Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Parking Madness 2016

Parking Madness Elite Eight: Rutland vs. Niagara Falls

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Every year Streetsblog asks readers to judge the Parking Madness competition — your votes winnow down 16 parking scars in a single-elimination tournament until we crown the “Golden Crater.” Yesterday, Federal Way, Washington, clinched the first Final Four spot. The second will go to either Rutland, Vermont, or Niagara Falls, New York. Rutland Submitter Andrew Fusco says the struggling-but-lovable town of Rutland, […]

Parking Madness Elite Eight: Washington vs. Federal Way

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The parking crater pretenders are gone and the competition is heating up as we enter the second round of Streetsblog’s fourth annual Parking Madness tournament. Eight echoing voids remain in the running for the Golden Crater. Today’s match features two very intense but very different parking disasters. Let’s dig in. Federal Way This is Federal Way, Washington, a city of about 90,000 residents between Seattle […]

Parking Madness: Louisville vs. Troy

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So far Streetsblog readers have voted on seven head-to-head matchups in our 2016 Parking Madness tournament. Soon we’ll be down to the Elite Eight of parking craters. (You can still vote in the Long Beach vs. Muncie poll, which we’re extending to account for the holiday weekend in California.) But first, there’s one more pair of asphalt horrors in the running […]

Parking Madness: Long Beach vs. Muncie

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We’re approaching the end of the first round of Parking Madness, and boy, have we seen some catastrophic damage. After today, there are two more parking craters to reveal in this year’s bracket. In our last matchup, parking-cratered downtown Wilkes-Barre bested shopping mall parking lots in the northeast Bronx. Today, a coastal California parking crater goes up […]

Parking Madness: New York City vs. Wilkes-Barre

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If there’s one thing to take away from Parking Madness, it’s that surface parking disasters have struck cities great and small, victimizing boomtowns and economically struggling places alike. Nowhere is immune. Yesterday the parking lots around the Cotton Bowl propelled Dallas over the downtown Duluth waterfront. Today we have a David vs. Goliath pairing with Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, taking on New […]

Parking Madness: Dallas vs. Duluth

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Had enough of ugly parking craters? Too bad! We’re barely halfway through the first round of Parking Madness. As such, Streetsblog will continue to assault your eyes with a surface parking horror show for days on end. Yesterday, the moonscape of downtown Niagara Falls annihilated a quaint-by-comparison crater in Ann Arbor. Today, perennial contender The Big D […]