Krissa

Krissa is a librarian by training and a knowledge manager by trade. She grew up overseas and makes her home in Brooklyn, having matriculated from Sarah Lawrence College (Bachelorette of the Pretentious Arts) and Pratt Institute (Mistress of Information and Library Science). An inveterate research nerd, Krissa loves government documents, controlled vocabularies, and referencing decade-old New Yorker articles in daily conversation. In her spare time she's usually cooking her way through Italian cuisine, snuggling her dog against his will, or watching Mad Men. In the summer months, she loves biking to work (and the smug sense of self-satisfaction that brings).

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Parking regulations: Where can I park my boat?

Parking regulations: Where can I park my boat?

| September 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The best thing about owning a boat is obvious: you own a boat! On crisp April afternoons or sizzling August nights, you can sail the high seas or glide through the mirrored calm of the lake. Your friends prize your company and are willing to ply you with food and beverage because you’re their friend […]

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The ADA, FHA, and apartment buildings: your disabled parking rights

The ADA, FHA, and apartment buildings: your disabled parking rights

| August 8, 2013 | 136 Comments

For people living with disabilities, accessible parking is absolutely critical, particularly when they live in an apartment building and parking is scarce. We get a lot of lively feedback here at MyParkingSign, and probably a good thirty percent of our comments are about issues regarding disabled parking rights for tenants at residential buildings like apartments. […]

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Can you still get a ticket if you don’t see a handicap parking sign?

Can you still get a ticket if you don’t see a handicap parking sign?

| May 10, 2013 | 9 Comments

We frequently get great questions from readers about their parking woes, particularly when it comes to disabled parking regulations. Often, a thornier question will send us into wormholes of research into the various federal, state and municipal rules that govern the road – and if you think finding a parking space is hard, finding the […]

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Signs vs. stencils: what are the ADA requirements for disabled parking spots?

Signs vs. stencils: what are the ADA requirements for disabled parking spots?

| March 28, 2013 | 58 Comments

We understand more than most how disabled parking issues are complicated. It can be difficult to know whether a business is in compliance – if you’re the business owner or the customer. There are charts to follow, federal and state regulations to adhere to, and particularly in the last few years, changes that need to be […]

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Fake and unfair parking tickets: when cities cheat citizens

Fake and unfair parking tickets: when cities cheat citizens

| February 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

We see countless stories where non-disabled (and thoughtless) citizens take up valuable disabled parking spaces. Handicapped parking fraud is the bane of every municipality with the best intentions but limited enforcement resources. It’s much rarer to read about the city being misleading or downright fraudulent when it comes to parking, but it does happen from […]

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ADA handicap parking rules – signs and painted symbols

ADA handicap parking rules – signs and painted symbols

| January 14, 2013

A question on our popular post on ADA handicap parking rules came from a reader who wanted to understand the difference between the posted sign and the painted symbol of accessibility. That reader tells us: I work at a Doctor’s office, and we have more than the required number of handicap spaces in our patient […]

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ADA disabled parking standards for employees and customers

ADA disabled parking standards for employees and customers

| January 8, 2013 | 46 Comments

Providing adequate handicap parking for both employees and customers is not only a good business practice, it’s the law (via Sean Leonard Parry on Flickr, licensed with Creative Commons). Parking is often one of the most visible manifestations of accessibility design in this country. How many parking spaces a business must provide is strictly regulated by […]

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An innovation in road safety: the Smart Highway to debut in Holland

An innovation in road safety: the Smart Highway to debut in Holland

| November 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Communication about inclement weather would be part of the “Dynamic Paint” system proposed by the Dutch design team (via Studio Roosegaarde). Reflectivity on the roads might be getting a whole new coat of paint soon, thanks to some innovative ideas coming out of Europe. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, working alongside the civil engineers at Heijmans […]

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