North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
40The Tar HeelMonday, August 24, 1987
The good amid Ibadl -aboMt-oaffMinig at UNC
Freshmen still can not have cars,
and the future does not look bright
By RON CRAWFORD
Chapel Hill's parking problem
is not likely to go away soon,
campus officials say, and the big
losers again this year are the
"Freshmen have been prohi
bited from parking for at least six
years," said Mary Clayton, UNCs
director of transportation. And,
because of limited parking space,
there's no end to the ban in sight.
There's certainly no immediate
relief in the sense that we're not
building more parking except in
300 S. Elliot Rd.
(Across From & Overlookins The Plaza Theaters)
FREE Brake & Gear Adjustment (with Student ID)
Chapel Hill's Newest Full Sevice Bicycle Shop.
Sales, Service And Repairs!
Even though your son or
doughter is owoy from
home you con stilt help
celebrote birthdays send
good luck wishes soy
"We Love You with o
beautiful bouquc: of
balloons delivered with o
Douquets ovailoble with
. Stuffed Animals
CAKES. CAMOIES. ETC
UNUSUAL GIFTS TOYS
PORTABLE HELIUM TANKS
the fringe lots," Clayton said.
"There's only so much space.
There's a fixed limit. When land's
at a premium, buildings are going
to get priority over parking."
The campus will lose 350 park
ing spaces to construction this
year, she said.
Clayton said the Traffic and
Parking Office handles about
15,000 requests for parking space
a year. But the campus only has
about 1 1,000 parking spaces.
Because of the great demand,
parking on campus is regulated by
a permit system. Each lot requires
FOR DELIVERY I
SERVING CHAPEL. HILL,
DURHAM, ft RTPt
102 E. WEAVER ST.
a specific permit that must be
purchased at the Traffic and
Parking Office and displayed at all
Most freshmen who are caught
parking on campus are fined $10
for parking without a permit, said
Mary Fox, UNCs parking control
coordinator. Student parkers
discovered to be freshmen are
fined an additional $25.
Anyone who receives three or
more violations is considered a
repeat violator, said Fox. After the
third violation, the violator's car
will be towed.
Students who wish to purchase
permits should register during the
preceding spring semester, said
Clayton, but even then, they are
not assured of getting a permit.
See FRESHMAN page 43
tf PERSONALIZED WOMEN'S
Our private practice offers confidential care including:
Relief of Menstrual Cramps
Sexual Transmitted Disease
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:00,
Rfolcoinni If no
Have a great year and
see us first
work and play needs.
The Downtown Chapel Hill Association
A chance for a permit
possible at registration
By T AM ERA MAJORS
Students who did not get cam
pus parking permits in the spring
may still have a chance when they
return to school.
All available permits will be for
sale at registration in Fetzer Gym
in August, according to Mary
Clayton, director of transporta-.
tion with University Police.
"Access permit distribution
used to be held separately from
registration, but this year the two
will be done together," Clayton
said. "We dont know the exact
number of permits that we will
have for sale at that time, but we
usually have about 300 available."
There are approximately 1 1,000
parking spaces on the UNC cam
pus and about one-third of those
go to students. The other portion
Free Pregnancy Tests
(No appointment necessary)
Abortion (to 20 weeks)
PMS Evaluation & Treatment
109 Conner Dr., Suite 2202 Chapel Hill, NC
942-0011 or 942-0824
Across from University Mall
for all your
is for faculty, staff and visitors.
Prices range for these spaces
from $10 to $114.75 for an aca
demic year. .
The least expensive is P Lot,
which is located down Airport Rd.
at the Horace Williams Airport.
Students who buy this permit for
$10 also receive a free bus pass
to get them to campus.
For a spot around the residence
halls, students can expect to pay
around $80. Law students or
medical students who may park
in employee zones must pay a little
over $100 for their spaces.
The number of spaces allotted
for the 1987-88 year is about 350
less than the previous year, Clay
ton said. This number is a per
manent loss due to construction
"The University has grown
greatly and land is a premium for
growth,'' Clayton said. "Parking
lots are flat and cemented and
great for building. Parking decks
are expensive, but they are per
manent and an important
But until such advancements are
made in parking, students must
continue to struggle for a spot.
Clayton encourgages students
who fail to get a permit at reg
istration to check with the parking
office in the basement of the
Campus Y building for permits
that have been turned back in.
"Permits are turned in that go
unused," Clayton said. "During
the first week after Labor Day we
have permits returned and
other students who want them
have already given up.
"We encourage people to check
back because there are changes
throughout the semester. We post
a list of available spaces by 4 p.m.
each Monday. Those spaces will
be distributed the following morn
ing beginning at 7:30 a.m."
If a student's need for a parking
permit meets the hardship qual
ifications established by Student
Government, then a student may
receive a permit through that
established process. Student
Government is allotted several
See PERMIT page 23
The Princeton Review
Wants To Increase
Your LSAT Score
dear, systematic problem-solving
entusiastk, highly trained instructors
it sophisticated computer analysis of your
answers on diagnostic LSATs
no more than 12 students to a class
Judge our techniques for yourself at a
FREE PRELIMINARY SESSION FOR
THE OCTOBER LSAT COURSE
Course begins September 14
We Score More!
The Princeton Review