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CARMAnation offers San Franciscans good parking mojo

CARMAnation offers San Franciscans good parking mojo

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hoping to celebrate her birthday in San Francisco’s Marina district a month ago, Ashley Cummings and a guest circled the area for parking a little before 6 p.m. Finding none, they abandoned the plan and went elsewhere. The experience was all too familiar for Cummings, one of the masterminds behind CARMAnation, a startup that allows […]

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900 parking spaces leased to car-sharing companies in San Francisco

900 parking spaces leased to car-sharing companies in San Francisco

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer, three car-sharing companies will receive 900 of San Francisco’s most precious assets: on-street parking spots. City CarShare, a Bay area nonprofit; local startup Getaround; and national company Zipcar will all participate in the two-year experiment that hopes to popularize car sharing throughout the city. The program, run by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation […]

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Study: Publicly owned parking reduces city revenue

Study: Publicly owned parking reduces city revenue

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Forthcoming studies from researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) reveal that some car-centric cities are losing out on revenue by using publicly owned land for parking rather than other, more lucrative alternatives. One study looked at six cities—Arlington, VA; Berkeley, CA; Cambridge, MA; Hartford, CT; Lowell, MS; and New Haven, CT—between 1960 and […]

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On-street parking sensors make life easier for motorists and cities

On-street parking sensors make life easier for motorists and cities

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parking has long been a cash cow for American towns and cities, so it’s only natural that ways to make it more efficient get attention. On-street parking sensors are one way of optimizing parking, allowing cities to effectively manage limited parking spaces and bring in as much revenue as they can —  but there’s something […]

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3 reasons self-driving cars should be the norm

3 reasons self-driving cars should be the norm

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

After spending your tax refund on an unexpected engine repair and driving twenty minutes in traffic just to find a parking spot that’s six blocks from your house, a self-driving car sounds pretty good. It could drop you off where you need, go park itself, and then drive back and pick you up when you’re […]

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Detroit seeks to raise parking fines

Detroit seeks to raise parking fines

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders of bankrupt Detroit haven’t found many ways to fill its empty coffers, but consultants hired to restructure the local government have identified at least one option that could raise an additional $6 million annually for the city: increasing its parking fines. Currently, drivers can be cited parking tickets of $20, $30, or $100, with […]

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Curbside appeal of New York City’s toniest address means parking perks

Curbside appeal of New York City’s toniest address means parking perks

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its tenants past and present—Alex Rodriguez, Elie Tahara, Denzel Washington, and Lloyd Blankfein—read like a Who’s Who of America’s recent history, tipping 15 Central Park West as New York City’s fanciest address. Its luxury offerings include a 75-foot, sky-lit lap pool and climate-controlled wine cellar priced at $80,000-plus, as well as an in-house chef ready […]

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Trending: Parking-garage condos in New York City

Trending: Parking-garage condos in New York City

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a metropolis that simultaneously houses residents in abandoned subway tunnels while selling gift-wrapped mansions at price tags north of $100 million, it should surprise no one that old parking garages are now the thing in New York City. Prewar garages are being turned from grease-stained warehouses for cars to glitzy homes for eco-minded celebrities […]

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NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Discovering a perfect parking spot in the city without double parking is like beating level 361 in Candy Crush. You need risk, luck, and a few extra lifetimes. Once you get up at a horrible hour, manage your commute and dodge rogue jay-walking pedestrians, then you get to find a parking spot. In some busy areas, […]

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NYC’s alternate side parking regulations back in force as weather improves

NYC’s alternate side parking regulations back in force as weather improves

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the only upside to the bad weather inflicted by snowstorm in New York was the suspension of alternate side parking regulations for 22 days. However, the good times are over as city officials resumed regulations due to much of the snow being cleared or melted away. The Department of Transportation (DoT) says that it will […]

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Los Angeles pilots Bicycle-Friendly Business District

Los Angeles pilots Bicycle-Friendly Business District

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Policymakers in Los Angeles are doubling down on the idea that cyclists can boost businesses and piloting the city’s first Bicycle-Friendly Business District (BFBD). Targeting northeast LA’s main streets—N. Figueroa and Colorado, York, and Eagle Rock boulevards—the BFBD will act as the foundation for a citywide program expected to begin next year or 2016. The […]

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