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LCC Traffic Issues Return

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EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College students are back in class, which means roads around the area are back in high use, causing some congestion for campus drivers.

If you are an LCC student or just a commuter around the college area, you might want to start your daily driving routine a little earlier than normal. In the next two weeks there will be more students coming in and out of the campus than the rest of the year.

“I went through each parking lot and each row of each parking,” said LCC student Jonathen West.

As if the stress of the start of school isn’t enough already, try searching for a spot to park. Public safety officers remind students to settle in hours early. But some students say even when they do get that early start, they are still having no luck.

“I got here three hours before my first class and I still couldn’t find any parking whatsoever,” West said.

“If you have to bring your vehicle, just come early, work with my staff and the facility folks and we’ll get you parked as quickly and efficiently as we can,” said Chief Jace Smith of LCC Public Safety.

Public safety officers encourage students to take advantage of LCC’s bike loan program, LTD or even the Zimride ridesharing program. They say 1,000 people have already signed up for the carpool system.

Although parking problems might still persist, officers say there has already been less enforcement this year than previous years because of enhanced communication online with students and faculty.

Officers say in two weeks there will be less congestion on campus as students get settled into their classes.

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