No campus is perfect, and parking just may be BYU's
Achilles' heel. Parking passes are inexpensive; however, an almost unlimited number are sold, so a pass is no guarantee of a spot. Students with classes after 8 a.m. will have to hope for a miracle if they want to park anywhere near campus. Even if you can get into a Y lot south of campus, you will have to hike up many flights of stairs to get onto campus.
Enter the saving grace of the BYU parking situation: the free bus pass. This allows students to avoid the parking nightmare altogether and ride the bus that drops them off right in the middle of campus. Freshmen are allowed to park near the dorms, and given the great location of the dorms, they have little need to drive.