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Don’t panic about ebola and public transit

Don’t panic about ebola and public transit

| October 20, 2014

Panic over Ebola seems to be spreading faster than the virus itself is, with mass hypochondria reports now making the news. But how dangerous is the virus, and is it even possible to catch it on public transportation? As Yahoo reports, Ebola can’t be passed through casual contact, and, although its symptoms can be flu-like, […]

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Pasadena uses parking meters to stop panhandling, help the homeless

Pasadena uses parking meters to stop panhandling, help the homeless

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some panhandlers stay silent and use signs to ask for money; others call out to passersby. No matter the method, it’s unclear if the money given will lift recipients out of their circumstances or keep them there by funding the purchase of drugs or alcohol. Pasadena hopes to get rid of that uncertainty with an […]

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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 2000 […]

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How you can get away with (parking ticket) murder in Seattle

How you can get away with (parking ticket) murder in Seattle

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than two years after declaring a get-tough stance on parking-ticket deadbeats, Seattle finds violators are winning the war. The numbers don’t favor the city. According to data compiled from a public records request by local media outlet KING 5, more than 10,000 drivers or businesses since August 2011 have three or more unpaid parking […]

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The most expensive parking spaces in the world

The most expensive parking spaces in the world

| September 26, 2013

$465,000 for a parking space might seem a ridiculous price, but it is exactly what a seller recently asked for in London, UK. Measuring just 11 feet by 12 feet, this space is located in Hyde Park Gardens, near Buckingham Palace. Moreover, it is available only for a lease period of 91 years. Similar sticker shocks […]

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