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L.A. is working on major zoning code revamp

Los Angeles passed a law last year requiring bicycle racks within 50 feet of the front door of many new buildings. But a problem surfaced immediately: The federal Americans With Disabilities Act requires handicapped parking spaces with an easy path to the door clear of things like bikes.

Save my spot

3 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

THERE has been something of a kerfuffle in Boston recently about Haystack, a smartphone app that allows drivers sneakily to reserve a parking space in the city. The idea is that, on days when an unused parking meter is proving impossible to find, someone about to vacate a space advertises on his smartphone. Show More Summary

Should We Charge More For Coveted Parking Spaces?

At some colleges, administrations are uprooting the byzantine parking systems they are known for and putting in a more market-driven solution. For anyone who has tried to waltz into a college campus and figure out where to park, you know that school parking systems tend to be confusing maze-like messes. Read Full Story

Expected youth no excuse for these Rams

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Life in the NFL comes with a pecking order in everything teams do. Parking spaces at the team facility are no exception. The closer to the door you are, the longer you've been around. Rookies are farthest from the entry, and if you play in St. Show More Summary

The Robopocalypse has Arrived for Parking Attendants

Travelers at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany don’t even have to park their cars anymore. Last week the airport begin a using self-driving robot that resembles a forklift to deliver some cars to and from an appropriate parking space.The idea is to get business travelers in and out of an airport as quickly and easily as possible. Show More Summary

App offers a comprehensive guide to local and real-time parking restrictions

AppyParking is an app that details paid and non-paid parking spaces in real time, as well as factors such as congestion charges and special restrictions.

China’s Pink Parking Spaces for Women: Readers React

China’s pink, women-only parking spaces may have sparked outrage and accusations of sexism, but many readers embraced the idea on The Wall Street Journal's Facebook page.

The Washington NFL team is even at odds with Arby's now

Robert Griffin III has fallen out of favor with personalized Arby's signs. You know you've fallen on hard times when they take away your Arby's parking space and give it to a coworker. We've all been there, right? I'm taking that space back when I close the Henderson account, Lou. Show More Summary

Jay Z and Beyonce Concertgoers Forced To Pay How Much For Parking?!

Jay Z and Beyonce fans found out the hard way that parking spaces do not come cheap when a hometown music star visits on Friday evening in Houston. Some fans used to parking lot prices that typically rise to no more than $30 for Astros games in Minute Maid Park were shocked to find out

Plus-Size Parking Spaces in China Spark Accusations of Sexism

Mall managers said women had trouble with navigating standard width spots

Round-Up: Artist's 3-D crime, Darwin's library, why parking's a mess

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The ways in which parking spaces devour a city, LACMA director Michael Govan's defense of his museum's architectural plans and one of the awesome-est documentaries about L.A. — finally released on DVD! Also: pit bulls, lots of pit bulls (but not the singer), all in Thursday's Round-Up:

"Parking spaces create heat islands and sources of polluted stormwater runoff. They hollow out cities..."

Parking spaces create heat islands and sources of polluted stormwater runoff. They hollow out...

São Paulo Replaces Parking Spots with Mini ‘Parklets’ for a More Pedestrian-Friendly Urban Environment

Parklets are mini-parks that take up a few metered parking spaces. They are part of a growing movement to make streets more human-centered, green and accessible. The world's first formal public parklets were initially conceived by Italian designer and London

Disruptive Parking Apps Back Off

SAN FRANCISCO — You can buy and sell a lot of things in this boom town, just not public parking spaces. All three parking apps called out by the city attorney for auctioning or selling public spaces have backed off. City Attorney … Read more ›

MTA lays out LIRR strike contingency plan

MTA officials released a contingency plan Friday in case of a Long Island Rail Road strike on or after July 20. Telecommuting, ferries, additional shuttle buses and thousands of new parking spaces... To view the full story, click the title link.

San Francisco Scares Off App That Lets You Bid on Public Parking Spaces

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I don't use rideshare apps, so someone will have to enlighten me. Is this the Uber of parking, the Lyft of parking, or the Google Plus of parking? MonkeyParking, an app that lets people bid on public parking spaces, said Thursday itShow More Summary

MonkeyParking, the public parking space scalping service, suspends operations in San Francisco

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

MonkeyParking announced Thursday that it has temporarily suspended operations in San Francisco to avoid the ire of the city attorney, who previously warned the company that its service, which allowed its users to auction off public parking spaces, was operating illegally. The company explained its decision to suspend operations in a blog post in which it says its mission...

MonkeyParking throws in the bananas and caves to San Francisco’s legal threat

The startup removes its app, which auctions off public parking spaces, from the Apple App Store.

?The Parking App For Dicks Is Dead In SF

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

After receiving a cease-and-desist from the San Francisco City Attorney, MonkeyParking – the app enables dicks to sell their public parking spaces in SF – is shutting down its service in the city. Read more...

Homeless Woman Dies After Driver Parks Car On Top Of Her

ST_PETERSBURG, FL – - A homeless woman died after she picked one of the worst places ever to fall asleep — a female driver’s designated parking space. Police say that on Tuesday night, 55-year-old Henrietta Dickson either fell asleep...Show More Summary

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