education a logistical as well as an intellectual challenge.
Steve Wagg, chief of the Glendale Community College Police Department,
said residents in the area of the school have some wariness about the
beginning of the fall term, which starts Sept. 5. Their biggest
complaint, he said, is the cut-through traffic from students hoping to
"A lot of people do it," he said. "The city over the past several
years has set up speed bumps and no-right-turn areas. The city's doing
their part, but students still try to take short cuts."
Residents also grouse about students occupying the parking spots on
The school has set up a shuttle service and financial incentive
program to help make things easier for students trying to find parking --
and less frustrating for school-area residents.
During the first six weeks, students can park in the school's off-site
parking structure, on Monterey Boulevard west of Brand Boulevard and take
the school's shuttle service to campus. The $22.50 permit for the program
can be exchanged for a regular parking permit after the first six weeks,
allowing students to park in campus lots.
An ordinary parking permit costs $45, meaning that students who use
the shuttle for six weeks end up parking for half price.
The shuttle service was started at the beginning of 2001 but got off
to a relatively slow start, with low ridership.
Officials say they hope the new incentive program will encourage more
students to take the shuttle, at least during the first six weeks.
Permits are available from the campus police in SM 153.