Travel and Parking

          

Through bike racks, carpools, C-TRAN passes, and more, Clark College supports a “green” penguin nation.  We also provide nearly 2,500 free parking spaces for students every day.

**Important news for drivers and pedestrians on Fort Vancouver Way.**

   

Maps and directions
  

Parking

If you PARK @ CLARK:

                                            

Clark provides parking for nearly 2,500 student vehicles at our main campus. Students are not required to purchase a permit to park at college facilities. Parking lots are located on the east and west sides of Fort Vancouver Way north of McLoughlin Blvd.

A helpful reminder:  The first few weeks of each quarter are particularly busy.  Students -- especially new students -- are encouraged to arrive early to ensure that they have time to park and get to class. The Red and Green lots are typically filled by 9:00 a.m.  Students are encouraged to find parking in other lots, particularly Yellow 1, Yellow 2 and the Silver lots. (Students tell us that spaces are usually available in the Silver parking lot, located just west of our athletics fields.)

Student parking at the main campus doesn’t require a permit.  Students may park in unmarked spaces.  Spaces marked “F/S” are reserved for faculty and staff with permits.  (They are open to everyone from 5:30-10:00 p.m.) Complete parking regulations are available at the Security Office in Gaiser Hall.

During the summer of 2012, the college added new parking spaces on the west side of Fort Vancouver Way. That site will ultimately be home to Clark's new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building.  Until then, the college is using that space to provide nearly 100 additional parking spots.

Ample parking is also available at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center. Parking at off-campus sites -- including WSU Vancouver -- is administered by the operators of those facilities. 

Bike Racks
    

Bike racks and bike shelters are available across the main campus.  Bike racks are available at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center. With more people riding bikes to classes and to work, it's important for riders and drivers to extend courtesy and use caution when traveling.

      

Carpools (ride share)


Six student carpool spots are available -- Monday through Friday -- from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- in Red Parking Lot #2.  Carpools must include two or more people.  There is no cost to acquire a carpool parking tag, but students must register at the Security Office in Gaiser Hall and all of the students participating in the carpool must be present to register.  Carpool parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    

Crosswalks

A “high-intensity activated crosswalk ” has been installed on Fort Vancouver Way near the Clark College Welcome Center.  It's the first of its kind in Vancouver and was put in place to do better job of alerting drivers than the traditional yellow-light crossing signal.  It combines a red signal beacon and signs. 

The goal is simple:  keeping pedestrians and drivers safe.

Learn more about pedestrian hybrid crosswalks and how they work by reviewing an educational flyer and instructional video.

If you're driving:

If you're crossing the street:

How it works:
    

When pedestrians press a button, the signal moves through the following steps:

 

You can find more information on the City of Vancouver's website including a flyer and an educational video.

By following new signal, drivers and pedestrians can all help keep our Penguin Nation safe.

       

C-TRAN, C-VAN and TriMet
     

C-TRAN service is available to our main campus, Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, Clark College at Town Plaza, and Clark College at WSU Vancouver.

Clark College students may purchase a C-TRAN bus pass endorsement with their student ID card at a special rate.  This BackPASS endorsement provides free bus transportation throughout Clark County.   Passes are sold through the Cashier’s Office and the Clark College Bookstore.  For information on C-VAN service, call 360-695-8918.

Information about TriMet is available at trimet.org.