Tag: San Francisco

Living in Google’s parking lot

Living in Google’s parking lot

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Employee benefits at Google are so plush that a handful of staff have admitted to living at the company’s campus parking lot in Mountain View, CA. One employee even published a kind of “how-to” guide on the Quora thread that revealed the practice. “Kitchen is irrelevant,” wrote AJWR, a self-described “Full-Stack Developer, Family Man – […]

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More money for an app that fights parking tickets for you

More money for an app that fights parking tickets for you

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fixed, a mobile app that fights parking tickets for drivers, found itself in an enviable position for a startup last month: turning down money from investors. It raised $1.2 million in seed funding from backers that included Merus Capital, Y Combinator, and angel investors such as Scott Banister and Mark Randolph, among others. The company […]

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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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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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Why L.A.’s transit agency should charge more for parking

Why L.A.’s transit agency should charge more for parking

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Later this year Metro, L.A.’s transportation agency, plans to raise its raise its base transit fare from $1.50 to $1.75. The organization says doing so will increase its fare recovery—the percentage of operation costs that fare revenues cover—from 25 percent to 33 percent. But the agency is leaving money on the table—er, lot—by ignoring another source […]

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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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Parking woes in the city by the Bay

Parking woes in the city by the Bay

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where were you in 2005, Park.It? Or you, ParkMe? Like the rest of your mobile app brethren, I suppose you were quietly lying in wait for the app revolution. Me, I spent my two years in Silicon Valley funding the education of a small, nameless child. Or so it seemed, as I paid parking ticket […]

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