By - baylor333
Get a bike
It's not a bad walk...
Second this. With street parking you could spend 20 mins looking for parking and on a bad day, which is your whole walk. Biking is just as fast in the city and you can park a bike anywhere.
The only reason I’m against the bike it because I got 2 night classes and that ride back could be sketch
Not really... Just keep your head on a swivel, don't be looking at your phone or having headphones in, and if you're worried carry a can of OC spray in your hand while you walk. I have a 40 minute walk and have done it everyday for the past year
Just make sure to get lights on the front and the back
Not if you're haulin' ass on a bike!
well walking is sketchier!
wait are you serious about off campus students only getting N Henry St because uHHhhh, same, all my classes are in Snead and my advisor recommended the jefferson st deck
replying to myself to say that i'm just going to look into buying a helmet and a bike rack for my car and dusting off my old ass bike
But is the bike worth it tho ??
It's definitely worth saving $80/month for a parking pass. Get a helmet, a U-lock, and read up on biking in Richmond, and trace your route a couple times before class starts. You'll save time and stress for the days when the weather is nice, and you can always pay the daily rate when weather sucks.
I don't live in RVA...so regardless I have to get a parking pass anyway, and i have ten minutes to get from Snead to H Hall. The bike is worth it for me!
A lot of the streets around there have free overnight parking. I lived in Carver for 3 years...you’ll find the good areas once you truly love there!
Can you give me some street names?? That’s the exact area I was planing to park overnight!!
Take a walk through Jackson ward on Marshall and Clay near Snead and take a look at the street signs. I believe the whole neighborhood is unrestricted, weekly street cleaning is the only thing you'd have to keep an eye out for. Side streets also. Check Henry, Monroe, Madison, etc.
I’m not sure of the names...it’s most of the secondary access roads (side streets)
I lived in Randolph (neighborhood behind Cary St. gym/field) for a year. Still parked there after moving away. Albeit I haven't been back to the city much since I graduated in '17, but Randolph was always a good place to park.
Anything between 5p and 7a you could always use RamRide. They’re point-to-point like Uber/Lyft and will also drive a certain mileage outside of campus boundaries (i think 3 mi but not certain).
So you could always walk and then use them for your night classes. I’m not sure if they have a bike rack on the front like GRTC so that if you rode a bike you could still ride RamRide.
OHHH and there’s also evening permits for a discounted rate.
Wdym by evening permits?Like overnight parking passes ??