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 […]

Parking Guru Donald Shoup Coming to Town Monday

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 Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, will be in New York next week, with a number of events on Monday culminating in an evening appearance at Fordham University. Here’s a rundown. Press Walk-Thru of One of NYC’s Worst Streets to ParkMonday, December 10, 12 noonSE Corner of 6th Avenue and West […]

DOT Plans Road Diet and Bikeway Upgrade on Deadly Section of Kent Avenue

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Last night, Brooklyn Community Board 1’s transportation committee unanimously recommended the board support a DOT project [PDF] to calm traffic on a deadly stretch of Kent Avenue between Clymer Street and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The project also upgrades a link in the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway to a two-way protected bike lane. Last March, hit-and-run driver Julio Acevedo, […]

Fixing Jay Street Starts With Cracking Down on Illegal Parking

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Jay Street, the north-south route often overshadowed by nearby car-clogged Adams Street and Flatbush Avenue, is a major artery in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, flush with pedestrians going to and from the subway and cyclists heading to the Manhattan Bridge. It’s also overrun with illegally-parked drivers, creating an obstacle course for anyone trying to navigate […]