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5 U.S. cities with the worst parking

5 U.S. cities with the worst parking

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finding parking, paying for it, avoiding tickets, relocating your car, learning it’s been stolen—there’s a long list of headaches caused by parking. But if you focus on its costs alone, in which cities can you expect to pay the most for parking? A lot of factors influence how that question is answered. For instance, the […]

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Chicago developers jump on city’s parking minimum reduction

Chicago developers jump on city’s parking minimum reduction

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a first for Chicago urban planning, Centrum Partners has proposed plans for a five-to-seven story rental building near the city’s Paulina transit stop along the Brown Line. The kicker? The development will offer just nine parking spaces. The proposal takes advantage of a local ordinance passed last year that lowers the required number of […]

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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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Minneapolis condo project stalls over parking issues

Minneapolis condo project stalls over parking issues

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a continuing sign that the U.S. economy is reviving, Minnesota-based developer Jim Stanton dusted off plans for a large condo project for downtown Minneapolis that he initially proposed in 2005. But now it’s parking issues — not the crash of the housing market — that could stall the veteran developer’s ambitious plans. What Stanton has […]

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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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Savesies lead to mugging in D.C.

Savesies lead to mugging in D.C.

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In cities such as Chicago and Boston, it’s commonplace (if illegal) to mark your parking spot with orange cones and other detritus—two-gallon buckets and boxes have been seen, even a container of antifreeze—especially during snowy weather. In fact, the Philadelphia police department recently had to tweet a message that asked residents to keep their parking […]

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Parking app raises safety concerns in Cleveland

Parking app raises safety concerns in Cleveland

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parker is an app that locates spots at open meters and parking lots. It’s been almost eighty days since the app was launched in Cleveland as part of a ninety-day pilot program, but the clock can’t tick down fast enough for safety advocates, who think customers are using the app while they’re behind the wheel. Concerned citizen […]

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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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Ending condo parking in Toronto

Ending condo parking in Toronto

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s getting harder to build parking,” Jared Menkes, director of development for Toronto-based Menkes Development, told the press last month. In order to meet city-planning requirements, developers are conducting more complex excavation procedures on increasingly smaller lot sizes in downtown Toronto, which is raising the cost of parking spaces somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000. For […]

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University of Iowa: Fewer parking tickets crippling parking revenues

University of Iowa: Fewer parking tickets crippling parking revenues

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The University of Iowa is witnessing a gradual decline in parking revenues with each passing year – but it’s not complaining about the lost revenues. Instead, it’s behind them. The school cites alternative modes of transportation, the ever-present threat of tickets, and fewer metered spaces as major reasons for this downward trend. The Gazette reports […]

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