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Letter: Park ‘n’ rides would solve UBCO parking problem

To the editor:

The issue of UBCO parking is a problem easily resolved. It is not rocket science.

Perhaps it is time for the surrounding cities, UBCO and BC Transit, working in partnership,  to create free park ’n ride parking lot(s) along Hwy 97. There are currently many empty and used lots along Hwy 97 that could be used for this purpose.

Currently every student at UBCO pays for a Transit U-Pass, which is included as a part of their tuition, whether they use transit or not. So why not take advantage of using something they have already paid for?

For example, having students park in or around McCurdy Corners, along with additional transit frequency, gives them a nine minute ride to UBCO. Surely that makes better sense than having to pay the current parking fees, and it keeps cars off the campus and off the already busy Hwy 97 corridor.

When classes are finished, jump aboard transit and in under 10 minutes exit at your park ’n ride and then off to your home or job.

J. Mainland,



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