Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SIUC Monorail

I had always thought that SIUC's layout planned to incorporate a monorail system was just a campus legend, used to explain the two white pylons west of Morris Library. Turns out there actually was a proposal to encircle campus with such a system.

From talking with a retired campus employee over the weekend, the original plan for the campus was ton have minimal parking available in the interior of campus, huge amounts of parking at the south end of campus, accounting for the huge parking lot by the Arena, with the monorail servicing the rest of campus quickly and quietly.

Unfortunately, putting a monorail system in place now would cause too much disruption to the campus so will likely never happen.

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