Save the Running Track
This petition has been set up to address the decision to turn the football pitch within the University track into a temporary car park.
Each and every car coming in and out of the central pitch compromises the session and safety of athletes using the already dilapidated track. The hundreds of people who come here weekly in search for a less polluted and unbroken circuit to improve their health and well being cannot and should not be expected to have their efforts blocked by vehicles throughout the day.
Much of the time, the track is also used in low light conditions or complete darkness just after work/uni hours where safety will be further compromised due to terrible lighting in the area.
While we understand the stresses of searching for parking spots, our problem is not a lack of space, but too many cars. The invasion of an athletic area in this manner is selfish, disrespectful and unsafe.
Please pledge your support.