Volunteer Opportunity: Million-Mile Parking Study

How many miles do New Yorkers drive each year just circling the block for parking? It’s in the hundreds of millions. Transportation Alternatives needs volunteers on bikes to help “cruise” for parking at four locations along Columbus Avenue, where they’ll collect the amount of time it takes to find an open parking space. The data will help them calculate the total number of cruising miles in NYC, and help the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District in its push for parking reform in NYC. It’s simple stuff, and a great way to help Transportation Alternatives on two wheels. Join them for an evening survey session, and watch this study make headlines.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Million-Mile Parking Study

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How many miles do New Yorkers drive each year just circling the block for parking? It’s in the hundreds of millions. Transportation Alternatives needs volunteers on bikes to help "cruise" for parking at four locations along Columbus Avenue, where they’ll collect the amount of time it takes to find an open parking space. The data […]

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Last week we published a reply from UCLA planning professor Donald Shoup to Cato Institute senior fellow Randal O’Toole, in which Shoup clarified his positions on parking policy and explained several ways in which government regulations favor the provision of free parking. In response, O’Toole ran this post on the Cato@Liberty blog. Streetsblog is pleased […]

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Take a Stand Against Affordable Housing By Saving This Parking Garage

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