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Better Parking Management Can Help Cities Recover from COVID and Achieve Public Policy Goals
Better Parking Management Can Help Cities Recover from COVID and Achieve Public Policy Goals
In some ways, cities are like households: they must make adjustments in spending based on cash flow. If your income is cut in half, then you may have to dramatically rethink your standard of living. COVID-19 has hit many households ...
Swapping Parking Spots for Bike Lots Can Transform India’s Cities
Swapping Parking Spots for Bike Lots Can Transform India’s Cities
One city in India is swapping its cars for bikes. WRI India and Nagarro Software, in partnership with Udaan NGO and NASSCOM Foundation, recently launched the Seeds for Change project in Gurugram, India, reclaiming four car parking spots to make ...
One of the best ways cities can promote cycling might have nothing to do with biking itself. These innovations make bike parking easier, improving transport access, giving bikers peace of mind, and saving urban space. Photo by Joe Newman/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Two genius bike-parking ideas give cyclists a care-free commute
For urban commuters, a safe, convenient place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on ...
Pedestrians passing across a congested road in Mumbai, India. Photo by Jerry H/Flickr.
From traffic flow to pedestrian access: Shifting Mumbai’s parking policy
In a recent study, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projected that the area required for parking in India if motorization trends continue as they are today will reach between 10,000 and 20,000 square kilometers (3,861 to 7,722 square miles) by ...
Sudhir Gota and Fei Li present at Transforming Transportation 2014. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
Crunching numbers and parking reform: Lee Schipper Memorial Scholars present at Transforming Transportation 2014
Last week’s Transforming Transportation conference, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, featured 90 speakers. Two of the youngest were Sudhir Gota and Fei Li, the 2013 recipients of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. ...
Beijing traffic congestion
Beijing’s parking woes: Is there any end in sight?
What do the time-honored hutong – quintessential narrow alleys of Beijing that date back to the Qing dynasty – and danwei – organized work and housing complexes from the pre-1979 era –have in common? Apart from the fact that neither ...
Parking Tax in Bangalore to Curb Congestion
Parking Tax in Bangalore to Curb Congestion
The Greater Bangalore Municipal Body is considering a tax on vehicles parked on roads and pavements in residential neighborhoods. “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is contemplating taxing the ‘encroachers’ found ‘misusing the public property,” reports the Deccan Herald. The goal ...
Old Parking Meters to Become Bicycle Racks in New York
Old Parking Meters to Become Bicycle Racks in New York
New York City is removing its last single-space parking meter in Manhattan today, The New York Times reports. Instead of collecting parking fees for individual spots, the New York City Department of Transportation is converting to Muni-Meters that take up ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
São Paulo Bike Parking: Mauá and More!
São Paulo Bike Parking: Mauá and More!
In 2001 Adilson Alcantara, manager of the Mauá CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos) train station in the greater São Paulo region was faced with a challenge: What to do with the hundreds of bicycles precariously and haphazardly chained to ...
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., unveiled his company’s plans for a new campus for approval on Tuesday at the Cupertino City Council Meeting. The new campus will occupy 98 acres of land bought from Hewlett Packard Co., in ...
A Debate Over Parking in Delhi
A Debate Over Parking in Delhi
In an attempt to alleviate the city’s congestion problems, starting June 30, New Delhi is implementing its first automated parking lots, The Economic Times reports. The initial two sites for the program will be Sarojini Nagar and Baba Kharak Singh ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 10: Dubai's Transit Hopes, Wasted Parking in America, U.K. Emission Cuts
TheCityFix Picks, December 10: Dubai's Transit Hopes, Wasted Parking in America, U.K. Emission Cuts
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Friday Fun: A Reality Show About...Car Parking
Friday Fun: A Reality Show About…Car Parking
“Is this your car?” “Uh, yea…” “Well you’re about to get a ticket for blocking the sidewalk.” Parking is the subject of a new A&E American reality television show. The series follows likable and smooth-talking employees of Detroit Municipal Parking ...
Parking Woes in Kolkata
Parking Woes in Kolkata
India’s megacity of Kolkata, the world’s eighth largest, struggles with a number of issues related to a lack of regulation in the transit industry and a seemingly out-of-control transportation culture. The blog, Reinventing Parking, wrote recently about exorbitant parking rates in the ...
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