impending parking pain on campus, sooner or later 'sour measures' will become inevitable. A first measure: abolition of the free exit cards as of March 1. For, as independent parking policy coordinator Jos Hermus assures us, there is nothing out of the ordinary in paid parking, for guests and eventually probably for staff members as well.
Mobility plan TU/e
TU/e wants to transform its campus into a sustainable campus of nationwide importance and of international standing. The campus will get the appearance of a ‘city park’ with an increasing focus on the quality of the outdoor environment. The Green Strip (a traffic-free green central area) plays an important role in this ambition.
The current streetscape with parked cars does not correspond with the ambition of the TU/e to develop a city park. By ‘greening’ and making the campus more user friendly a large number of parking places will disappear, in the short and long term. TU/e wants employees to reconsider the way they commute: from January 2015 they have to pay a parking fee too: 2 euros a day.
More on mobility and parking
More information about the mobility plan can be found on the site of Real Estate Management.