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Parking woes at college

Postby just popping in » Feb 8th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Now here is a student who thinks it is ridiculous to walk 2 to 3 blocks from her car to the college.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#218318

My suggestion: use public transit.

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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby Even Steven » Feb 8th, 2018, 12:12 pm

"The campus needs to invest in something a lot closer and try to expand on parking for the amount of students that come in," she added.


I wonder if she'll be complaining if her tuitions rise next year because of it.

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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 8th, 2018, 12:28 pm

I thought the enlightened ones didn't need cars.
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby LTD » Feb 8th, 2018, 12:28 pm

boo fricken hoo get a job at the hospital then you actually have a parking complaint at least these poor students have overflow parking they can use :swear:
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby spooker » Feb 8th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Same complaint I hear people use when they say they won't visit downtown ... entitled drivers
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby Fancy » Feb 8th, 2018, 1:07 pm

"I think it's kind of ridiculous to walk almost two to three blocks to the school from there," she said.

I think it's more than ridiculous to think two to three blocks is too far to walk when elementary kids can do it just fine. Used to take me 1/2 hour to walk to high school (up hill both ways in a snowstorm) carrying all my books. Boo hoo is right.
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby mexi cali » Feb 8th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Don't be so quick to judge. College students usually have a lot of stuff to carry with them everyday. Text books and laptops go a long way to making a seemingly short walk very tiring. The walk to the College is also just the beginning; once they get there, they have to get to class which can be a hike in itself.

I get that it sounds a lot like whining but having had a kid at UBCO, I get the frustration. Yes, UBCO is a bigger campus but the lot that we paid for her to park in, while reasonably close to the school was only the beginning of her daily walk and like I said, with text books and stuff, it can get to a little much.

And, if you're female, walking back to a car in the dark can be nerve wracking.
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby Fancy » Feb 8th, 2018, 1:54 pm

I've been to college too and had to carry the books but there comes a time when one needs to take a good hard look at what there is to complain about. She has the availability of a car she should be grateful for and realize that sometimes there are choices that need to be made. Get up a few minutes earlier to grab that parking spot or take transit or be prepared to walk a couple of blocks. Even working full time one may not be able to have a parking spot of their own and need to walk more than a couple of blocks to get to their job and dark going both way. Believe me that gets tiresome but no point in complaining about it.
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby Fancy » Feb 8th, 2018, 2:05 pm

I just think if one is circling the block for 20 minutes maybe arrive 30 minutes earlier and obtain a spot. Spend that extra time doing something productive.
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby GordonH » Feb 8th, 2018, 3:02 pm

spooker wrote:Same complaint I hear people use when they say they won't visit downtown ... entitled drivers

I live within 25 minute walk of downtown/Prospera, which I do for each Rockets game I attend (only other time I go downtown is on Canada Day).
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby GordonH » Feb 8th, 2018, 3:11 pm

Due to lack of available space on/at Okanagan College Campus. Only choice they have is to build a parkade on current parking lot. Which would mean no parking until it is actually built (that is if the College would do this).
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 8th, 2018, 9:10 pm

"I have to arrive extra early to find parking, and if I can't find a spot, then I have to take the risk of getting a ticket," student Emma Carls told Castanet.

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"If you get here before 8 a.m., you will probably find a close parking spot. If you get here after that, you can drive around and try and find a spot, but I get too impatient and I always end up parking at the overflow down Gordon," she said.

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"I think it's kind of ridiculous to walk almost two to three blocks to the school from there," she said.

Welcome to adulthood and personal responsibility :130:

Oops, I forgot - those two things are frowned upon in many post secondary institutions these days. Perhaps setting up a safe space between the available parking and campus so they can cope with the trauma?

Wait until you move to a big city when you get a job and you have to take *gasp* public transportation including walking *gasp* :cry:
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby the truth » Feb 17th, 2018, 11:20 am

i remember having to walk to school 20 min one way -omg- [icon_lol2.gif] ,safe bet its considered child abuse now
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Re: Parking woes at college

Postby LTD » Feb 17th, 2018, 11:34 am

mexi cali wrote:Don't be so quick to judge. College students usually have a lot of stuff to carry with them everyday. Text books and laptops go a long way to making a seemingly short walk very tiring. The walk to the College is also just the beginning; once they get there, they have to get to class which can be a hike in itself.

I get that it sounds a lot like whining but having had a kid at UBCO, I get the frustration. Yes, UBCO is a bigger campus but the lot that we paid for her to park in, while reasonably close to the school was only the beginning of her daily walk and like I said, with text books and stuff, it can get to a little much.

And, if you're female, walking back to a car in the dark can be nerve wracking.

i bet they can make that same walk to and from the mall with an arm load of clothes no problem

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