Campus parking pains on the decline – Daily 49er – News

By Michelle Juvet
Contributing Writer

Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Updated: Sunday, January 30, 2011 19:01

The current semester began with a slight increase in student population, but, according to general manager of parking and transportation services Mark Rudometkin, the parking situation has been “the smoothest start” of the past few years.

“It’s almost scary how well it has gone,” Rudometkin said.

Rudometkin credits the university’s efforts to promote neighborhood outreach and alternative methods of transportation for decreases in neighborhood complaints, emergency overflow parking and bottleneck traffic.

Daryl Supernaw, founder of the Atherton Corridor Neighborhood Association and a local resident, said he credits preferential parking permits and greater communication between Cal State Long Beach and its neighbors for the reduction in complaints.

Before the preferential parking system was in place, “the neighborhood was completely impacted on the first day of school,” Supernaw said. “Now, we don’t even know when the first day of school is.”

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