Paris will charge for motorcycle parking, stirring protest from the biker community

Aug 29, 2022
The cost of street parking for a motorcycle will be about $40 a day. Officials would like to see greater use of public transportation.
Opinion polls show Parisians like the city's efforts to reduce car driving, and many support the new fees for motorbikes.
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Modern parking "meters" give cities the power to reduce congestion

Jun 28, 2022
Parking charges based on timing or vehicle type, for example, can encourage drivers to consider other forms of transit.
A frustrating public parking experience may make drivers reconsider driving in the first place.
Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Scarcity of parking in Austin makes it hard for some businesses to hire

Jan 2, 2020
In tight labor market, businesses say parking can be a factor in whether employees stay or go.
A sign points the way to a parking lot in Austin's popular South Congress district.
Samuel King

The tricky practice of pricing parking

Mar 13, 2015
Cities are looking at variable rates as a way to raise money and control traffic

Parking apps under scrutiny from city governments

Jun 25, 2014
The city of San Francisco wants to ban a parking space auction app.

You hate my job: Giving out parking tickets

Jun 19, 2013
Marketplace profiles people paid to do work that can make life miserable for others.

NYC parking nightmare could get worse, fines for painting curbs

Apr 18, 2013
Parking can be so bad in New York City, some frustrated residents have taken to reserving spots by painting the curb. Now, they could see higher fines.

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Parking meter headaches? There's an app for that

Feb 20, 2013
More cities are turning to handheld devices and smartphone apps to make it easier for you to feed the parking meter.

Barclays Center in Brooklyn encourages train riders

Sep 28, 2012
The new Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn can accommodate 18,000 people, but it offers just a few hundred parking spots.

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