Tag: San Francisco

SF attorney sends cease and desist letter to MonkeyParking

SF attorney sends cease and desist letter to MonkeyParking

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I have the right to tell people if I am about to leave a parking spot, and they have the right to pay me for such information,” says Paolo Dobrowolny, CEO MonkeyParking, defending his controversial parking app. Unfortunately, the City of San Francisco does not agree. City attorney Dennis Herrera has sent a cease-and-desist letter to […]

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San Francisco conducts an in-depth parking census

San Francisco conducts an in-depth parking census

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Francisco has one of the largest vehicle densities in the world – about 10,000 registered vehicles per square mile, according to SF State University geography professor Jason Henderson. Still, it has a comparatively large number of publicly available parking spots, 441,950, a majority of which are on-street rather than in garages. Census findings 90% […]

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Madrid bases parking-meter prices on how much a car pollutes

Madrid bases parking-meter prices on how much a car pollutes

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cars that pollute more will pay more for parking; cars that pollute less, such as electric vehicles, will pay less, say city officials in Madrid. The two-tiered pricing system will be the first of its kind, they claim. Madrid has been pushed to such measures because it regularly ranks above the EU’s average for pollution […]

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MonkeyParking: app auctions off parking options

MonkeyParking: app auctions off parking options

| May 22, 2014

A while ago, just finding a parking spot in a busy area was a reward in itself, but now you can turn that precious parking spot into cash. An app called MonkeyParking, born out of an Italian company, aims to relieve drivers of spending countless hours cruising for parking in San Francisco. MonkeyParking allows its […]

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Parking lot rage: Why so furious?

Parking lot rage: Why so furious?

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard about road rage, but parking rage is just as common. Over 10% of respondents in a survey admitted to having gone to extreme measures to get a parking spot. Recent spate of attacks in parking lots Recently, a man named Christopher Heben was shot when he exchanged words with someone who nearly […]

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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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Audi testing cars that predict open parking spaces

Audi testing cars that predict open parking spaces

| January 29, 2014

Finding an empty parking space remains one of the most daunting tasks drivers face, but Audi’s got you covered. The German automobile manufacturer is working on an Urban Intelligent Assist research initiative that predicts when the parking spaces around your destination will open up. Initiative to address parking woes Besides its own group of researchers […]

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App fights parking tickets for you

App fights parking tickets for you

| January 21, 2014

In the fiscal year 2011-2012, San Francisco collected more than $83 million in parking-ticket revenue—and that was before it installed 1,300 additional parking meters in the city, creating more opportunities for officials to ticket drivers. David Hegarty doesn’t need to hear any of this. The entrepreneur behind the new parking app Fixed knows from experience. […]

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San Francisco combats double parking

San Francisco combats double parking

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three weeks after the supervisor for San Francisco’s District 8 called the city the “Wild West” of double parking, Mayor Ed Lee vowed never to commit commit the violation again. He also said that he would begin using his security detail to cite offenders. The mayor’s promise came after witnessing, on a single block of […]

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