MSU Students Are Not Happy About A New Parking Change Coming This Fall
If you typically drive a moped to class at MSU, get ready to pay for parking.
According to The State News, beginning August 30th of this upcoming fall semester, Michigan State University will no longer allow mopeds to park at bike racks. Moped drivers will now have to pay $50 for a parking permit, which only lasts for the year by the way. AND mopeds can only be parked "in designated lots on campus."
The All University Traffic and Transportation Committee (AUTTC) recommended this change to moped parking, siting "clearing space for bikers" and "concern[s] about the safety of people" on sidewalks as the main reasons for the change. But, it doesn't seems that students are buyin' it.
One student, a Jacob Viazanko, has already created a petition against the change, saying "[people] are sick of paying for parking on campus" (if you've ever had to park on campus, you know how much it costs!). In the petition, which is listed on change.org, Viazanko goes on to say that this change is "just another way to squeeze a dollar out of MSU students." Many people seem to agree with him, seeing as how over 5,000 people have signed the petition at the time of me writing this article.
If you're one of the many students who plans on riding their moped next year, or you'd like to read more about the story, click here to check out a map of where your designated parking lots will be and to get more information.
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