Parking “solutions” offered in Tuesday’s article are laughable


Are you kidding, Kylie Brewer?

You are actually suggesting that “enrolling in 8 a.m. classes and even parking off campus” will save students from the frustration of not being able to find a parking spot?

In other words, we should work our class schedules around the university’s lack of available spaces? In September, Brian Mager of the SIUC Parking Division was quoted in the DE stating “9,802 student parking decals were sold during fiscal year 2011″ and continued with “8,050 of the 12,180 available parking spaces on campus are designated for students.” Obviously, Ms. Brewer, you don’t have to deal with slow driving, parking-spot-seeking scavengers who creep up behind you in the lots.

Nor, unlike many students who don’t have 8 a.m. classes or prefer to park off campus, do you have to become one of those scavengers.

Perhaps the school should just offer a class that covers the topic of “learning how to deal with things like parking,” because we clearly don’t understand why it should take twenty minutes to find a parking spot.

My advice to the school is this: revamp and expand the parking lot next to the College of Engineering. It’s a crappy lot and there are never any spaces available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Brett Delaney
senior from Rochester, N.Y. studying electrical engineering

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