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Letter to the editor

Student distressed by parking prices

September 23, 2011

I feel that charging $50 per semester is a little outrageous for motorcycle/moped parking.

First of all, for the fall semester we can only park for three out of the four months. In addition to that, we don’t know how many good riding days we will have. Secondly, for the spring semester we are only allowed to park there for a month and a half, but are still being charged the same 50 dollars. Not only is the spring weather unpredictable, but most people won’t ride their motorcycles until after a few good rain storms to wash away the salt.

I understand the democratic views of this institution and their desires to increase revenue. However, I feel that putting such a high price tag on something like this is ludicrous. After all, most people with mopeds don’t even spend 50 dollars on gas per semester.

Personally, I feel this new enforcement needs some serious revision. I know there are a lot of upset people on this topic, and as a result many are refusing to purchase the permit. This will force them to park in between cars on the street. From my motorcycle class, I have learned that this can be a dangerous place for someone on a motorcycle/moped because motorist have a difficult time seeing them due to their size. I would really hate for someone to get hurt due to greed.

Chris Aeschliman
Student