Parking is a sore topic for many students. There are not as many parking lots or even parking spaces for the number of students owning cars. The parking lots that are available are primarily on only one side of campus, so if students do drive, they’ll still end up walking across campus to get to class.
That being said, BYU-Idaho is a small campus. Students can cross from one side to the other in about 15 minutes on average by walking. Most housing complexes are only one to two streets away from the campus, if not just across the street. Even community housing for married students and students with a family is within a reasonable walking distance. There are still students who do have to travel a couple of miles to get to campus, either because they live in a nearby city or at a local residence outside the main parts of town—these students are who the parking is intended for. For most students, walking is less of a hassle, and they don’t mind having to walk when they know they’ll eventually end up walking across campus anyway.