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Evolving politics of NYC’s “failure to yield” law

Evolving politics of NYC’s “failure to yield” law

| July 22, 2013

On the 4th of July holiday weekend, thousands arrived at Salisbury beach, MA to beat the heat. Public parking lots, costing $10 per day, were soon overflowing. Some chose to illegally park their vehicles on sidewalks, in front of fire hydrants, or within 20 feet of a corner. However, a dampener was put on some […]

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The most expensive No Parking sign in NYC

The most expensive No Parking sign in NYC

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bostonians are digging deep into their wallets to buy parking spaces. Just last month, a woman ponied up $560,000 for two parking spots.  What Boston doesn’t have, though, is the “most expensive” No Parking sign. One fellow we talked to last week in Manhattan claims to reign over the ritziest prohibited parking signage in New York […]

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FedEx and UPS owe millions in parking tickets to NYC

FedEx and UPS owe millions in parking tickets to NYC

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

FedEx and UPS acquired an astonishing debt of $2.8 million in New York City parking tickets within the first three months of 2013. This year, NYC has set itself a target of collecting $550 million in parking fines. Typically, commercial delivery companies contribute a large chunk of that change. According to Digital Journal, the city had […]

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Quebec Minister criticizes relaxation of parking restrictions for Jews during Shavuot

Quebec Minister criticizes relaxation of parking restrictions for Jews during Shavuot

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

For almost thirty years, municipal authorities in a west-end Montreal borough Côte-des-Neiges-Notre—Dame-de-Grace have accommodated the Jewish holiday of Shauvot. During this time, they remove parking restrictions so that Jews observing the festival do not have to move their vehicles. Now, for the first time, Quebec Citizenship Minister Bernard Drainville has opposed this tradition. CBC News […]

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NYC to quintuple fines for illegal street painting

NYC to quintuple fines for illegal street painting

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some New York City residents get aggressive about saving their parking spot, painting curbs yellow or scrawling messages like “24 Hour No Parking” in spray paint to prevent others from parking. Although street painting like this is considered illegal defacement, many still risk it, reasoning that other drivers and law enforcement officials will not realize […]

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South England seeks £500,000 from foreigners in unpaid parking fines

South England seeks £500,000 from foreigners in unpaid parking fines

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Councils in South England are trying to recover more than £500,000 in parking fines owed by overseas drivers since 2009. Of this staggering amount, Oxfordshire has the lion’s share of £358,290 in unpaid fines. Portsmouth City Council is looking at recovering its fines (£143,666) through external contractor Euro Parking Council (EPC). (Report: BBC) Michael Robinson, […]

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Disabled parking for tourists in NYC? Fuhgeddaboudit

Disabled parking for tourists in NYC? Fuhgeddaboudit

| April 22, 2013

How accessible is New York? John Robinson’s story sheds some light: John Robinson is 3’9” tall. Earlier this month, he was issued a parking ticket outside a restaurant in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Robinson, visiting New York City as a tourist, had parked on the street since there was no disabled parking space available. […]

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Do we really need apartment parking spaces?

Do we really need apartment parking spaces?

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some US cities may start building residential complexes with fewer apartment parking spaces or none at all. OPB reports that in the last couple of years in Portland, of 40 proposed apartment building projects, “25 offer no parking.” In Boston, architect Sebastian Mariscal’s market research indicated that 45 percent of the renters in five census […]

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Private parking meters: lessons from Chicago

Private parking meters: lessons from Chicago

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

You’ve been driving your hooptie for years. It’s an ’85 Buick, rusted and broken-down; it guzzles gas, needs constant maintenance, and everyone who gets in the passenger seat whines about the indignity.  You’d probably have to pay a teenager to take it off your hands. One day, a friendly stranger wearing an Italian suit and […]

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| February 20, 2013

It is generally an offense to park your vehicle in the middle of the road, in a park, on sidewalks or in handicap zone (without a valid placard). All these may amount to a parking ticket. The repercussions can be seriously inconvenient, consisting of paying a fine or even a suspension of driving license if, […]

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Parking in Brooklyn to become even scarcer

Parking in Brooklyn to become even scarcer

| February 12, 2013

We here at the MyParkingSign.com blog spend half our time carping about parking in other cities, so it’s time for us to take a closer look around us here in Brooklyn – particularly since the Department of City Planning just passed a 2012 proposal to lower parking minimums for new buildings in the area surrounding our […]

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