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U. students protest proposed parking garage

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  • Fibby1123 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    As a former U student, I have to completely disagree with their protest.
    Finding decent parking is difficult, if not impossible, during busy hours.

    Ruining the geology students' view is little sacrifice for making the lives of thousands of U students easier.

  • Don Bugg Prince Frederick, MD
    April 26, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    This doesn't strike me as an either-or situation. It seems the U could either build their proposed parking structure in another location or design it to stay low by going underground. I realize that either of those options might significantly increase costs, but the costs may be worth it in order to avoid interfering with the geology building's design and purpose. I assume the university is studying such alternatives.

  • Jazinator Stansbury Park, UT
    April 26, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    What I truly hate about people's comments is that they don't understand that this parking structure is not going to help students AT ALL. The current lot is an A lot, which students are not allowed to buy passes for. The future parking garage will be sold for more money than an A lot, approximately $200 a MONTH. Not many (if any) students can afford that. So, before you make comments know the facts.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 26, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    Parking is the one thing I do not mind being done with school at the U after next week.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    April 26, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    Were the professors honest when they used the term,"students observe and learn science from their desks" Really? This is how they are teaching? Stare and look out the window? I used to get in trouble for this in high school, but back then the teachers called it daydreaming. Seems like an appropriate use of tuition.

  • dinochic22 SLC, UT
    April 26, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    As former students, did you have an extra 200 dollars each month to spend on parking? That's what this will cost. Also they are splitting 1000 spots between north and south campus. This puts in 300 at most. That means south campus gets 700. That's not equally distributed. There are much bigger parking lots on north campus with less dangerous intersections that should be considered. Yes we need more parking but that spot is not the best spot for a parking structure.

  • gonefishn Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    Even if the parking spots are more expensive there are tens of thousands of people on campus at anyone time and many will pay the price. If 500 cars are using this garage that frees up 500 spaces in other areas that are more economical. I do not agree with the change of location idea because it simply moves the issue rather than resolve it. As for moving it underground many colleges have gone far away from this as they view it as a campus safety issue.
    The U desprately needs parking, seems pretty simple to me.