In March, the University of Canberra started charging for parking. It has caused a fair amount of anger and outrage, not to mention a few heated discussions in class. It hasn’t bothered me that much as it’s not particularly expensive and for the most part seems to discouraged some from driving, freeing up parks closer to campus – a happy reality for a lazybones like me.
This is all until today when I headed out to uni for a few hours of quiet library time in preparation for the mountain of work due in the next few weeks (as we’re at the business end of the semester) and couldn’t find a park. Everything was heaving with those joining the big dance party – Groovin the Moo.
I can’t imagine I was the only one. Perhaps the uni could have kept one park free for only those with uni ids to access? They are after all a uni and I am paying for the parking which was conveniently free for today’s revellers…