Driving is not only a privilege, but it is a necessity. Lack of parking has not only been an issue for the residents of new heritage but it has become a problem for the majority of students at BYU. Driving is a more important part of the student’s lives than the administration may believe. Students need transportation to buy food, visit friends and family members, to go do something fun on a Friday night, and even in case of an emergency. Students have paid a lot of money to have a car and want to be able to use it. The main reason I brought my car to college is so I can visit my family on the weekends. Living only a half hour from home creates the option to go home on the weekends. I also enjoy using my car to go grocery shopping because the food at the creamery is overpriced and makes it difficult to stay in budget. Students need transportation, and BYU should help students upheld this need.
Parking has become a frustrating issue for students because it controls their time. College students know how valuable time is trying to balance school, homework, social life, sleep, and more. Nowhere to park causes students to have to leave home at an unreasonable hour just so they can get to class on time. Think of the hours of study time that is being wasted trying to find a spot or walking to our cars. Having to park so far away from campus often results in students being late. We all agree that time is very valuable and by creating more convenient parking, students will be able to save more time getting to and from their vehicle.
Not only is time a concern but there are also danger issues involved in lack of parking. People are always waiting for parking spots causing the lot to be crowded which is not safe for pedestrians walking through it. When the time comes that there is an open space, the driver often speeds to it, in fear they may not get it. Just last week my friend came home and explained that while she was walking through the parking lot she got clipped by a car. Creating more parking would allow the lots to be less hectic and decrease the danger issues included.
Each lot has different guidelines prohibiting certain students from parking there. The Football stadium parking is one lot that is for everyone and almost always has parking available. Besides it being far away from all on