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