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Eve Kessler shares news of a new film from Streetfilms that documents the efforts of a neighborhood in Amsterdam to activate a street liberated from parking.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
New development coming to Downtown Pittsburgh lacks sufficient parking, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 9, 2019, 7am PDT
At 25 cents an hour, Nevada City, California's meter rates weren't bringing in enough to pay the employees managing them. A fourfold increase will also help the town confront wildfire risk.
CityLab
July 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The Houston Council voted yesterday to extend its market-base parking program.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
July 1, 2019, 9am PDT
"Seattle is still a car town at heart," Danny Westneat writes, pointing to a number of gargantuan new parking garages like the 2,300-stall complex at Expedia's new headquarters.
The Seattle Times
June 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Why isn't there a place for a major grocery store brand in the downtown of one of the most economically active cities in the country?
The Mercury News
June 8, 2019, 11am PDT
What the city of Amsterdam will gain by removing cars from on-street parking space.
CityLab
May 24, 2019, 10am PDT
With bills on the table to update its zoning code, Philadelphia may be poised to slow the pace of its housing construction.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
May 16, 2019, 7am PDT
One perhaps overlooked detail of an ambitious Vision Zero bill proposed last week for Washington, D.C.: a provision that would allow ordinary citizens to issue parking tickets.
WTOP
May 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
The latest North American city to take up the cause of Donald Shoup and "The High Cost of Free Parking" is located in Canada.
Edmonton Journal
April 29, 2019, 10am PDT
A unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 22 found that the chalking of tires by parking enforcement officers on public streets is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The New York Times
April 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Change was slow to come to a neighborhood in Cleveland, but not everyone is pleased with what a new riverside bike path will bring with it.
Cleveland.com
April 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Amsterdam will pursue the Oslo model of targeting parking spots, rather than driving bans, to make for a walk-and-bike friendly city. On-street parking spaces will gradually be replaced, starting July 1, with bike lanes, sidewalks, and trees.
CityLab
April 3, 2019, 7am PDT
Streetsblog USA has launched its annual "parking madness" competition that has shamed the nation's worst parking crater for six years now. This year, however, the award will go to a former parking crater.
Streetsblog USA
March 22, 2019, 9am PDT
In addition to replacing parking minimums with parking maximums of one space per unit in transit corridors, the city council went a step further by requiring unbundling, that is, requiring separate payment for parking from the housing.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 18, 2019, 10am PDT
Liberty Street was once a narrow, urban street. Now it's seven lanes of unsafe speeds and pedestrian risks. The city has a plan to greatly reduce the number of traffic lanes on the street, or another plan that won't.
WCPO
March 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pierce Transit has proposed a new Bus Rapid Transit line to speed travel, but Tacoma residents have bristled at the prospect of losing front lawns and parking spaces.
KOMO News
March 15, 2019, 9am PDT
On March 8, 30-year-old Tess Rothstein of Berkeley was riding a rented Ford GoBike in San Francisco's SoMa district when a car door suddenly opened, forcing her outside the narrow white line of the conventional bike lane into the path of a truck.
San Francisco Examiner
March 14, 2019, 11am PDT
It's only one step in a multi-modal journey, but parking at a transit station can be quite a hassle.
Smart Cities Dive
March 12, 2019, 5am PDT
It's rare to see a policy so effective in achieving its goals.
Greater Greater Washington