New "College Hill Parking Prohibitions" Ordinance Adopted

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:54




December 4, 2017

Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police

Pullman Police Department

(509) 334-0802


New “College Hill Parking Prohibitions” Ordinance Adopted


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 snow, ice, and debris build up, it becomes increasingly difficult to clear narrow roadways, often resulting in streets reduced to a single lane of travel. In some cases, roadways become impassible, restricting access for residents, visitors, and emergency vehicles. These challenges are compounded by the high volume of vehicles present while WSU is in session.


In order to improve City services by facilitating snow, gravel, and leaf removal, Pullman City Council has approved a new ordinance (12.17.010), restricting parking in portions of the College Hill core area during WSU fall, winter, and spring breaks.  Parking is now restricted on the following streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. during WSU breaks:


            NE Colorado Street from NE D Street to NE Opal Street

            NE Campus Street from NE Opal Street to NE B Street

            NE B Street from NE Colorado Street to NE California Street

            NE California Street from NE B Street to NE Ruby Street

            NE Maiden Lane from NE Whitman Street to NE Opal Street

            NE D Street from NE Colorado Street to NE Alpha Road

            NE C Street from NE Colorado Street to NE Alpha Road

            NE A Street from NE Colorado Street to California Street

            Maple Street from Campus to NE California Street

            NE Linden Street from NE B Street to NE Monroe Street


The City of Pullman and WSU Transportation Services are working together to identify alternate parking options for those who may be impacted by these new restrictions.  From December 11, 2017 to January 9, 2018, parking will be available in the gravel BLUE 1 lot across from the South Fairway Intermural Fields.  Those who intend to leave a vehicle in this area over the break are asked to notify WSU Transportation Services by sending their name, WSU ID number, license plate number and state, make and color of vehicle, and personal contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  A permit will not be required during this period. Maps of impacted streets and the alternate parking lot are located online at


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