The student news site of Skyline College.

The Skyline View

The student news site of Skyline College.

The Skyline View

The student news site of Skyline College.

The Skyline View

Not enough has been done about the parking predicament

Parking has been bad for numerous semesters now; spots have been sparse, and there’s a lot of fighting over them, especially around the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

When the Pacific Heights building is demolished, it’s supposed to be replaced with parking, but after so many semesters of horrible parking, I’m a little fed up. I pay $40 a semester to park on campus, yet when I need to park, I end up having to park on the other side of campus. Also, when I’m paying $40, I’m expecting my car to be safe, but with two cars stolen last week, I’m not sure that’s the case.

I remember three semesters ago getting to school at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. class and there not being any spots and everyone driving so aggressively that I ended up parking near Skyline Boulevard and walking nearly a mile to class, which I was of course late to. Over time, though, I’ve learned where to park out of a sense of necessity.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m sick of the parking situation; if it gets worse next semester, I’m just not going to pay for parking at all and park on the nearby streets. There is a great deal of streets around campus you can park on for free if you’re getting annoyed by the same situation. There’s a church parking lot that’s almost always empty downhill on College Road.

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There are plenty of streets in the area that have been illustrated in the print graphic and interactive map on the website.

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