I don't think that students should have to pay for a parking permit when the parking is not great and guaranteed. I am arguing if student parking on a Clemson's campus was more dealt with than talked about then it would not be a problem. Improving parking on a college campus could lead to more students residing on campus, less traffic and less parking tickets. Student parking on a large college campus is always overrated, and a big disappointment to many people.As a first year student I hate parking on Clemson’s campus just as much as the next person because of the difficulties when trying to find parking, and the fact of west inzone residents having to move their vehicles when we have home football games.
Solution #1- Add more parking spaces, more lots, and only sell the amount of permits that they have parking spots for.
Solution #2- To add a more effective bus routes or any kind of transportation to help transport students from the east side of campus back to the west side of campus when we have home football games, or better yet build parking spaces for football fans and then shuttle them to the game, So we do not have to move from our designated area.
Solution #3- Have a more efficient bus route, busses that travel more frequently and bus that travel all day on the weekend.
The Student on-campus population at Clemson continues to increase, and the number of students commuting continues to increased. With this being said campus parking is becoming over capacitated, and is only going to get worst over there years following. Colleges and Universities have plans to improve parking on colleges and universities world wide, but it isn't just an easy move. It takes a lot of time, money, and planning to do something this big, but colleges don’t understand that improving parking could benefit them in major ways, more so towards the positive side.