Big changes for San Francisco parking are in the works. The city is looking to implement dynamic pricing at metered parking spots in several neighborhoods. This is a trend we keep seeing all over parking news. What does it really mean? Dynamic pricing, also referred to surge pricing or demand pricing, is a strategy in […]
Hurricanes typically bring mass evacuations. Shelters are set up for those to take refuge but some decide to travel and remove themselves from the chaos. During Hurricane Katrina, lots of New Orleans residents decided to wait the storm out in Florida. Now they find themselves repaying the favor. Many Floridians took the drive to New […]
We can see the same trend in major cities across the country, less parking and higher rates. Minneapolis is no exception. City officials have been holding back on parking construction but they have been investing in new bicycle lanes and reducing parking requirements for new apartment buildings. Over the past few years 2,400 parking spots […]
Next week, Downtown Disney’s parking lot will make some updates to its parking policy. The new policy will start next Wednesday. Visitors will receive two hours of free parking with a $20.00 purchase made at Downtown Disney. This will include quick service restaurants and kiosks. Visitors can also enjoy up to four hours of free […]
The city of Auburn is moving ahead with updates to the Lincoln Street parking garage. After completion, the garage will fully automated. When you pull into the garage you will get a ticket out of the machine with a time stamp of arrival time. Upon exit you will have the option to pay with cash […]
Parking can be a hassle; parking meters can be an even bigger one. No one likes playing guessing games when it comes to how much time you need. You don’t want to run out of time and need to run back out to the meter. You also don’t want to waste money on time you […]
Parking availability is certainly a balancing act. Ample parking is no good. Not enough parking means businesses are booming, the local area is thriving and the market is hot. Unfortunately, we don’t all think with a business cap on. If parking is too hard to come by people get frustrated. They will lose interest in […]
Parking can be a touchy subject these days, especially if you live in a city lacking it. Virginia Beach finds themselves in a predicament over a proposal for a new parking garage. “A massive parking garage has been proposed for close to the Oceanfront, but some City Council members are concerned about how it will be paid for and said the […]
Free parking isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Did you know paid parking has many benefits that people often overlook? Paid parking can help with many “city problems”, for example, traffic, availability of spots and even pollution. Read more about it here.
Antiquated equipment, not enough automation, decreased budgets are just some problems many towns face with parking garages these days. See how this city plans to overcome these obstacles by hiring a parking industry consultant. Read more about it here.