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Parking

Parking for LYIT staff, students and visitors is available on campus at Port Road Letterkenny on both the campus side and across the Port Road.

Pedestrians should exercise caution when crossing public roadways to enter/leave campus and should always use the pedestrian crossings provided. To use the pedestrian crossings, users must press the call button and await a green light before crossing the road. 
The pedestrian crossing points at the Letterkenny Port Rd are located within a very busy signalised junction designed to provide safe crossing points for pedestrians, control traffic travelling along the Port Rd., and traffic entering and leaving the LYIT campus and Car Park 1.  There are times when the traffic travelling along the Port Rd. is stopped, yet the pedestrian crossing light remains red.  This red light for pedestrians allows traffic emerging from the campus and Car Park 1 to safely enter the traffic flow along the Port Rd.  Pedestrians may not always see the vehicles which are about to make these turning manoeuvres so should never assume that it is safe to cross the road because the traffic to the left and right is stopped.  
For their own safety, pedestrians are requested to be patient when waiting for the green light and not take chances on crossing at any other time.
In the interests of sustainability, commuters to LYIT are encouraged where possible to car share, use public transport and to walk/cycle to LYIT. The development of a network of road and cycle lanes throughout the town is welcomed by LYIT. Bus set down areas are available on both sides of the Port Road to facilitate use of public transport.
New Internal Roadway Layout
A new visitors car park has been provided in the area between the main building and CoLab and the internal roadway layout has been revised in accordance with the layout below.
Access to the visitors car park is available to visitors on legitimate LYIT business and by arrangement only. Car Park
On Campus car parking
540 spaces at Main Campus to North of Port Rd.
224 spacesat Car Park opposite Campus to South of Port.
The car park opposite the campus opens Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm during term time. It is locked overnight, at weekends and at all times outside term time. There is a weight restriction of 2.5 tonnes and a height restriction of 2.05m applicable to all vehicles entering this car park. Signalised pedestrians crossing facilities are provided at two separate locations to facilitate pedestrians crossing the Port Rd. from the car park and elsewhere. Crossing at any other point, including the island in the centre of the road, is not permitted as it could lead to a serious accident.
There is a traffic flow restriction barrier on the main campus located between the main building and CoLab. This barrier restricts traffic to flow from North to South side of the campus only. It prevents traffic flow in the opposite direction from South to North side of campus.
Off Campus car parking
  • Mount Errigal Hotel:  located on the Ramelton Road opposite the hotel between Bassetts and Floor World.  The spaces are unmarked but the area should accommodate a minimum of fifty cars.
  • Church of the Irish Martyrs:  located on the Gortlee Road, there are 63 designated spaces for LYIT’s use.  Please see the diagram below for details.
  • McGinley Motors: a multi-storey car park accessible from close to the courthouse on Justice Walsh Road or opposite the entrance to Letterkenny Community Centre on Pearse Road.  It has 600 spaces for LYIT's use and opens from 6.45 am to 7 pm.  Please note that car park charges apply.
Parking Martyrs
Updated: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:35:21 BST


CAR PARK MANAGEMENT

Direction
Traffic direction is provided by LYIT contract security staff. Motorists are requested to comply with security personnel direction at all times.
Motorists are requested to exercise courtesy to other motorists by parking in designated parking spaces only and not along roadsides or other non-designated areas.
Overnight parking of caravans, camper vans or similar vehicles is strictly prohibited.
Motorists are requested to use the LYIT Campus and Off Campus Car parks. Under no circumstances should motorists park in local residential or commercial areas as parking in such areas is unwelcome, inconsiderate and can increase road safety hazards. Likewise, motorists must not park on the new cycle lanes at Ramelton Rd. and other areas.
Clamping
For safety reasons, there are some instances where cars may be clamped.
Clamping may occur if a car is –
  • causing obstruction of emergency exits, fire-fighting equipment, access routes, properly parked cars, carriageways
  • on yellow hatched areas
  • in places set aside for the disabled where unwarranted, i.e., where a valid registered ‘blue badge’ is not displayed or where prior arrangements have not been made with LYIT Estates Office in the case of temporary physical impairments
  • on grassed or planted areas
  • on, or partially on, footpaths or marked pedestrian walkways
  • in any area cordoned off by traffic cones or other means.
A clamp release fee of €65 is payable to the external clamping company.
In some instances warning stickers may be affixed to car windows.
Towing
LYIT reserves the right to tow cars off site where they are found to be seriously obstructing traffic flow, blocking emergency exits or parked in the traffic turning lanes approaching the traffic signals at the car park entry/exit points.
A fee of €100 will be payable to the external towing company in order to recover the car on the day it is towed away or the day immediately afterwards.
Recovery costs increase by €10 per day for collection on the 3rd or subsequent days after towing.
Contact details for towing service are available from Security personnel and from main reception.
CCTV
CCTV is in operation in car parks for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety only. The scheme is controlled by LYIT Estates Office. Please note that under the data protection legislation, recorded CCTV images are not available to persons other than the controllers and members of the Gardai when investigating crimes. CCTV is not provided as a means of investigating causes of damage to vehicles. Please be aware that cars will be parked at the owners’ risk at all times. LYIT accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles or contents while on the premises.