The proposed campus plan indicates a serious lack of concern for handicapped access. The proposed site for engineering and environmental studies eliminates the closest, and only usable, handicapped parking spaces to the stadium and homecoming activities at Fine Plaza. The longer-term plan eliminates the lot adjacent to Jadwin and appears to provide no parking north of the lake and east of Washington Road. Given that some of us older alumni are, or have spouses who are, mobility-impaired, the proposed plans will make it difficult if not impossible for us to attend athletic events.
Editor’s note: University Architect Ron McCoy *80 responded that parking for athletics events “will be sensitive to the needs of the mobility-impaired and in keeping with accessibility standards.” Diagrams in the campus plan at this stage should not be seen as a blueprint, he said.