Opinion: Chicago Needs an Office of Parking Management
The city of Chicago needs a local agency empowered to planning, studying, or managing parking, according to a recent opinion piece published by Streetsblog Chicago.
Parking Reform: Dynamic Pricing Expected Soon in Arlington County, Virginia
The dynamic, demand-based pricing is on its way to Northern Virginia.
Imagining the Curb Zones of the Not So Distant Future
Five panelists discussed the future of curbside parking and agree that there are technological and financial incentives to change priorities for these spaces.
E-ZPass Could Limit the Effectiveness of NYC's Congestion Charge
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Dynamic Parking Prices Lack Political Will, Local Support Near Wrigley Field
Setting the example for the rest of city was too tough a pill to swallow for businesses located near Wrigley Field.
Dynamic Parking Prices Coming to Milwaukee
One of the key elements of progressive parking policy, as recommended by Donald Shoup, is on the way to the on-street parking meters in the city of Milwaukee.
Two New Parking Policies Put Portland in the Lead on Parking
Portland will implement dynamic meter pricing and parking districts, making it the leader in progressive parking policies in the Pacific Northwest, according to this article.
Maximum Toll on Utah's Interstate 15 Express Lanes Just Doubled
But is it high enough? Everything is relative, and with the prior toll being only a buck per zone, the hope is that $2, which took effect Saturday, will cause some motorists to carpool to keep speeds at 55 mph during peak hours.
A Subway Breakdown Causes Tolls to Skyrocket on 66 Express Lanes
An illustration of the intricate relationship between public transit and highways occurred on April 5 when two lines of the D.C. Metro broke down during the peak morning commute, sending many would-be riders to drive I-66 to D.C. instead.
Higher Prices Created More Parking Spaces in Boston
The results of a parking pilot project are in.
Dynamic Tolling Done Right—VDOT Shows the Way
Virginia's 66 Express Lanes feature uncapped tolls that change every six minutes with the level of congestion, with most revenue benefiting transit. Carpools travel free, but solo-drivers in electric vehicles pay like others.
About Those $40 Charges on Virginia's I-66
The peak tolls achieved during the first week of operation of the new HOT lanes on I-66 in Virginia raised eyebrows this week. Here's a closer look at the data behind the new system.
New Tolls on I-66 in Virginia Hit $40 on Day Two
The idea behind congestion pricing is to create at least some disincentive for driving. The new tolls I-66, which reached $34.50 on Monday and $40 on Tuesday, are certainly accomplishing that goal.
Boston Mayor Wants to End Dynamic Pricing for Parking
Boston residents didn't like being charged more for parking at peak hours in the Seaport and the Back Bay, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh has heard their complaints.
ParkDC to Bring Dynamic Pricing to Chinatown Parking Spaces
The District Department of Transportation is expanding its experiments with dynamic parking prices.
How Cities Are Slimming Down on Parking
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.
Parking Reform in San Diego Starts in the Neighborhoods
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.
The Golden State of Disabled Drivers
"Something is wrong," proclaimed Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D), "when one in eight California drivers claims a disability." Gatto has introduced two bills: one to address disabled parking, the other could promote variable pricing of parking.
Slow Express Lanes Causes L.A. County Metro to Tinker With Toll Pricing
As more solo-commuters have moved into the express pay lanes designed to quickly move traffic on Los Angeles's congested freeway system, speeds have dropped and L.A. Metro officials are looking to pricing disincentives to speed things up again.
A New Era of On-Street Parking Policies
The influence of Donald Shoup's classic book, "The High Cost of Free Parking," is becoming more and more apparent in more and more cities around the country.
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