Comin’ round the bend

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sceditor@schoolcraft.edu

The phrase “comin’ round the bend” is typically used in a more comical sense in reference to something foolish or silly, but in this case it’s in reference to the insanity that is the Schoolcraft College parking lot. Yes…you read that correctly.

Since the supposed groundbreaking regarding the building developments began this month, you may have noticed that the parking lot located near the Applied Sciences building has been adjusted to accommodate space needed for the construction equipment.

What does this mean? This means that a quarter of the parking lot once designated for students, faculty and staff has been overrun by inconvenience and frustration; not to mention the fact that there has been very limited construction activity.

Although in previous statements, the campus community has been told to be mindful of where they park, the parking spots lost need to overflow somewhere. In this instance, many are being forced to park in the VisTaTech Center parking lot and heaven forbid there’s an event happening, then people are forced to park in the Jeffress Center parking lot, behind the Bio Tech building and even across campus in the Liberal Arts parking lot.

Furthermore, certain aspects of how Huron drive is constructed is completely absurd. If you think about it, you know where I’m talking about- that little bend where nearly all of your vision is obstructed for a split second. Not only that, but there is a pedestrian crosswalk there! And it’s lined with shrubs, making it even more difficult for a driver to see. It also doesn’t hurt to mention the fact that people “come round the bend” entirely too fast and it should be considered to add a speed bump.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a nice landscaping and improved building developments as much as the next person, but not to the point to where if it’s down-pouring outside I’m forced to basically take a shower just to make it to a building. But at least it’s free.
What are your thoughts about parking here at Schoolcraft? Don’t be shy and let us know by sending an email to sceditor@schoolcaraft.edu.