Towson University has hired a consulting firm to develop plans for better on-campus transportation and parking, a long-standing concern of both students and area residents.
David Marks, the Baltimore County Councilman who represents Towson, said students parking in nearby communities, like Aigburth Manor, Burkleigh Square and Towson Manor Village, are “a steady source of complaints.”
The firm, Kimley-Horn, will review the demands placed on campus parking and transportation, including shuttle buses, and seek “feedback from the campus community” so it can collect, compile and review data, Pam Mooney, the university’s director of parking and transportation services, said in an email.
“Final recommendations could include minor changes to our current approaches or significant changes to our programs,” Mooney wrote.
Marks said many residential areas in eastern Towson require a residential permit to park legally, but that those areas are not always patrolled by county officials, so permits are not always enforced. Parking violations are not enforced by the county police, but a separate county office.
“Complaints about student parking have not gone away,” he said.