College Hill Parking Proposal for Seasonal Maintenance

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:27

October 18, 2017
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
Pullman Police Department
(509) 334-0802

College Hill Parking Proposal for Seasonal Street Maintenance

PULLMAN – Each winter, the narrow roadways and on-street parking in the College Hill core area (which includes the area South of Stadium Way, East of Grand Avenue, North of Maiden Lane/Oak Street, and West of WSU campus) add to the already difficult job of City of Pullman Maintenance & Operations staff who work to complete seasonal maintenance tasks. As seasonal maintenance, including gravel and leaf removal, are needed in the City of Pullman, it becomes increasingly difficult for crews to effectively clear this area, especially when on-street parking is at full capacity while WSU is in session.

The buildup of snow and ice during the winter months, particularly around parked vehicles, further narrows the drivable areas of these roadways. As a result, City snowplows are less effective in clearing a drivable path, resulting in streets that are difficult to navigate. Often, twoway streets are reduced to a single lane of travel. Other roadways are impassible, restricting access for residents, visitors, and emergency vehicles.

In order to improve City services by facilitating snow, gravel, and leaf removal, the Pullman Police Department and City of Pullman Public Works Department have devised a possible solution. By prohibiting overnight parking in particular areas during WSU fall, winter, and spring breaks, crews would be better able to perform the seasonal maintenance work that is needed to keep the College Hill core area clean, safe, and driveable.

Public input is important to City of Pullman leaders, and those with questions, concerns, or suggestions are invited to provide feedback about this parking proposal at one of two upcoming public meetings:

Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the basement of Adams Mall. This meeting is hosted by the College Hill Association and is open to all members of the public. Attendees should enter through Stubblefields. For disability access, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday, November 1st from 5:00 to 6:00p.m. in room 150 of the Chinook Student Center. This meeting is hosted by Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) and the Chinook Center is not open to the general public.

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