Parking has become a more pressing issue on campus, it’s ridiculous to have to spend in excess of thirty minutes to find a parking space on campus and the alternative (parking on the golf course) has been proven to be unsafe time and time again. With each passing year, we see more parking spaces being taken away (for example the dedicated student car park opposite the SU) and we cannot see this being compensated for.
The university should provide a safe place to keep our cars, and care more about getting students to campus. With such a stringent application process for parking permits, those with cars have a genuine need for them, having to catch a bus or a taxi in order to ensure you will be on time is frustrating and also expensive considering we also pay for car maintenance on top of this.
The ic buildings past the medical school appear to have ridiculously large car parks that are almost always empty. Surely it is a waste to not allow those with permits to park here?