Social Design Issue
Parking around the U of M is a social design issue that I have always had in the back of my head. I just think that parking is a hassle around this area as well as downtown. When you need to be somewhere at a certain time you always have to give yourself extra time to find a spot. I think there should be more parking ramps around the Dinkytown area because it is so close to the classes on the East Bank, stores, restaurants, etc. A good spot could be the huge lot that is already on 13th and 5th. Perhaps it would also help if parking was not so expensive as well. If there was a parking ramp around this area, with cheaper prices like $1 an hour it be more feasible for students and the rest of society that occupy this area. In the long run money should not be an issue because the more space to park the higher densilty of cars it can hold. With a reasonable price added to it people would be more willing to park there more often than most parking lots around the area and it would be much more convenient.