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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New York City’s zoning laws make a certain minimum number of parking spaces compulsory, and these laws are not only outdated, but also a deterrent to affordable housing.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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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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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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Tougher laws to check disabled parking abuse

Tougher laws to check disabled parking abuse

| August 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

According to a 2010 Seattle DOT report, about 30 to 40 percent of downtown and First Hill spaces are filled with cars possessing disabled parking permits. Out of these permits, over 10 percent were inactive – temporary placards lasting only six months. Presently, the city police estimates 60 percent of disabled placards on the street […]

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Chicago’s new disabled placard gets tough on meter parking frauds

Chicago’s new disabled placard gets tough on meter parking frauds

| August 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

The administration in Chicago, Illinois is set to tighten the noose on disabled parking placard abusers. The new state law will add new gray and yellow ‘meter exempt permanent placards’ to the current blue/red placards and disability license plates.  While holders of the old placards can still park in accessible parking spots, they can no […]

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