Velshi wanted to discuss recent research out of the University of Connecticut showing how too much parking harms a city’s tax base. If Al Jazeera, owned by the Qatari royal family, can get serious about parking policy, then maybe there’s hope for American news outlets funded by car company advertising. We’re waiting for the call from Anderson Cooper.
Anthony Foxx Presses Congress to Spend $98 Billion on Transportation This Year (The Hill) Albuquerque Meeting Over Bus Rapid Transit “Erupts in Chaos” (ABQ Journal) Houston Press: Houston’s New Bike Lane Plan “in the Hands of Drivers” Al Jazeera America: Tourism Bias in Transit Projects in New Orleans Post-Katrina Ann Arbor Moving Ahead on Light Rail […]
The Rails to Trails Legacy, 1965 to Now (City Lab) Kansas Faces Risk of Amtrak Loss (Wichita Eagle) Charleston Explores Transit Alternative to Clogged Interstate (Post & Courier) Fear of Assaults a Challenge for Bus Drivers in DC and Elsewhere (WaPo) Next City Profiles a Seattle Traffic Engineer Who “Gets It” How Rail Access Helps a […]
March is a special month on Streetsblog. It’s the time when the nation’s worst downtown parking scars face off head-to-head for the shame of winning the “golden crater” — and the local publicity bonanza that comes with it. For the third year running, we’re asking you to help seed the bracket in our Parking […]
So far in round one of this year’s Parking Madness tourney, the parking crater in downtown Newport News, Virginia, knocked off the surface parking right by L.A.’s North Hollywood metro station, and the parking-scarred waterfront of Camden, New Jersey, beat out downtown Mobile and its carpet of parking lots. Today’s matchup pits sunny Tampa, Florida, […]
The hunt for the worst parking crater on earth nears its epic conclusion with the second Final Four match of Parking Madness. Today’s matchup features a formidable entry from Kansas City and the upstart parking crater from Rochester, New York, which knocked out Detroit in the previous round. The winner will take on Jacksonville tomorrow for […]
Streetsblog readers spent the past three weeks voting in Parking Madness, the single elimination tournament where cities compete for the Golden Crater — a symbol of the shameful amount of space we’ve allowed surface parking to consume in our communities. We started with a field of 16 and now we have a champion. The winner of this year’s Golden Crater […]