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This means that members of the AUC community must either park inside campus in a designated parking lot or in the parking zones within the service roads to and from the AUC gates.
At the beginning of the semester, a stark increase in traffic congestion at AUC’s gates and parking areas has prompted administrative officials to look for quick alternatives.
At the time, Brian MacDougall, the vice-president for Planning and Administration had suggested in an email sent to the AUC community that Gates 2, 4, or 5 be used as pick up and drop off locations diverting traffic from Gate 1.
Since mid-September, volunteers from the Student Union (SU) have been helping organize the AUC parking lot at Gate 4 and negotiating more spaces for students.
Drivers dropping off or waiting to pick up students are being diverted to Gate 2, where there is an air-conditioned waiting room, bathroom facilities and a prayer area.
The SU action came after many students complained of overcrowded parking lots, but more specifically after the closing of the entrance to Gate 4 when it had become overburdened.