Parking Meters

November 29, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of Chicago will install 752 new parking meters in 2017—but still fall far from the Shoupian ideal.
DNAinfo Chicago
September 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Dallas is rolling out a new "parking-meter app" this week, but larger changes could be looming in the future.
Dallas News
July 4, 2016, 11am PDT
An intrepid student has created a simple chatbot program that helps people get out of parking tickets.
Ars Technica
May 5, 2016, 11am PDT
The power of modern parking technology is on display on the streets of Pittsburgh.
Target 11
May 1, 2016, 7am PDT
Citizens and businesses owners are actively involved in modernizing parking policies and assets in San Diego in a district by district approach, writes San Diego parking guru Bill Keller.
UrbDeZine
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.
BetaBoston
December 4, 2014, 12pm PST
A small town in Northern Ontario, Canada, annually gives its parking meter revenues over a two-week period to a fund providing aid for low income families over the holidays.
The Kapuskasing Times
June 9, 2014, 1pm PDT
An article examines "Exhibit A for bad public contracting"—a 75-year lease between Chicago a Morgan Stanley-led private consortium for 36,000 parking meters—as a cautionary tale about the lingering impacts of bad deals.
Next City
May 6, 2014, 8am PDT
Locations around St. Louis are testing new parking meters, leading to confusion and tickets. The changes are part of an ongoing test of new systems that will eventually yield an overdue overhaul of the city's parking technology.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 17, 2014, 10am PDT
Despite a grassroots campaign to retain Sunday parking meter charges it only approved two years ago, the San Francisco MTA agreed with Mayor Ed Lee to drop the charges, hoping that voters would approve two transit funding measures in November.
Streetsblog San Francisco
November 20, 2013, 11am PST
The revival of Old Pasadena is one of the truly great urban success stories from the past few decades. The area's comeback was not based on shifting demographics or "political will", writes Colin Marshall, but a less sexy foundation: parking reform.
KCET Departures
January 28, 2013, 8am PST
In the wake of the problem-plagued privatization of Chicago's parking meters in 2008, two WSJ reporters assess conversions (or attempts) in Indianapolis (2010), Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and New York, as well as what went wrong in Chicago.
The Wall Street Jounal
December 19, 2012, 8am PST
Contrary to many motorists' fears, San Francisco's demand-based parking pricing has reduced overall average hourly rates and ticket citations.
San Francisco Examiner
March 14, 2012, 8am PDT
In the frenzied hunt for new revenue streams, municipal authorities are getting creative in capitalizing on their assets. Nate Berg follows the example of Sacramento, who is considering privatizing its parking meters to pay for a new sports arena.
The Atlantic Cities
October 21, 2010, 5am PDT
75 years after the first meter was installed in Oklahoma City, cities are beginning to rethink traditional parking regulation strategies. Tom Vanderbilt considers the options.
Slate
August 24, 2010, 5am PDT
Los Angeles is planning to undertake a year-long experiment in demand-based pricing on parking in its downtown. The dynamic parking system will be put in place next summer.
Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
San Francisco has begun a two-year test of variably-priced parking meters in an effort to see how pricing affects driving and parking decisions in parts of the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 3, 2010, 7am PDT
San Francisco's transportation agency has proposed the installation of parking meters in a handful of neighborhoods that dynamically change their prices according to the time of day and the related demand.
San Francisco Examiner
May 6, 2010, 11am PDT
The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to approve a 30-day moratorium on enforcing the city's privately managed parking meters.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 17, 2010, 7am PST
New York follows a trend happening in cities across the country, taking out parking meters in favor of central pay stations and turning some old meters into bike parking.
New York Post