Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Gimme that ol' time parking!

The Google map of UCLA still shows the pre-Grand Hotel satellite view. You can clearly see the multi-story parking structure the Grand Hotel displaced (marked with a downward arrow).  Not only can you see it, but the nearly 1,000 students on the parking service waiting list can see it, too. From the Daily Bruin:

...Lisa Koerbling, director of parking services for UCLA Transportation, said in an email statement they created a waitlist for the first time in 11 years to accommodate the demand for spaces. About 25 percent of UCLA students, both undergraduates and graduates, commute every day. Koerbling said the drive-alone rate for students had been lowering in past years, but it increased to a rate of 26.1 percent in spring 2015. Koerbling added that demand for parking by faculty, staff, emeriti and volunteers grew by about 600 between fall 2014 and spring 2015. UCLA has also experienced an increased demand for patient and visitor parking, including parking for academic events and conferences...

Full story at

You may recall the reassurances that demolishing the parking structure would cause no problems.

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