Living in San Bernardino, it’s not rare to hit a pothole on the way to school or work. Why are our streets so neglected?
According to the official website for the city of San Bernardino, “It is the goal of the Operations & Maintenance Division to maintain City streets in good repair, including repair of potholes and sinkholes.”
However, this has not been the experience for students who commute to CSUSB.
[su_quote cite=”student, Alicia Echevarria”]“Well, for the majority of my college experience I lived on campus so I didn’t have a car, but now that I do not live on campus I use my moms car to to commute and now understand what everyone complains about,”[/su_quote]
As a commuter student, Daniela Perez has dealt with potholes year round.
“It’s been horrible because I don’t have University Drive way memorized unlike everyone else just yet, so it is pretty annoying,” Perez said. “Especially when you’re stepping in the gas to make it to your 8:00 a.m.”
Students have also shared that they have considered taking the bus due to potholes giving them flat tires on several occasions.
“I have had two flat tires so far – once on the day of a midterm. Those potholes sure know how to ruin someone’s day,” said Alex Arroyo.
University Police or Parking Services additionally assist those who have trouble on campus due to potholes.