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“Pocketsourcing” may do away with street sensors for parking

“Pocketsourcing” may do away with street sensors for parking

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Any city that has purchased and installed wireless parking sensors may be the latest victim of rapid technological change, because a new app called PocketParker may make them obsolete. The app is still in development, but a paper about its progress was presented last week at the UbiComp computing conference in Seattle. Researchers from the State University […]

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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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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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