Thursday, November 26, 2009

On the Improper Parking Management

Like it or not, the university just HAD to do the whole loads of construction this year end. Like it or not, they just HAD to chop of the small piece of jungle opposite my hostel to build some faculty building. And like it or not, they decided to let all the cars who used to park by the roadside, to park further down the slope and all the hospital staff would need to walk 1km to their work place. What kind of ridiculous planning is this right?!

The last I heard, there was this vast area of land where abandoned houses used to be, where a lot of the cars would park, was flattened to build an open air carpark to cater the huge amount of cars going to the medical faculty. It was a relieve to hear that news, at least they're doing something to solve the parking problem in the medical faculty, but somehow I guess I should just forget that the university would ever be so nice. Apparently, their open-air carpark is 4 months overdue, and till now, it's still a vast flat land, without any ongoing construction.

On top of that, they've disallowed cars to be parked along the slope, where it used to be quite a useful strip of parking (although a pretty distressing sight). But at least, I could still park somewhere NEAR enough to my hostel, that I won't need to walk so far after getting my groceries, considering my hostel doesn't have enough car parks for us junior final year medies. Bleah.

So now, and since I've managed to squeeze out a small tiny spot for my car in this small piece of public parking space next to my hostel, I don't think I would ever want to drive again, because of the fear I would need to park so far away...

But having said that, everyone knows about this parking space. And since a lot of people doesn't want to walk so far, they decided to take the risk and drive up the slope in the hope there'll be a parking space nearer to the faculty. But considering it's like one parking space to cater 10 cars, you get all those excess cars who didn't manage to get a parking slot. So they park along the road. Or clog the entrance to the carpark. Or just decided to narrow the road.

Sad. Sad sad sad.

On the bright side, it's a deterrent of me going out loitering I suppose. At least not until these cars left after working hours. LMAO.

4 Jujus:

manglish said...

i think the whole situation there has gone from bad to worsT!!!! hhahahhaha.......

Gratitude said...

Need to be a real pro to be able to weave our way on the narrow roads.
+Ant+

savante said...

Hospitals and parking lots. You;ll be facing those problems for a long time coming :)

Susan said...

i know exactly what you mean. usually i just conveniently go and asked for a parking note from the dean office and parked along the road near the dean office (if its a meeting with Researchers). or i will park at the entrance to the cramp parking space and leave my phone number and a BIG note "CALL ME if i'm blocking your way out" there.