togepi wrote:Blankets wrote:togepi wrote:It's good that housing is relatively cheap in Lexington. I'm going to be looking for something within reasonable walking distance or a short drive that doesn't get me stuck in traffic.
So we have 3-4 confirmed Wildcats?
It's still going to be tight with the financial aid I'll be relying on. Unless I decide to/am able to find roommates. I've heard some terrible stories about the parking situation at UK, and traffic in the area has always been complete shit when I've been there, so I'm definitely in the "walking or at least biking distance" camp.
Could you elaborate on what you've heard about the parking situation and traffic in general? I mean, traffic is always cited as being shit in every city. Just wondering if you had some specifics. I went to a really small college town for undergrad, around 50k so I'm not really used to traffic.
So, I'm not sure what happened with Lexington exactly. I think it grew faster than they could handle and thus they didn't do what they should have with their streets.
27 turns into Nicholasville Road which goes into Limestone which is where campus is at. The law school is right off of Limestone, a wee bit past the hospital. Every time of day I've been up there - early morning, afternoon, evening - traffic has been pretty heavy. It's been years since I've been in an actual traffic jam, so it all flows pretty smoothly, but lots of cars around lots of pedestrians tends to stress me out.
I'm sure Lexington isn't the only city that does it, but it's the only city I've experienced it in: at certain times in the day, lanes switch directions. The direction is indicated by periodic lights hanging overhead. This messes with my intuitive sense of "where should I be on the road to get to where I'm going?" There are a few points where one person will be trying to use these mystery lanes as a turning lane while others are using them as driving lanes. Huge pain in the ass and it's something I haven't yet mastered.
The main parking lot is apparently on the ass end of campus, so most people park there and then wait for a bus to the main part of campus. I've heard from some folks that even parking there is a pain in the ass, and then you have to worry about missing a bus because you spent so long finding a spot. This is shit I don't want to deal with, honestly. I never want being late to class or whatever to be an issue because of parking. There is a parking facility that's just a couple of minutes away from the college of law, but I have a deep suspicion it fills up relatively quickly. I haven't been able to acquire any information, anecdotal or otherwise, to educate myself more on that particular issue.