Daily Decision Parking Option
Make Parking a Daily Decision
Community members, visitors, and vendors now have more options to choose from when making their daily decision on where to park and how to pay, with greater flexibility than most traditional annual permits allow.
Flexible, Economical, Self-Service Parking Option
In order to accommodate the “new normal” of flex- and remote-work and class schedules, Cornell University has implemented the Daily Decision parking option. Anyone needing only occasional access to campus can opt to use ParkMobile to purchase a low-cost, virtual parking permit for as little as $1 a day ($.65 plus the Parkmobile fee of $.35) in select zones.
Download the ParkMobile App: Set up a parking account with at least one license plate and a method of payment. Accounts can also be set up online at ParkMobile.io.
Park: Low-Cost Daily Decision parking is located all around campus, including the Hoy Road parking garage. All other ParkMobile zones are charged at the normal hourly or daily rate.
- Pay: Start a parking session using the mobile app, website, or by calling the 800 number posted on the sign.
- Go: That's it! Parking sessions in most zones can be extended 15 minutes before expiration.
In addition to Daily Decision parking, community members can continue to take advantage of free and reduced-fee, county-wide public transit using TCAT, reduced-fee RideShare permit options, discounted Ithaca Carshare memberships, and more. For additional assistance, contact Transportation Services to schedule an appointment with a Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) ambassador.
Daily Decision Frequently Asked Questions
When did the pilot program begin?
The Daily Decision ParkMobile pilot began in August 2020, and was expanded in October in response to community demand.