Street Parking

July 10, 2015, 10am PDT
This may be one of the more egalitarian parking measures proposed in any city in America: it enables the establishment of a residential parking permit district in any neighborhood in the city, requiring both residents and visitors to pay.
April 14, 2015, 7am PDT
Over the next two years, Boston will replace its old parking meters with new ones connected to the internet. With this groundwork in place, pay-by-phone parking is the next step.
March 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The St. Paul City Council approved a bike plan on March 18, 2014 that will more than double the amount of bike pathways and connections in the city. The plan will advance the goals established by the city's 2008 Comprehensive Plan.
December 13, 2014, 7am PST
St. Paul is in the community engagement stage of a bike planning process expected to culminate early next year. Among the bike plan's proposals, none have sparked as much controversy as a downtown loop that would remove street parking.
Minneapolis Post
October 13, 2014, 2pm PDT
Ariel Rosenstock updates San Francisco's progress in implementing the vision set forth by the 2009 San Francisco Bicycle Plan.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 26, 2013, 9am PDT
For an effective, low-cost alternative to San Francisco’s bank-breaking street parking program, look no further than Seattle.
The Atlantic Cities
June 19, 2013, 10am PDT
Ongoing research from the University of California Transportation Center documents the detrimental effects that free street parking for the disabled has on city coffers and performance pricing systems. Is it time to reconsider such laws.
The Atlantic Cities
September 7, 2012, 10am PDT
Lauded by transit advocates, and garnering attention from cities across America, an experimental car-sharing program in Hoboken has proven effective in dissuading private car use. If only the city's residents were as happy with its success.
The New York Times
Blog post
October 24, 2011, 12pm PDT

Before moving to New York, I'd viewed street design through a fairly simple lens: narrow streets good, wide streets bad.  By and large, I still hold this view.  But after living here for a few months, I have learned that not all wide streets are equally bad.   The wide roads of the South are generally terrible, but New York has made some of its wide streets a bit more pedestrian-friendly.  To see why, go to Google Street View and examine three addresses: 5019 U.S. 23 in Chamblee, Georgia, 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, and 107-43 Queens Boulevard in my current Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills.

Michael Lewyn
August 9, 2010, 9am PDT
After years of preparation, San Francisco has implemented a new system that will adjust the price of parking spots according to supply and demand.
February 16, 2010, 12pm PST
Inspired by the home-grown Park(ing) Day parking spot conversion event, the city of San Francisco is launching a pilot project to convert street parking in its North Beach neighborhood to outdoor dining areas and public spaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2010, 2pm PST
Los Angeles explores the possibility of selling off parking garages to manage a budget crisis.
Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2009, 9am PST
Austin joins cities across the U.S. and elsewhere in shifting away from individually-metered spaces and towards pay stations in an effort to increase revenue and efficiencies.
Austin American-Statesman
February 21, 2009, 5am PST
A suburban city near Austin tried to beautify with a parking ordinance, but city leaders are rethinking it.
Austin American-Statesman
July 14, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>New technologies promise to revolutionize the hunt for a parking spot in big cities like San Francisco. Donald Shoup is along for the ride.</p>
The New York Times
June 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Maryland's transit parking lots are overflowing into nearby neighborhoods, as buses, park-and-rides, and even their long-derided light rail, fill up.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
June 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A struggle in Newburyport, Mass., poses an interesting question- should residential neighborhoods have handicapped street parking for residents who need it?</p>
The Daily News of Newburyport
May 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>New research from the University of Connecticut shows that on-street parking is a key ingredient in a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown.</p>
The Hartford Courant
March 27, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Officials in San Francisco are floating a plan that would add 34 more miles of bike lanes to the city, nearly doubling its current stock. The addition would require the removal of street parking and could take over some traffic lanes.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle