Forum correspondent C.M.Woodcock (Feb. 11 Forum) is on the right track to chide UC Berkeley’s transportation director for suggesting more parking lots.
A better idea is to provide public transportation for faculty and staff.
My suggestion is to offer various-sized campus buses at commuting hours so faculty and staff can leave their cars at home.
An additional transportation solution would be to ban student cars. UC Davis and many other universities and colleges do this.
Their students manage to walk or ride bikes.
Thus, faculty, staff, and student cars would not take up city parking spaces near campus – or precious spaces on campus.