Park[ing] Day LA

The first annual Park[ing] Day LA, was on Friday, September 21st 2007,
which brought together a diverse constituency of community groups,
neighborhood councils, design & architecture firms, professional
organizations, non-profits, cyclists & pedestrian advocates as they
worked together and transformed numerous parking spaces & parking
lots located throughout LA into ephemeral parks for the day. By
occupying a parking spot, volunteers enhanced the streets with
sustainably designed pocket-parks.

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Park(ing) Day Recap

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Photo from Ubrayj 02’s Park in Front of the Flying Pigeon Bike Shop Well, Park(ing) Day has come and gone and for at least another year, the urban jungle known as Los Angeles will be a little less green than it was for one glorious day last Friday.  However, Park(ing) Day isn’t just about temporarily […]

Announcing the “Parking Day Ride”

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Recycled Movie Celebrates Park(ing) Day in East Hollywood in 2008 Mark it down on your calendar, September 18 is the date for this year’s Park(ing) Day LA.  While some people find the event, ahem, a little nerdy; for Livable Streets advocates Park(ing) Day falls somewhere between their birthday and Halloween in their list of favorite […]

Editorial: Why Raise Metro Fares While Giving Away Metro Parking?

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Metro is proposing to increase, or restructure, its $1.50 base transit fare to $1.75 later this year, with further increases planned in 2017 and 2020. Metro anticipates that this will increase its fare recovery – the percentage of operations costs that are paid for by fare revenues – from 25 percent to 33 percent. Metro foresees […]

Some Thoughts On Metro’s Modest New Parking Policy Proposal

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At this Thursday’s meeting, Metro’s Board of Directors will be voting on modest changes to the way the agency manages parking. Theoretically, these changes are expected to set the stage for increased parking revenue, which has positives for walkability and livability, but the devil may be in the details. According to the staff presentation [PDF], Metro currently […]

Metro Proposes Pilot For All-Paid Parking At Nine Stations

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The Metro board will hear a promising proposal [PDF] that increases paid parking at nine stations on three Metro rail lines. According to The Source, the proposal will be presented to the Metro board this month, voted on in March, and go into effect in May if approved. Charging for station parking was recommended under […]