McMaster Parking NUMBERS GAME

Closed for three years, why bother to re-pave this parking lot at all?
30 - the minimum metres of naturalized buffer between parking and Ancaster creek mentioned as a target in the campus master plan

20 - estimated average distance in metres currently short of the 30m minimum buffer goal

2,803 - number of campus car parking spaces used at peak of demand

4,276 - total number of campus parking spaces

7,057 - the number of spaces McMaster consultants projected in 1969 would be required by 1980

1,473 - number of current parking spaces not needed even during peak demand

1,349 - number of spaces in parking lot M

3 - number of years the section of Lot M has been closed due to construction

500,000 - the estimated number of dollars required to repave the section of Lot M with permeable paving

45 - number of years since McMaster paved over the land that had belonged to the Royal Botanical Gardens and was formerly known as Coldspring Valley