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Old 01-30-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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Commuting down to UoH main campus? Anyone do this? Success?

I am transferring back to Houston after attending LSU here in Louisiana and I have a house way north of Houston out on Lake Conroe. Currently I am really thinking about getting my R6 prepared to do the commute down to campus 5/7 days a week for courses. Anyone done this within the past year with success?

Just looking to see if anyone has horror stories or what type of feedback there is for UoH students or people commuting I-45 daily. Please leave your feedback, good or bad.

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Old 01-30-2011, 03:33 AM   #2
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I commute 3 days a week, just take the HOV
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once you get there theft would be a big concern, imho
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I don't know UofH main campus that well.

Is there a designated bike parking area?
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If you are coming from the woodlands. skip I-45 all together, just take the toll road and your life will be that much easier.

and yea, make sure you have some time of preventative measures on your bike and also full coverage insurance just incase someone wants your bike really badly.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:36 AM   #6
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I commute 3 days a week, just take the HOV
That's sounds like a good plan. Never really played with the HOV with my cage at all.

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once you get there theft would be a big concern, imho
Honestly if someone wants the bike nothing is going to stop them. I have full insurance just needing to make the long commute safe daily.

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I don't know UofH main campus that well.

Is there a designated bike parking area?
I am not sure at all, this is a transfer from LSU.

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If you are coming from the woodlands. skip I-45 all together, just take the toll road and your life will be that much easier.

and yea, make sure you have some time of preventative measures on your bike and also full coverage insurance just incase someone wants your bike really badly.
I am coming a little farther North but the toll might be worth it.
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There are designated motorcycle parking areas scattered around campus. The motorcycle specific areas always have space, and a separate parking sticker for your bike at no extra charge is all you need to use those spaces (Though the basic parking rate is criminally high). I haven't heard of any bike theft yet, and I've been receiving campus police email for three years now. At night there are somewhat frequent robberies, usually in the stadium parking lot.

For me the parking situation makes riding really attractive. If you're caging it, arriving any later than 10:00 will keep you from a parking spot on campus.
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That's sounds like a good plan. Never really played with the HOV with my cage at all.


I am coming a little farther North but the toll might be worth it.
You get full access to the HOV on a bike. You just need to know where the entrances and exits are relative to where you are going and it is easy to get around.

and yea, the toll road is worth the money to avoid I-45
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Definitely worth it commuting on the bike. I come from the south though, but I can vouch for the HOV lane. There is an HOV exit/entrance across the freeway from UH... very convenient. MC parking is scattered across campus. Check out the link at the end of this post. Be sure to get a parking permit for the bike, which is free. The UH parking office is in the new Welcome Center building if you know where that is.

Motorcycle parking areas at UH.
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Glad to see a good support of MH down there. Going to take a ride over to Houston maybe this next weekend to check it out and turn in transcripts. I still will be rocking my cage (G37S) until I stiff up my R6 or buy a new bike.

Hope to see some of you around there.

Also, what is your general thoughts on UoH? I am transferring from LSU to come back to home to finish out my degree (Just not too happy here) and was just curious what people thought of the university. =P
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Yes, as people said, there are good motorcycle parking areas, all of them (to my knowledge) are camera recorded and monitored. I've been going there for 2 years now and no bikes have been reported stolen in 2 years. The campus is very good about reporting any and all crime as an email to all students. The HOV lane from woodlands is easy to take, just get on 45 and the entrance is before you get to 1960 (forgot the street its closest to, but its not far).
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I like UH... don't really have any complaints. What's your major?

Also, I dunno how familiar you are with the campus, but most of the stuff you have to do to enroll is located in the new Welcome Center building. That's where Financial Aid, Enrollment, Parking, and student id places are. If you're gonna cage it, then just take 45 south to Spur 5. Turn right on University Drive. There is a drive-thru help center you can ask questions. The Welcome Center will be on your left.

Here is a link for HOV entrances and exits
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I like UH... don't really have any complaints. What's your major?

Also, I dunno how familiar you are with the campus, but most of the stuff you have to do to enroll is located in the new Welcome Center building. That's where Financial Aid, Enrollment, Parking, and student id places are. If you're gonna cage it, then just take 45 south to Spur 5. Turn right on University Drive. There is a drive-thru help center you can ask questions. The Welcome Center will be on your left.

Here is a link for HOV entrances and exits
I am a Biology and Anthropology major working on my pre-reqs for my Masters.

I haven't been down there in years. Thanks for the directions Hoping to come down there and have some fun.
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U of H is on my list of schools to transfer to. Granted they just achieved a tier 1 research status which is important in my decision since I am a geoscience major.
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What school you coming from? I am coming from LSU and a lot of people think I am crazy for leaving here.
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Yes, as people said, there are good motorcycle parking areas, all of them (to my knowledge) are camera recorded and monitored. I've been going there for 2 years now and no bikes have been reported stolen in 2 years. The campus is very good about reporting any and all crime as an email to all students. The HOV lane from woodlands is easy to take, just get on 45 and the entrance is before you get to 1960 (forgot the street its closest to, but its not far).
i don't think all the motorcycle parking has 24/7 surveillance. at least the one by the business school isn't for a fact. lots of parking spaces scattered around campus for mc. no bike thefts. only thefts that have occurred were people stealing helmets and riding gears, etc. (stuff that people leave on their bike).
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