First-Year Student Parking
It is completely unfair that freshmen and first-year students have to either park on the side of street or all the way in the orange parking lot. If students are willing to pay for parking spots then they should be allowed to purchase them. Parking in the street is a hazard, as of November 11th, 2017, there has been multiple accidents that have occurred on Lincoln Avenue which could have been easily avoided if more students were allowed to purchase parking permits in the parking lots closer to campus. The unpredictablility of drunk drivers causing accidents is to high of a risk for students to be concerned about living in a city with two colleges. Although first-year students do have the option to park in the orange lot, the orange lot is one of the farthest points on campus from several of the residential halls, which leads to several students parking on the side of the street. In several of the blue and brown parking lots a majority of the parking spots have always been empty throughout the year. Due to this it makes absolutely no reason for the college to prohibit these lots to first year students. Especially when students are willing to purchase parking permits in their first year at Illinois College.