Meghan Palmer, sophomore at USF, rides her bike to school to save money on gas and expensive parking permits. “It’s really fast to ride my bike, I don’t want to spend all my money on gas,” Palmer said. Everyday she crosses the popular crosswalk at Fletcher Ave and Palm Dr, where students from many nearby apartment complexes make their way to campus.
Palmer lives at the Avalon Heights Apartments, directly across the street from campus and this crosswalk. “They had to put flyers out telling students from other far away complexes to stop parking in Avalon’s visitor spots and walking to campus,” Palmer said.