Posts Tagged ‘parking

I saw this recent police beat:

Jan. 12: The driver of a white pick-up truck reportedly whipped into a handicap stall, parked and ran to class. Officers confirmed that the running person indeed had a handicap permit.

Perhaps they need, “Sort of handicap” parking spaces and “I’m in a wheelchair” handicap spaces.

My favorite though are the “Expectant Mother” parking spaces out the front of Baby’s ‘R Us.

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BYU should use parking meters

Posted in Educationon Feb 2, 2009

A Parking Meter

A Parking Meter

Like many university campuses, parking is a problem at Brigham Young University. All the parking lots near campus are reserved for faculty, forcing students to park off campus and walk to class. While this situation isn’t that bad, it can be very difficult for those who are taking a big project to campus for a class, or those who just need to drop an assignment off or talk briefly to a professor.

I suggest that BYU should convert a few of their prime parking spots to paid parking with parking meters. They would allow for those few students who have a special situation requiring them to park close to do so, while raising parking revenue for BYU.

The cost of parking should be high enough so only the students who have a dire need would use them, and the maximum time allowed should be somewhere in between 30 and 75 minutes, so that students couldn’t park there all day using up the prime spot.

Parking metered spots should be placed near campus classrooms, but only one or two per lot so that they don’t seriously displace staff and faculty parking.

I think it is a win-win situation.  Students have one more parking choice, and BYU can raise additional money.  

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Fees at University Villa

Posted in Generalon Feb 13, 2007

One of my readers wanted to know about fees at University Villa in Provo, Utah. While I’m not the authoritative source, I thought I would share what I know.

Every month, there is a $10 communications fee in addition to rent and utilities. A semester parking sticker costs $15. Failing a cleaning check is suppose to incur a $5 recheck fee. Failing a cleaning check twice usually results in cleaning charges which is variable depending on what needs cleaning. Paying rent late incurs a $20-25 late rent fee.

Parking after midnight with out a permit risks getting a boot on your vehicle, which results in a $55 fee to University Parking Enforcement.