WWU requiring permit for Lincoln Creek parking lot

People who use the Lincoln Creek Transportation Center lot at the corner of Lincoln and Byron streets will need a permit to park there starting Sept. 21.

The lot, owned by Western Washington University, is a park-and-ride for Whatcom Transportation Authority that buses people to campus along Bill McDonald Parkway.

There are about 450 parking spots at the lot, according to Western. All users of the lot must have a parking permit, which are free, in order to park there starting Sept. 21.

The permits will be available starting Monday, Sept. 14, at wwu.edu/ps/parking/. They are also available in the Campus Services building at Western.

The university said a nominal fee may be set in the future to offset maintenance cost and allow for future upgrades.