By Raymond Arke and Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke
Drivers on campus, beware of one-ways.
Duquesne’s Office of Parking and Traffic Management has clarified that Seitz Street by the Genesius theater is only for one-way use, according to Interim Parking Manager Jason Conlogue.
Seitz Street borders the soccer field and St. Anne’s before it crosses Magee Street and ends at the intersection with Locust Street by Mary Pappert School of Music. According to Jason Conlogue, Interim Parking Manager, the street is used as a two-way street only under certain circumstances.
“To clarify, Seitz Street has always been one way,” according to Jason Conlogue, Interim Parking Manager. “The only exception occurs during move-in each August when traffic patterns for Seitz are altered, and it becomes two-way from Locust Street for better flow to the Living Learning Centers.”
The parking spots previously available near the basketball court will not be coming back, Conlogue said.
Parking is not permitted in that area, though some have violated this rule, and there are no plans to change this. The Duquesne Police have not returned calls for comment regarding this matter.
Janet Davis, psychology and sociology major, said, “I’ve seen a lot of people get ticketed [for parking near the basketball court]. I always feel bad when I see them, because parking is difficult.”
Davis also believes that opening Seitz Street as a year-round two-way route would help clear up traffic congestion on campus.
“Traffic can get slow sometimes…it would be better if it returned as a two-way,” Davis said.
University employees did not notify students about the one-way designation of the street, according to Duquesne spokeswoman Rose Ravasio, although a sign and barrier were erected two weeks ago.
“Not every beautification or construction project results in a campus communication about the outcome of the work,” Ravasio said.