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Hey friends!

What is the parking situation like at the U of A? Would it be more beneficial to get a parking pass or should I rely on the LRT? I'm trying to find housing and deciding between parking and the LRT will influence what neighbourhoods I'm considering. 

Are there instances where you are on campus late and the LRT becomes less reliable (because of less frequent trains)? 

Lots of questions, but any advice or comments would be super helpful. Thanks so much :)

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21 minutes ago, coffeeandmed said:

Hey friends!

What is the parking situation like at the U of A? Would it be more beneficial to get a parking pass or should I rely on the LRT? I'm trying to find housing and deciding between parking and the LRT will influence what neighbourhoods I'm considering. 

Are there instances where you are on campus late and the LRT becomes less reliable (because of less frequent trains)? 

Lots of questions, but any advice or comments would be super helpful. Thanks so much :)

I had a parking pass throughout the last few years of my undergrad and loved it, but they can be expensive. The one I had in Windsor carpark was $140/month, and if I'm remembering right a pass in Jubilee (right by ECHA) was around $110/month. If you see yourself coming and going from campus a lot, maybe with kids or far-away extracurriculars, it would make sense to get a pass IMO.

From what I know of the LRT system, it's reliable and they run pretty late (around 1 AM). They do start getting spaced out more as you get later in the night, but when I used it I never really had a problem. That being said, I haven't used the LRT all that often in the past few years. Hopefully someone with a bit more experience with it can answer that half of the question. Hope this helps!

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I wouldn't park, too expensive! Classes are over by 5 at the latest, but many students stay in the evenings to study or do clubs things, sports, gym, evening mixers, etc.  Unless you're planning on staying on campus after 1 am (which theoretically  you could as med students have 24 hr access to katz (the med building)) then LRT works fine. The health sciences LRT station also literally attaches to the med buildings so its super convenient. Alot of the LRT stations have residential areas nearby as well. good luck on your hunt :) 

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Parking is quite expensive, its about 110+/month, depending on the lot. Also, it can be difficult to get the lot of your choice because as soon as the system opens (in July I believe) its first come first serve. I personally drive because the commute for me is over 2 hours a day since I live quite north, but in general the LRT is super convenient and runs regularly! I would recommend LRTing. Also it feels a bit safer in the winter because the roads can get quite bad sometimes. 

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