Make Lot B a commuter and residential parking lot
  • Petitioned Rowan University

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Rowan University

Make Lot B a commuter and residential parking lot

    1. Alexis Johnston
    2. Petition by

      Alexis Johnston

      Marlton, NJ

Over the years, Rowan University has become a commuting college. Of the 12,183 students who attend, roughly 7,000 of them are commuters. Even though the commuter population is increasing, the number of parking spots available to commuters are limited. Commuters struggle to find parking spots daily, especially between 10:00am and 1:30pm, when many commuters schedule their classes. According to Rowan, it is estimated that there are 1500 parking spots available for commuter students, which is not even enough for half of the commuting population. 

Rowan officials argue that not all commuters are on campus at the same time.  Walter Andres Jr., the school’s parking administrator, argues that the real issue at hand isn’t one of availability, but simply preference.  That however is not the case.  While it is true that commuter lots are far from academic buildings, most commuters are just worried about finding a spot at all.  Some commuters pay $120 a year for a parking permit to not even be able to park on Rowan property at all.  Some students are forced to park on residential streets, which while not illegal, is causing some strain between the students and Glassboro residents.

Meanwhile, while commuters struggle to find spots, residential lots are only partially full. Parking is available on campus, but cannot be used by commuters because of the current lot designations. This is why we propose that Lot B, currently a resident lot, be converted to a commuter and residential lot. This solution would alleviate commuter's stress about parking without costing Rowan University any money. Furthermore, since Lot B is consistently has empty spaces throughout the day, this change should have no negative effect on resident students. 

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    1. Rowan's On the Couch

      Alexis Johnston
      Petition Organizer

      Check out this interview about the petition!

    2. Rowan takes notice

      Alexis Johnston
      Petition Organizer

      A meeting with the Rowan Parking Committee has been sent up on October 18 so the petition can be presented and the problem of parking as a whole addressed! Thank you for your support and please spread the word to fellow commuters and parents!

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    • Chivon Hassan LINDENWOLD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I have injuries that make it very difficult for me to walk to class, but since there is Never any commuter parking (unless I arrive, literally a half hou before class begins and wait in a lot with hopes that someone will, for whatever reason, be leaving campus), I have to park on the neighborhood streets which are normally lined up with cars all of the way to the end of the lon Glassborow blocks. Two days ago, I got a ticket for violating the 2hr parking limit. I had arrived seven minutes after the officer signed my ticket. If there was available parking on campus, this would have been avoided.

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    • Kristina Vispisiano SICKLERVILLE, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a commuter and I have such a hard time finding parking on campus.

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    • Anthony DePasquale MINOTOLA, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      I commuted to Rowan for years....parking is TERRIBLE!!!!

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    • Briana Ferlisi TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      There are not enough spaces to park when I come to campus for classes two days a week.

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    • Chelsea Taylor BUENA, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Us Commuters struggle to find available parking spots everyday.

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