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Parking Permit Holder Advisory – October 6, 2018 vs San Diego State

Boise State University

Public Safety Parking Transit Center



Saturday, October 6, 2018

KICKOFF: 1:30 P.M.

To facilitate a better understanding of permit restrictions and alternative parking for the upcoming Boise State Football home game, the following information is specifically for all campus permit holders.

Alternative parking locations will be available beginning at 5 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018


Manitou Avenue and Grant Avenue – Manitou and Grant Avenues, between Belmont Street and University Drive, will be closed for security operations starting at 11:59 p.m., October 5, 2018, and remain closed until the end of the game.

Euclid Avenue – Euclid Avenue, between University Drive and Belmont Street, and from Belmont Street to Beacon Avenue,  will be closed for security operations starting at 11:59 p.m., October 5, 2018, and remain closed until the end of the game.

University Drive – University Drive, between Denver Avenue and Grant Avenue, will be reserved for authorized vendor access and will be closed starting at 11:59 p.m., October 5, 2018, and remain closed until the end of the game.

Your support and understanding for vehicle relocations during the Boise State Bronco Football home games is appreciated!


Parking Lot

Locations and Restrictions Lot(s) clear information

Alternative Parking

East Reserve (ER)

South Reserve (SR)

West Stadium, Bronco Circle, Engineering Tech, Norco, and Alumni (AFC) parking lots close at 11:59 p.m, Friday October 5, 2018

All vehicles must exit prior to 11:59 p.m, Friday, October 5, 2018

Parking available at Lincoln Garage,  and West Reserve (Capitol Village only) beginning at 5 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018
East Commuter (EC)

South Commuter (SC)

East Stadium, Denver/Beacon, and Grant, Commuter lots close at 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 All vehicles must exit prior to 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 Parking available in non-affected South Commuter lots at Beacon/Manitou and Belmont between Euclid and Grant (Tree Lot), Boas, Yanke, West Commuter (HSR near Royal), and Dona Larsen Park beginning at 5 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018
Lincoln Garage (LG)

Resident Central (RC)

West side ground level and second floor reserved for accessible parking starting at 5 a.m., October 6, 2018. LG and RC permit holders that exit the garage and re-enter after 9 a.m. can park by availability in West Reserve, including Capitol Village, and Health Sciences Riverside (HSR)

West Reserve (WR)

Resident West (RW)

Brady Garage (BG)

Park by availability.

Overflow in other locations of West Reserve, including Capitol Village, Health Services Riverside (HSR), and Brady Garage.

Central Reserve (CR)  

Park by availability.

Overflow into Plaza East and Plaza West Lots on a space available basis.

Please see map for reference.



Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety is comprised of Campus Security and Police Services, Transportation and Parking and Emergency Management.


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Scheduled Maintenance- Earl Street Closure Sep 29th-Oct 5th

September 29th, 2018 – October 5th, 2018
The following information is provided to help you plan accordingly for increased traffic congestion during the temporary closure of Earle St. near the Fine Arts construction site.

Beginning on Saturday September 29th, entrance into the West Reserve Tower Parking lot north of the Brady Garage will be closed. If you intend to park in the Tower Lot north of Brady Garage you will need to enter in through the Brady Street entrance. Earle St. will be closed just north of the Brady Garage West entrance, with anticipated opening October 5th. This is to allow reconstruction of the area. The Blue fabric fence will be repositioned to close off this area to traffic. Cesar Chavez will be two-way direction from Capital Blvd. to Brady Street permanently. This change should help ingress and egress in the West Reserve area during the construction.

During this time of increased traffic we appreciate your understanding. We will work diligently and efficiently to be respectful of your time and reopen all access as soon as possible.. Please Contact Department of Public Safety at 208-426-7275 with any questions. Thank you for your support! Go Broncos!

Boise State Bike Commuters Reach 10K Goal

The 10,000 Mile Bicycle Commuter Club at Boise State is an informal group hosted by the Cycle Learning Center. Nearly 60 dedicated cyclists have set the goal of riding their bikes to work each day.

Peter Mullner

Peter Mullner

Two professors, John Ziker from the Department of Anthropology and Peter Mullner from the departments of Material Science and English, have been bike commuting to campus for close to 15 years. The committed cyclists recently reached their 10k mile marks.

For Ziker, riding his bike to work offers time for creative thinking and problem solving.

John Ziker

John Ziker

Mullner said that he gets to work faster on his bike, with less stress, and free from the daunting task of finding a parking spot. Both emphasize the health benefits of biking, both for the human body and the planet.

The CLC welcomes those in the campus community interested in greening their commutes. The CLC bike shop offers a weekly bicycle commuting class that teaches street smarts and rules of the road. People who join the 10k Club receive a free tune-up every 1,000 miles ridden, scratch off parking passes, exclusive sales, and bicycle workshops. Email for more information and sign up.

Bronco Giving Day – Public Safety

Bronco Giving Day

On Thursday, September 13, the Department of Public Safety will be actively engaged in support of the first annual Bronco Giving Day. This fundraising event is aimed at supporting a variety of charitable organizations that directly impact the Boise State community.

The Department of Public Safety values our students and strongly believes in promoting their complete wellness. We do this in many ways such as: providing free vehicle lockouts and jump starts, security escorts, or providing campus safety through the use of the Rave Guardian app. Bronco Giving Day is just an extension of that. Department of Public Safety employees will be in a variety of locations across campus sharing information and participating with fun give-aways and challenges. Please take a moment to stop by, say hi, and learn more about what we can do to partner with you to promote student success.


For more information please see the Bronco Giving Day website at

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 13!


Want to Drive Boise State’s Electric Car?

The Boise State University Department of Public Safety, Transportation, Parking and Safety Systems has made its Nissan Leaf electric car available for rental by Boise State students, faculty and staff members with valid Boise State identification cards.

The 2013 Leaf seats four passengers. Maximum rental period is 24 hours to allow for battery recharge. Rental is $28/day or $4/hour.

For more information about the Boise State motor pool program, visit or contact Boise State Public Safety’s motor pool unit at 208-426-4363 or

The department recently partnered with Local Motion to provide real time reservations and improve access to the university’s motor pool fleet.

New Parking Initiatives for Night and Weekend Classes

New Parking Initiatives for Night and Weekend Classes

The Department of Public Safety is piloting an exciting new program for the 2018-2019 school year.  After listening to their customers, they have identified the need for additional parking permit options for students enrolled in evening and weekend classes. Specifically:

  • Student PM Permit: A new permit developed for students taking only evening and/or weekend classes. This permit allows for parking in any Reserve or Commuter zone from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and all day until midnight on weekends. This permit is offered at a rate of $84.00 for the academic year.
  • Plaza Lots Non-Peak-Time Hourly Rates: The East and West Plaza lots, located on either side of the “B”, will have their hourly parking rates lowered to $1.75 per hour after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

These new options should allow for improved and affordable access to parking during non-peak hours. Monitoring of the new offerings will continue and adjustments may be made as needed. Please contact to let the staff know how these new options are working and/or if there is more that can be done to improve the Boise State experience.

University Drive, Lincoln Avenue Intersection Closed Due to Water Main Break

The intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue is closed until further notice due to a water main break. The water line broke near the intersection on Sunday evening, causing immediate flooding of nearby roadways and parking lots. Following the flooding, a sinkhole formed, causing damage to the roadway.

Travelers to campus are asked to follow all detour signs and travel around the campus perimeter, rather than through campus, when possible, via Boise Avenue, Beacon Street, Broadway Avenue and Cesar Chavez Lane.

The flooding also affected roadways on Theatre Lane and the East Side Administration plaza lot. No parking will be allowed in the Liberal Arts or East Administration lots (East of the B Plaza lot). All Liberal Arts lot patrons are asked to cross park in any other open campus lot (other than the plaza lots and meters) until further notice. The Lincoln Parking Garage is open and accessible via Beacon Street, entering Lincoln Avenue south of University Drive.

There may be some restroom and food service closures in the Student Union Building on Monday, Aug. 6, due to the water line break

New Evening Parking Permit for Students

A new permit developed for students taking only evening and/or weekend classes. This permit allows for parking in any Reserve or Commuter zone after 4 p.m. until midnight on weekdays, and all day until midnight on weekends.

Boise State Parking Permits Open for Sale July 1

Boise State Parking Permits Open for Sale July 1

Boise State University parking permits for the 2018-19 academic year are available for purchase online beginning Sunday, July 1, 2018. The Transit Center Office will be closed during the weekend of July 1, but will be open Monday, July 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Commuter and reserved permits can be purchased for various zones throughout campus and are available at student and employee rates. Resident permits are also available to student residents. A full map and price list for the zones can be found at

Permit holders from the 2017-18 academic year who wish to change parking zone locations will also be able to purchase a permit in any of the available zones.

Current Boise State 2017-18 permits are valid through August 12, 2018, while permits for the 2018-19 academic year are valid August 13, 2018 to August 11, 2019.

You may purchase your permit at:


How to purchase your permit:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in using your Boise State login information.
  3. Enter or verify your current vehicle and license plate information in the system. Update any information as needed (up to date information is required to purchase a permit).
  4. After verifying, select “Purchase a Permit” found in various locations within the portal.
  5. Select the 17-18 Academic Annual Term
  6. Purchase your permit in the zone(s) available to you.


Permits purchased online will be mailed to the address entered into the PeopleSoft system–shipping will begin in early July. Permits may also be purchased in person at the Boise State Transit Center, located in the Student Union Building.

The university continues to provide and support important alternative transportation resources, offering free Valley Ride Transportation bus stickers which allow students, faculty and staff to utilize city bus services free of charge. Bus stickers can be picked up at the Student Union Transit Center or Information Desk. In addition, Boise State offers a free shuttle service throughout campus and to its downtown campus locations. Routes and a live shuttle tracker can be found at Finally, Boise State, a Bicycle Friendly University – gold designee, boasts an outstanding Cycle Learning Center that offers bike rentals and purchases, service, information and more. To find out more about bicycling Boise State visit

For more information on campus parking, please visit

CLC Bike Shop Platinum Sale!

bike tune upThe Cycle Learning Center is holding a sale May 29-June 1 to thank the campus community for its support in helping the center become a nationally-recognized Bicycle Friendly Business.

The bike shop is one of only 43 platinum level award recipients in the nation. To celebrate, the shop will be offering 50 percent discounts on all three levels of bike tune ups and 20 percent off all accessories and bikes.

In addition, a free maintenance class will be held at noon Wednesday, June 6. Everyone is invited to come learn the basics of keeping their bikes running smooth. Individuals are encouraged to bring their bikes for one-on-one repair instruction.

For more information on the Cycle Learning Center, visit their website: