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Barely legal and dirt cheap: Off-campus parking hacks

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A ‘No Parking’ sign on Newman Court flanked by parked cars. Parking is legal anywhere behind the sign unless otherwise marked for emergency fire response or loading zones.

A ‘No Parking’ sign on Newman Court flanked by parked cars. Parking is legal anywhere behind the sign unless otherwise marked for emergency fire response or loading zones.

Vincent Moleski - The State Hornet

Vincent Moleski - The State Hornet

A ‘No Parking’ sign on Newman Court flanked by parked cars. Parking is legal anywhere behind the sign unless otherwise marked for emergency fire response or loading zones.

With the increase in Ramona lot fees and the increasingly unclear fate of Parking Structure V, students are more desperate for parking now than ever before. There are simply not enough spots to accommodate the student body anymore at peak hours, so off-campus parking has become a necessity for those C-word students (commuters) who are not daunted by a short (or not so short) walk to class.

    RELATED: Parking Structure V completion delayed again with contract expiring April 5

This is your quick guide to cheap and free off-campus parking. If you can think of any other parking hacks that you’d like to share, leave a comment for us below. We’d love to hear from you, and we promise not to steal your spot.

Photos by Jordyn Dollarhide and Vincent Moleski 

Additional reporting by Yajayra Gonzalez

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