Volume 91, Issue 20

Wednesday, October 1, 1997



Parking problems

Re: Parking on Western's campus

To the Editor:
I have been attending Western for two years and in all that time I have never had a complaint about parking. That all changed at the start of this school year. I am only able to get my hands on a green lot pass, which is a rule and I respect that, except when it defies logic. The grey lot at the Springett parking lot has not been full all year, in fact it is two full rows from being full. Of course, no one cares the green lot is full by 9:30 - 10 a.m.. For that matter any of the somewhat close green lots are always full. You would think parking services would expand a lot that is not being used to its maximum. That would be logical, just move the cement barriers up, or sell some grey lot passes to students. I feel that the students of this school should be able to park as close as we can get, I don't feel that anyone should get a parking ticket for being in a spot that is unused. Once again that is logical.

Here is my proposal to all of the green lot parking pass holders:

When the green lot is full, drive into the grey lots (your sensors will open the gate) and fill them up. Lets make use of wasted spots.

Also to anyone at parking services – please suggest the movement of the barriers, it would take half a day. To those "parking police" or whatever you think you are, if someone is parked in a isle, give them a ticket, but if someone is in an unused spot be logical – it is hurting no one.

Ian Papp

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