Alternative parking lots, garages to mitigate traffic near 25th Avenue Garage 

What You Need to Know


Nearby Parking Options


Traffic Mitigation Measures from NDOT and VUPS 

Before welcoming students, faculty and staff to campus for the start of the fall semester, Vanderbilt University officials and staff met several times to map out how to handle the increased traffic around construction projects related to the Frist Athletics Neighborhood and the 25th Avenue Garage.

To improve traffic flow for the 25th Avenue Garage, Nashville Department of Transportation has:  

  • Modified the traffic signal at 25th and Highland avenues to increase left turn lane signal time from 25th onto Highland from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Modified the traffic signal at 25th and West End avenues to increase the left turn lane signal from 25th onto West End from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

Additionally, Vanderbilt University Public Safety has traffic controllers stationed at 24th Avenue and Pierce Avenue and Vanderbilt Place from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic controllers are also at the intersection of Pierce Avenue South and 23rd Avenue South weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. These traffic controllers help with vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  

Alternative Parking and Commute Options 

Our interactive parking map shows all parking locations.  

You also can use our Commute Calculator to see if annual parking or daily parking might work better for you. (The Commute Calculator is only for graduate and professional students, faculty, staff and postdocs. 

Annual Parking: 

  • Lots 72B, 72J and 72D are near 25th Avenue Garage. 

Daily Parking: 

The university also offers the daily parking program for eligible faculty, staff and graduate and professional student commuters. 

Locations: Terrace Place, Wesley Place, West and Sony garages. These garages are less busy than 25th Avenue Garage and away from the construction zone. 

How it works:  

  • Participants pay to park only on days they drive to campus.  
  • Only daily parking participants have access to the daily parking facilities and are eligible for $1/weekday sustainable commute incentives. 
  • Daily parking applications are accepted on a rolling basis; those received by noon on Wednesdays will have access to the garages by the end of the week. 

2023–24 Daily Parking Rate: 

  • $5.75 per day at Sony and Wesley Place garages 
  • $4.00 per day at Terrace Place and West garages

Switching permits: Eligible annual permit holders may switch to the daily parking program at any point in the year. Email to cancel your existing annual permit before the first of the month to avoid being charged the monthly rate. Daily parking access should be confirmed before cancelling annual parking permits. Dual enrollment in daily and annual parking is not allowed. 

Use the commute calculator to see your monthly cost comparison to the daily parking program.


All Daily Parking Options

1 – West Garage; 2 – Sony Garage; 3 – Wesley Place Garage; 4 – Terrace Place Garage

Ride the Bus Free with Your Commodore Card 

Vanderbilt’s provides all full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff and postdocs with free access to WeGo local buses, regional buses and WeGo Star with their physical Commodore Card. This service is available for any place and time, not just for commuting to and from campus. Learn more at 

The MoveVU team is also available to help plan your commute and find alternative parking areas. 

If you have questions or comments, please email the Campus Planning and Construction department.