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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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Residential parking permit program unveiled in Palo Alto, CA

Residential parking permit program unveiled in Palo Alto, CA

| October 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

More than a year after beginning a comprehensive review of parking policies for its downtown, the city council of Palo Alto, CA, introduced two proposals for a residential parking permit program. The program aims to alleviate the stress of severe parking shortages that have caused heartache for workers, businesses, and residents adjacent to the downtown. […]

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Stanford avoids paying $100 million for parking garages

Stanford avoids paying $100 million for parking garages

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Despite enlarging its campus by 20 percent and its employee and student population by 25 percent in the last decade, Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, hasn’t seen a rise in traffic. In fact, the number of university staff and students making single occupancy vehicle trips has decreased almost 30 percent in that time: from […]

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Palo Alto parking debate polarizes businesses and residents

Palo Alto parking debate polarizes businesses and residents

| August 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Public officials in Palo Alto, CA, continue to debate the parking problems that plague the city’s downtown, where tensions between merchants and residents remain high over increasingly scarce parking spaces. Last week each side publicly presented its views on the matter, ensuring that the issue remains at the top of policymakers’ agenda. Residents made their […]

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Palo Alto considers parking plans for its downtown

Palo Alto considers parking plans for its downtown

| June 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

In what city staff promise to be the first of several public meetings on the issue, residents last week considered parking options for downtown Palo Alto, California. The city, like many on the peninsula, imposes a two-hour time limit per spot, but curbside parking on its downtown streets is otherwise free. This policy has contributed […]

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Does CA need to reconsider parking permits for its state parks?

Does CA need to reconsider parking permits for its state parks?

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drive to a state park in California and you probably won’t see park staff. There might not even be an iron ranger, those metal boxes that collect parking permit and camping fees from users. That’s not good. The parking permit fees provide the bulk of parks’ revenue, funding the upkeep and maintenance of the state’s many […]

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Smartphone tech: not just for big-city parking

Smartphone tech: not just for big-city parking

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Announcements earlier this month from the nation’s largest city and the more modestly sized Walnut Creek, CA (population 65,211), suggest municipalities of all sizes are getting smarter about their parking meter systems. Bye-bye coins, credit card swipes, parking stickers, and paper receipts… On April 9, the City of New York announced two pilot programs, both […]

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Car culture in L.A. on the skids?

Car culture in L.A. on the skids?

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Roll down the window/Put down the top/Crank up the Beach Boys baby…/We’re gonna ride it till we just can’t ride it no more, sang Randy Newman in 1984.

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