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Washington, D.C., turns to Twitter to enforce its bike lanes

Washington, D.C., turns to Twitter to enforce its bike lanes

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The nation’s capital may have edged up another notch on Bicycling’s list of top bike-friendly cities in America with its latest enforcement effort. Coming in at fourth last year, Washington, D.C., earlier this month took to Twitter in an attempt to educate drivers about the dangers of using dedicated bike lanes as parking spaces. Reggie […]

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How smart parking in Stockholm works

How smart parking in Stockholm works

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fifth happiest nation in the world, according to Columbia University’s Earth Institute, also boasts a capital that has been steadily seeking to implement smart parking meters and policies. It’s not clear whether those efforts contribute to the overall happiness of Stockholm’s residents and visitors, but it’s worth examining what policies and programs the city […]

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Woman struggles with parallel parking for 30 minutes

Woman struggles with parallel parking for 30 minutes

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parallel parking is hard. Just ask the woman who was captured in a YouTube video while taking more than 30 minutes to parallel park her car. The woman behind the wheel caught the attention of a group of students in Belfast, Northern Ireland when she tried to parallel park her car in a space big […]

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Parking regulations: Where can I park my boat?

Parking regulations: Where can I park my boat?

| September 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The best thing about owning a boat is obvious: you own a boat! On crisp April afternoons or sizzling August nights, you can sail the high seas or glide through the mirrored calm of the lake. Your friends prize your company and are willing to ply you with food and beverage because you’re their friend […]

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Walmart’s solar power parking lots fuel a cleaner reputation

Walmart’s solar power parking lots fuel a cleaner reputation

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beleaguered in the media for its labor practices, Walmart moved forward last week with two initiatives that could improve its reputation. The Big Box retailer announced that it’s demanding a major reduction in hazardous chemicals from suppliers and continuing its quest to power its stores through 100 percent renewable or so-called clean energy. To demonstrate […]

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The evolution of valet parking

The evolution of valet parking

| September 16, 2013

What got off the ground as a luxury for only the richest of the rich, valet parking has become an unrestricted service accessible to many. These days, it’s common in many public places like airports, health clubs, hospitals, and even cinemas. So how did the humble valet make his (or her) way from the aristocratic […]

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Stork parking: do we need it, and is it fair?

Stork parking: do we need it, and is it fair?

| September 13, 2013

Do pregnant women deserve special privileges? Some social cues – like giving up your seat to a pregnant woman – have long been expected in society. But specifically mandated rules, such as reserved parking for expectant women, have become debatable. States have varying rules and regulations. Some states like Oklahoma and Georgia are willing to […]

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What medical conditions qualify you for a disability parking permit?

What medical conditions qualify you for a disability parking permit?

| September 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although the process for receiving a disability parking permit varies nationwide, each state requires paperwork from a licensed medical professional who can certify the applicant’s disability status. Typically a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant (some states, such as Hawaii, also allow certification from naturopaths and chiropractors), the medical professional generally has a set menu […]

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Creative new uses for old parking spots: Parking evolution or pedestrian revolution?

Creative new uses for old parking spots: Parking evolution or pedestrian revolution?

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

With humans becoming more aware of our damaging footprint on the earth, cities have become more eco-friendly. All over the world, signs of our changing mentality are cropping up. One such outlet of change is the still new, but trundling forward: the idea of parking evolution. Parking spaces are being turned into parklets, gardens, outdoor […]

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Proposed NJ church parking has residents up in arms

Proposed NJ church parking has residents up in arms

| August 12, 2013

A proposed parking lot has become a bone of contention between the First Church of Christ, Scientist and its neighbors in the historic district of Haddonfield, New Jersey. The controversial parking lot has been approved by the borough Planning Board and will go before the Zoning Board soon. Haddonfield zoning laws mandate churches to have […]

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Life’s new luxury: automated parking garages

Life’s new luxury: automated parking garages

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A parking space is a precious commodity, so much so that some people are ready to spend an insane amount of money to have one. As cities become more space-starved, parking becomes more and more of a luxury experience. Take, for example, how car owners and real estate developers are investing in automated parking garages. […]

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