Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road

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Car sharing on campuses improves quality of life, takes cars off the road

By Andy Murdock, UC Newsroom
Friday, September 2, 2016

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out why UC Berkeley has designated parking areas for Nobel Laureates: if there’s one thing harder to snag than a Nobel prize, it’s a parking space on a UC campus.

This is not just a UC issue: The experience of parking on college campuses across the country can often involve circling and circling in hopes of finding someone leaving, expensive permits or parking meters, or long walks from distant overflow lots.

“Traffic and the lack of parking are growing problems on college and university campuses as student car owners continue to outnumber available parking,” said Susan Shaheen, co-director of UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC).

To read the full article, visit: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/car-sharing-campuses-improve…

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