To provide more parking, construction began in late 1975 on a new 140-space parking lot north of the Auto Shop yard where several agricultural buildings had stood. In this shot, finishing touches to the new lot are being applied to the sidewalks and driveways by workers from the E. C. Construction Company. The campus also purchased four lots at Chapman and Lawrence Avenues (later blocked off) for more parking in 1977. In response to the oil crisis that began in October 1973, the college established preferred parking for carpools, but there were few takers for the exclusive prime parking spots. Despite enrollment declines, better bus service, and enlarged and new parking lots, Fullerton College was still plagued by a lack of available parking during this decade.