Red&Black Ramsey Parking

Red&Black Ramsey Parking - did not know that 100...

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By: Katelyn Fish Free Parking at Ramsey Not a Likely Option Students should use transportation alternatives to access the gym Parking at the Ramsey Center is not free now and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon, according to Mitch Gartenberg, the director of student affairs of the Department of Recreational Sports. “Permits are more fair and economical,” Gartenberg said. Prior to the 2009-2010 academic year, the Ramsey Center lot, E03A, was a pay- per-visit lot. Now it is a permit-only lot. Parking permits are the best way to go, according to Gartenberg. They provide for more parking in the deck, even though it may not be as easy as a pay lot he said. The Ramsey Center is accessible to students without cars. Gartenberg, who refers to himself as the “rec guy,” said there are reasonable alternatives to cars, such as mass transit, bikes or by foot. He did say that free parking may increase student attendance at Ramsey, but he
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Unformatted text preview: did not know that 100 percent. How do you make that happen? There are real costs, Gartenberg said. In fact, lot E03A is the most ticketed lot on campus, according to 2008-2009 parking data. Out of the 20,030 parking tickets issued during the 2008-2009 academic year, 1,392, or 6.9 percent, were given to students for the E03A lot. The lot was a pay lot during last school year and 1,370 tickets were given for exceeding the time limit. At $25 per ticket given for this offense, parking services made $34,250 on this lot alone. Other commercial gyms such as Omni or Bodyplex offer gym memberships that range from $30 to $55 per month. Parking is included in this monthly fee. Membership to Ramsey is already paid for in student activity fees. According to Don Walter, manager of parking services, students probably do not realize that there are no student fees that go into parking....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course JOUR 3410 taught by Professor H during the Spring '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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