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KU to host forum on parking issues

April 2, 2014

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Kansas University Parking and Transit will host an open forum Monday to discuss possible changes to vehicle and pedestrian access to campus as well as a proposed parking rate increase for the 2014-15 school year.

KU's recently released 10-year master plan for the Lawrence campus notes a need for maintenance to parking infrastructure. To pay for new maintenance, the Parking Commission is considering a price increase for 2014-15 parking passes.

Presenters at the forum will also discuss loss of parking spaces that could come with construction of the new School of Business building, the renovation of Jayhawk Boulevard and other future building projects.

Additionally, the forum will address the need to replace KU's current parking system, which forces permit holders to look for spaces in multiple lots, with a more sustainable system.

The forum is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. Those wanting to address the proposals can also send feedback to Parking Commission secretary Margretta de Vries at mdevries@ku.edu or to kupark@ku.edu.

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