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Parking and traffic management

If you decide to park on our Colchester Campus then you’re agreeing to our terms and conditions for cycling, driving, parking and registering. You’re responsible for paying for parking and parking appropriately.

These rules support the University’s travel plan and ensure the safety and availability of spaces, where possible, in the car parks. It also ensures that there is a clear and fair process for parking on campus.

The University is private property. On every entrance (at either end of Boundary Road and on Capon Road) there is a contract to enter sign with details of our parking rules in each car park and at the pay stations.

Barrier management

Boundary Road and Capon Road barriers

The barriers control the flow of traffic for the consideration of student and staff safety. Only buses, emergency vehicles and designated University vehicles can travel through the barrier controlled areas of campus. The only exceptions are at the very beginning of the academic year or for specific events requiring access. 

The Capon Road barrier opens between 4.30pm until 6pm. The barrier out of campus opens to allow University staff and students to exit during this peak time when surrounding roads are at their busiest.  

The Capon Road barrier is no longer open in the mornings.

Accommodation barriers

For the health and safety of pedestrians in and around student accommodation areas barriers have been put in place to restrict the volume of traffic. Only designated University, registered disabled, emergency and required contractors vehicles are allowed permanent access. 

Contact us
Contact us
Estate Management Helpdesk For general parking and transport enquiries
Telephone: 01206 872959
Transport Policy Manager
Telephone: 01206 872939