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Nupur Maskara

A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Nupur also has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Nupur is currently trying to be as savvy a cook as she is with a book. She likes watching plays and sunsets. Nupur first lived in Kolkata and then for a decade in Delhi, still her favorite city.

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How the EU supports low-emission vehicles

How the EU supports low-emission vehicles

| July 28, 2014

After the cities of York and Manchester in the UK started rewarding drivers of low-emission cars, private companies caught on. Today, a garage operator in Rotterdam, Netherlands is now giving a 40 cent/hour discount to drivers of relatively clean vehicles. The garage operator, Interlink, checks license plates of cars to ensure that they produce under 100 grams of […]

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Preferential parking in Los Angeles: boon or burden?

Preferential parking in Los Angeles: boon or burden?

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles: notorious for its tough parking. Does preferential parking help solve the problem or aggravate it? That depends on whether or not you have preferential parking yourself. What is preferential parking? A Preferential Parking District restricts outsiders from parking in a neighborhood. Los Angeles has about 30 of these districts. How does a district […]

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San Francisco conducts an in-depth parking census

San Francisco conducts an in-depth parking census

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Francisco has one of the largest vehicle densities in the world – about 10,000 registered vehicles per square mile, according to SF State University geography professor Jason Henderson. Still, it has a comparatively large number of publicly available parking spots, 441,950, a majority of which are on-street rather than in garages. Census findings 90% […]

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Parking lot rage: Why so furious?

Parking lot rage: Why so furious?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard about road rage, but parking rage is just as common. Over 10% of respondents in a survey admitted to having gone to extreme measures to get a parking spot. Recent spate of attacks in parking lots Recently, a man named Christopher Heben was shot when he exchanged words with someone who nearly […]

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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

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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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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Automated parking systems: a field guide

Automated parking systems: a field guide

| November 14, 2013

When Affirmed Housing Group – a low-income developer in L.A. – decided to build a parking garage for the new 60-unit Lotus Garden apartments, it was a huge challenge. To start with, the apartment’s location on a steep hill made a conventional underground garage impossible. Architects realized a semi-automated parking structure would be the perfect […]

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SeaPark, Seattle’s dynamic pricing system for parking, does more with less $

SeaPark, Seattle’s dynamic pricing system for parking, does more with less $

| October 31, 2013

In 2010, the Seattle Department of Transportation introduced dynamic pricing to its parking spaces under a scheme called SeaPark. With a top spend of just $1.2 million, it has managed to achieve its goal of a 70-85 percent occupancy rate during working hours in the city’s core commercial area. Benefits of demand-responsive pricing for the public […]

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The National Parking Association forecast: accurate?

The National Parking Association forecast: accurate?

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The National Parking Association (NPA) has predicted that parking revenue will grow from $18 million to $22.25 billion by 2015 on the back of U.S. population growth, more vehicle owners, and a steady trend of a preference for driving. These results surprised us, to say the least. First of all, according to the Census Bureau, […]

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3 addictively fun online parking games

3 addictively fun online parking games

| September 27, 2013

Parking your car might be a pain in crowded streets, so mix it up and park at your computer! While beginner levels of these addictively fun parking games may be a cakewalk, reaching higher levels requires dexterity and strategizing – just like in the real world. Here are the top three online parking games that […]

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Shakespeare finds an unusual stage — an NYC parking lot

Shakespeare finds an unusual stage — an NYC parking lot

| August 14, 2013

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare. Little did he know that one day his plays would be performed in a Lower East Side parking lot. For more than a decade, The Drilling Company has been staging the bard’s plays in parking lots. This year, they are performing “Richard III,” a decision made after the king’s bones […]

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