I don't understand why I can get to campus so easily, yet everyone else has problems
Probably because you and I are very versed with campus, the ideal routes into and out of the area, and any recent modifications to parking.
For someone that comes to campus (who may be an Alum) but 4-5 times a year for the SEC football games, they are going to take I-10 to Acadian.
They really need to start addressing the traffic issues into campus further from campus and not at the Highland/Dalrymple interchange.
Nicholson should be 4 lanes into campus from the Bridge south. The left light at Terrace/Nicholson should be off and directing all traffic towards campus. Burbank should be 3 lanes into campus, same with Acadian. I've never parked in the Levee Lots, but it sounds like you are free to park whereever in there. It needs to be managed by a crew telling you exactly where to park so they can fit the maximum amount of vehicles into the area.
The new Bookstore/Union Square parking garage needs to be free as well. I'm sure that thing is empty given that they are wanting $40 for it...
This post was edited on 10/15 at 10:55 am