Campus Column

Find a way around Del Mar’s parking problem

Dear Tina,

The parking situation at East Campus is atrocious! With the new construction going on, how does the college plan to accommodate further parking?

 

Dear Parking,

Thank you for your excellent question. After doing some research, I found that, unfortunately, at this time there is no plan to accommodate students with additional on-campus parking while the construction is ongoing.

While the idea of a parking garage has been floated numerous times, often at the Pizza with the President event, there are no plans to build one in the voter-approved bond that funds the construction on campus. The construction has eliminated just over 100 parking spaces.

However, the college has added a golf cart shuttle service to help students avoid walking long distances. It picks you up at certain locations around campus and drives you where you need to go. Because most of the available parking by late morning is toward the Venters and Science buildings, the shuttles can make it easier to get to class on time.

There is also always the local RTA bus, which will take students to school for free. It has one stop on the Staples Street side and another on Ayers Street. You just need to show your student ID to the driver, and off you go.

Good luck, and remember,

(2) Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    My sister-in-law just received a ticket for parking across from the Memorial Classroom on the street. There isn’t enough parking to accommodate the students. To top it off there is only one shuttle running and they always drive past me. We need more than just a bus and shuttle.

  2. Parking is a serious issue. Just about 12 hours ago Seton Hall student reported to die in fall from campus parking deck.

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