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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 2. March 23, 1959

[Letter from Forever Amber to Salient Vol. 22, No. 2. March 23, 1959]

Sir,—I am wondering whether Salient would give support to the following project for the emancipation of motor-cyclists at V.U.W. Proposed:
1.That motor cars with engines running be not permitted within the University grounds.
2.That motor cars parked within the grounds be left open at all times so that contractors, dustmen, and others of standing may remove them at pleasure.
3.That open incinerators be placed in suitable windward positions so that such vehicles may benefit from the protective dust-covers resulting.
4.That University staff be re-required to park their vehicles in such a manner as to prevent entrance or exit from the grounds at peak periods.

Such proposals, if implemented, will surely promote greater concord and understanding between all concerned.

Forever Amber.


I raised the matter of parking facilities for motor cycles with the Stud. Ass. last year. I believe the House Committee was to investigate but nothing has been done. I have also heard that the Vice-Chancellor has no legal jurisdiction over driveways within the University grounds as the driveways belong to the City Corporation and therefore come under the control of the Transport Department, i.e. all present parking restrictions are a matter of "convenience" and are really invalid. I have not been able to check on this rumour.

Maybe a push for better parking facilities will result in sensible planning for parking areas with the new buildings being built.

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