8 Responses to Is there an open slot in the PLC lot? No.

  1. Anas clypeata says:

    I’m no economist, but I don’t think William Vickrey would be impressed with this vacancy rate. I count only five empty spaces out of about 125 visible in this photo, or about 4% vacancy, much lower than the optimal 15% Vickrey recommended. Time to raise parking prices, at least at the time of day when this photo was taken.

    • uomatters says:

      Agreed. UO needs a cap and trade system for parking. Every employee gets an allotment of 20 hours of parking coupons each week. 30 for pregnant women and nursing mothers, or emeriti with canes. 5 for students. Each parking coupon will be for one hour at a randomly determined but specific day and time. Anyone may buy and sell the coupons on Craigslist or Ebay, trade them to an OA for help with Concur, or double up on a parking space if they can find anyone else who bought an Arcimoto. Faculty can pool coupons and sell them to JH administrators to get an IHP hire. Those caught parking without a coupon will be burnt.

      • Dog says:

        this is brilliant
        Concur is the most excellent way to solve UO’s long time and
        continuing parking problem because clearly, we don’t know
        how to solve it …

  2. thedude says:

    Pretty sure all the open spaces are reserved for

    1. Reserved spot
    2. Handicapped spots
    3. Library spots
    4. Service vehicle spot

    Does the university actually get to control how it offers some of those spots or are some of them required by law?

  3. zach says:

    What if UO only sold as many parking permits as there are permit only parking spots ? That way cars might not cruise endlessly for the spot they paid for that does not actually exist. Could it be that simple ? I suppose it is like the system of UO charging students for sports tickets that do not get used. I love it when the city and UO collaborate and let UO allow less parking for new facilities and claim it a some “sustainability” partnership. Its all an effort to save the climate.

  4. Parker Fool says:

    I have a hang tag but spent $25+ on meters this past week. It should be one way or the other. If you pay the big bucks for a tag, you should be able to park on campus. If you can’t, then the campus should not charge you–or it should pay for your meter. It’s dishonest to charge people for a service you cannot provide.

    • Wabbit Season says:

      It has been called a “Hunting Permit” for as long as I can remember. The old timers told stories of how a parking Tsar, raised the parking permit prices promising to build a parking tower and cutting holes in the chain link fence of some tennis courts as a stop gap, which lasted for decades, until the donors built an education building there.

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