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The words and phrases defined in this section have the meaning indicated when used in this Ordinance, unless the context clearly requires another meaning:

  1. “Bicycle” means every device propelled, at least in part by human power, upon which any person may ride, and supported by either two tandem or three wheels, one of which is sixteen inches or more in diameter. For the avoidance of doubt, Bicycle includes “electric assist bicycle.” “Abandoned bicycles” are those which have not been moved from the same location for a period of two weeks or longer.
  2. “Booting” means to immobilize a Vehicle through the use of a device designed to be attached to the rear tire or wheel to render the Vehicle inoperable.
  3. “Campus” means all property that (i) is owned or leased in whole or in part by The State of North Carolina and (ii) is subject to the general oversight of the Board of Trustees of the University excepting and excluding:
    1. property leased to another not located within one of the areas set out in Parking Zones;
    2. the University Lake watershed; and
    3. property held for use as an official residence for administrative officers of the University.
  4. “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University.
  5. “Electric Two-Wheeled Vehicle” means any Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle that is propelled by means of a battery powered motor, including, without limitation, Segways, and electric standup scooters. For the avoidance of doubt, electric two-wheeled vehicle does not include electric assist bicycles.
  6. “Electric Vehicle” means any Vehicle that is propelled, partially or exclusively, by means of a battery powered motor.
  7. “General Statutes” or “G.S.” means the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina.
  8. “Internal Combustion Two-Wheeled Vehicle” means any Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle that is propelled by means of an internal combustion motor, including, without limitation, Motorcycles, mopeds, motorbikes, and scooters.
  9. “Main Campus” means the portion of the Campus where the Old Well is located and all other portions of Campus contiguous thereto by University ownership or lease that are north of Fordham Boulevard. For purposes of illustration, this definition is intended to include the portions of Campus commonly referred to as “North Campus” and “South Campus,” and exclude, without limitation, the portions of Campus commonly referred to as “Carolina North,” the “Mason Farm Property,” and “University Lake.”
  10. “Motorcycle” means any Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle that has an engine size exceeding 150 cubic centimeters.
  11. “Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle” means any two-wheeled (or three-wheeled) Vehicle that is self-propelled by means of an internal combustion motor or a battery powered motor, and is capable of carrying passenger(s), including, without limitation, Internal Combustion Two-Wheeled Vehicles and Electric Two-Wheeled Vehicles.
  12. “Park” means to leave a Vehicle unattended by any person authorized to, or capable of, moving it immediately upon the direction of a law enforcement or parking control officer. Notes in Vehicles, activated hazard lights, or a running engine do not render a Vehicle “attended.”
  13. “Parking Coordinator” means a department-assigned staff member who acts as a liaison with the University’s Department of Transportation and Parking.
  14. “Parking Permit” means any identification assigned by the Department of Transportation and Parking to be either displayed on a Vehicle or virtual permit (via registered license plate) for parking legally on the Campus.
  15. “State-owned Vehicles” are all Vehicles, including service Vehicles, owned by the State of North Carolina or any political subdivision thereof.
  16. “T&P” or “Department” means the University’s Department of Transportation and Parking.
  17. “University” means The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  18. “Vehicle” means any device by which a person may be transported upon a roadway, except (a) Bicycles and other devices moved by human power, and (b) devices used as a means of transportation by a person with a mobility impairment and limited by design to travelling no more than 15 miles per hour.
  19. “Visitor” means any individual other than a student or employee of either the University or UNC Health and any of their contract or temporary employees.
  20. “Weeknight” means 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.
  1. The laws of Chapter 20 of the General Statutes and associated regulations relating to the use of highways of the State and the operation of motor vehicles thereon apply to all streets, alleys, driveways, and parking facilities on University property.
  2. The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, through its designee, the Chancellor, is authorized to adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations, take emergency actions to protect the health and safety of the University community, and to establish such administrative procedures as he/she/they may deem necessary or advisable for the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of this Ordinance.
  3. The Chancellor may delegate administrative responsibilities imposed on him/her/them by this Ordinance to the Director of the Department and/or others as designated by the Chancellor.
  4. In-office and virtual customer service functions are available from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on University-recognized holidays and as otherwise posted. Regulations may be enforced at any time deemed necessary by special event activities or other circumstances.
The Chancellor, through his/her/their designee(s), shall cause to be posted a public notice of traffic and parking restrictions imposed by or pursuant to the authority of this Ordinance and by Chapter 116, Article 1, Part 6 of the General Statutes. Once posted, these restrictions are in effect at all times unless otherwise stated.
The Chancellor, through his/her/their designee(s), shall cause copies of this Ordinance and regulations issued pursuant hereto to be posted on the website of the Department.
A copy of this Ordinance and all regulations issued hereunder, except temporary police regulations, shall be filed in and with:

  1. the Office of the President of The University of North Carolina;
  2. the Office of the Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;

The University assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or theft to any Vehicle, Bicycle, other device moved by human power, or device used as a means of transportation by a person with a mobility impairment parked in or on University properties subject to the jurisdiction or control of the Board of Trustees of the University. The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to all operators of all Vehicles, public and private, and they shall be enforced twenty-four hours a day except as otherwise specified by this Ordinance. It shall be unlawful for any operator to violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance except as otherwise permitted by the Ordinance or General Statutes.

The operator of any Vehicle, Bicycle, or other device moved by human power shall obey the lawful instruction of any law enforcement officer, parking control officer, official traffic signs or control devices appropriately placed, and in accordance with provisions of this Ordinance.

The Chancellor and his/her/their designees(s) shall cooperate with all law enforcement authorities of the State of North Carolina and its political subdivisions in enforcing this Ordinance and issuing regulations hereunder. If the Town of Chapel Hill enacts an ordinance that, pursuant to G.S. § 116.44.5, supersedes any portion of this Ordinance or any regulation issued hereunder, the Chancellor’s designee(s) shall, upon receiving a copy of such ordinance from the Town Clerk, immediately cause to be removed all parking meters, signs, and other devices or markings erected or placed on a public street by authority of the superseded regulation(s).
When a Vehicle is found to be in violation of this Ordinance, it shall be considered prima facie evidence that the Vehicle was parked by:

  1. The person to whom the University parking permit for the Vehicle is registered;
  2. If no parking permit has been issued for the Vehicle, the person or entity in whose name the Vehicle is registered with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles or the corresponding agency of another state or nation; or
  3. Any relation of the registered owner enrolled in or employed with the University or UNC Health.

The prima facie rule of evidence established by this Section 1-8 shall not apply to the registered owner of a leased or rented Vehicle when said owner can furnish evidence that the Vehicle was, at the time of the parking violation, leased or rented to another person. In such instance, the owner of the Vehicle shall, within reasonable time after notification of the parking violation, furnish the Department with the name and address of the person or company who leased or rented the Vehicle.

All monies received pursuant to this Ordinance, except for the clear proceeds of civil penalties that are required to remitted to the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund in accordance with G.S. § 115C-457.2, shall be placed in trust accounts and may be used for the following purposes:

  1. To defray the cost of administering and enforcing this Ordinance and Chapter 116, Article 1, Part 6 of the General Statutes;
  2. To develop, maintain, and supervise parking facilities;
  3. To provide bus service or other transportation systems and facilities, including payments to any public or private transportation system serving University students, or employees;
  4. As a pledge to secure revenue bonds for parking facilities issued under Chapter 116, Article 21, of the General Statutes; and/or
  5. For any other purpose related to parking, traffic, and transportation on the Campus as authorized by the Chancellor or his/her/their designee(s).
Except as expressly permitted by this Ordinance, it is unlawful for any person to park a Vehicle:

  1. on the Campus; or
  2. on those portions of the following streets in the Town of Chapel Hill where parking is not prohibited by the ordinance(s) of the Town of Chapel Hill:
    1. both sides of Battle Lane for its entire length;
    2. both sides of South Road from Country Club Road to South Columbia Street;
    3. both sides of Country Club Road from Raleigh Street to South Road;
    4. both sides of Raleigh Street for its entire length;
    5. both sides of Pittsboro Street for its entire length;
    6. both sides of Boundary Street from East Franklin Street to Country Club Road;
    7. both sides of Park Place for its entire length;
    8. both sides of South Columbia Street from East Franklin Street to Manning Drive;
    9. both sides of Cameron Avenue from Raleigh Street to South Columbia Street;
    10. both sides of McCauley Street from South Columbia Street to Pittsboro Street;
    11. both sides of Ridge Road between Country Club Road and Manning Drive; and
    12. all sidewalks.

Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as recognition by the Board of Trustees of the University as a prescriptive easement in any street specifically named herein.