University of Miami Parking
The parking situation at the University of Miami has worsened substantially this semester. It is understandable that one will not always find a parking space in the most convenient location, but when finding a parking space in any location where one is permitted to park is nearly impossible, there is a problem. University students, employees, and faculty find themselves hunting for a parking space and wasting valuable time in doing so. Students who pay $444 a year to park somewhat conveniently should not be expected to arrive to campus at least half an hour early to find parking, or park far from class and take the shuttle. If that were the case, then all students would have purchased a Discount Parking Permit. Reopening the gravel parking lot by the School of Business would alleviate the situation by providing at least an additional 100 parking spaces. In addition, if commuter students are unable to find parking in commuter lots and there is parking available in other lots, such as residential lots, they should be allowed to do so. Residents do not necessarily have to drive their cars to attend class, but commuters do.