Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

  1. #1

    Default After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    UL officials are caught in the middle, between students and faculty, over concerns about parking.

    Friday, the university announced parking changes because of complaints from faculty and staff.

    The changes deal with nighttime parking. Gates at certain parking lots were opening at 4:30 p.m. Some faculty members complained it created a bottleneck--with all the nighttime students coming in, they couldn't get out. So on Friday, the university pushed things back, opening the gates now at 5:15 p.m.

    It's a decision that did not sit well with some students who had to park farther away for night classes.


  2. #2
    MelRock's Avatar
    MelRock is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    8,535

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    In my day we had to walk from the fraternity house to campus uphill, both ways, in the snow.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,431

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    Right. The notion that you should be able to park directly next to your building for your class is amazingly self-entitled.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    2,231

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    I'd like to know faculty's definition of "bottleneck" and "hard to get out". Not taking either side here. Just think more information is needed to make a decision on who's whining here. My first instinct, though, is student safety over an extra 15 or 20 minutes for faculty to get home.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,006

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    Giving tickets after 5 PM was usually a fun time. People would look astonished that they still weren't allowed to park anywhere they wanted. Also fun was keeping the pay lot booths open longer than normal. People would drive up thinking the gate was up and when they get there they realize...booth still open. It was great when multiple people would drive up at once thinking the gate was up...and it wasn't...forcing them to pay since they couldn't back up. I kept a booth open until 9 PM one night. The booth was quiet and I got paid to do my homework. A few sorority girls kept walking up to the window and asking "like...ummm...are you gonna like close the booth?"


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Abbeville, LA
    Posts
    2,407

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Giving tickets after 5 PM was usually a fun time. People would look astonished that they still weren't allowed to park anywhere they wanted. Also fun was keeping the pay lot booths open longer than normal. People would drive up thinking the gate was up and when they get there they realize...booth still open. It was great when multiple people would drive up at once thinking the gate was up...and it wasn't...forcing them to pay since they couldn't back up. I kept a booth open until 9 PM one night. The booth was quiet and I got paid to do my homework. A few sorority girls kept walking up to the window and asking "like...ummm...are you gonna like close the booth?"
    Parking Nazis...

  7. #7
    Boomer's Avatar
    Boomer is online now Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    18,601

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Giving tickets after 5 PM was usually a fun time. People would look astonished that they still weren't allowed to park anywhere they wanted. Also fun was keeping the pay lot booths open longer than normal. People would drive up thinking the gate was up and when they get there they realize...booth still open. It was great when multiple people would drive up at once thinking the gate was up...and it wasn't...forcing them to pay since they couldn't back up. I kept a booth open until 9 PM one night. The booth was quiet and I got paid to do my homework. A few sorority girls kept walking up to the window and asking "like...ummm...are you gonna like close the booth?"

    Do you know what the final outcome of the parking scandal concerning lost money was??? Think it was on here at one time!!!


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    132

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    I am lucky that I not once had to park and Cajun field and take the bus. I was lucky enough to get a parking pass from the parking lottery (who remembers that?) my 1st year and ended up living in an apartment right by campus for most of my college days. Fun times.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,006

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post

    Do you know what the final outcome of the parking scandal concerning lost money was??? Think it was on here at one time!!!

    Which one? The one under Joey Dudley, or the one under Simon Broussard?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    16,006

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    Quote Originally Posted by BrockMeaux View Post
    Parking Nazis...
    It was a fun job...

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,389

    Default Re: After questions from KATC, UL makes changes to campus parking

    I remember getting so many tickets at fraternity row I had to cut a bargain deal at the end of the semester


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •