Category Archives: parking

San Francisco begins performance parking adjustments

San Francisco will soon start adjusting parking meter and off street garage parking prices based on measured demand. On Monday, the city described the method they will use to make the adjustments. On-street metered blocks will have prices vary by … Continue reading

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>San Francisco board approves “parking toolbox” study

> The San Francisco County transportation authority board recently approved this extensive on street parking management and pricing report. As part of the report, the study team put together some neighborhood case studies that are relevant in Washington, DC, Arlington, … Continue reading

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>Arlington installs better meters

> In some Arlington locations, drivers are now able to pay by credit card, right at the curb.  Unlike the multi-space pay and display meters showing up around the region, these parking meters are conveniently located right at each parking … Continue reading

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>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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>Multispace Meters make performance parking easier

> According to a recent press release, DDOT has installed new multispace parking meters all over downtown, including Connecticut Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue, and the Chinatown area. These meters replace older single-head meters which have been unreliable. The new meters have … 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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>WMATA Inauguration Update

> WMATA opens its Customer Service Operations and Safety Committee (PDF) presentation on Inauguration Day preparations in the words of the Serenity Prayer: "God, grant me the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things … 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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