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On Editorial: Parking plans


Alceste 11 months, 1 week ago

A sign example:

Works in that community......

Works in that community...... by Alceste


Alceste 11 months, 1 week ago

Permit parking in congested University towns works in those times. Places like Manhattan, KS; Boulder, CO.; Ames, IA; Bloomington, IN.; Evanston, IL.; Provo, UT; Lexington, KY; Charlottesville, VA; and on and on and on.

As one writer opines above, East Lawrence suffers due to commuter parking and needs protection as well.

It's amusing how by the time a "new" idea reaches Lawrence, Kansas, it's already an "old" idea....and permit parking is just such an example: It's a time honored, working solution to a real problem.

KU has been allowed to walk away Scott Free from creating solutions to problems it creates all across the board and not just parking. Heck, Alceste recalls when KU named itself a "vehicle free campus" and those access booths went up......around and about 1972 that was. What happened? That campus isn't vehicle free anymore.

Permit parking works all across the US of A and there's no reason it can't work in Lawrence, Kansas USA. Yes, there will be a learning curve and that includes the enforcement aspect.....but it's long past due, particularly when one factors in the average size of the "car" driven today is easily 2x the size of the car the streets were built for.


grimpeur 11 months, 1 week ago

"controlled access to campus, limited campus parking spaces and the price of campus parking passes..."

There is plenty of parking on campus. More than any other Big 12 school, per capita, according to KU Parking's director. So that's not the problem. In fact, there is probably too much parking on campus.

The price of campus parking passes is too low. There is no reason KU should not be making a profit from its parking enterprise, given the captive audience. Parking pass prices are less than half what the market will bear. If higher pass prices can help reduce the number of people who drive their almost completely empty personal autos into Lawrence--whether because drivers decide to carpool to share the costs or because many of the drivers who live less than 2 miles from campus decide to walk or bike--that's a winner.


oneeye_wilbur 11 months, 1 week ago

Edgehill Rd is in Oread Neighborhood, area 6. The secretary ofONA lives in one of the "special" houses, why is Edgehill given preference?


oneeye_wilbur 11 months, 1 week ago

First of all, Edgehill has parking on both sides, but the parking in front of the two residences was removed! Now the occupants want spaces across the street according to the article.

Now this area does not have analley, but both houses hacpve curb cuts to have off street parking. The writer of the editorial needs to do soe homework.

Mayor Dever would do well to address the blight downtown.

Off street parking in Oread coud be enhanced if the city upgraded the alleys and installed more lighting. BUT mr. Corliss publicly stated neither would happen. Dolph, you ask what is wrong in Lawrence! Start with Corliss. And if his decisions are dictated by the commission, you have your answer.

If there is a deterrent to parking on any street, send the KU buses down te street. They will tear it up.

Edgehill parking has been so ill thought , thanks to Dever and the other four commissioners.

J/W. go to that street and photograph the existing signage. Do your homework before you publish an unsigned editorial.


oletimer 11 months, 2 weeks ago

those residents pay their taxes 12 months a year. It is only right that they would expect to be able to park in front of their homes. KU and their "students" have run rampant in Lawrence for years. It is way past time to start reeling them in and holding them accountable. Why can't the frats and sororities be made to provide parking for their members on site? I just know I would not live anywhere near the spoiled brats at KU


Keith Richards 11 months, 2 weeks ago

KU continues to raise parking rates every single year. Parking will only become more of problem in neighborhoods around campus in the years to come.


gr 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Hope everyone remembers this at election time. Seems some people might be voted off the island.

To put it in recognizable terms of a self-appointed more-equaled rights group,

If those two residents don't like the congestion of living by an University, don't live there.


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