Friday, September 19, 2003

Parking -- what our students say 

Steve Frank, one of the directors of the SCSU Survey, sends along an interesting poll of student opinion. Here, parking isn't the issue it used to be, because money concerns are dominating. In response to the question " What do you believe is the biggest challenge facing the SCSU Community?" asked each of the last three years, here are a set of responses (volunteered, not prodded).

Diversity 17% 31% 17%
Parking 29% 20% 12%
6% 3% 27%

As far as I know, there has been no change in the quantity of parking spots over the last three years. 2002 saw the publicity of the anti-Semitism suits here, and I supposed the administration will be happy that the issue is dying down, but there's still a sixth of the campus that views this as the primary problem -- I wonder what that number is like elsewhere.

A friend of my who is in downtown development says parking is always perceived to be a problem when there are other problems.