Today, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan sent out an all-campus e-mail from the Waltham Police Department sharing the city’s parking regulations. The full text of the e-mail is below the fold.

I don’t have a car on campus, but many of my friends do, and I drive with them into Waltham fairly frequently. Clearly, it’s a driver’s responsibility to learn the local regulations, but if you’re only at Brandeis for parts of a few years and you rarely go into the city, it can be hard to keep track of the legal minutiae. So credit should go to Mr. Callahan and the Department of Public Safety for doing their best to help students. This e-mail is a small act, but it’s one less thing people will have to worry about, and it could save a Brandeis student a hefty fine.

Also, thanks to Captain Donald M. Feeney and the Waltham Police Department for reaching out to the Brandeis community. It would be only too easy for the city to leave students to their own devices and simply collect ticket money from Waltham’s most transient residents. Instead, they took the initiative to inform us, and the whole community will hopefully run that much more smoothly because of it.

Waltham drivers, do your part by taking a glance at the restrictions and keeping them in mind as you drive around the city. No one wants a ticket, but more generally, it’s a sign of good citizenship towards a city that always welcomes Brandeis students with open arms.

The following message is from the Waltham Police Department

This memo is to alert students of the parking regulations in the City of Waltham that may not be known to all campus personnel who park a vehicle in Waltham.

· NO PARKING ANYTIME 2:00 AM TO 6:00 AM UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED

· NO OVER 24 HOUR PARKING ON ANY STREET

· NO PARKING ON ANY STREET DURING A DECLARED SNOW EMERGENCY

All Night Parking is defined as a vehicle that parks on a public street anytime between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am. Many streets are posted and All Night Parking is allowed on ONE SIDE ONLY.

A vehicle that is parked for 24 consecutive hours, on a public way, is subject to a parking ticket and may be towed, at the owner’s expense. Vehicles parked on a Private Way may be towed by the owner of the property, as a trespasser.

A Snow Emergency exists when 2 inches of snow has fallen. Snow Emergencies will be announced on Radio & Television. In addition, the Waltham Cable System will have an announcement declaring when the parking ban is in effect.

Donald M. Feeney
Captain of Police
Community Services Division

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