Parking lots near

Maybe you’re driving the new Porsche that mommy and daddy wrapped in a red bow the day you graduated high school. Or maybe you’re driving the old hatchback where your sister first snuck a smoke in 1982.
Either way, starting on the first day of class, you’re in the same boat.
After 8 a.m. the best bet is the transitway lots across from Mariucci Arena. Generally, spaces are available and the Campus Connector stops every five minutes with service to East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul locations.
For early risers, lots, ramps and garages are located around all three campuses, but cost $1.75 an hour.
Large parking lots are also located on the West Bank and in St. Paul.
Ramps in the heart of the East Bank include those on Washington Avenue, Oak Street and Fourth Street. On the West Bank, 21st Street, 19th Street and the West Bank Office Building ramps are available.
Sometimes overlooked are the University’s parking garages on Church Street and behind the Weisman Art Museum. Although not recommended for everyday parking because they are so small, they can be useful.
Parking in dorm lots has already been assigned for fall semester. To apply for the spring semester lottery, apply by Dec. 1, 1999.
For more information on parking call the Parking and Transportation office at 626-7275 or visit their Web site at www.umn.edu/parking/.
— Josh LinehanFor The Daily