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Electric Scooters

Parking Study: Scooter Scofflaws Far Outnumbered by Car Scofflaws

The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.

March 5, 2020 - Cornell Chronicle

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App Detects Open Parking Spaces with 99% Accuracy

Technology startup Parkifi seeks to use the Internet of Things to address the long-lamented problem of congestion created by drivers seeking parking.

December 5, 2016 - The Denver Post


How a Cartoon Enabled Meaningful Parking Reform in Ottawa

Want parking reform without tears?

September 18, 2016 - CityLab

Food Cart

Can Google's 'Popular Times' Feature Change the Way We Plan?

Google's Popular Times can contribute toward better car parking and street planning, but it also has the potential to radically change how we plan.

March 19, 2016 - Medium

Empty Parking Garage

The Citizen Kane of Parking Cartoons

The City of Ottawa (Canada) has produced an animated video to engage the public as it goes about reviewing its minimum parking standards, some of which date back to the 1960s.

December 4, 2015 - City of Ottawa

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Three Parking Solutions for Three Growing Cities

As a new wave of people flood cities to live, work, and play, many arrive on four wheels: cars, which are creating massive headaches for city planners and drivers.

September 29, 2015 - Elevation DC

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The Failure of Preservation

Attempts to limit new construction to preserve neighborhood character are an example of "beggar thy neighbor" politics.

August 5, 2015 - Michael Lewyn

Japan Shared Space

On the Pros and Cons of Driveways

Whether driveways are anti-urban or 'anti-pedestrian' depends on how we segregate street uses. As shared spaces where they cross sidewalks, driveways inform the wider question: what makes for a good street?

May 13, 2015 - Urban Kchoze

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Op-Ed: Minneapolis Pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere

Okay, technically it leads to the new Vikings stadium, but Nick Magrino doubts its benefits justify $6 million of public spending. A proportion of the Metropolitan Council is inclined to agree.

April 27, 2015 - MinnPost

1954 Report Explains a lot About Parking Requirements, Shopping Centers

Historic planning documents, like those found in the APA's Planning Advisory Service, are full of lessons about how past planning doctrines failed their intentions, and it's always a good time for planners to re-evaluate their antecedents.

March 3, 2015 - Strong Towns

Early Returns for the 'goBerkeley' Market-Pricing Parking Experiment

A three-year pilot program of market-pricing for parking in the university town of Berkeley, California is already revealing surprising realities about parking demand in the city.

February 24, 2015 - Systematic Failure

Complete Street Vancouver

Intentional Impermanence: Complete Streets 2.0

Douglas Hausladen, New Haven’s transportation director, envisions building complete streets quickly through a fail-fast approach.

February 23, 2015 - CityLab

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Using Google Earth to Understand Parking Utilization

As planners we use maps on a daily basis. This article shares how to find the date and time that a Google Earth image was taken, which can be helpful in undertaking site analysis and understanding parking utilization.

January 4, 2015 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Op-Ed: Limit Parking to Limit Driving

Matthew Garbet contributes a guest column to the SaportaReport wherein he debunks the "Tipping Point Theory of Transit"—that cities should continue to support cars until a complete transit system is realized.

September 11, 2014 - SaportaReport

New App Would Auction Public Parking Spaces

The MonkeyParking app works similarly to sharing economy stars Airbnb or Uber, except for sale is an inside line on parking spaces. That means that private users would be auctioning the use of public space. That can't be legal, can it?

May 7, 2014 - Uptown Almanac

Proposed Bike Lane in Alexandria Provokes (one) Cry of "Bike Wars"

A weekend op-ed in the Wall Street Journal rallying against a proposed Alexandria, Va. bike lane has likened the fight to save 37 parking spaces on par with the Revolution and the War of 1812. Could this be the revenge of Dorothy Rabinowitz?

November 12, 2013 - Bacon's Rebellion

Updating the Book on Parking Reform

A Donald Shoup devotee offers new insight into the problems and solutions associated with parking in Los Angeles and other cities. Urban Planning professor Richard Willson says it'll cost you, but parking systems are going to get more efficient.

September 1, 2013 - The Eastsider LA

How Flexible Parking Requirements Spur Economic Development

A UCLA master's student and Don Shoup found that Santa Monica, CA's flexible parking requirements have led to significant fiscal and urban form benefits. A sample of parcels showed eight-times more sales tax revenue per sq. ft. than a control group.

July 24, 2013 - Streetsblog L.A.

The One About the Parking-Pinched Merchant…

Small business owners who drive themselves nuts arguing against the reuse of on-street parking with other balanced transportation solutions is a shame because there is so much good data to prove it's actually very good for business.

June 3, 2013 - Ian Sacs

Turning Car Parking into Bike Parking

This post from Spacing Toronto gives a personal look at the conversion of a car parking space into a bicycle parking area -- and how quickly the facility filled up.

July 15, 2010 - Spacing Toronto

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