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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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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New York City’s zoning laws make a certain minimum number of parking spaces compulsory, and these laws are not only outdated, but also a deterrent to affordable housing.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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Free parking preferred over other transportation benefits, study finds

Free parking preferred over other transportation benefits, study finds

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t like freebies? Commuters in the D.C. area stayed true to expectations, and told researchers at Virginia Tech University (VTU) that take advantage of free parking when employers offer it. Commuters also said that they’d choose free parking over other transportation benefits, such as those for public transit or other travel modes, like biking or […]

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Los Angeles judge questions city’s parking ticket procedures

Los Angeles judge questions city’s parking ticket procedures

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A judge has issued a tentative decision in a procedural challenge to how the city of Los Angeles handles its parking tickets. At the moment, public employees issue the citations, but Xerox (which has a contract with the city) processes them. A subcontractor to Xerox then reviews challenges to the tickets. Plaintiff Cody Weiss inadvertently called the […]

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Tech billionaire and Republican Party push pro-car initiative in SF

Tech billionaire and Republican Party push pro-car initiative in SF

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A rallying cry has gone out for drivers of privately owned cars in San Francisco: Support the Restore Transportation Balance initiative and stop paying for parking on holidays, Sundays, and after standard business hours. Proponents can also look forward to: Being able to decide whether new parking meters or dynamic pricing can be introduced in […]

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A choice between parking and affordable housing

A choice between parking and affordable housing

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fighting looked over, but New York councilwoman Margaret Chin may have restarted a decades-long debate. She’s calling for the conversion of a parking garage to affordable housing after the site was removed from the Essex Crossing mixed use development. More widely known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), Essex Crossing has been […]

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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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DC suburb links future to expansion of Metro line

DC suburb links future to expansion of Metro line

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

“You couldn’t buy a Band-Aid in Tysons. Or a pencil,” says Jerry Gordon, head of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, about the recent past of Tysons, a 2,100-acre suburb north of Washington, DC. Located in wealthy Fairfax County, Tysons can brag about the half-dozen Fortune 500 companies that call it home. Indeed, it’s one of […]

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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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Boston considers unconventional parking and transportation changes

Boston considers unconventional parking and transportation changes

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

If the transportation transition committee convened earlier this year by Mayor Marty Walsh had its way, Bostonians would soon see their streets repaired in order of importance and their parking-meter rates fluctuate during peak hours. At least those are some of the changes put forth by the committee, originally tasked with developing recommendations for how Beantown might […]

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