Posts tagged with 'parking'
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
As rental car company Hertz eyes competing with Zipcar in the Washington, D.C. market with its new carsharing service called Hertz on Demand, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) opportunistically decided to require a public bidding for 86 existing, on-street carsharing spaces ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
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 Bangalore ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
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 ...
What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
Many Americans may face higher commuting costs after the New Year if the government chooses not to extend its transit and parking benefits that were increased as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Benefits would return to previous ...
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 ...
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
The Mother Nature Network has a slideshow up showing seven car-free cities around the world. What’s interesting is that the majority are tiny islands and heavily reliant on the tourist industry. The largest “city,” Venice, is just a lot of ...
Is San Francisco Getting Performance Parking or Not?
Is San Francisco Getting Performance Parking or Not?
Greater Greater Washington is reporting that performance parking may be coming to San Francisco, but I’m not sure it’s quite so clear. For those who don’t know, performance parking is basically the idea that you want to price parking more ...
Reduce Car Culture to Increase Access to Healthier Food
Reduce Car Culture to Increase Access to Healthier Food
By reducing parking space requirements, cities can reduce car culture – and encourage the development of healthier grocery stores – in underserved areas. Photo by Wenzday01 Today, the New York Times alerted me to a problem that I had no ...
A Sustainable Parking Garage? Only in LA
A Sustainable Parking Garage? Only in LA
A friend of mine who lived in Los Angeles once told me that on bad days the city felt like one large parking lot. These days things have improved…slightly. That’s because LA now boasts the construction of the first sustainable ...
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