January 2022

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Progress Street Parking Garage Remains in Blacksburg Plan | Government and politics

BLACKSBURG – The city is expected to make significant additions to its parking capacity over the next few years.

The parking lot at the site of the old Blacksburg Middle School downtown — the bridge is part of a roughly $26 million project that also includes a new police station — is expected to be completed this coming spring.

Blacksburg officials also plan to add another parking lot on Progress Street, which is on the city’s capital improvement program project list for fiscal years 2022-23 through 2026-27. City Council approved the slate in a 7-0 vote last week.

As noted on a city project sheet, the Progress Street parking deck will add to a downtown parking network that includes the soon-to-be-completed structure at the site of the old college and the North End and Kent Square parking garages.

The Progress Street Bridge is expected to cost $16.6 million and its construction schedule is expected to span between the summers of 2025 and 2028, according to the project document.

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However, other details of the projects have yet to be fleshed out.

“As preliminary design is not expected to begin for three years, I cannot answer the specific questions you pose,” Deputy City Manager Chris Lawrence wrote in an email response to a reporter’s questions. from the Roanoke Times. “This will all be part of the feasibility study and detailed design work.

“As this is such a large project, the feasibility and preliminary design work is important and will help guide final decisions on scope, design, cost and final construction schedule.”

Funding for design and construction is limited to state-funded parking, according to the project brief.

“The possibility of other mixed uses and the associated design and construction costs would be pursued through a public/private partnership,” the project brief states. “Form and architectural aspects will also be considered with an emphasis on appropriate interaction with the surrounding neighborhood and Progress Street streetscape.”

The recently approved CIP includes a number of other important projects. These include community center renovations, the Brush Mountain trail system, the Huckleberry Trail bridge at Sheffield Drive and Price Fork Road, and the purchase of electric buses.

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Sidewalks not cleared of snow, parking spaces making navigation more difficult

Sidewalks not cleared of snow, parking spaces making it more difficult to navigate the narrow streets after the northeast


Sidewalks not cleared of snow, parking spaces making it more difficult to navigate the narrow streets after the northeast

In Boston, homeowners and business owners will be fined if they refuse to clear their property.

In Boston, homeowners and business owners will be fined if they refuse to clear their property.

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Related / ROVR Proposes 3 Towers to Replace Downtown Miami Parking Lot – The Next Miami

Related Group and its partner ROVR Development have submitted a proposal to redevelop the College Station Garage in downtown Miami with three towers.

The three towers are designed by Arquitectonica. They feature an “iconic” cascading design at different heights with asymmetrical curves that will be lit up at night, according to the developers.

The height of the three towers will vary between 39 and 48 stories.

The project is proposed to include:

  • 1,200 rental apartments (average unit size: 722 square feet)
  • 1,357 Miami Parking Authority parking spaces
  • Residential amenity spaces
  • Retail on the ground floor, with a potential fire station, emergency care and art center

The existing garage is a seven-story building with 1,439 spaces. The new development would have eight full levels of parking.

20% of the apartments will be reserved for low-income households equal to or less than 50% of the AMI
and 15% of the project will be reserved for labor households at or below 140% of the AMI; the
the rest of the project will serve residents at market rates.

Completion would take 60 months after developers closed on the property.

The developer is offering a 99-year lease, with lease payments during construction. After completion, the AMP would receive a portion of the net cash flow.

A partnership between Terra Group and Apollo Global Management has filed a competing bid. An MPA committee ranked the Related/ROVR proposal first, according to the Real Deal.

The MPA’s Off Street Parking Board is due to vote on the proposals at a meeting on February 2.

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Utah bill aims to preserve some wheelchair parking spots

As more people have become eligible for disabled parking permits in recent years, a Utah lawmaker hopes a new bill will preserve spaces for those who use wheelchairs. (B. Brown, Shutterstock)

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SALT LAKE CITY — As more people have become eligible for disabled parking permits in recent years, a lawmaker hopes a new bill will save spaces for those who use wheelchairs.

Rep. Jeff Stenquist, R-Draper, says a constituent contacted him to let him know about a problem he’s having trying to park and get in and out of his car with his wheelchair when places for the disabled are exhausted.

The inspired constituent HB213, which would create an additional permit for people in wheelchairs or certain people with walking difficulties only. It would require companies to allocate at least one in six places for the disabled to people who hold this specific permit.

Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, more and more people have become eligible for disabled parking permits.

In Utah, the Motor Vehicle Division offers disabled permits to those with certain disabilities that make them unable to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest; those who need help walking; and those who are limited by lung disease, heart disease, or who need portable oxygen.

“So a lot of times those handicapped parking spaces are taken,” Stenquist said, adding that his constituent often can’t find an accessible place to park.

Amy Webb knows this experience well.

As the mother of a young girl who uses a wheelchair, she has faced stressful times trying to figure out how to keep her daughter safe.

“We’ve had times where, even going to the movies, and there just aren’t any accessible places, let alone a van-accessible place, before COVID,” Webb said.

Sometimes she had to park at a regular spot. When they get back to their car, they hope no one has parked next to them on the ramp side. If they do, that means her daughter has to wait on the road for her to get the space van out.

“I have to make sure she’s not behind a car where someone is going to pull out,” Webb explained.

She noted that not all children can maneuver their wheelchairs on their own, which increases safety concerns.

The family now lives in Ohio but used to live in Provo. She said she sees general concerns about disabled parking spaces and toilet stalls.

“I also think, for me, that one of the biggest issues, in general, is just trying to educate the general public about accessible spaces and the fact that they’re not for you. If you don’t don’t need them, don’t use them,” Webb said.

Often, she will notice that those who don’t have wheelchairs use the wheelchair accessible toilet stalls, and those who have a disability permit but don’t have vans will park in the van spaces.

Compared to regular spaces, all handicapped spaces are wider — not just those accessible to vans, Stenquist noted. Unlike Webb, his constituent can park in any handicapped spot, allowing him to get in and out of his car.

But often, all those spaces will be taken.

In these cases, it will sometimes park at a regular spot that has no other cars parked next to it. But when he gets back to his car, others will have taken the nearby parking spot, which means he doesn’t have enough room to get back into his vehicle.

“And then it’s a real problem because maybe he has to find someone to help him move his car,” Stenquist explained.

He said the intention of the bill is not to force companies to create additional spaces for people with disabilities, but to ensure that they at least hold a space for those who have the most. need. The rest of the places will still be available for those who have other qualifying conditions.

Small businesses with less than six disabled spaces will also need to designate a space for people with a wheelchair accessible permit.

Stenquist said he has received many positive comments from the disability community and has spoken with advocates, as well as experts in disability parking architecture and design, to find the right balance.

A lifelong Utahn, Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking news for

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Portland parking lot reopens with new entrance and exit

Cars pull into the newly reconfigured parking lot at the Portland campus. Nora Devin / Director of photography

By: Meghan Carlisle, Personal editor

On January 18, the University of Southern Maine (USM) opened the newly reconfigured parking lot on the Portland campus.

This new development is an addition to the Portland campus development project. Parking is just part of the project’s mission to completely renovate the USM Portland campus. Additionally, a new Career and Student Success Center, Portland Commons Residence Hall, and a residential quad on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland are in the works.

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Officer Alec Porteous and Associate Vice President of Operations Micheal Hudson developed the plan for the new parking garage.

Hudson said in an email that “The new parking lot will be placed on the surface parking footprint behind Wishcamper. It will have four floors and will contain 504 spaces for automobiles, six spaces for motorcycles and 250 parking spaces for bicycles. Among the car spaces, 58 will be equipped with sockets for recharging an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The number of electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle parking spaces will raise the sustainability bar for parking garages in the Greater Portland area.

According to Hudson, the parking plan is designed to meet parking demand from residents of the new residence hall that will open on the Portland campus in the summer of 2023.

“It will also fill the lost parking void around the demolished Woodbury and Facilities Management buildings. These buildings have been demolished to make way for the new residence hall, new student career and success center, and new green quad, which will collectively serve as the heart of campus,” Hudson said.

The University of Southern Maine parking garage is located at 88 Bedford Street and is attached to the Abromson Community Education Center. The back faces I-295. Major changes have been made to the first and ground floors in preparation for the construction of a new car park, which is expected to begin in early spring. There is a new entrance and exit attached to the construction plans for the new parking garage. All traffic will now enter and exit on Surrenden Street, which is next to Bedford Street. Previously, it was only the entrance to the garage. The other two exits opening to the Wishcamper Center have been closed and sealed.

The new Portland campus parking lot entrance and exit. Nora Devin / Director of photography

By getting rid of the exit by Wishcamper, Hudson said, it’s to allow construction to begin this semester in that area. “There will be excavation, concrete pouring and erection of the building just outside this exit. Knowing that the exit should be closed, USM has set up an alternative exit during the winter break,” Hudson said.

With the new model, the way we navigate the parking lot and traffic is likely to change. All cars will enter the right hand lane on Surrenden Street and there will be two exit lanes right next to it. When entering and exiting the garage, the USM community is advised to proceed slowly in accordance with the new entry/exit door reconfiguration. Traffic is likely to slow during peak hours as people adjust to the new structure of the garage.

When entering the garage in a single lane, all cars will be directed to the right, which will open up to two lanes where the garage entrance doors have been moved. Drivers will need a current parking permit or can tap the screen for a ticket, to enter. As you follow the wayfinding signs, they will direct you either to park at the first level, upper level, and at ground level, or to the new exit doors.

To exit the garage, you will need to return to the side of the building entrance. As the other two exits no longer exist, there is reason to believe that traffic slowdowns will result. There will be two exit lanes on Surrenden St., allowing vehicles to turn right on Bedford St. to Forest Avenue or left on Bedford to Deering Avenue. New wayfinding panels have been added to help students and staff easily navigate the new system. They can be seen hanging from the top of the floors, painted on the ground or a physical sign.

The USM community is responsible for following signage information to avoid confusion or mishaps. There are detailed illustrated guides on the USM Parking Services website to make sure people know exactly where to go. Starting Tuesday, January 18, volunteer assistants will be dispatched throughout the garage during peak hours to help with the transition to the new traffic. This is reported to be in effect for at least a few days.

Regarding pedestrian safety, new crosswalks have been reconfigured in the garage. Staying within these guidelines and obeying the five mph speed limit is when safety will be at its highest. Pedestrians are not permitted to enter or exit through the Portland Parking Garage vehicle entry/exit doors. To enter on foot, you must enter and use the pedestrian lane and crosswalks on Level 1.

The parking lot is a busy area with students. With the ongoing construction of the Portland Campus Development Project, parking will be limited this spring semester. Updated parking areas that do not include the parking garage, in reference to the ongoing construction in Portland, are listed on the Parking Services Website. With the new updates to this parking lot, we hope there will be more parking spaces as USM returns in person.

Hudson also said the biggest changes coming will be the closure of the Wishcamper lot once construction begins there. Some areas will be fenced, including the grass between the existing car park and Bedford Street, against Abrosom. This is to allow storage of construction materials and trailers. “That work will begin during this spring semester,” Hudson said.

According to Hudson, the four-story parking garage will be located just 20 feet from the existing garage. This will provide one-way ground floor access for vehicles from the existing garage to the new garage. Where the main garage entrance will still be on Surrenden Street and the main exit will be on Winslow Street. It will be similar to how it worked last semester.

“However, there will be minor exits and entries in both areas for some users. More information about this traffic flow will be shared with the university community as the project progresses,” Hudson said.

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SEPTA will build a car park near Conshohocken station

The Borough of Conshohocken announced today that SEPTA is committed to moving forward with Phase II improvement plans at Conshohocken Station

The Phase I plan is to build a new station just over Oak Street, which is just uphill from its current location. A vehicular/pedestrian crossing at Oak Street is also added.

The Phase II commitment includes the construction of a 3-level parking garage for the station, in addition to surface parking. In Phase II, the surface parking lot and garage will create 534 parking spaces. The garage will also include ADA-accessible parking and two ground floor elevators. No timeline was included in the announcement. You can consult a document on the car park here.

The garage will be built to allow for future expansion of two additional parking levels and with infrastructure to support the potential future installation of electric vehicle charging spaces.

On this section of the waterfront (above the bridge), there are currently three apartment buildings under construction. Closest to the bridge is unit 304 The Birch at 51 Washington (expected to be completed in fall 2022). Just upriver and adjacent to The Birch is the 276-unit Matson Mill community (expected to be completed in fall 2022). Just across the river along West Elm Street is unit 348,400 West Em Street (expected to be completed in fall 2023).

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Construction of new parking lot displaces students and staff

The surprisingly good weather for a Wyoming winter means that Sampson Construction and the construction of the Ivinson parking garage continue to stay on track. (Photo by L. Hoffman.)

Students and staff are torn between frustration and excitement over the new Ivinson parking garage.

“I’m really looking forward to finding good parking options on campus,” said Miranda Perry, a journalism student. “This will ease the frustration we all feel when paying for parking permits,”

With a unique position as a student and employee, Perry describes how limited parking availability disrupts both her school and work schedule.

“Last semester I had to plan things around the parking lot,” Perry said, “I have to avoid setting up meetings or appointments that require me to leave [work] in the afternoon.”

Perry notes that the University of Wyoming has not announced to students and staff the closings of grounds and parking spaces.

“Recently, I found out that some co-workers didn’t realize that some parking lots had been redesignated,” Perry said. “I don’t think it was communicated very well that there were more parking options.”

“Behind the Ag building they put in some new green space, which was confusing because there are specific requirements for green space,” Perry said. “They could have used it as a temporary parking space while they started other construction projects.”

With the combination of parking issues and mass construction, students and staff are experiencing a new disconnect.

“That’s what people at other universities struggle with, and it was something different when I came to UW,” Perry said. “There was this open space and a sense of movement. Looks like a bit of that has been lost recently.

Keeping construction projects on track has also proven difficult.

“Construction of a concrete structure at 7,200 feet during the winter always poses the problem of weather conditions,” said Jennifer Coast, deputy director of Capital Construction and Safety. “Sampson Construction is responsible for temporary heating and has built several parking lots in the Rockies.”

The university expects the parking garage to alleviate on-campus parking issues when complete.

“Parking has always been in high demand at UW,” said Paul Kunkel, director of transportation services at UW. “The campus community is thrilled with this addition of a multi-level parking structure near the heart of campus.”

The new three-level structure will be a mix between short-term parking and permit parking during regular UW hours

This contradicts some students’ hopes of free parking on Ivinson for better access to places like The Union and Guthrie House.

“Ivinson’s ground was nice to get to for Reece Hall, and nothing really came together to replace him,” Perry said.

“There hasn’t been student parking near Gutherie House in the past, so the current situation is really nothing new,” Kunkel said. “The parking lots east of Union and west of the Cooper lot both had available capacity when the Ivinson lot closed in October.”

With the Ivinson car park well underway and the possible approval of more car parks in the future, students and staff are concerned about which locations will be affected and how their access to campus will be adjusted.

“I know the faculty don’t use ‘A’ parking permits because it’s not worth it because depending on where you work on campus there are a lot of ‘death zones’ for parking,” Perry said.


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Application for new St. Jude parking garage denied – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – A request from ALSAC, the fundraising and outreach organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to build a controversial new seven-story parking lot on the northeast corner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. ‘AW Willis and of Third St. was refused.

The Memphis Shelby County Board of Adjustment vote came Wednesday afternoon, dashing ALSAC’s hopes for the structure.

ALSAC sent FOX13 the following statement, indicating that they will continue to work on parking arrangements for a growing workforce.

“We appreciate that the Board of Adjustment is evaluating our proposal today, although we are disappointed with the outcome as it may negatively impact our planned missionary expansion. We will continue to explore our options to expand our campus, including returning to the adjustment board in a timely manner as we have major new construction planned on the west side of campus and the Pinch District and require additional parking to accommodate our growing workforce. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC, the fundraising and outreach organization for St. Jude, have created more than 1,200 jobs over the past six years and will likely create about 1,800 more jobs in the over the next six years. This growth will allow us to advance research and life-saving treatments for children around the world and continue to create new opportunities. local investment and employment units.

The decision to deny the new parking garage, which would have approximately 1,500 parking spaces, comes after residents of the Greenlaw and Uptown communities voiced their opposition to the construction of the seven-story garage.

RELATED: Residents voice opposition to proposed parking lot near St. Jude

These community members said the garage would go against the Memphis 3.0 plan developed by St. Jude, the City of Memphis and residents, that the garage would disrupt the beautiful green space in the community where the garage was to be built. and that it would serve traffic better to build it on Danny Thomas where it was originally planned to go.

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The former “Ashland Oil” building will become a convention center and parking lot

ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) — Ashland’s downtown skyline might look a little different in the coming months, as efforts are underway to tear down a seven-story building in the heart of downtown.

13 News took a look inside the structure on Wednesday. City officials say it won’t be an easy task to demolish the building, which was once the “Ashland Oil” building on Winchester Avenue; however, officials say what they put in its place will be important to the town of Ashland.

“What you see is the old Ashland Oil building. We took possession of this building a few years ago for almost a dollar,” says Michael Graese, City Manager of Ashland, Kentucky.

The last tenants moved here in October 2012, and now the city wants to bring it down, effectively tearing down the old one and replacing it with a new convention center and parking lot.

“I think everything we do, for Ashland, we have to think about the future and it should make money for us,” says Clarinda Falcone, who lives in Ashland.

This is the purpose of the convention center and garage, but first the seven-story building must be demolished.

During what could be one of the last looks at the interior, officials explain how it won’t be an easy task.

Experts say that to demolish a building of this size, they have to collapse it from the inside floor by floor – and there are special considerations they have to put in place because of the asbestos risk to the public.

“We’ll block off the sidewalk portion of Winchester Avenue, and we’ll also block off the full width of 14th Street, and then the alley that’s at the back of the building, so that will be our controlled area for the project. There will be monitoring outside the building within this perimeter to assess the amount of asbestos that may become a particulate in the air,” says Steven Cole, Ashland City Engineer.

In addition to this, they will need to monitor ground vibrations as the demolition proceeds, so that old structures in the area are not damaged in the process.

Sharon Furches, who works across the street and suffers from asthma, says she will likely choose to work remotely when the day comes.

“I think the city is doing a good job of letting us know the possibilities, the dangers, so if we know it’s going to happen these days, or during this time, we can make plans…” Furches said.

The contract to dismantle it is just under $2.5 million; Additionally, the city is working to secure a $1 million abandoned mining lands grant to be used for the engineering and design of this project.

According to Cole, if all goes according to plan at city commission meetings on Thursday and Friday, there could be construction activity in the downtown area as early as 60 to 90 days last Friday.

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Proposal Denied for St. Jude Parking Lot

Neighbors objected to the planned structure, citing traffic hazards on nearby residential streets, but St. Jude said it needed parking for future employees.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – New parking for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Uptown neighborhood will have to wait.

The Memphis-Shelby County Board of Adjustment rejected the latest proposal.

Neighbors objected to the planned structure, citing traffic hazards on nearby residential streets, but St. Jude said it needed parking for future employees.

St. Jude, however, is not giving up. A spokeswoman said the proposal rejected on Wednesday had already been revised, addressing concerns from neighbors.

You can read the full statement from ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, below:

“We appreciate that the Board of Adjustment is evaluating our proposal today, although we are disappointed with the outcome as it may negatively impact our planned missionary expansion. We will continue to explore our options to expand our campus, including the return to the Board of Adjustment at the appropriate time, as we have planned major new construction on the west side of campus and the Pinch District and require additional parking to accommodate our growing staff. St. Jude and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, have created more than 1,200 jobs over the past six years, and likely about 1,800 more jobs over the next six years. growth will allow us to advance research and life-saving treatments for children around the world and continue to create new opportunities locally es of investment and employment.”

Parks Not Parking 901 released the following statement on the decision:

“Residents and supporters of Greenlaw/Uptown applaud yesterday’s decision by the Board of Adjustment to reject ALSAC/St. Jude’s proposed plan to build a 7-level parking lot on green space in our neighborhood. Thanks to this advice for listening to our concerns and setting high expectations for how organizations should engage with community stakeholders when developing large-scale plans that impact quality of life and means livelihood of thousands of people in the city every day. We also expect ALSAC/St. Jude to consider a more thoughtful approach to its growth that will improve both the campus and the surrounding communities.

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Vienna approves funding for the design of the new Patrick Henry Library and car park

Vienna will contribute to the financing of the construction project of a modernized Patrick Henry library and a parking garage.

Vienna City Council passed a motion yesterday (Monday) to pay Fairfax County $663,000 to have RRMM Architects design a new library and parking structure.

The city and county agreed in 2020 to partner in the demolition and construction project, splitting the costs. A development agreement caps the city’s design costs at $850,000 (or 30% of design costs) and 19% of construction costs, not to exceed $4,200,000.

“At the end of the day, we get a new library, which Fairfax County pays for, and we get parking, which we pay for,” councilman Chuck Anderson said at the town meeting yesterday (Monday). “It’s actually not a bad deal.”

While parking will be reserved for library purposes during the day, the garage will have a total of 209 spaces available to the general public for non-library-related uses when the library is closed, according to Anderson.

The project involves replacing the 13,800 square foot building, which was last renovated in 1995, with a 21,000 square foot library, creating a modern branch with a larger children’s section that could be ready for use. here 2024.

Andrew Jinks, a city transportation engineer, helped the city partner with the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to provide $2.3 million.

City spokeswoman Karen Thayer said the amount was considered part of the city’s share of the project and that it was still working with NVTA to develop a transportation option from the library to DC.

The fixed construction cost of the project is $17.2 million. Voters approved a referendum on $90 million bonds in 2020 for four library projects, including $23 million for Patrick Henry.

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Work begins to increase parking spaces at Radcliffe Metrolink station

Commuters at Radcliffe Metrolink station are warned that the car park is closed because

A new temporary car park has been opened nearby.

It comes as the car park at Whitefield Metrolink station reopens after creating an additional 120 spaces.

Radcliffe will be closed to users other than blue badge holders following the last tram departure yesterday and work to install a new car park, increasing capacity from 369 to 480 spaces, is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

The drop zone will remain open at Radcliffe and blue badge spaces will still be available at this facility during construction.

Other motorists will be redirected to the temporary 250-space site, already set up above the road and accessible via Spring Lane.

Chris Barnes, Projects Group Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have completed the work required to provide 123 additional parking spaces at the Whitefield Metrolink stop. This additional capacity will allow more people to access the Metrolink network and use public transport as part of their overall journey.

“We are also very pleased to continue the ongoing Park & ​​Ride expansion work at the Radcliffe stop. The preparatory operations that we have undertaken so far have gone well and we now look forward to taking the work forward in earnest, after the closure of the main facility.

“We ask anyone wishing to park near the Radcliffe stop to proceed to the alternative site opposite the entrance to the existing Radcliffe Park & ​​Ride facility for the duration of the construction work.” For more information regarding the car park expansion works, please visit the TfGM website at:

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Delhi: New parking spaces at GK, Lajpat, Nizamuddin, Punjabi Bagh coming soon

Mayor Mukesh Suryan said on Monday that the civic body had identified spaces in Janakpuri and Club Road, Punjabi Bagh, to construct fully automated multi-level car parks.

According to a 2017 government report, the number of registered vehicles in the nation’s capital has crossed the crore mark. (Image: PTI)

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Mukesh Suryan said on Monday that the civic body had identified spaces in Janakpuri and Club Road, Punjabi Bagh, to construct fully automated multi-level car parks.

Work on the parking lot that can accommodate 238 cars at GK-2 market, 81 cars at Amar Colony-Lajpat Nagar and 225 cars near the cremation center at Punjabi Bagh has also started.

Mayor Mukesh Suryan said, “A space to construct multi-level car parks has been identified at Punjabi Bagh Club Road and Janakpuri. Construction of a parking lot with a capacity of 399 cars at GK-1 market and another parking lot with a capacity of 86 cars at Nizamuddin is in full swing.”

He also said that the SDMC has tried to strengthen the parking system in all areas and more spaces will be identified to build modern parking lots in the future.

According to a 2017 government report, the number of registered vehicles in the nation’s capital has crossed the crore mark.

Delhi government transport department data puts the total number of registered vehicles at 1,05,67,712. There are 31,72,842 registered cars in the city. The numbers have increased several since then.

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New parking spaces at GK, Lajpat, Nizamuddin, Punjabi Bagh coming soon

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation would construct several new parking facilities near Gk-1 Market, Nizamuddin, Gk-2 Market, Amar Settlement, Lajpat Nagar and Punjabi Bagh, Mayor Mukesh Suryan said on Tuesday.

He said space to construct multi-level car parks had been identified at Punjabi Bagh Club Road and Janakpuri.

Suryan also said that the construction of a parking lot with a capacity of 399 cars at GK-1 market and another parking lot with a capacity of 86 cars at Nizamuddin are in full swing.

Work on the parking lot that can accommodate 238 cars at GK-2 market, 81 cars at Amar Colony-Lajpat Nagar and 225 cars near the cremation center at Punjabi Bagh has also started.

According to a 2017 government report, the number of registered vehicles in the nation’s capital has crossed the crore mark.

Delhi government transport department data puts the total number of registered vehicles at 1,05,67,712. There are 31,72,842 registered cars in the city. The numbers have increased several since then.

Suryan said that currently, fully automated multi-level car parks are operational at Green Park with a capacity of 136 cars, Lajpat Nagar-3 with a capacity of 246 cars and Adhchini Village with a capacity of 246 cars. a capacity of 56 cars.

He also said that the SDMC has tried to strengthen the parking system in all areas and more spaces will be identified to build modern parking lots in the future.

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Why Salisbury has too many parking spaces

The Journal reported on January 13 that 61.9% of online respondents to the Salisbury Neighborhood Development Plan consultation opposed plans for housing in the Brown Street car park.

The intention was always, when the five Park and Ride locations opened, to reduce downtown parking.

However, this plan was never implemented, instead the long-term car parks were replaced with short-term car parks, which led to more traffic movements in the city and a failure of the Park and Ride to achieve the traffic reduction for which it was intended.

We are now left with a city that has far too many parking spaces taking up valuable space, an underutilized park and ride, congested streets and poor air quality.

For the past 20 years the intention has remained for Brown Street and Salt Lane car parks to be redeveloped for housing and other commercial uses, but once again Salisbury residents have opposed any restrictions their right to drive and park where they want. and in this they are supported by some of our elected councillors, including the head of the Departmental Council.

I cannot agree with Cllr Clewer’s statement that removing parking on Brown Street would increase travel times and carbon emissions for those who live on the south side of town.

The Culver Street car park is in need of refurbishment, it is directly accessible from the Ring Road and would avoid congestion on Exeter Street which causes poor air quality for residents and schoolchildren along this busy road.

When will Salisbury follow the example of many other cities in this country and move towards streets for people not cars and encourage active travel and public transport for the benefit of all?

We seemed to be heading in the right direction with the central area setting and the friendly streets, both approved by our elected councils, but abandoned due to strident objectors.

Councilors react to the wishes of voters so let’s make our voice heard, the neighborhood plan is that opportunity, we all have a right to clean air and safe streets, if not with more and more housing generating more car journeys, Salisbury is heading for disaster.

Pam Rouquette


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Executives plan to repaint parking lot in downtown Fort Myers


If you’ve been to downtown Fort Myers, you’ve probably seen the bright pink parking lot. But now city leaders are considering repainting it.

Many visitors, even those who frequent downtown, say they don’t mind the bright colors. In fact, people say it reminds them of Florida and helps them and their guests find parking.

Is it pink? Is it coral? Is it salmon? Either way, the brightly colored parking structure in downtown Fort Yers could do with a makeover.

Ilia Ferrand lives in Lee County. “I think it looks good. It’s really a hallmark of Fort Myers,” Ferrand said.

The Fort Myers City Council chose the bright color for the garage. But now the council has decided to accept the offers for the painters.

However, some people like the color as it is. Jack Stoltman also lives in Lee County. “It matches the sky so well. And it’s like such a Florida color,” Stoltman said.

Lee County resident Chris Pulkrabek said, “They can’t change the pink garage. It’s… It’s emblematic here.

Some even see it as a trademark of Fort Myers. “We need to leave it as it is, so we can find it. When we leave, we want to know where we are going. But we can tell by the pink building where we park,” Sue Hielscher said.

Bonnie Daigle agrees. “It must stay pink,” said Daigle.

But some have suggestions of what the new color might be. “In combination with a hotel, an advertisement with all the new businesses they have around, kind of like a color palette,” Ferrand said.

It could be an expensive new paint job costing between $70,000 and $80,000. And the interior of the City of Palms parking structure would also receive a paint update if the Fort Myers City Council approves the project.

However, residents say the parking garage needs more than just a paint job. “The structural upgrades are not…not just a paint job,” said John Ruyman.

Even though the council receives offers, Councilor Liston Bochette says the city still has to decide if spending the money is worth it. The need is based on other ongoing parking and road construction projects.

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DU faces an acute parking space management problem

Dhaka’s century-old university has a lot of problems; shortage of dormitories for students, housing for teachers, poor water supply and waste management. Add parking problems to the list.

Cars, motorbikes and bicycles, parked on the road in front of and around the arts building, are a common scenario. Without officially designated spaces, many are forced to park their vehicles haphazardly, UNB reports.

“Usually the university administration doesn’t allow us to park here, but exceptions are made for special guests and visitors,” said driver Abu Hanif, who parked his car in front of the building. Arts.

Asked about car parking at Shadow, a corridor next to the arts building where a space is reserved for parking, Abu Hanif said the space was too small to accommodate the growing number of vehicles.

Another driver, Saiff Kader, said: “It’s a decent space for us to park here. But the university administration does not allow us to stay here long.

“Sometimes they also file complaints,” he added.

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However, it should be mentioned that only 15 cars can be parked in the shade at a time and this is the only parking area in the Faculty of Arts. In addition, Shadow is reserved for teachers’ vehicles. And there is no parking area for student and tutor vehicles.

On the other hand, the parking lots of the Faculty of Business Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Institute of Business Administration and the Faculty of Science are a bit different.

The Faculty of Commerce has two parking lots, one for teachers and the other for students. Most of the time, in the faculties of commerce, the vehicles are systematically parked.

Meanwhile, the Faculty of Social Sciences has its parking lot in its basement but the facilities are not sufficient.

Also, University vehicles to transport students, teachers and staff can be seen parked on the road on Mall Chattor and on the north side of the Jagannath Hall Playground.

Due to the lack of proper parking facilities, parking anywhere on campus has become a problem not only in the academic parts of campus, but also in dormitories and in the central library.

Bicycles and motorbikes are seen parked in hallways and lobby passageways as there is no allocated space for parking.

In addition, the facade of the libraries is cluttered with student bicycles and motorbikes.

The suffering of students

Anis Hossen, a 2nd year student in the Department of Management Information Systems, said, “Sometimes it looks like the whole campus is a parking zone, because you can see cars, motorbikes and buses are parked. anywhere on campus.”

Imon Hasan, a 2nd year student in the Tourism and Hospitality Management department, regretted that the campus has become a highway where there is no one to monitor the parking of vehicles.

“I’ve never seen the front of the Teacher-Student Center (TSC) area empty. I don’t know when it turned into a rickshaw stand!” he added.

Students cannot navigate campus roads easily due to unauthorized parking and excessive traffic from outside vehicles, the students said.

What the relevant authorities say

“We do our best to maintain discipline but we also have to be human. We have to admit that we don’t have enough space to park but we have to park our cars, buses and other vehicles,” the vice said. -Chancellor (Admin) Pr Dr Abdus Samad.

“Also, foreign vehicles such as secretarial cars are parked on campus. We all know that public transport should not be allowed on campus, but we have to allow it because it is a problem. national.” he added.

He also said, “Before making a difficult decision, we should think twice about our ability.”

“This issue will take a long time to resolve. We have to deal with this parking issue until the ‘Master Plan’ is implemented,” Prof Samad added.

Professor DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said: “Whenever we see cars in a no-parking zone, we chase them away”,

Shafiqur Rahman, one of the managers of the university’s transport management office, said: “Actually, we don’t have enough space to park, even though we have a total of 23 vehicles at our disposal. .”

When contacted, the University of Dhaka property manager, Fatema Binte Mustafa, refused to speak by mobile phone about the matter.

Master plan to improve parking

Apart from the new high-rise university buildings, the Tk 90 billion master plan, marking the university’s 100th anniversary, includes the development of transport services with parking facilities. It also contains new roads with bike lanes and overpasses.

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NCC Board of Directors Discusses New Hospital Parking Garage and Sixth Ottawa River Crossing

A draft report, released last October, concluded that easing truck traffic congestion downtown would require more than a sixth pass.

The first public meeting of the year of the National Capital Commission’s Board of Directors will include discussions on two contentious issues concerning the future of Ottawa.

The meeting will discuss the schematic design of the parking structure for the new Ottawa Civic Hospital and its rooftop park, which is planned to be built on part of Queen Juliana Park – adjacent to the Trillium line of the O- Train, between Carling Avenue and Dows Lake.

The plans for the hospital and its car park have angered some residents to the point of organizing protests against its construction.

Construction plans would see the parking structure built first, providing parking space for the many construction workers who will build the hospital.

The second important item on the agenda of the NCC Board of Directors is a report on interprovincial crossings, which deals with a possible sixth crossing between Ottawa and Gatineau.

A draft report, released last October, concluded that easing truck traffic congestion downtown would require more than a sixth pass.

“Analysis shows that new crossings could divert up to 15% of heavy truck travel from the core area; however, the remaining demand would still have impacts on the core area that should be mitigated,” the report said.

The councilman whose ward sees much of this heavy truck traffic says the report doesn’t go far enough to address the problem in his ward, or the negative effects of truck traffic on its residents.

“(T)ruck traffic that affects the safety and quality of life of Lowertown and Sandy Shore communities must be resolved once and for all,” wrote Councilor Mathieu Fleury, in a brief to the NCC Board of Directors.

“Right now the focus is on evaluating potential solutions – it’s time for a finished solution, not an endless study,” he added.

Fleury also says the study relies on outdated traffic data, from 2007 and 2011, and does not take into account the pandemic-induced shift to working from home.

The first public meeting of the NCC Board of Directors in 2022 will be followed by an in camera session in the afternoon.

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A giant, luminous octopus takes over the parking lot in the city center


One of the largest works of public art ever erected in greater Lansing has quietly crept into the heart of downtown in the final weeks of 2021.

An undulating ribbon of anodized aluminum hundreds of feet long, designed by St. Johns artist Ivan Iler of Netflix “Metal Masters” fame, now spans the colossal west and north faces Capitol Avenue parking ramp between Shiawassee and Ionia streets.

At night, hundreds of LED lights embedded in the aluminum flash in programmed patterns, as if a phosphorescent octopus has taken over the garage for good.

City officials say the unnamed sculpture is meant to distract from the raw concrete brutalism of the huge ramp, built in 1972 in the widely despised style named after raw concrete, or concrete slabs crude cast in place.

“It’s brutal, for sure,” said director of economic development and planning Brian McGrain. “The name speaks for itself.”

Chad Gamble, the city’s parking manager when the project was conceived three years ago, called the garage “monstrous.”

“It breaks up downtown,” Gamble said.

But the artist is not one of the haters.

“There are some very beautiful things about brutalism,” Iler said. “I wanted to contrast with them rather than hide them.”

The Greater Lansing Arts Council and city officials chose Iler’s vision over several competing designs.

“The ramp has all these beautiful architectural lines and a really amazing shape,” Iler said. “He has a simple beauty. At the same time, it’s a lot of straight edges and a lot of straight lines. My thought was to add a more natural element to it.

Iler’s organic vision dovetailed with Lansing’s multi-year, $7 million bond-funded effort to renovate the three downtown parking structures and make them more welcoming to residents and visitors.

Iler already had several huge sculptures to his credit, including a 25-foot-tall leaping fish installed at Baldwin in 2018, billed as the “world’s largest brown trout sculpture” (beating the previous record holder in New York by a few feet). Zealand), and “Portrait of a Dreamer”, also known as “The Gearbox”, a 15-foot-tall bust of a man with gears extending a further 20 feet from his skull above Museum Drive in downtown Lansing.

Iler has just started work on a new sculpture, ‘Bridge Between Banks’, after winning a competition to design the first public sculpture to be installed at Dimondale in December.

But the Capital Avenue octopus is by far the greatest thing he’s ever worked on.

The obvious choice for material was aluminum, which is light (about a third the weight of stainless steel), corrosion resistant and good at reflecting light. It also stands out well, even during the day, when layered on raw concrete.

“The beauty is in the contrast between the two,” Iler said. “We’re not trying to hide either; only to show one using the other.

Iler appreciated the pure geometric shapes of the ramp even more when a colleague created a 3D computer model that he could manipulate.

“I could fly around it like I was Peter Pan, able to look in any direction, from any angle,” he said. “I went over there and took pictures, but realized I wasn’t going to get what I needed out of it.”

He liked to work within the confines of the site.

“It’s the first I’ve ever done that’s been integrated into a building,” he said. “Sometimes having constraints can drive creativity. Without this building, I would never have designed something like this.

Gamble, project manager for the now-retired parking lot renovations, said he was inspired by recent improvements to the campus of nearby Lansing Community College, where former LCC president Brent Knight launched an all-out assault on the brutalist look of campus.

“I had the honor of riding around campus in Dr. Knight’s golf cart, and that was the seed,” Gamble said. Knight added dozens of sculptures, panels, flowerbeds, trees, shrubs and a clock tower, splashing the raw 70s concrete with light and color at every turn.

Gamble pointed out a factor that most people don’t consider when thinking about a parking garage.

“From a visitor perspective, it’s the first and last thing people will see when they come to downtown,” he said.

It took a statewide team of engineers and makers, and numerous Zoom meetings, to bring Iler’s design to life.

Engineers at Walker Consultants, based in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, transformed the design into three dimensions.

“We had electrical engineers looking at configurations and power consumptions, making sure we could power everything,” Gamble said. “You don’t normally think of putting a sculpture on the side of a building.”

The octopus came to life, section by section, in the Detroit workshop of America’s Green Line, an LED lighting company based under the direction of Aaron Mohr.

The lights are about 5 feet apart and the foil tape varies in width from about eight to 14 inches.

“It has to look good when you look at it from the front, but also if you look at it from an angle,” Iler said. “I needed to make it wider and thinner to give it a feeling of fluidity and movement as you walk past it.”

Chris Revis of Detroit and Grand Rapids-based Ram Construction called the sculpture a “descent tape.”

“I’m in the concrete business and I’ve never worked on anything like this,” Revis said. “It was fascinating to see everything come to fruition, from a scratch drawing on a piece of paper to seeing the side of a building. It was a very special project.”

“It was good, like a team effort,” Iler said.

Late in the fall, Revis, McGrain, Iler, and other major players converged in Detroit to view the finished sections and give the go-ahead for delivery to Lansing.

The sculpture was secured to the garage with approximately 500 Tapcon carbon steel screws of the same type that you might use to mount shelves to your cement basement wall.

Revis said the design only needed “a few tweaks here and there” as it goes. The biggest issue the team faced was negotiating the supply chain delays that occurred in the second half of 2021.

“I think it will leave a lasting impression on a lot of people,” he said.

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Some Downtown Boise Parking Permit Prices May Rise


A car parks in the Ninth and Main parking lot in downtown Boise. It is one of Boise’s busiest parking lots, and usage has recently returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, downtown Boise parking lot usage is finally close to where it was at the start of 2020.

Increased usage means parking rates may soon increase.

But don’t sweat yet. The hourly rate will remain at $3 and the first hour will always be free. The proposal from staff at Capital City Development Corp., Boise’s urban renewal agency, which owns and operates the six downtown ParkBoi garages, is primarily for monthly permits.

The proposal, which was presented to the agency’s board on Tuesday, includes a price increase of 5% to 10% for most monthly permits. At the Ninth and Main garage and the Capitol and Main garage – the two busiest parking garages in ParkBoi – the monthly permit rate would increase by 9%, from $175 per month to $190 per month. In these two garages, the hourly maximum on weekdays would increase from $15 to $20.

The monthly permit price for the 11th and front garage would increase by 25% from $100 to $125, but would still be the lowest priced permit available. Any other proposed increase in permit rate is 10% or less.

The proposal includes increasing the weekend daily maximum at all garages to $8 from $6.

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This table shows the proposed price increases for ParkBoi Monthly Garage Permits. The Ninth and Main Garage and the Capitol and Main Garage are the two busiest in ParkBoi. Now that usage is back to pre-pandemic levels, the CCDC is considering raising parking prices. CCDC

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This table outlines the proposed parking rate increases for ParkBoi parking garages in downtown Boise. The weekday maximum for hourly users could increase at ParkBoi’s two busiest garages. Utilization of these two garages (Ninth and Main Garage and Capitol and Main Garage) has exceeded pre-pandemic levels in recent months. CCDC

Potential price increases are expected to be reviewed by the board on March 14. The agency plans to launch an online survey this week at and keep it open until February 28. It also plans to inform customers and publish a public notice. before the March 14 meeting. If the rate increases are approved, they will take effect on May 1.

“We’re trying to employ demand-based pricing,” Parking and Mobility Manager Matt Edmond said during Tuesday’s meeting. “We like to say in the business world (that) parking can be convenient, cheap and/or available, but it can’t be all three. You basically have to choose two. Thus, the goal of rate adjustments is generally to target higher rates to maintain availability at these high-demand facilities and to direct some of that demand to areas where availability is generally not an issue.

The increases would also offset rising operating and maintenance costs and help pay for parking and mobility initiatives to improve the customer experience, Edmond said.

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Rates for monthly users of two of downtown Boise’s most popular parking garages, including the one at 9th and Main streets, could increase in May 2022 if proposed increases are approved by the Boise Board of Directors. municipal agency that operates the garages. David Stats [email protected]

Part of Edmond’s explanation for the price increases was to find a way to keep people away from the two most popular garages. The Ninth and Main Garage and the Capitol and Main Garages have filled up recently while other garages have more space available.

“Maximum daily users could potentially displace these people coming downtown for a very short period of time,” Edmond said.

From November 2019 to February 2020, the Ninth and Main Garage reached a peak occupancy rate of 89.4%. In November and December 2021, the garage was at 86%.

At the Capitol and main garage, peak occupancy hit 84.4% before the pandemic, down from 93.9% in the past two months.

A parking facility is generally considered to be at full capacity when 85% or more of its spaces are occupied, according to the agency.

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This graph shows ParkBoi garage usage in downtown Boise each month from December 2019 through December 2021. After a steep decline at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, usage has returned to pre-COVID levels. pandemic in recent months. CCDC

The new proposal also provides an option for employers to pay for a number of parking spaces at any given time rather than a number of permits for individual users. Edmond said this is based on companies adopting hybrid models in which employees work from home part-time and in the office part-time. For example, instead of paying for 50 permits, an employer could pay for 25 places.

Edmond said his department was considering rate increases before March 2020, but those plans were “rendered moot” when the pandemic hit and garage usage plummeted.

The recovery has been slow, but agency statistics show that demand is about to return. Hourly revenue is around 80-85% where it was before the pandemic and overall garage inflows are around 90-95%. At the two busiest garages, usage exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 1% to 2%, Edmond said.

“It’s great to see our numbers are back,” said CCDC Board Chair Dana Zuckerman. “I hope this means businesses in downtown Boise are doing well. That’s what I read here.

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This graph shows usage at ParkBoi’s Ninth and Main garage and Capitol and Main garage in downtown Boise. Usage in recent months has exceeded pre-pandemic levels. These are the two busiest garages in ParkBoi. CCDC

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The residential area of ​​the city of Laois will share parking lots with buyers

A residential square in a town in Laois will see some of its private parking spaces shared with the public, to boost local businesses.

Jessop Court in Portlaoise with 15 houses opens onto the Hynds Square shopping area.

Four of its parking spaces must now be allocated to the public, but only at certain times.

Shoppers will be able to use the spaces between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, so that the people who live there can find their spaces in the evening and on weekends.

Portlaoise Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald welcomed the decision by Laois County Council, but she wants more public spaces to be provided.

“I see that as a good start. I sincerely believe there could be more. The fact that we’re going to bring the manager in now, could he do a monthly survey and take pictures and then judge him? is a core area in Portlaoise,” she said.

She spoke at the January meeting of the Municipal District of Portlaoise, where she tabled a motion asking for an update on Jessop Court and Hynds Square.

The board gave the following response.

“Revised car parking arrangements at Jessop Court have been drawn up whereby, Monday to Friday (9am to 4.30pm), four car parking spaces will be made available to the general public subject to parking charges and Time restrictions apply in Portlaoise town centre. Outside of these hours, parking is restricted to local residents only.

Portlaoise City Manager Simon Walton said the decision was based on investigations by traffic officers and four spaces were “very conservative”.

He said there could be more space available, but the goal is not to disrupt residents while supporting local businesses.

Meanwhile, Hynds Square is getting an outdoor canopy to sit in, with services director Simon Walton explaining in more detail.

“We have received a grant of €140,000 from Fáilte Ireland for outdoor furniture. Hynds Square has been identified for the supply of a stretched awning and additional lighting. It is being acquired. It will be similar to the canopy of the Abbeyleix library.

“We are at the mercy of the contractors, but it will definitely be completed in the first half of this year,” he said.

Cllr Fitzgerald asking him to extend the new Main Street paving to Hynds Square. Mr Walton said that “optimistically it would be the end of 2022”.

“Hynds Square is a really lovely place in Portlaoise, a central area. If people can sit down and have their coffee or their ice cream, that will be great for downtown,” she said.

Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has in the past reported residents’ concerns.

“They’re wedged between commercial and residential areas. If you live in that square, you could be paying €1,200 a month in rent and not be able to park,” she said.

Parking problems have persisted for 20 years since the construction of Jessop Court and Hynds Square. Residents had complained about shoppers parking in their private spaces or blocking them off, but shoppers had complained about receiving parking fines and wanting spaces for public use. Laois County Council took over Jessop Court in January 2020, pledging to review parking.

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Parking spaces should be located away from homes to discourage their use, says Oireachtas

Parking spaces should be located away from homes to encourage people to abandon their cars, an Oireachtas committee heard.

The Oireachtas housing committee met on Tuesday to discuss the issue of urban regeneration, with Dr Cathal FitzGerald, senior analyst at the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), saying regeneration was only possible with the availability of transport.

“Transport oriented development means locating higher density housing, typically more than 50 housing units per hectare, within 400m to 800m of a transport stop.

“This transport stop is usually a light rail or a dedicated bus lane serving Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Thus, more homes are within walking or cycling distance of public transport. This transport should be of high quality, high frequency and be integrated into a network.

Transport-oriented development also means actively discouraging car use and ownership, by reducing the availability of parking spaces or locating parking away from dwellings, in garages on the outskirts of development.”

Fianna Fáil Dublin North-West TD Paul McAuliffe told the meeting that towns in his constituency – Finglas, Ballymun and Santry – were at risk of being left behind as they are “sandwiched” between two local authorities and much of the proposed development is too intense.

Dr Sarah Rock of TU Dublin told the meeting there was a need to make any development walkable.

She said that in regeneration, “there tends to be a rush for other modes of transportation,” but if areas, especially older areas, aren’t passable, they won’t succeed.

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin asked witnesses for models that could avoid delays in the implementation of public transport projects. He said more needed to be done to ensure the transport project planning process was less divisive and received more input.

Dr Lorraine D’Arcy of TU Dublin told Mr Ó Broin that the Irish transport system was “fundamentally journey-based”, meaning there is a political bias in favor of this form of travel. She said more should be done to promote “all-day travel”.

Conn Donovan of the Cork Cycling Campaign told the committee that housing development should not be used to justify more road infrastructure. He said if communities are expected to do 70-80% of their trips without a private car, they shouldn’t be “high-speed” environments.

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Community loses public art as downtown Binghamton parking lot demolition continues

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — As the demolition of the parking garage on Water Street in downtown Binghamton continues, community members are mourning the lack of public art.

“It’s a loss,” said Mark Bowers, Board Member of the Department of Public Art. “Between art, music and food, I think those are the things that connect people the most, and the whole philosophy behind the creation of the art department was to engage the public in art.”

Bowers said several murals were taken down with the structure, which include a piece of Binghamton history.

“So much planning, work and artistry went into creating the murals – especially those in the Water Street car park,” he said. “We were trying to interpret some of the history of this site because of the things that were on State St. at the turn of the century and the beginning of the 20th century.”

According to Bowers, about 15 people participated in the projects throughout the garage, and their only memories of those rooms now are through photographs.

“From our perspective of making public art, there is always the risk that the murals will be damaged or lost, and the fact that so many people have been involved in it – each of these individual people is affected,” said said Bowers.

However, despite the loss of these historic pieces, the Public Art Council is moving forward.

“It’s a very creative field with a lot of creative people. Its history is one of creativity and innovation and those are some of the things that we try to embody in the art that we’ve done in public,” Bowers said.

Bowers said the council is in discussions and may possibly recreate some of the murals that were in the parking lot in the future.

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“Until we have an idea of ​​what it might cost, where it might be built, and what it might yield, it’s impossible to know if this should be a priority among our infrastructure needs,” wrote Gillian in a message to residents and owners on Friday. . “As always, we’ll get the facts first.”

Ten years ago in Atlantic City, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority spent about $30 million on a parking lot near the commercial area of ​​this complex, which included rental spaces and charging stations for electric vehicles.

The potential cost will be an important consideration, Levchuk said. The same will apply to the impact on the neighbors of the chosen site. He said the city is in good financial shape, citing an administration proposal for a multimillion-dollar public safety building.

Reaching consensus on a new headquarters for the police department and completing that project is the priority, Levchuk said Tuesday, but he added that a long-term solution to the parking problem is also important.

“We’re a destination tourist island, and people are driving here,” Levchuk said.

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There are several municipal parking lots near the boardwalk, as well as downtown parking lots.

“The only place to go is upstairs,” Levchuk said. At the same time, he said, the city should not plan for a structure that is too tall, in order to reduce the potential impact on neighborhoods. In the long term, it’s open to building more than one garage, Levchuk said, but added the city should start with one, placed to have the biggest impact.

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Columbia Begins Safety Upgrades at Fifth and Walnut Parking Lot

Construction began last week on stronger security barriers on the upper level of Columbia’s Fifth and Walnut municipal parking lot.

Calls for improved safety in the garage were rekindled after a suicide in September.

The city launched an expedited bidding process the same day as the suicide after Columbia City Council cleared the bidding in July.

The reason for the delay between the $300,000 credit at the end of 2020, the building permit and the tender was related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city spokesperson Sydney Olsen wrote to the Tribune in September.

“During the pandemic, supplies have been very limited for items like steel, making it difficult to get things like custom samples for this project,” she wrote. “The pandemic has also impacted the ability of project partners, such as engineers and the consulting firm, to travel to Colombia to view the structure and engage with the public.”

Following: City of Columbia receives bid to improve security at parking lot notorious for suicides

Construction is expected to take about three weeks, Public Works Department spokesman John Ogan wrote in an email Friday.

Wyatt Varner, an employee of Vienna's Central Fence LLC, fastens a barrier post on the ninth floor of the Fifth and Walnut municipal parking lot on Friday.

Building materials reached the city the first week of the new year.

Vienna’s Central Fence LLC was contracted for the roof fencing, Ogan wrote.

“The city is still considering its options for the window barrier phase of the project,” Ogan wrote.

The window barriers are part of a second phase of the security project.

“The city believes that barriers of this nature are a deterrent and a lifesaver, and that this fence will give people a chance to think twice,” Ogan wrote.

A barrier with a curved top to prevent people from climbing is installed around the ninth floor of the Fifth and Walnut municipal parking garage.

Following: Upper levels of Fifth and Walnut parking garage closed ahead of security upgrades

Jill Harkavy-Friedman, vice president of research for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, told much the same to the Tribune in 2019.

“We know people use what’s accessible,” she said at the time. “That’s the problem with something like parking garages. It’s a problem across the country. And that’s a problem with a relatively simple solution, which is gates or fences. Research shows that when you limit access to lethal means, you can save lives.

“…Barriers give time. It gives time for the crisis to slow down a bit so the person can think a bit more.”

Following: Petition renews calls for updated safety measures at Columbia’s Fifth and Walnut garage after recent suicide

Crisis Resources

There are a growing number of resources available for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

A national resource is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, which is always open and includes a specific option for veterans.

The Central Missouri Crisis Line is 1-800-395-2132, also monitored 24 hours a day.

Following: Burrell will house a temporary mental health crisis center at the Stephens Lake office

There are additional resources through the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has developed a behavioral and mental health program that is expected to begin providing counseling by February.

“(Catholic Charities) wants to have a faith-informed provider who can combine traditional therapy with faith,” program director Dala Hemeyer said.

Following: Catholic Charities nears launch of behavioral health program serving central Missouri

The Oak Center celebrated its first anniversary last Tuesday. He uses dialectical behavior therapy to treat people who have frequent or recurrent suicide attempts and those who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

The center’s mission is to improve the “quality of life for our clients, their family members and the community by increasing access to evidence-based mental health treatment, education and resources”, indicates its website.

Following: The Oak Center, Columbia’s counseling service focused on helping suicidal clients, celebrates its first year

Burrell Behavioral Health will have a rapid response unit in place by July at its Stephens Lake office to respond to people in mental health crisis. This is a temporary solution as Burrell awaits decisions from the Columbia City Council on how he appropriates US bailout funds.

A proposal in the city budget would provide $3 million for a mental health center, like the one Burrell hopes to build in partnership with Phoenix Programs.

Burrell entered into a partnership with Preferred Family Healthcare to provide primary care services to its mental health patients in October. This partnership was finalized at the start of the year, under the new parent company Brightli.

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‘Reduce the number of parking spaces to discourage car ownership,’ committee says

The number of parking spaces should be reduced to encourage more people to give up their cars, DTs and senators will be told today.

he National Economic and Social Council (NESC) will today tell the Oireachtas Housing Committee that car use and ownership should be discouraged.

The committee will discuss urban development and in particular housing developments that are transport oriented.

According to the NESC, this can be done by reducing parking spaces or by setting up parking lots farther from dwellings.

“Transport-oriented development also means actively discouraging car use and ownership, by reducing the availability of parking spaces or locating parking away from dwellings, in garages on the outskirts of development,” NESC’s Dr. Cathal FitzGerald will tell the committee.

Meanwhile Conn Donovan from the Cork Cycling Campaign will tell the committee there should be a move away from private cars and towards public transport, walking and cycling in the development of the city.

In his opening remarks, Mr Donovan will say that communities are suffering from “increased risk of death and disease” due to heavy car use.

“We know that when urban areas are dominated by cars, communities suffer. Less social interaction, increased risk of death and disease, sleep disturbances and developmental delays in children have all been associated with living near busy roads,” he will tell the committee. .

He will also claim that cycling to work reduces “the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by 40%” and that if there was access to a drug that did just that “governments around the world would rush to ensure that their citizens had access to it”.

The committee will today discuss urban regeneration and the role of transport-oriented development.

Mr Donovan will argue that the government should use a ‘carrot and stick approach’ to get more people to cycle, with the carrot approaches being ‘safe cycle paths, high quality cycle parking and compact neighborhoods.

The ‘stick’ includes higher parking fees, limiting car access in built-up areas and ‘repurposing road space’.

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The murals will disappear with the Water Street parking garage

Several colorful murals painted by local artists will disappear with the demolition of the Water Street parking ramp in downtown Binghamton.

The murals helped brighten up the otherwise dark facility that opened in 1970.

Peg Johnston, who was one of those who worked on the murals, said the Public Art Department developed the project after learning about the significant industrial history of the block where the garage was located.

Photo: Peg Johnston

Photo: Peg Johnston

Johnston noted that the murals centered on the theme that the area is the “cradle of virtual reality”. They included depictions of a Bundy time recording clock and the Link flight simulation “blue box”.

Icons representing the American Dance Asylum, which held events in the garage, were also painted on different levels of the parking lot.

Photo: Peg Johnston

Photo: Peg Johnston

Speaking on WNBF Radio Now program, Johnston said different logos were also painted to denote different levels of the garage to help people find their parked vehicles.

Johnston said artists know “a mural is not forever”. Public art, by its very nature, will be viewable for a limited time as it may be covered, affected by weather conditions or other factors.

Photo: Peg Johnston

Photo: Peg Johnston

Johnston said “it’s sad that we’re losing them because they’re pretty cool…but maybe we’ll do it again.”

A new parking lot is to be built this year on the site of the old structure.

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected]. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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OPINION: Why are we discussing parking spaces so violently?

I witnessed a bit of rowdiness over the weekend.

Two women yell at each other in the parking lot of a pet food store – “That was my space!” one of them shouted from his vehicle, with a few expletives launched.

The other woman had not, at the time, properly secured the space, but when it became available, her passenger got out to hold onto it while she backed up, past the other driver who was waiting on the other side.

It looked like the howler was about to come out and challenge the intruder, but he thought better of it and made aggressive gestures instead.

Nothing like a parking space to get excited. Throughout the country, over the course of a week, there are dozens of incidents, many of which have such serious consequences that they end up in court.

Last week, a Manchester man was jailed for two years after he attacked a driver with a baseball bat following an argument in a parking space. We heard him say, “I’ve been waiting for this place,” before attacking the passenger in the other car. Also last week, a court in Liverpool heard how a man threatened his neighbor with a knife and a gun in a parking space, while last year in Somerset a man was charged in the death of a couple, who were allegedly murdered in a row in a parking lot.

Why do we get so worked up about parking? We may only need the space for a few minutes while we go to a store. Even on a weekly trip to the supermarket, we only stop for about an hour. There’s always plenty of room outside the parking lot, but people want the ones closest to the entrance – they walk around and if they spot an empty space and someone else sneaks in before their eyes, they see red.

It’s strange that we – and I include myself, as I’ve been known to sound hushed when someone cheekily fired into a space I’ve been waiting for for several minutes – can be so possessive over a tiny Tarmac strip that we only use for a short time.

We spot a space and it becomes ours. We own it and woe betide whoever catches it first.

Maybe it has something to do with us being territorial. We visually mark our territory and must secure it against all odds.

Of course, frustrating as it is, I would never go so far as to threaten anyone for a lost parking space. I carry a controller in the trunk of my car, but I haven’t felt pissed enough to wave it outside Morrisons yet.

However, those who are sane enough not to attempt a face-to-face confrontation do not always leave the matter aside. Parking issues are frustrating motorists in the UK so much that one in three of us have written an angry note and left it on someone else’s car, according to research from the car dealership used heycar.

More irritating than a stolen seat, I find, are those people who return to their car, spot others waiting for the slot, get inside, then spend several minutes fussing around, adjusting their mirrors, putting on make-up, sorting out their handbags, listening to the radio, who knows what. This happened to me recently at a busy station in York. After five minutes, the driver turned on her back-up lights, but did not shift gears for another five minutes.

People do it at gas stations too, as if enjoying gaining some power over those queuing behind.

There is so much anger about parking – it seems ridiculous that people would go so far as to use extreme violence on each other just to find a place to park their car.

Life’s too short, surely, for all that pointless aggression on something that, in the scheme of things, really doesn’t matter?

Maybe we could find space to park in our New Year’s resolutions: keep calm, relax, drive, go to another supermarket is necessary, let your neighbor park in front of your house if he arrived in first, so what if someone rushes past you at the station? Take a deep breath, ignore it, close your eyes. you will be a better person for it.

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These are the three most expensive parking spots in Toronto right now

For most residents of downtown Toronto, a car is more of a luxury than a necessity. Sure, you might need to move a couch on the subway once in a while, but you can probably manage your day-to-day life without investing in a car.

But if you just can’t live without that luxury, then be prepared to cough up luxury prices accordingly to own a place to store that car, with those lines painted on the asphalt now costing some buyers way more of $100,000.

Turns out there are three such spaces that currently exceed the six-figure mark in Toronto, and a look at the three most expensive parking spaces listed on offers a window into the madness unfolding in condo parking lots across the city.

197 Yonge Street – $125,000

A regular on the lists of the most expensive car parks in the city, 197 Yongeknown as Massey Tower, tops the list through 2022, with a space listed for $125,000. And that’s not even taking into account the $211 monthly maintenance fee.

It was one of three buildings with a parking space that exceeded the $100,000 mark in 2020, and if that wasn’t enough, the building had space listed for a whopping $120,000 in 2021.

If you’re wondering why this slim condo tower charged such high parking prices, it’s more than the building’s central location just steps from the Queen subway station.

The tight Massey Tower site required a complex automated parking garage with car lifts, stacks and turntable systems, hidden behind the tower’s sculptural Yonge Street facade.

89 McGill Street – $100,000

This condo tower at the corner of Church and McGill has a space listed for the modest sum of $100,000and as 197 Yonge, Alter on Church at 89 McGill Street is a relatively new condominium building.

And while it’s not quite the fancy high-tech garage seen at Massey Tower, this place comes with an electric charging station and a much more reasonable monthly maintenance fee of just under $87.

49 Liberty Street East – $100,000

The Liberty Central condo complex in 49 Liberty Street East in the King West Village neighborhood seems like a rather unexpected place for a parking space with so many zeros at the end.

The area may be less central and the condo tower less glitzy than the other places on this list, but this space comes with an extra storage locker and a very cheap monthly fee of just over $30.

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Child struck and killed by vehicle in Vail parking lot

Police said their initial investigation showed no signs of reckless driving.

VAIL, Colo. – A 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle in a Vail parking lot Thursday night, the Vail Police Department said.

Police said it happened around 6:20 p.m. on the ground floor of the Lionshead parking structure at 395 S. Frontage Road W. The child, a 10-year-old boy from Eagle, was taken to hospital, where he died. His name has not yet been released.

Police did not provide any details about the circumstances of the accident, but said there were no indications of reckless driving. They said the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

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Clemson imposes new 15-minute parking spots downtown

By Greg Oliver

The newspaper

CLEMSON — Earlier this week, the city of Clemson reinstated all of its parking regulations that had been suspended for much of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Street parking, which had been extended from one hour to two hours, with all paid parking in garages free, is now limited to one hour, and those parking in city center car parks will be required to supply the meter .

A new parking sign in downtown Clemson tells visitors they can only stay 15 minutes.

But the city also reminded residents to be on the lookout for new 15-minute street parking spots for anyone doing quick tasks, such as picking up orders. These spaces, all clearly marked with a sign in front of the space, were approved by Clemson City Council last year on the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

The resolution states that spaces will be permanently designated for 15-minute parking on a first-come, first-served basis 24 hours a day, with none to be used exclusively by a business or businesses or their suppliers, carriers, employees and / or customers. Rideshare drivers cannot perform pick-up and drop-off using the designated 15-minute parking spots or use the staging or waiting spaces.

The city’s community and economic development co-ordinator Lindsey Newton, who presented the resolution to council, said the spaces “give people access to downtown businesses, especially in a faster way.”

“Thanks to COVID, business models have fundamentally changed,” Newton said. “A year ago the curbside and curbside service – almost no one was offering it. I don’t think it was a problem a year and a half ago, but I don’t think it will change.

City Administrator Andy Blondeau said the city should probably consider hiring an additional parking attendant because of the change, as well as the new hotel being built downtown. Newton said the cost of an additional officer could come from revenue if metered parking spaces are placed downtown.

Newton said there are businesses along College Avenue and on Earle Street, North Clemson Avenue and Sloan Street “who want central space for their businesses.”

“They want it where their customers, their clients, their bosses, grab what they need and walk away,” she said.

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Councilor Catherine Watt said she felt the recommendation “is definitely reasonable”.

“I know older people who would love to have something downtown and don’t walk at the same pace as you or me, and they would definitely love to have those spaces,” Watt said.

Councilwoman Alesia Smith said adding 15-minute parking spaces “is a good idea.”

“It will help businesses and other members of our community who don’t have to drive around, look for parking and cause more traffic jams,” she said.

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The City offers parking spaces, limitation of the number of scooters in the city center

The city of Corpus Christi may soon add designated parking spaces and limit the number of dockless scooters across the city.

People ride rented motorized scooters along North Shoreline Boulevard on Friday, December 28, 2018.

At a city council briefing on Tuesday evening, the city presented proposed changes to the existing pricing structure for dockless scooters and other changes, including limiting the maximum number of scooters in the city to 1,200 with a limit of 300 scooters parked on the dike of the American bank. Center at Waters Edge Park.

The changes could also limit the scooter speed to 10 miles per hour on the sea wall using geolocation. Scooters have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour, and the speed of scooters would not be limited elsewhere in the city.

Designated parking corrals would be installed throughout downtown, the SEA neighborhood, the Cole Park seawall at the American Bank Center and other locations identified by the city or requested. The city said it was working with the Downtown Management District, private businesses, parks and recreation, the marina and public works to identify the best locations for scooter corrals.

A survey of 20 downtown business owners showed that 75% wanted dedicated parking corrals for scooters.

Scooters parked along the dike should be parked in a corral using a geo-fence. There could also be no-go zones, depending on how the city looks.

The first reading of the ordinance by the city council is scheduled for January 25.

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New disabled parking spaces in Oldham after ‘three year wait for spaces’

New disabled parking spaces have been approved in Oldham after some people were forced to wait almost three years for a space.

Liberal Democrat advisers previously raised the issue of borough residents waiting for disabled bays, saying the authority had not allocated any money for new bays since the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Councilor Howard Sykes, the leader of the Lib Dem group, had said there was a backlog of 80 people awaiting assessment to see if they were eligible for a parking space.

He added that some residents had to wait “almost three years” for a place.

Handicapped parking spaces require the area designated as a bay to be painted on the freeway and then a traffic control order (TRO) issued.

Now 25 successful applications have been processed from the backlog after the introduction of a limited number of bays in 2021.

Creating the new bays will cost the authority £20,000 from its motorways budget, with annual maintenance costs amounting to £2,400.

Officers are to review the remaining 82 applications in the new year to identify which other bays will be granted.

A council report says the motorways team receives around 70 requests a year for on-street disabled parking from residents who find it difficult to park near their homes.

“This can cause considerable stress and cause additional physical suffering,” officers say.

“It is considered that the only effective way to help residents with disabilities is to provide people with disabilities with on-street parking close to their property.

“This will allow these residents to more easily access their properties and improve their mobility and quality of life.

Department for Transport figures show 9,613 Blue Badges took place at Oldham in 2020.

People with learning disabilities, mental health issues and other hidden disabilities can now apply for a blue badge after the program was updated in August 2019.

The board’s website states that “due to limited financial resources, it is only possible that applications will be considered annually if funding is available.”

Councilor Barbara Brownridge, cabinet member for wards, previously said the council was receiving a “large number of requests” for disabled parking spaces.

And she said that in the first year of the pandemic, officers responsible for processing applications had been deployed in other functions.

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Appeal Division Dismisses Parking Garage Lawsuit Against Oneida County

In an announcement on Tuesday, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. said one of the lawsuits brought against the county by petitioners in the imprint of the future public parking lot at Wynn Hospital Utica, currently under construction, was dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court, Fourth Department, Appeal Division.

“I am pleased that the Appeal Division has dismissed this baseless lawsuit against Oneida County and that we can continue to move our parking project forward,” Picente said in a statement. “This facility is integral to the success of Wynn Hospital and will provide many other benefits to the continued growth of downtown Utica.”

In a decision dated December 23, 2021, the Fourth Judicial Department of the Appeal Division dismissed allegations by the petitioners in the lawsuit – Brett Truett, Joseph Cerini and 418 Lafayette Street Corporation – that the county had failed to comply. to the requirements of SEQRA. by condemning their properties by eminent domain.

The court further determined that Oneida County had the requisite authority to condemn the applicants’ properties through a prominent estate, that the acquisition of the properties would be for public use, and that the procedure was in accordance with the Constitution.

“(Oneida County) correctly determined that the condemnation of properties will serve the public use of alleviating parking and traffic jams, notwithstanding the fact that the need for parking is, at least in part, due to a proposed private construction nearby, ie the construction of a hospital. We have examined the remaining claims of the petitioners and conclude that they lack merit, “notes the decision in part.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the prominent parking garage lawsuit and its dismissal by the State Appeal Division,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, President / CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System. “The new downtown parking garage is extremely important to the Wynn Hospital project as it will provide convenient and secure parking for our patients, their families and friends. Many of those who use our services are elderly and / or very ill, and we all know the weather in central New York City can be tough, so it was imperative to provide the most accessible and sheltered parking lot. In addition, our staff members and doctors, especially those who work at night, will park in this garage.

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Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson NJ to lose parking spots

PATERSON – More than half of the parking lot in the 314-space garage built as part of the renovation of the Hinchliffe stadium has been reserved for tenants of new housing planned in the district.

The developers have said that 85 of Hinchliffe’s parking spaces will be reserved for residents of a 127-unit apartment complex on Totowa Avenue that received approval from the Paterson Planning Council on Monday evening.

The developers at Hinchliffe said they had previously reserved 75 seats in the stadium garage for tenants who will live in the senior citizen building which is part of the $ 94 million stadium project.

Critics have claimed tenant parking leases will create problems by using space in a garage they say was not large enough to accommodate the 7,000-seat stadium from the start.

But supporters of the plan have claimed there will be enough space available in the parking lot for people attending the high school sports that will make up most of the stadium’s activities. They said events that draw larger crowds – like the mayor’s hopes for a Major League Baseball game in honor of Hinchliffe’s legacy in the Black Leagues – would use a network of other parking lots. to Paterson with shuttles.

Paterson’s Director of Economic Development Michael Powell said the parking leases for tenants at Totowa Avenue housing will ensure the viability of the Hinchliffe garage by providing income at times when there is no stadium events.

Hinchliffe Stadium is featured from Maple Street in Paterson.  Thursday 23 December 2021

Powell and Hinchliffe developer Baye Wilson said he didn’t expect the 75 parking spaces reserved for the senior citizen building to be used because older residents are less likely to have cars . Powell and Wilson also said they didn’t expect the stadium’s new garage to provide capacity for everyone attending major events in Hinchliffe.

“People are going to have to walk,” said Powell.

But members of Paterson City Council who represent Ward 1, where Hinchliffe is located, and Ward 2, which is a few blocks away, said they expected mayor issues due to the lack of parking.

“I hope you are joking?” First Ward Councilor Michael Jackson said when told about the arrangement to reserve 85 seats in the stadium garage for the new accommodation. “I’m speechless. The level of poor planning here is numbing.

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Shahin Khalique, city councilor for Ward 2, said allocating seats in what he described as an undersized stadium garage to tenants would make the situation worse.

“It doesn’t make sense to me,” Khalique said.

For more than 18 months, Khalique has been calling for a traffic study on the impact of the stadium on the surrounding streets, which almost all have only one lane in each direction.

Powell said the city recently got a grant of $ 250,000 that can be used to look at traffic issues. He said he doesn’t think Paterson needs big transportation projects to handle Hinchliffe’s customers. He said installing traffic lights at key locations, such as the intersection of Maple and Wayne Avenues, as well as the use of traffic police, might be sufficient.

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The town planning council voted unanimously to approve the new 127-apartment project on Totowa Avenue, one block from Hinchliffe, proposed by Bergen County-based developer Billy Procida. The developer would convert a former industrial building into housing and 6,779 square feet of retail space.

100 Renard Totowa, LLC of Procida bought the property for $ 5.5 million last June from David Garsia, the owner of the Art Factory complex. In 2018, Procida’s investment firm provided Garsia with a $ 12.5 million line of credit to borrow money to renovate the Act Factory complex on Spruce Street. Garsia said the money from the sale of the Totowa Avenue land was used to pay off this previous debt.

Prior to the mixed-use project approved on Monday, developers planned to convert the site into a storage facility. But Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration was not happy with the plan, as officials said it would not match the mayor’s plans to revitalize the Hinchliffe area.

This rendering shows a planned residential development on Totowa Avenue in Paterson

Wilson, the builder of Hinchliffe, praised the new Totowa Avenue mixed-use plan.

“I think this is a major project not just for Hinchliffe but for all of Paterson,” Wilson said of Procida’s plans.

Powell said the development of Totowa Avenue will help transform the neighborhood. But Jackson said the project represents what he described as the mayor’s latest effort to over-develop the city at the expense of the quality of life of the city’s residents.

“The mayor doesn’t care about the Patersonians,” Jackson said. “All he wants to do is sell the town to anyone who wants to give to his countryside.”

State campaign finance records show no donation from Procida or her company to Sayegh. But the mayor has received tens of thousands of dollars in developer contributions with other projects in Paterson.

Joe Malinconico is editor-in-chief of Paterson Press. E-mail: [email protected]

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Hero Edinburgh Royal Infirmary staff withdrawn from free parking spaces after Covid

Staff at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have criticized the ‘unfair’ points-based parking system which NHS Lothian will reinstate from Monday, which offers a limited number of free parking spaces.

Staff at Petite France hospital have blasted the decision to return to the scheme which makes it difficult for staff to get a free parking space while working shifts at the capital’s biggest hospital and have now launched a petition which has more than 15,000 signatures.

The petition opposes the points-based system which decides which staff get free parking on site, those who don’t are forced to rely on public transport.

They argue that using buses and trains can put a few extra hours on their shift while commuting or that they have to rely on unsafe alternative parking options in surrounding areas if they are driving.

The collective petition from NHS staff at the hospital reads: “After two years of tireless work to fight COVID-19, here are the thanks we receive from the NHS Trust. Many healthcare professionals are working 12.5 hour shifts.

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“These changes will mean that many employees will add up to 2 hours of commuting time to an already long day.

“With the new variant spreading rapidly across the country, the NHS is severely understaffed more than normal. Staff are on their knees and it will only get worse.

“Staff are looking for alternative positions in different hospitals and bank/agency staff will not take their shifts as they are not eligible for on-site parking permits. Making hospitals unsafe with levels of staff.

“We need these solutions reassessed and adapted to protect staff well-being and avoid further staff shortages at the RIE site.”

Staff have been consulted on the change, but many remain unhappy with the return to the points-based system, which will cause further inconvenience to many.

Edinburgh Live spoke to hospital staff who are increasingly concerned about the program and the impact it will have on the well-being of staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

One member of staff said: “All staff who need to park on site at the RIE must have a permit. Permits awarded on a points system which you must score 30+ to get one. Points given for the home zip code, travel time, dependents, medical conditions, etc.

“It is considered acceptable for the journey time to the hospital to be 90 minutes each way. So for shift workers who work 12.5 hours, their day will now be 15.5 hours.

“Many shift workers will have to take more than one bus as there are not many direct buses to the RIE so they will have to get off one bus and walk in the dark to get another bus.”

She continued: “We have been encouraged to use the Sheriffhall Park & ​​Ride which has 561 spaces. All hospital staff start at 7am except maternity staff who start at 8 am – so the park and ride will be full by the time the maternity staff arrive to park their car.

“The hospital will provide a shuttle to and from the park and ride, but this will stop at 6.30pm, so shift workers will not be able to use this service after their shift which ends at 7.30pm or 8.30pm.

“This parking arrangement comes into effect on January 17 – many employees still do not know if a permit has already been granted

“Lothian buses operate on Saturdays in January so staff will struggle to get to work on time and have long waits outside the hospital

“There is the security aspect, it is dark when we arrive, dark when we leave. Staff have been attacked within the hospital grounds in the past. Staff who chose to park their cars in the vicinity from the hospital suffered violence, verbal abuse and damage to their cars for doing so.

“They offer ‘department permit passes’ which will potentially be shared for people who can carpool for certain shifts. 1 car will be able to use the permit and the driver will have pre-arranged to take 2 people on shift with them which day, however, staff are not allowed to share the car at the moment due to the pandemic!

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“At Christmas and in New York, the parking lots were empty – proving that the congestion is not due to shift workers, it is due to staff working during normal hours, i.e. 8-4 or 9 -5, so not to nursing or medical staff.

“Why are visitors allowed to park for free but staff caring for loved ones are denied safe parking on site?”

But Jim Crombie, deputy chief executive of NHS Lothian, hailed the scheme as a move to address parking issues at the hospital.

She said: “We are reintroducing the free staff parking permit system as one of several measures to manage the demand for staff, patient and visitor parking.”

“Parking has long been a problem on the Petite France campus, as it is in many Scottish hospitals. This can cause delays for people accessing the site and cause serious problems for our blue light services who need to be able to pass through the hospital site at all times.

“We have engaged with staff and union partners on measures to support staff in transport and to make the site more accessible. Our plans to reintroduce the permit system have also been widely communicated to staff.

“We will also be introducing a regular free shuttle service for staff from Sheriffhall Park, following a pilot project and have developed a car-sharing system to allow as many staff as possible to travel to campus by car when COVID-19 guidance permits. car sharing to pick up.

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Court allows use of eminent domain

Oneida County could use eminent domain to take control of properties within the footprint of a proposed parking lot next to Wynn Hospital, which is under construction in downtown Utica, according to a recent ruling. of righteousness.

The appeals division of the state Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Department, on Dec. 23 dismissed a lawsuit filed by Brett Truett, Joseph Cerino and the 418 Lafayette St. Corp. disputing the use of eminent domain in the situation.

The parking garage is planned at Cornelia, Oriskany and Lafayette streets, across Lafayette street from the Mohawk Valley Health System hospital, which is under construction, to provide parking for the hospital and other visitors downtown.

The court rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that the county failed to conduct a proper study of the project under the state’s Environmental Quality Review Act and determined that the Condemnation of properties would serve public use by easing congestion and congestion.

Oneida County has commenced eminent domain proceedings against four properties in the proposed garage footprint, including a home owned by Brett Truett at 442 Lafayette Street; 418 Lafayette Street, a property owned by Joseph Cerini and from which he runs his business, Citation Services; 425-527 Oriskany Street, currently the location of an Enterprise Rent-A-Car; and a vacant lot owned by Dennis Corrigan.

Another lawsuit against the county over eminent domain is still pending. It was filed by 525-527 Oriskany St. LLC, also in the Fourth Division of the State Supreme Court Appellate Division. Oral arguments were heard on October 25.

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The plaintiffs expect to appeal, Brett Truett said via email when asked to comment. “We will continue to oppose,” he said, “the unnecessary demolition of historic buildings and the seizure of personal property.”

He referred anyone interested in a better explanation of the plaintiff’s position to the BetterUticaDowntown website.

Plaintiffs’ attorney has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. said he is pleased the parking lot can move forward.

“The facility is integral to the success of Wynn Hospital,” he said in a county statement Tuesday regarding the court’s decision, “and will bring many other benefits to the continued growth of downtown ‘UTICA’.

Darlene Stromstad, president and CEO of the health system, agreed.

“The new downtown parking lot is extremely important to the Wynn Hospital project as it will provide convenient and protected parking for our patients, their families and friends,” she said in the statement.

“Many of those using our services are elderly and/or very ill, and we all know the weather in central New York can be difficult, so providing the most accessible and sheltered parking lot was imperative.”

The garage will also provide parking for hospital workers during the night shift, she said.

Amy Roth is a health and education reporter for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Amy Roth at [email protected]

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Improvements to government building ‘stone age’ parking lot get green light

January 9 – It’s been seven years since the Government Service Center parking garage was dubbed a ‘Stone Age’ structure, but in a few months, drivers will be able to use it 24/7 and pay in cash or by credit card.

During budget hearings in 2015, Commissioner Cindy Carpenter dubbed the five-story structure at the corner of Court Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard their “Stone Age” garage, but it still took several years for the wheels to turn to automate it. , in part because of the cost.

Now Carpenter is calling it their “new age” garage since she and her fellow Commissioners have given the green light to spend $ 200,000 to fully automate the garage which will be open 24/7 and drivers can use money or credit to pay. The project, which generates more income, is expected to be completed by the end of this quarter.

“I think the key to success is just to make it easy to use, if we achieve that goal we have done something very beneficial to the public…” said Carpenter. “I’m not as worried about the source of income as I want to make it convenient for the public as we were able to generate enough income to maintain this garage.”

The 600-space garage is currently cash-only, payable at the door. Proposals over the years to automate the garage, make it more user-friendly, and generate income through community events several years ago ranged from $ 100,000 to $ 400,000.

Chris Hacker, the county’s director of assets, purchasing and projects, said he didn’t need to bid on the project because the software system that operates the garage systems was already in place. The entrance and exits will look the same, except that there will no longer be a garage attendant to run the stand on Court Street.

There will be a payment kiosk that takes cash or credit in the lobby on the first floor of the garage and another inside the CGC near the covered passage that connects the two buildings on the second floor.

There are a number of different parking arrangements at the garage. People can pay $ 40 per month for a reserved spot, county jurisdiction jurors, law enforcement and firefighters and others park for free, then daily parking lots that pay a maximum of $ 6.50 . There will be an online payment option for monthly parking.

Hacker has said now that they can eliminate the separate daily rate and the monthly parking lanes that go down to the exit, they can add additional parking spaces along that ramp, which will improve the bottom line.

Previously, there were two part-time mechanics who collectively made $ 31,000. According to county administrator Judi Boyko, one has retired and the other has filled a vacant position in the county mail room.

The full-time parking attendant will always be there to “troubleshoot” and make sure everything is working properly.

The other commissioners said early on that the automation project must have a decent return on investment. Boyko said the county estimates “a five-year return on investment based on the cost of automation, increased revenue and reduced costs.” She said she expects earnings to increase by about 18 to 20 percent, or about $ 35,000 per year.

Entertainment and events have intensified dramatically in Hamilton since the county began discussing automation, such as the giant sports and convention site Spooky Nook which is under construction. Commissioner TC Rogers said having a fully automated garage will allow them to capitalize on all the activity.

“I think it’s a solid investment, especially with what’s going on in the city of Hamilton,” said Rogers. “Parking will be more important outside of office hours. “

Another sign of the times that makes automation a particularly interesting project is the severe labor shortage everyone faces due to the fallout from the pandemic, according to Commissioner Don Dixon. He said “it makes sense to take the one headache out” of finding people to work in the garage and the price was right.

Hacker said that once the automation project is completed, the “cash only” signs will drop and there will be a lot of signs to inform people about the new parking process.

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Impact on the website! With the new parking action plan, the non-scientific parking spaces on the LHH road have been removed

Impact on the website! With the new Parking Action Plan, the unscientific parking spaces on Light House Hill Road (LHH) have been removed

Mangaluru: Talk about the magic that the issues highlighted on are fixed in no time. civic issues and within hours or days the authorities concerned, who cannot stand criticism of their negligence, swiftly step into action and rectify civic issues. In the past, has highlighted various civic issues on our website, and there has been a huge effect with most issues resolved in no time, from the rectification of dilapidated roads, open drainage, unfriendly trails, dog threat, neglect, garbage, illegal palisades, potholes, dying trees, etc.

Following the report (Ref: Unscientific parking spaces on the LHH road Not a SMART IDEA by the people in charge of SMART CITY! ), Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL) officials have now removed non-science parking spaces near the Ladies Club / across from Tagore Park on Light House Hill Road, Mangaluru, after developing a new action plan for the parking.


As the construction works on the section of Light House Hill Road to Dr Ambedkar Circle (Jyothi Circle) widened, although the project was progressing slowly, it was good news for the citizens of Mangaluru and tourists in Mangaluru. . Unfortunately, the bad news was that providing unscientific parking spaces for all four wheels on this widening road, which was just a silly idea. All of the educated people and people of common sense that the Mangalorean team interacted with all said that the parking spaces that had been provided were nothing but foolish and absolutely a stupid idea, of the from those responsible behind the plan.

These car parks are close to the Ladies Club and opposite Tagore Park, on the stretch of LHH Road, where four-wheelers parked in these spaces with their bumpers extending out onto the road, imagine what the situation would be like on the road. traffic on this road during rush hour. Also, how would parked vehicles move in heavy traffic? Did any of the MSCL officials consider all of these drawbacks when planning these unscientific parking spaces. A few days after the publication of our report, Sincerely, from the Mangalorean team, received a call from the General Manager (Technical) of MSCL stating that the parking spaces will be removed and the new parking action plan will be given to us. notified soon.


Once again, on January 7, 2022, Er Arun Prabha, the Managing Director of MSCL, said that with the new action plan for parking, instead of allowing four-wheeled vehicles to park on the side right of the road adjacent to the wall of the Ladies Club, a parking space will be provided for two-wheelers, with marked lines. And now, where the two-wheelers are parked next to the Tagore Park, this space will be provided for the parking of four-wheelers, with marked lines (only). This is the new action plan on the parking issue, and I hope it will serve the purpose without objections or complaints from motorists and citizens.

Either way, I’m sure many of us have faced similar delays on busy streets just because of vehicles parked in weird places in already narrow lanes. It will not be surprising to see such sites in areas with malls, markets and malls. Roadside parking is a necessity in any city’s traffic ecosystem. Unfortunately, he is so underestimated on bigger issues that he is put aside. Considering the high percentage of four-wheeled vehicles among the total vehicle population in Mangaluru, apart from two-wheelers, it becomes essential to be able to manage the availability and proper use of parking spaces on the main arteries of the city.

Vehicles parked along the road can create a similar bottleneck and sometimes accentuate a pre-existing bottleneck due to the conflict and blockages they create for the flow of traffic. Street curb parking can be streamlined by making simple changes to the way we view parking as a whole. Reserving specific sections of a busy road to open for parking will provide much needed structure to parking availability, but certainly not on that LHH road. Making only one side of the road open for parking and alternating the two sides every now and then the meters can divide the congestion evenly. This is not a popular solution for a crowded city like Mangaluru. However, this would not produce any advantage on small stretches in some streets of Mangaluru. On such roads, having a clear demarcation on an open side for parking is a welcome respite.

As we try to solve the city’s parking problems, it is important to note that at the heart of this problem lies the paradox of balancing means and ends to achieve systematic and well enforced parking at the edge of the road. road. The ultimate goal is not to make the parking experience easier to get people to get out their cars and vehicles more often, but to provide more convenience for those who choose to bring their vehicles and remove bottlenecks. throttling caused by random parking. Solutions to parking problems should be designed with the end results in mind. Making traffic and the parking experience smoother should be the order of the day.

Ultimately, a well-managed parking space scenario in the city will not only provide a comfortable option for drivers to park quickly and save time, it will also lead to a clear list of available parking spaces and decisions. more informed for drivers to choose the right mode of transport. Given the demand for total removal of parking spaces from some of the city’s busy roads, a better parking environment will require discipline and informed decisions about daily commuting. Let’s hope that the management of parking spaces gets the importance it deserves in the long battle for improved and safe mobility in Mangaluru! .


In response to the report published in (Ref: OH MY GOD! Total nonsense yet again dig / cut all new Light House Hill Road ), Er Arun Prabha – General Manager (Technical) of Mangaluru Smart City Ltd clarified by stating

“MSCL dismantled about 50m of this section at the end of the road for a lane width to build a retaining wall. This became necessary due to the (free) U-turn to the right. We also had to realign the UGD line here. This is old concrete, not new concrete.


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Opinion: It’s time for a downtown parking garage

ThisIt has been almost 10 years since the community expressed its disapproval of a parking garage at the entrance to the village and the council withdrew it from consideration. I was among the poo pooers. But oh what a difference a decade makes.

Riverside County, one of Laguna’s main food markets, has grown 10% over the past decade, adding around a quarter of a million people, according to U.S. census data. Orange County has grown 6% over the same period, adding an estimated 177,000 to its already bloated ranks of 3 million. This was during a period when 53% of all US counties were shrinking. Yeah theyare still coming, despite our taxes, the cost of living, homelessness, natural disasters and liberal tolerance for crime.

Additionally, we have now learned empirically that walking walks do improve the quality of our lives, with pleasant downtown streets for strolling, window shopping and al fresco dining. But we need to replace those 43 parking spaces lost in Forest, as well as the spaces displaced by adjacent parklets, and the nine spaces lost due to the $ 11 million village entrance beautification project. And we need the flexibility to eliminate additional parking if we decide to pedestrianize downtown more in the future.

Additionally, the new downtown-specific plan has reduced the amount of on-site parking that merchants need to obtain clearance, meaning its now more necessary than ever to provide replacement parking. One person who opposed the DSP and expressed disapproval of the Coastal Commission was Council member George Weiss. He said that despite advances in alternative transport, cars were there for the foreseeable future and therefore parking needed to be provided. Well, since Coastal approved the DSP, here isThis is your chance, George.

Right herewhat’s thishas also changed. We now have a better design that incorporates and reuses the historic and temperamental building of the digester. Artist and town planning commissioner Jorg Dubin put his volunteer creativity to work and designed a modest and tasteful three-story rendering of a Spanish Mission garage that uses the digester as a staircase and elevator. The garage is on the right and is thus set back discreetly into the side of the hill, and is below our height limit of 36 feet.

But it doesn’tt must be a single-use building, first of all because we have a mandate from the State for more affordable housing. And also because we have failed to provide our talented young athletes with a safe place to skate, despite the fact that we are home to world class skaters, including world number one Nyjah Huston. This structure could be multifunctional – a skateboard park on the top floor – which could be converted into a parking lot during the summer if required. And if we used the ground floor for affordable housing, we’d have a four-way win, or whatis known in the permaculture world as stacked use. A historic drug rehab, skate park, affordable housing and a parking facility. This funding could be obtained from a variety of sources, including state housing subsidies. And whatever the cost, it will eventually be recovered through parking fees and / or rents.

The reason this location makes so much sense is that cars entering through Laguna Canyon Road would never have to drive through our downtown streets looking for parking. Yet hes within walking distance of everything unlike Act V. And imagine how nice and quaint it would be to one day have a slow cart from the garage to the beach, right in the middle of Ocean Avenue, and travel around the other way around to the Sawdust Festival — a connecting line from our arts district to the beach. But I digress. For now letThis makes it our transportation hub, where buses, trolleys and even an e-bike rental kiosk could be cited, making it easy and appealing to ditch the car and get around town effortlessly.

What made other walks such as Pearl Street in Boulder and Third Street in Santa Monica so successful was the addition of parking lots on the outskirts. The Promenade is just one piece of the puzzle to make our downtown area less congested and more community-focused. To anticipate the continued increase in population and popularity of Laguna, we still need more multimodal transport options and safe cycling infrastructure. We still need to bury power lines on Laguna Canyon Road and a dedicated bicycle and transit lane. We still need parking in the north and south of the Laguna, so that arriving tourists can park and ride. This will make Laguna a model city of the future, relieving us of the burden of fossil fuels while making our commute less stressful for us residents. This will dramatically improve the quality of life for generations to come, and achieve an equally important goal for most of you – increasing the value of your home. If not us, who? If not now when?

Mayor Sue Kempf and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen lead the Senior Parking Subcommittee, which is responsible for developing a parking master plan for the city. If you agree with a downtown parking garage, be sure to express your support.

Billy hosts Laguna Talks Thursday nights on KXFM radio. Hes also the CEO of La Vida Laguna, an e-bike and ocean sports tourism company. E-mail: [email protected]

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Change and parking

One problem is never mentioned when people talk about their opposition to a new parking lot: the construction failure a year ago. This was reluctantly approved but “compromised” by Town Meeting. It was significantly watered down by shrinking the basement and cutting off the upper floors.

Approximately $ 300,000 was added to the cost of reinforcing the structure “just in case. they decided to add higher floors at a later date. Then the parking spaces in the new ‘garage’ on the ground floor were distributed, benches were added to create a park vibe to satisfy those who thought parking garages were ugly, and even added an art showcase for changing art exhibitions.

The quiet residential streets near the city center were lined with parking meters and parked cars. The anti-garage citizens were content and the battle was over.

This quasi-garage, built in a central downtown location owned by the city, settled the issue, but it was a major push in the exodus of downtown businesses. Even though businesses came in after that, they couldn’t sustain growth without people filling the sidewalks. This answers the question of why there is no shortage of parking spaces: so many businesses have left that there is almost nothing to come downtown except to eat at student hangouts, the Amherst cinema and library. A remaining bookstore, Hastings and a few stores struggle to keep their shoppers and customers, while those with short memories denounce the idea of ​​filling a need in order to find a bustling city center.

Some people seem desperate that Amherst is changing, but having arrived in town over 50 years ago, I can attest that the change was happening and will continue as long as we live. . And have you ever seen anyone sitting on the benches of this “garage”?

Audrey Child


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Woman shot dead in downtown Sacramento parking lot

A woman was shot dead Wednesday night in downtown Sacramento, police said. The shooting happened just before 4:50 p.m. in a parking lot near 28th and K Street, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Officers who visited the area found a woman with at least one gunshot wound. Medical staff declared the woman dead at the scene, police said. Officers are investigating the area, but police believe this shooting was isolated and that there is no threat to or near the public hospital. The parking lot at the Fort Sutter Medical Complex where the shooting took place is across from Sutter Medical Center, but it is not owned by Sutter Health. KCRA 3 has learned, however, that Sutter rents office space for selective services in the facility. It’s a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest news.

A woman was shot dead Wednesday night in downtown Sacramento, police said.

The shooting happened just before 4:50 p.m. in a parking lot near 28th Street and K Street, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Officers who visited the area found a woman with at least one gunshot wound.

Medical staff said the woman died at the scene, police said.

Officers are investigating the area, but police believe this shooting was isolated and there is no threat to the public or the nearby hospital.

The parking lot of the Fort Sutter Medical Complex where the shooting took place is across from Sutter Medical Center, but it is not property of Sutter Health.

KCRA 3 has learned, however, Sutter Is it that rent offices for selective services in the establishment.

This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest news.

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Woman shot dead in parking lot in Midtown Sacramento – CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Detectives are investigating after a woman was fatally shot in a downtown parking lot near Sutter Medical Center, the Sacramento Police Department said Wednesday night.

The shooting happened just before 4:50 p.m. in a parking lot at the Fort Sutter Medical Building in the area of ​​K and 28 streets across from the hospital.

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Sacramento police said the woman suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe the shooting is an isolated incident and there is no active threat to nearby businesses, the community or the hospital.

“She was crying and she was on the phone with 911,” Leslie Huerta, a medical assistant at the Fort Sutter Medical Building, said of her colleague who witnessed the shooting. “And [she said] that there was a guy pushing a woman in or out of the car, and [him and the victim] interacted a bit and she threatened him to call the police.

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According to Huerta, the man pulled out a gun at that point and shot the woman.

Those working in the building said the shooting happened as many people were leaving work.

“We try to save lives, we go to our offices and we see the police all the time,” said a Sutter Health worker.

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Information about the suspect has not been released, but the search is continuing.

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An Australian township has installed “horse parking spaces” and it’s like an old western!

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you (but I still will …)

Riders can now trot up to the canton of Toora and park their HORSES – just like in the movies!

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Toora is a town in eastern Victoria and is known to be more of a coffee and art genre.

It is located along the Gippsland Railway which sees many riders galloping around town!

Until recently, riders literally had to hold the reins while waiting for their café au lait, but now horses can have a drink and stay for free while they roam the township.

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Ms. Hopkins, president of the Toora Community Action Team, was a driving force behind the project.

“If you can stop somewhere on your horse and have lunch, that puts a final end to a ride and it just makes it easier for everyone, gives everyone a chance to take a break.

South Gippsland’s head of infrastructure planning Tony Peterson said the residents of Toora were involved in the design process.

“The local pony clubs and riders have been essential in the planning so that we can meet their needs. It works very well, ”he said.

What a great initiative!

Credit (Original article): ABC Gippsland

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Opponents of Amherst parking lot organize petition

Posted: 1/2/2022 19:51:01 PM

Modified: 1/2/2022 19:50:21 PM

AMHERST – A petition calling on city council to reconsider its recent vote creating a new overlay neighborhood for a second parking lot in downtown Amherst is circulating ahead of Monday’s council meeting.

Using the voter veto section of the city’s charter, which gives residents 14 days to collect the signatures of 5% of registered voters in the last municipal election, the petition says residents are “protesting the vote of the December 20, 2021 by Amherst. City Council will rezone Map 14A, Parcel 33.

This 9-4 vote approved a zoning change so that the 0.68 acre municipal parking lot between North Pleasant and North Prospect streets could be the site of a new parking structure. The parking facility overlay district would be on city property bordered by the parish center of St. Brigid’s Church to the north and the CVS Pharmacy parking lot to the south.

An opinion piece published on the Amherst Indy blog in support of the petition, written by Ira Bryck of Strong Street, cites the need for “further exploration” of both the need for parking and where a new garage could be built, adding that those who oppose rezoning are not anti-business or “not in my backyard” activists.

“They think the garage proposal is a big decision, and the wrong way to decide is to tell the planning department to only consider that one site, and regardless of the parking studies,” Bryck writes.

While supported by the business community as part of a Destination Amherst initiative and by a qualified majority of advisers, significant opposition was voiced by those on North Prospect Street who live near the site.

Sarah McKee of Chadwick Court, one of the residents leading the petition campaign, said on Sunday that if 810 signatures were collected it would meet the demands of a voter veto and force a reconsideration. McKee said she did not expect the signatures to be certified until the initial meeting of the new board on Monday.

Still, a preface attached to the petition notes that if five councilors agree to reconsider the topic, the topic could be reconsidered and the stacked district could be canceled because it would no longer have the two-thirds support needed for all zoning changes.

The composition of the council is changing, with two of the main supporters of the overlapping district, District 3 Councilor George Ryan and District 4 Councilor Evan Ross both left. They are among six councilors who are leaving, along with two who voted against the measure, District 5 Councilor Darcy DuMont and District 1 Councilor Sarah Swartz.

This is the second time that the voters’ veto petition has been used. This past April, those concerned with the scale of the renovation and expansion of Jones Library used it, although the city clerk’s office ruled they had not collected enough signatures. The city council submitted the project to a referendum on November 2, in which 65% of voters supported it.

As the city progresses with the building, a lawsuit in Hampshire Superior Court remains active, arguing the project has failed to secure the necessary two-thirds majority.

Scott Merzbach can be contacted at [email protected]

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DC Srinagar Reviews Measures for Adequate Parking, City Traffic Decongestion – India Education | Latest Education News | Global education news

SRINAGAR: To ensure adequate parking in the heavily congested areas of Srinagar city, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad chaired a joint meeting of all stakeholders on Friday in the meeting room of the Srinagar office complex. DC, here.

During the meeting, a tense discussion took place regarding providing adequate parking space for traders in Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Poloview, Batmaloo, Hari Sing High Street, Goni Khan, Shaheed Gunj and other adjacent areas to overcome traffic jams. in the city.

The meeting also discussed measures taken to streamline and improve the traffic system, in addition to measures taken to reduce nuisance due to poor parking and roadside encroachments in the city.

On occasion, the deputy commissioner insisted on coordinating the efforts of the district administration, traffic police, SMC, SDA and all stakeholders, including traders and customers. , strictly following the traffic rules in letter and spirit for the greater good of the public.

The DC also insisted on the optimal use of the existing car park and on the simultaneous identification and development of new parking spaces to accommodate the vehicles of traders and customers. He also asked to reserve adequate parking spaces for traders for a reasonable monthly fee.

While interacting with the representatives of the various professional bodies, the DC asked them to cooperate with the Administration to ensure a good regulation of the traffic in the city in particular on the congested and heavy traffic axes to overcome the traffic jams.

The DC also asked them to motivate other traders and the general public to use paid parking lots to overcome traffic jams.

Regarding the demand of traders to provide parking spaces to traders at preferential rates, the deputy commissioner asked the relevant SDA authorities to examine the trader’s request as a priority and to review the parking fees for traders because they must use on a daily basis.

The deputy commissioner also asked the SDA authorities to submit land allocation requests for new parking sites in the city so that sufficient parking space is available to accommodate more vehicles.

The Vice President of Srinagar Development Authority also spoke on this occasion and briefed the President on the current parking capacity available in Srinagar.

The Vice President, SDA, Bashir Ahmad, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Hanief Balkhi, SP Traffic, Zaffar Ahmad, Director of Planning, Secretary SDA, Tehsildar South and others concerned were present at the meeting .

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