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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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Transportation roundup 3/25/15

Transportation roundup 3/25/15

| March 25, 2015

Streets & Highways Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents // Autoblog US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old // Autoblog The Cost Of Bad Urban Design: $1 Trillion A Year // Co.Design MTA’s toll-lane project may be a victim of its own success // LA Times […]

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The poverty-public transit connection

The poverty-public transit connection

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Seattle, which last year upped its minimum hourly wage to $15, just launched an innovative concept in public transit: income-based fares for its impoverished population. While fare hikes always make the news, Seattle’s King County Metro and Sound Transit has begun offering transit riders income-based discounts, which can drop fares by more than 50%. As […]

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How San Francisco & other ped-friendly cities are expanding sidewalks

How San Francisco & other ped-friendly cities are expanding sidewalks

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lunar New Year yesterday brought attention to an issue plaguing San Francisco’s crowded Chinatown: overflowing sidewalks. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, city officials are working with Chinatown business owners to develop a plan to add much-needed space for pedestrians. “The challenge is that when you change one thing, there’s a ripple effect,” recently appointed […]

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Transportation roundup 1/27/15

Transportation roundup 1/27/15

| January 27, 2015

Streets & Highways Effects of providing total cost of ownership information on consumers’ intent to purchase a hybrid or plug-in electric vehicle // Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] Road pricing for congestion and accident externalities for mixed traffic of motorcycles and automobiles  // Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] Investigating the nature and impact of reporting […]

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Transportation roundup 11/19/14

Transportation roundup 11/19/14

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Technology Review published another in a series of articles penned in advance praise of V2V communication lately. Simply relaying velocity and speed can help reduce accidents, but one concern is uptake – the technology is unlikely to be required anytime soon, and like any network technology, V2V will be less useful until it’s ubiquitous. Transportation […]

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Transportation roundup 11/17/14

Transportation roundup 11/17/14

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new app, Tug, alerts pedestrians who use their cell phones while walking when they’re about to amble into the street. South Florida airports vet drivers carefully before they can pick up or drop off riders. Now, Autoblog reports that Uber is advising drivers in Miami on how to avoid getting ticketed by airports for […]

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Transportation roundup 11/3/14

Transportation roundup 11/3/14

| November 3, 2014

Today’s transportation roundup (or #transporoundup if you speak Twitterese): Martha Groves wrote a great post in Sci-Tech Today about debates over parking apps like MonkeyParking and Sweetch. Summarizing the various positions discussed: L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin: MonkeyParking is an unacceptable private appropriation of what should be a public good. It needs to be stopped […]

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How construction permits affect San Franciscans’ parking

How construction permits affect San Franciscans’ parking

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Street parking is becoming an even hotter commodity in San Francisco, a city known for its scarcity of spots, reports SFGate. Why? A construction boom is the city is responsible for eating up parking spaces, as stretches of curbside parking are blocked off as tow-away zones for weeks and months at a time so that […]

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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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Paint job boosts transit efficiency in San Francisco

Paint job boosts transit efficiency in San Francisco

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A mere fresh coat of paint has led to significant improvements in San Francisco’s public transit service. While the city has long designated transit-only lanes, the city’s buses and light rail are frequently plagued by cars entering their designated lane. Until recently, many of the lanes featured simple stencils noting this transit-only restriction. But since […]

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