I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.
-- Clark Kerr, MA '33, former president of the University of California
The Board of Trustees kindly requests that no automobiles or gasoline bicycles trespass on these premises.
-- Signs posted at the entrance gates to Stanford in 1898
The distribution of the limited parking resource is a political, economic and emotional issue. At best, we may be able to achieve a relatively uniform distribution of unhappiness.
-- Peter Carpenter, assistant vice president of medical affairs, in a 1975 report "Recommended Parking and Transportation Policies for Stanford University"
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone.
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.
-- Songwriter Joni Mitchell in "Big Yellow Taxi"
A Stanford parking permit is a hunting license; it is not a guarantee that you will be able to find a parking space in your favorite lot.
-- The Stanford Transportation Book