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Believe it or not, parking’s effects are as far-reaching as any important policy. A community’s parking options shape its culture, economics, and environment. It’s a dynamic and complicated topic: parking can reflect (or even spark) a neighborhood’s gentrifying tensions. It can empower or hamper under-served communities, like the disabled or elderly; it can create or take away billions of dollars in revenue. Parking effects pollution, safety, wealth, and, of course, accessibility. At MyParkingSign, we monitor and report the latest happenings in parking, be they bureaucratic, like increasing fines, technological, like a parking new app, or instructional, like how to manage parking legally and efficiently.

Digital signage is a distracted driving hazard

Digital signage is a distracted driving hazard

| January 7, 2016

Even without smartphones, screaming kids, backseat drivers and in-vehicle displays, driving can be dangerous. The open road may pose one of the biggest — and, incidentally, legal — distractions of all. LED billboards, as a recent study, “A field study on the effects of digital billboards on glance behavior during highway driving,” suggests, may pose […]

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Parking app ParkMe now takes Android Pay

Parking app ParkMe now takes Android Pay

| December 22, 2015

Stop the circling! ParkMe, the app that provides users with realtime on- and off-street parking data, is now inviting drivers to reserve and pay for parking via Android Pay. The latest version of the ParkMe Android app is equipped with the feature. “We want to make it easier for businesses like ParkMe ​to offer a […]

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Which states have the most stop signs per mile of road?

Which states have the most stop signs per mile of road?

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of information about building and urban design habits hidden in our sales data. This week,  we thought we’d look at the number of stop signs we’ve sold across all of our sites – I was curious about which states have the highest density of intersections. (Also, I remember driving from Virginia to […]

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Parking report: L.A. needs infill (badly)

Parking report: L.A. needs infill (badly)

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

How can parking impact traffic in one of the country’s most notoriously congestion-plagued cities? Plenty of cities maintain minimum parking requirements, yet, as certain researchers are pointing out, there is lacking data on how much parking infrastructure has expanded. In the recent study, “Parking Infrastructure: A Constraint on or Opportunity for Urban Redevelopment? A Study […]

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Washington, D.C. parking becomes demand-responsive

Washington, D.C. parking becomes demand-responsive

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Washington, D.C. parking has been on the media radar for a number of reasons, perhaps most prominently among them a pilot initiative called ParkDC, which will adjust the prices of 1,300 parking meters via a demand-based system that will bounce time of day, location and other factors to calculate pricing. ParkDC is first targeting traffic […]

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What new automotive tech actually interests drivers?

What new automotive tech actually interests drivers?

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Plenty of new technologies, fuel alternatives and smart vehicle options are out on the market. The result: a better driving experience, and a cleaner, greener carbon footprint. But are consumers actually opting for these options? A new study from researchers hailing from the Korea Environment Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of technology, […]

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Recent study finds reasons to walk to school, and why certain kids aren’t

Recent study finds reasons to walk to school, and why certain kids aren’t

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everyone has that one relative who can’t wait to regale them with stories of “When I was your age, I trudged to school in the middle of a snowstorm…” These days, kids are walking to school less and less. The results have greater implications than just a lack of stories to tell their future grandkids […]

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L.A. strives for sustainability

L.A. strives for sustainability

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smog, traffic, countless cars: Los Angeles strives to re-frame itself as a sustainable city. As Slate recently reported, L.A. has a bad rap for being environmentally-unfriendly. In early April, the governor announced California’s first mandatory restrictions on water use, and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new sustainability “pLAn” outlines a number of goals, including removing coal from the city’s energy portfolio and […]

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A $58,000 ticket: Finland’s income-based fines

A $58,000 ticket: Finland’s income-based fines

| April 28, 2015

The more you make, the more you pay — that’s the principle behind Finland’s fines and speeding tickets. The New York Times recently reported a millionaire businessman was fined over $58,000 for doing 64 mph in a 50 mph zone. Fines for serious speeding infractions in Finland are based on income: “The thinking here is that if it […]

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Atlanta BeltLine transforms racial and economic rifts

Atlanta BeltLine transforms racial and economic rifts

| April 24, 2015

Could transforming miles of abandoned railroad tracks tear down some of the racial and economic boundaries in Atlanta? That’s the hope, reports the National Journal. The Atlanta BeltLine is the city’s “most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever” and one of the largest projects of its kind in the U.S. It will provide 33 miles […]

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PIRG: Ohio millennials want transit investment, not highways

PIRG: Ohio millennials want transit investment, not highways

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Young Ohioans are opting for public transit over cars, and they’re thinking about their time — and the environment. The Ohio PIRG Education Fund, a consumer group, just released a study of college students’ attitudes on driving and public transit. Turns out, millennials are “seeking a different transportation future, one that allows them to drive […]

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