On Sept. 21, students could lounge in muskoka chairs and play a round of bocce ball – in the middle of the MUSC parking lot.

Although the single parking spot was only temporarily converted for a few hours, it was meant to catch students attention and get them to talk about the issue of commuting. Run by SmartCommute, in partnership with MetroLinx,The City of Hamilton and the Office of Sustainability at McMaster, this initiative intended to spark conversation about how students, faculty and staff get to campus.

SmartCommute hopes to educate the community about different commuting options, whether it be walking, biking, carpooling or using public transit. They have converted parking spots into grassy areas at various offices and malls around Hamilton and the GTA.

 

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