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Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

| November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Accessible parking spaces are mandatory for all parking facilities on a site, including garages and lots, a regulation required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Businesses and privately owned facilities that provide some kind of goods or services much also remove barriers to access in existing lots. How many accessible spaces should there be? […]

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Fixing Ohio State’s absurd gameday parking fees

Fixing Ohio State’s absurd gameday parking fees

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ohio State University football fans are being asked to donate thousands of dollars if they want to be granted the privilege of buying a parking pass. The donation, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000, is in addition to the $375 parking fee, reports the Dayton Daily News. The donation requirement has actually been on the books […]

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Chicago app cage match: ParkWhiz vs. SpotHero

Chicago app cage match: ParkWhiz vs. SpotHero

| May 6, 2015

Earlier this week, the app ParkWhiz rolled out flat-rate “Simple Price Parking” at over 100 Chicago parking facilities, allowing drivers to reserve an hour of parking for just five bucks, or two hours for $10 and 12 hours for $15. “…The main goal with regards to introducing Simple Price Parking is we want to make parking […]

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Parking apps turn driveways into hot property

Parking apps turn driveways into hot property

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Driveways are a woefully untapped asset — at least that’s what certain parking app creators are betting on, as they launch apps that let users rent out their drives and other car-sized spaces.   The idea isn’t new — and in many markets Craigslist may still be the best spot for finding, well, a spot — […]

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Q&A: Jonathan Corbin, founder of parking app Veer

Q&A: Jonathan Corbin, founder of parking app Veer

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Launched in December 2014, parking app Veer helps Boston drivers find the cheapest, closest parking space available. We talked with co-founder Jonathan Corbin about what sets Veer apart, how he first sourced parking garage information (spoiler: it involved a lot of walking!) and how technology is saving drivers time… and trips around the block. When […]

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Understudied but omnipresent: the economics of parking

Understudied but omnipresent: the economics of parking

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cars are parked for a staggering 95% of the time, and can even create problems that are just as serious as when they are parked compared to when they’re in motion — yet there are very few studies available on the economics of parking. In reality, parking problems are more complicated than drivers just nabbing […]

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Best parking apps 2014

Best parking apps 2014

| December 22, 2014

Time spent circling, hefty fines, illegible signs: Parking seems more of a hassle than its worth in our age of tap-and-go ride sharing and cheap public transit. But if you’re in a pinch and need to find parking, take a look at our roundup of our current favorite apps that’ll get you parked quickly and cheaply. HIGHLY […]

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Transportation roundup 12/1/14

Transportation roundup 12/1/14

| December 1, 2014

Phys.org writes an admiring article about how Phoenix made transit-oriented development work for its residents, cutting emissions and resulting in overall lower transportation costs. Even in a spread-out city that features with 120-degree heat and a longstanding car culture. Paper from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health discusses the areas where climate change […]

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Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The federal government is working at cross purposes with itself and local and state governments. In a study released last week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group, researchers discovered that federal tax subsidies are undermining transportation goals established by multiple levels of government. This discovery came through a review of commuter tax benefits. Currently, employers can […]

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Transportation roundup 10/31/14

Transportation roundup 10/31/14

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of Michigan Transport Research Institute discusses public perceptions of self-driving vehicles, with most people expecting that they’ll cut accident rates. A plurality had positive views of the burgeoning technology. Also from the always-superior (but invariably underappreciated) state of Michigan, Rachel Dovey’s article on how the formerly humble burg of Grand Rapids is becoming one of America’s […]

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Transportation roundup 10/27/14

Transportation roundup 10/27/14

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reinventing Parking points out that Sao Paulo is not, in fact, instituting parking maximums, it’s forcing developers to reckon parking past a certain point as part of Floor Area Ratio; if you build more than a certain amount of parking, it counts as floor space (I assume this is significant for taxation?). The Greater Marin […]

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