Tag: Illinois

On the impact of complete streets

On the impact of complete streets

April 13, 2015

Following a recent report hailing the benefits of “complete streets,” two projects that embrace the concept are garnering attention — and even applause. Miami, Florida’s Department of Transportation just approved the city’s plan to revamp Biscayne Boulevard, expanding pedestrian and biking areas and limiting vehicle lanes, while Normal, Illinois’ project, which reworked its neighborhood with […]

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Does snow mean fewer parking tickets?

Does snow mean fewer parking tickets?

January 20, 2014

When cars and parking meters are covered in several feet of snow, it’s tempting to think that parking officials will forego enforcement and give drivers a pass. After all, it can be a trial to climb over snowdrifts to feed a meter that may get quickly covered in snow, making it difficult for ticketing officials […]

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Should private companies issue parking tickets?

Should private companies issue parking tickets?

January 16, 2014

Since 2010, LAZ Parking’s private officers have been writing thousands of tickets for parking violations in Chicago.  Hired by the city’s private concessionaire, Chicago Parking Meters, LAZ parking has managed to raise over 15 million in revenue to date, leaving some to wonder if there is more than meets the eye. In 2008, Chicago Parking Meters (CPM) […]

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