Tired of KU on wheels bus schedule, early morning jam-packed buses, walking up the hills back and forth, or pushing bikes up the next street corner? It has always been a work out for KU students living either on or off campus. Students can wind up the hills more than 3 times a day, 21 times per week. It seems like owning a vehicle is the most viable option for saving energy and traveling time on campus. However, a stated-licensed car requires a permit which costs around 200 dollars to a maximum of $285 per year, while motorcycle permit rates range from 45 to 55 dollars per year. Many students can't afford a permit that would rather walk or ride a bike. Others decide to be not the richest, but the coolest – riding a scooter. Riding a scooter is relatively cheap compared to a stated-licensed vehicle. However, students need to pay a 25 dollar permit fee per year to park scooters on campus.
Students are confused as to whether a scooter needs to carry a permit to park on campus. This confusion is due to the location where scooters park. Scooter always park with the bicycles at the bicycle rack. Does a bicycle carry a permit? The answer is no. According to the principle of “Generalization” (David G. Myers, 1990, p.239), it is normal for a human mind group the similar objects without even noticing. So when bicycles parks at the same spot as scooters and bicycles are not required to have a permit, the human mind assumes that the scooter doesn't need a permit either.
“Mopeds are required to display a current parking permit when parked on the property of the University of Kansas. Moped permits shall be attached to the rear fender.” (Section 5, Parking Permits, 2008.) However, it is clearly stated that a 25 dollar Permit fee per year is required for a scooter, which is a moped. Now here is a question: Why does a scooter need to pay for a permit fee while a bike isn't required to, since they both park at the same location and take the same space.
After asking the same...