Category Archives: cars

>Performance Parking is the most important transportation upgrade

> Of all the transportation priorities DDOT has on its plate a full redesign of the District’s on-street parking environment using Performance Parking principles should be at the top. Performance parking is the only transportation upgrade that is self-financing in … Continue reading

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>CA Legislator Proposes State-wide Parking Reform – what about rural areas?

> California State Senator Lowenthal (D – 27th – Long Beach and vicinity) last week introduced a bill (pdf) that would require all California cities, counties and city/counties to reform parking laws.  The bill includes a menu of reforms, and … Continue reading

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>Transit Prices – Time to go "all you can eat"?

> When you pay for transportation, whether it’s for driving a private car or taking mass transit, there’s a continuum of payment methods, with "pay-per-use" on one end of the scale, and "unlimited use" on the other. Does the choice … Continue reading

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>Virginia "Crossover Day" – Legislative Update

> Virginia’s Legislative Process is now about halfway through the session. Virginia’s Constitution limits the length of the session to 60 days (90 days for a budget year), and bills have to be passed by February 10th of this year … Continue reading

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>Virginia 2009 Legislative Season – Transportation Roundup

> Virginia’s Legislative Process is pretty easy for citizens to understand and follow, due to some constitutionally mandated practices. Each bill can be about only one topic, legislators are limited to a certain number of bills per year, and the … Continue reading

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>Video: The History of Parking

> Dr. Shoup, author of "The High Cost of Free Parking", one of my favorite books,  linked "Parking Public" (video embedded below) on Facebook.  I think it’s worth a look.  Lots of great 1940’s and 1950’s footage of the downtown … Continue reading

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>Starting New Parking Survey

> I’m starting a new parking survey of the 500-700 blocks of M Street SE, right near where I work.  My goal for the survey is to find out when the peak of parking demand is for these spaces.  My … Continue reading

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