Subway Homeless

A New—and Hopefully Better—Way to Deal with the Homeless Crisis on the N.Y.C. Subway

More homeless people are using the subway as temporary housing, and the delays and disruptions have increased as well. A new city program will replace fines with outreach to provide better access to social services.

July 2, 2019 - The New York Times

Pokestop and Froyo

Chicago Should Legalize A-Frame Signs, Alderman Says

A-frame sandwich board signs are illegal in Chicago, but they're widely used anyway.

July 4, 2018 - Block Club Chicago

U.K. Couple Fined for Living in Home Disguised as Garage

Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri used a fake garage door to live in an area that required a garage space.

February 18, 2018 - The Guardian

Massachusetts Considers Raising Its $1 Jaywalking Fine

There are a few reasons one should exercise caution while crossing the street illegally. In Massachusetts, fear of a fine is not one of them.

February 13, 2016 - CBS Boston

Nova Scotia Cracks Down on Jaywalkers—Advocates React As Expected

The provincial government has taken draconian measures on jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

January 23, 2016 - BuzzFeed News

California's New Emergency Drought Rules Require More Restrictions, Fines

Although some cities in California already have mandatory water restrictions in place, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted drought regulations this week that direct water agencies to ban wasteful practices.

July 16, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

With Lower Fines, Davis Hopes More Citations Will Promote More Cycling

The City of Davis has introduced a new tiered bicycle fine system to encourage officers to issue more tickets to those that break the rules. They hope more tickets will result in more safety and more cycling.

October 18, 2013 - Sacramento Bee

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