Alexandria wrote: starstruck393 wrote: mayosmith wrote:
Alexandria wrote:My husband and I live about 3 miles from campus, and I just drive in and park at meters (or if I can't, but this is RARE, at a pay-per-half hour garage a few blocks from school). It was worth it to us to get something nicer than we could get within walking distance.
Sorry to be late on this, but I wanted to follow up -- from what you said, it sounds like there is no parking permit program/designated parking for law students. Is that right?
Yea, actually it goes even farther, to the point where the University, through its actions, essentially discourages students from having cars. The only college that seems even remotely car friendly is engineering, but that's up on north campus. Unless you have a handicap permit, finding parking with any consistency is next to impossible. Even some law school faculty and staff have to park in a commuter lot down by the stadium, and take a bus up...
There is a parking permit program for students (I think we are lumped in with grad students... it's not a special place for law students), but like starstruck says, the lots are not particularly convenient. That's why I just park at meters. I get away with this (i.e., I am able to find metered spots) because not many people do it. Most people live within walking distance or take the bus.
Yea, you get can get an Orange or maybe Yellow pass, but the nearest lots where you'd be able to use it are essentially so far away that you'd have to take the bus back up. I can't think of a student/commuter lot closer than the stadium to the south, or up above north campus. I guess you could walk from the stadium lot, but it would be close to a 15 minute walk, at which point was it really worth driving?
You can get metered parking sometimes, but I've been burned enough times looking for a spot and ending up having to park a ways away that I know not to count on it...