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CU proposes ban on student parking
CU environmental officials have filed a proposal to restrict parking on campus to only faculty and staff. Students would not be allowed to park on campus.
The proposal will force students who normally park on campus to park off campus or find another way to get to class.
"It's already 75 percent [of students that use] alternative transportation, so I'm assuming those who use it must really need it for one reason or another," CU student Conor Bell said.
The change could cost the school $1.2 million a year, but the proposal will benefit CU’s already eco-friendly campus.
Last week, the university filed its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate student driving.
"It's a way to motivate students to take alternative transportation. So, it benefits the university and it benefits the environment," CU Sustainability Coordinator Dan Omasta said.
While the plan is to reduce the carbon footprint, it may just send students looking for parking elsewhere, such as the hill. "The hill is really crowded to park on so I don't know how that will go," Euclid Parking Services worker Eric Kenney said.