Tag Archives: parking

Between the Lines

Yet another article about the Shoupistas, this time in Los Angeles magazine. Have we reached some kind of cognitive tipping point? Will urban parking policy start changing? Will our downtown business districts be transformed? We can hope…

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Taking Parking Lots Seriously, as Public Spaces

An article from the New York Times about the architecture of parking lots, and how they might be much better used as public spaces with some design tweaks. Some cities like Houston and LA, dedicate a full third of their … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Free Parking in Boulder

Over the last year or so, I’ve been involved with the planning and design of the public space which will accompany some of the first re-developments in the Transit Village/Boulder Junction, mostly Pearl Parkway between 30th St. and the railroad … Continue reading

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Parking Price Elasticity in San Francisco

Prices affect parking less than San Francisco expected, in its ongoing SFPark experiment, fully implementing dynamic parking prices with target occupancy rates.  Apparently people are willing to pay quite a bit more to be right next to their destination, instead … Continue reading

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Counting Parking Spots, From Above

A couple of researchers inferred the rate of parking supply growth in New Haven, Cambridge and Hartford from aerial photographs, between 1950 and 2010.  Both Connecticut cities had explosive parking growth, even while their populations were declining.  Cambridge enacted parking … Continue reading

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Law and Order and Parking Lots

Sightline Daily explores the perversity of requiring bars and other drinking establishments to provide copious car parking.  Nearly every city does it, despite the fact that drunk driving kills 11,000 people in the US every year.  If there’s anywhere we … Continue reading

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Bicycle Seed Crystals

A wonderful little social patterning, guerilla marketing experiment, in which a bicycle occupies automotive space, and replicates.  And a larger version, in which bicycles have their own designated replication space.

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Portland’s bike corral backlog

Portland literally cannot build bike corrals fast enough to satisfy local businesses.  After installing 30 corrals in 2009 and 21 in 2010, there are now 75 businesses on the waiting list.  Once you reach a certainly critical mass of cyclists, … Continue reading

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2011 Boulder Cyclist Survey Results

We put out a survey in early March (more detailed summary here in PDF format), asking a bunch of questions about the bicycle habits and desires of Boulderites, and we’ve gotten nearly 200 responses.  This is an attempt at a … Continue reading

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Almost Ideal Bicycle Parking

The bike parking at the Ideal Market in North Boulder is itself pretty close to ideal: copious, right next to the front door, under video surveillance, and they even provide air and basic tools!  The only major improvement I can … Continue reading

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