Nupur Maskara

A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Nupur also has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Nupur is currently trying to be as savvy a cook as she is with a book. She likes watching plays and sunsets. Nupur first lived in Kolkata and then for a decade in Delhi, still her favorite city.

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Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York City’s zoning laws make a certain minimum number of parking spaces compulsory, and these laws are not only outdated, but also a deterrent to affordable housing. Already-expensive real estate only gets pricier when the cost of a parking lot gets passed on to residents, which in turn raises housing costs, putting them further […]

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Parking apps with an urban impact catch governments’ eyes

Parking apps with an urban impact catch governments’ eyes

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Building an app might be easy. Getting people to use it could be tougher. But you know you’ve got something big if you’ve got the government’s attention. TicketZen is one such app that caught the government’s eye when it promised to remind users of parking tickets and in the process “improve time to collection and […]

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San Francisco may give more parking spots to car sharing companies

San Francisco may give more parking spots to car sharing companies

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to car sharing companies, one key bottleneck in car sharing gaining momentum is the lack of parking spaces. Now, to help them ease into the city, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is set to approve fifty on-street car-share parking spots. “It opens up a lot more of the city to car-sharing,” says […]

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Long Beach mulls over tearing down a house for more parking

Long Beach mulls over tearing down a house for more parking

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belmont Shore, in Long Beach, California, is playing host to a major tussle over parking. Business owners in the neighborhood want more parking so that their customers can shop easily, but homeowners are objecting to a proposal to tear down a house to create more parking spots, saying that will spoil the ambiance of the […]

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Car sharing companies get free parking in Washington, D.C.

Car sharing companies get free parking in Washington, D.C.

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

With car sharing growing as a phenomenon, and with free parking for car sharing becoming a reality in Washington D.C., its popularity is likely to zoom. Many are embracing car sharing because it makes economic sense, and this new policy will help them save even more money. In a deal struck between the District Department […]

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New Yorkers willing to pay for residential parking permits

New Yorkers willing to pay for residential parking permits

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to a recent study, a majority of New Yorkers are willing to pay an average of $400 annually for residential parking permits. Although New Yorkers have demanded residential parking permits earlier, legislators representing areas outside the neighborhoods where residential parking was proposed nixed the idea. Perhaps one of the reasons why New York is […]

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App takes the pain out of paying high prices at NY parking garages

App takes the pain out of paying high prices at NY parking garages

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Real estate in New York is eye-poppingly expensive. Why, then, should the real estate for New Yorkers’ cars be any different? According to a 2011 study by Colliers International, parking garages in Midtown Manhattan charge $562 a month on average, the highest rates in the country. Downtown Manhattan comes in second at $533, with Boston […]

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UK Court rules against council using residential parking to finance borough’s deficit

UK Court rules against council using residential parking to finance borough’s deficit

| July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Residential parking permits usually carry a small fee to cover administrative costs. Some cities also use the net revenue for improvements to parks, schools etc. However, in the UK, one area was recently judged as having gone too far. UK judge rules against parking to raise revenue Barnet Council in north London was pulled up […]

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