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Salient. Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol 41 No. 3. March 13 1978

Staff Cars Favoured

Staff Cars Favoured

Dear Sir,

Around the university there seems to be a proliferation of notices designating places as "authorised parking [unclear: only] while there is also Registry Employee whoso occupation in life seems to be writing out "warning notices" and no doubt acting on them in due course.

While not advocating a free-for-all in parking, I think it is time to question the Registry's policy on the distribution of parking space around the university.

With the use of the Cotton Extension site for parking as well as the long road leading to it, there now seems to be a sufeit of "official parking space". All day and every day there are 50—100 carspaces left empty. To fill the so-called "Economics Carpark" the staff of the Economics Department would have to bring at least three cars each to work.

Each person entitled to a space should have a specifically reserved one, all left-overs should be for the first to get them each day.

Opening up these surplus spaces to the public (notably students) would ease congestion on public Kelburn roads, while would be efficient use of the university funds used to create them.

The Registry's response to this suggestion should be sought and the Registrar should publicly state how many people are officially entitled (and what are the criteria?) to parking space provided by the university and how many carefully guarded "authorised" spaces there in fact are.

Yours Faithfully,


Julia Buchanan