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How police’s reporting biases impact crash data

How police’s reporting biases impact crash data

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Crash data is often mistaken for fact, but reporting bias may affect the data even more significantly than experts have already assumed. A new study from Kibrom A. Abay of the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen aims to investigate by analyzing the “nature, and impact of the reporting bias associated with the police-reported […]

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Street stencils honor pedestrian deaths

Street stencils honor pedestrian deaths

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A dozen locations in New York City now sport them: Ornate, white stencils of outstretched wings. Below each is the name of the pedestrian killed at that site and the date of the fatality. Designed by artist Robyn Renee Hasty, the stencils are the work of pedestrian advocacy group Right of Way, best known for […]

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Portlanders in trouble with the city over DIY no parking signs

Portlanders in trouble with the city over DIY no parking signs

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents of northeast Portland, Oregon have run into trouble with the city after they put up DIY signs to stop outsiders from using their streets as a free parking zone. The city declared the signs illegal, after which the neighborhood took them down.   PDX airport-bound people use the street as a free parking spot, […]

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Why fighting a parking ticket in L.A. may be a losing battle

Why fighting a parking ticket in L.A. may be a losing battle

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think meter maids in Los Angeles got it wrong when they issued you a ticket? Fight the citation and you may be looking at higher fines, taking time off work to engage in hours of futile argument, and threats that your tax refund will be withheld and your car registration denied when you try to renew […]

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Public employees in DC caught stealing from parking garage

Public employees in DC caught stealing from parking garage

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thieving public employees in the nation’s capital are in danger of jeopardizing their standing in public opinion polls that show favorable views among Americans toward local governments. The watchdog unit of local ABC7 News recently uncovered Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) employees illegally parking at the Anacostia Metro train station while ticketing other drivers […]

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Abuse of disabled parking placards leads to legislation in Tennessee

Abuse of disabled parking placards leads to legislation in Tennessee

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

An investigation by a news team in Nashville has fueled discussion around legislation for disability parking placards. “What you’ve captured here on video, there’s clear abuses in the system,” state representative Darren Jernigan, D-Old Hickory, told the Channel 4 I-Team. “It’s got to stop.” Prompted by email complaints from viewers, the team began looking into […]

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The case for free metered parking for the disabled

The case for free metered parking for the disabled

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Washington, state lawmakers are debating whether holders of disabled parking passes should continue to receive free parking. The same question was posed recently in Portland, OR, where the city council opted to end free parking for motorists who don’t require wheelchairs. In Chicago, disabled parking placard-holders began paying for parking this month, with only […]

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Parking issues stall micro-unit apartments near D.C.’s Logan Circle

Parking issues stall micro-unit apartments near D.C.’s Logan Circle

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last May, developers Brook Rose and Gregg Busch seemed like pioneers. The two were proposing an eight-story, 38-unit apartment building in the Logan Circle neighborhood of D.C.’s downtown — of which 32 would be “micro-units” of 280 to 350 square feet. In addition to riding the trend of miniscule apartments, the duo distinguished themselves by offering no […]

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Benefits for disabled parking placards in Illinois curtailed

Benefits for disabled parking placards in Illinois curtailed

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month, drivers in Chicago who slide into a metered parking spot and who neglect to feed it because their rear-view window sports the familiar blue disabled parking placards will be courting a $65 fine. That’s because Illinois state law now requires all placard holders to pay for parking, unless they use a wheelchair, can’t […]

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Portland city council votes to end free disabled parking downtown

Portland city council votes to end free disabled parking downtown

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The city coffers of Portland, OR, may soon welcome more than $1 million annually when disabled parking permit holders begin paying for parking in its downtown. The city has offered free parking to disabled motorists for decades, but a 2008 change to state law gave local governments the option to suspend free parking to disabled […]

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