Watch for this new eco-trend on campus: parking restrictions. At the University of Toledo, according to the Reformer's Blog, the best parking is reserved for hybrid vehicles, making drivers of regular cars walk further. And the University of Colorado at Boulder is "seriously considering" a ban on parking on campus. The proposed ban would be part of UC-Boulder's efforts to fulfill its ACUPCC commitments. Although it would reduce emissions, it would not save the university money, but would cost over $1 million in parking permits. It also costs the students, who already pay a fee to cover bus transportation and who would, under a parking ban, be forced to pay for alternate parking and transportation to campus.
- October 19, 2009