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Green Space? Why Not A Parking Space?

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It's no secret that parking is a common problem on Truman's campus. Enough green space, however, is not. Truman has decided to tear down old apartments located near Ryle and Violet halls. Instead of utilizing that prime realistate for much needed parking, they decided to turn it into "green space" despite the green space right next to this area that is never used. I am confident that the majority of students on this campus would agree with me in saying that parking spaces would be a far more efficient and popular use of this newly created space. We have and will continue to use the abundant green space provided on the quad, C-hall fields, Dobson common area, Ryle volleyball area, and Greenwood. I fear that this new green space will remain unused like the open area located there now. We feel that an increase in parking spaces would be substantially more beneficial to the students, faculty, and staff than more green space. If it is too late to add more parking spaces instead of more grass, we ask that Truman State takes into account the opinion of the students in future decisions similar to this. This was a missed opportunity to provide the students, faculty, and staff a luxury that would decrease the morning frustration of pulling into a parking lot only to find it maxed out already at 930 am.

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