Dear UP Students and Staff,

As you may know there has been some issues and discussion around parking at UP. UP listens and responds to staff and students and therefore we are making the following changes to car parking arrangements.

The following changes will be taking place from Monday 17th February 2020:

  • Parking will not be allowed where it blocks the entrances and exits to Buildings A, B, E and L (or any other buildings). These areas will be clearly marked, so that they can be easily identified. Any vehicle which is found to be parked in front of entrances and exits will be removed. Offenders will be responsible for costs.
  • ‘Double parking,’ where a car is parked directly behind another one, will no longer be allowed. This has been taking place mainly in front of the ‘A’ Building, close to the Coffee Box area. Any vehicle which is found to be double parked will be removed. Offenders will be responsible for costs.
  • If you are unsure about where to park, you must check with one of the security or parking team members. They will be happy to assist you and ensure you are parked appropriately.
  • The vast majority of staff and students engage very well with our colleagues who assist with parking, and they appreciate that. They also appreciate that any change to parking arrangements can be a little frustrating at first. We must emphasise however that any rudeness towards staff members or parking operators at UP will not be tolerated and will be reported to University managers. This may lead to serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately, or refuses to follow safe parking practices, regardless of whether they are students or staff members.
  • UP will continue to do everything possible to ensure that safe and appropriate parking is available to as many people as possible. We do however encourage all students and staff, wherever possible to take alternative forms of transport to get to campus, such as bicycles, tuk-tuks, motorbikes (motos) and by walking to campus when possible. We are a city centre campus and our space for vehicles is very limited. The environmental impact of large vehicles like cars are serious, but we firmly believe that if we work together to change how we travel between our homes and our university, that we can make a real, positive and sustainable difference to the quality of the environment here in Phnom Penh.
  • Alternative car parking arrangement are at Street 178 ($1.25 per visit, $35 per month); Street 172 ($1.75 per visit, $55 per month); or Street 63 ($2.50 per visit). These measures to control and improve the flow of vehicles are a positive starting point for transforming our campus into an ever more welcoming space for students and staff to work. As the year progresses, and into 2021, we will be announcing further developments and changes. The Leadership Team at UP is working hard to deliver these changes, but we need your opinions and ideas on how we can make our campus a truly great place for people to spend time, to work and to learn. Please do not hesitate to email us with your ideas and comments.

Professor Ian Findlay,
President and Vice-Chancellor