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Social media weighs in on house bill requiring parking spaces before car registration

An enforcer from the Quezon City Government Public Order and Security Department guards Arayat Street in Cubao to prevent illegal parking and vendors from occupying the sidewalk yesterday by order of Mayor Joy Belmonte. (The STAR/Boy Santos)

A legislator has proposed adding parking spaces as a requirement when registering vehicles with the Land Transport Office.

This bill has elicited various reactions from motorists on social networks.

Some hailed the long-awaited proposal to help solve traffic congestion. Other Filipinos were skeptical about its implementation. Some Filipinos criticized him.

Under Bill 31, Rep. Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque) look for requiring anyone considering the purchase of a motor vehicle to first obtain a permanent parking space or garage.

Velasco said traffic congestion worsens when car owners park their vehicles on public roads, especially in metropolitan areas.

The bill will also require LTO officials to certify or verify the car owner’s parking space request before granting registration.

LTO staff or officials who have not verified the application will be suspended for three months without pay.

Vehicle owners, meanwhile, will have their registration revoked, pay a 50,000 peso fine and be banned from registering a vehicle for the next three years.

How Filipinos Reacted Online

Some Filipinos have expressed support for the tabling of this bill. They said it was time to tackle the problem of cars parked along streets and other roads for commercial purposes.

“I should have done this a long time ago…please also include cars parked along the road in housing estates,” one Facebook user said. said.

“Tama. Really should decongest or clear the roads. NO PARKING. No car policy,” another user said.

Other Filipinos pointed out that such measures had already been proposed. They expressed skepticism about how it will be implemented without corruption.

“Your solution is the right one, but it adds bureaucracy that can be inefficient or prone to corruption. Why not simply prohibit parking on public roads and then offer paid parking in each barangay? » a Facebook user asked.

“It’s not a problem of law – it’s a question of implementation. Common sense is that roads are used for driving and NOT for parking. Magic way for corruption na naman sa LTO ‘yan’, another user said.

Some Filipinos, meanwhile, again cited the public transport crisis as the reason the public first resorts to buying motor vehicles.

“If you fix public transport, people won’t need so many cars and it will be useless. They focus on the surface problems and not the root causes,” a Facebook user said.

“Kaya lang naman napapabili ng sasakyan ang tao dahil walang kwenta ang public transpo”, another user called.

Not the first in parking spaces

Before that. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian also introduced a similar bill called “Parking Space Proof Act.”

Under this bill, individuals and businesses in Metro Manila are required to file an affidavit that they have acquired parking spaces before they are allowed to purchase their vehicles.

In July 2019, Gatchalian asked former President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the passage of this bill as urgent following his State of the Nation Address that year.

“I hope President Duterte will certify that this bill is as urgent as it is entirely consistent with his vision to alleviate the constant struggles of the commuter public,” the lawmaker said. quoted in a report as told.

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Uttarakhand to set up 22 parking spaces inside tunnels to overcome parking problem in hilly neighborhoods

Dehradun: The cabinet of Uttarakhand decided to set up car parks inside the tunnels to alleviate the problem of parking in the hilly districts of the state. 22 car parks of this type will be built in the first phase.
At a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday, 28 major decisions were taken. In another major move, permission to provide grants to non-pre-registered beneficiary MSMEs has been exempted.
Under the 2015 MSME policy, it was necessary to be pre-registered to obtain a grant, but due to a lack of information, around 100 beneficiaries linked to it were deprived of the grant.
The Cabinet has given approval to the company which is preparing the Kedarnath reconstruction master plan to also prepare a master plan for Sonprayag. Approval to increase consultancy fees from 3 to 4% as part of the new master plan at Kedarnath Badrinath has been given.
The Dhami-led government has approved the exemption for height increase in the construction of the terminal at Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway.
In addition, permission in principle has been granted to high-rise commercial buildings located near metro stations. This should help people reach subway stations from one place. (ANI)

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Plan for more parking in Rochester moves forward

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – A plan that adds more parking in downtown Rochester has taken a step closer to reality.

Rochester City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a proposal that would add more surface parking spaces at the former Kmart and AMPI sites along Southeast 3rd Avenue. City documents indicate nearly 400 parking spaces would be added on the AMPI property and nearly 250 additional parking spaces would enter the former Kmart building.

Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission Document
Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission Document

The plan calls for the demolition of the western part of the old Kmart building as well as some of the structures of the old AMPI complex. Currently, there are approximately 740 parking spaces on site. The proposal would bring that total to nearly 1,400.

The majority of parking spaces are and will be used by Mayo Clinic employees, but some spaces are also available to the general public. City officials say the AMPI site needs to be cleared before more motorists can start parking there. They plan to seek grants to fund the cleanup effort.

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One injured in Houston County rollover crash

Wow! See how Rochester has changed over the years in these Google Photos.

As we drive down Highway 52, it’s hard to imagine what life was like in our town before the Target store was built where it stands today. Or the house you live in now, at some point in town, that wasn’t there. In fact, Rochester has grown so fast over the years that most of our homes didn’t even exist 50 years ago! You do not believe me ? Browse these photos for a glimpse of what Rochester looked like years ago.

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Demand for parking spaces fuels growth of city garages

By April 2020, the number of vehicles in the city had dropped by two-thirds, to just over 9 million cars, from a year earlier, according to city records. But a year later, vehicle traffic was almost at pre-pandemic levels, with 25 million cars on the road. By October 2021, that number had returned to more than 27 million cars, on par with 2019 levels, according to city records.

Last year, the city also added 538,330 newly registered vehicles, a 34% increase from 2020, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Monthly demand for garages in residential neighborhoods like the Upper East Side has recovered now that New Yorkers are returning to the city in droves, said Chicago-based SPPlus chief strategy officer Chris Sherman. His company runs about 250 garages in New York and recently leased up to 20 that were previously operated by Icon Parking.

He added that he is also seeing an increase in demand for short-term parking in office districts and for hotels around Times Square.

A parking condo at 15 William Street in the Financial District, operated by Icon Parking, is now for sale. It has 200 parking spaces and is located below a building with 320 apartments.

Rent there costs Icon about $1 million a year, but landlords are selling it to raise money for a separate project, broker Eric Anton said.

New York’s Centerpark is another business in growth mode, citing higher demand than before the pandemic. The company recently acquired two Midtown garages from Muss Development for $8.3 million which are currently operated by Icon Parking, adding 40,000 square feet of parking space to its portfolio of 20 facilities.

Centerpark expects to end the year with 26 garages under its belt and has spent $100 million over the past three years to approach owners and grow its portfolio.

“Overall, we’ve done well, more post-pandemic than during,” said the company’s chief executive, Gregg Reuben.

Demand was low at the height of the pandemic, so the company filled its spaces with monthly rather than daily parking lots.

“We also found that transient parking recovered very quickly. Even though there weren’t many people and we’re hovering around 40% in terms of office occupancy, the percentage of people driving into town is much higher than it was before. the pandemic,” he said.

The company’s revenue in 2021 was up 15% from 2019, he said, both due to an increase in demand for spaces and also because it raised its prices. 5% overall. The company now charges between $500 and $800 per month for a spot depending on the garage.

On the other hand, Icon, which has nearly 200 garages in its portfolio, collectively owes its owners more than $20 million, according to multiple lawsuits.

Since the start of the pandemic, Icon has claimed in court documents to have lost income and said he has been unable to pay rent to the owners of the garages he rents out. But attorneys representing the owners say they uncovered a scheme in which Icon diverted revenue from its garages, which are operated under individual LLCs, to a large master bank account to make the garages appear insolvent.

There are other garages Icon walked away from because they were underperforming and in default, said Deborah Reigel, an attorney at Rosenberg & Estis representing multiple owners in the lawsuits.

“The cool thing about Icon is that they don’t give up all of their space,” she said. “They’re trying to pick and keep some of their garages.”

Icon Parking did not respond to a request for comment.

Owning a garage as a landlord isn’t always lucrative, said David Schwartz, director of the Slate Property Group. His company builds affordable housing around New York.

“Many developers wouldn’t build a parking lot if they didn’t have to,” he said, referring to city parking regulations in outlying boroughs. “I wouldn’t build most of my garages if I didn’t have to.” He added that they are expensive to build and do not generate much revenue, especially if they are smaller.

Schwartz advocates congestion pricing to reduce the number of cars on the road, but doesn’t think that will continue to be a problem in the city much longer.

“New York City can’t grow if we depend on cars,” he said. “I think in the same way that the stories of New Yorkers moving to Florida are a short-lived phenomenon, I think it will be a short-lived phenomenon as well.”

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Selectors discuss demand for outdoor retail ‘nodes’ in parking lots on Greenwich Ave

On Thursday, the Board of Selectmen discussed a retail owner’s request for a ‘node’ in a parking space outside his store to display his wares on an ‘equity’ basis with restaurants.

Restaurants near Greenwich Avenue operate both on sidewalks and in “nodes” created inside jersey barriers from April through November. Catering fees were waived in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. In 2021, they were reduced to 25%. This year, restaurants can’t exceed four parking spaces and the fee is 100%, averaging $23 per day.

Tory Lenzo, owner of Blankenship Dry Goods at 16 Greenwich Avenue, said restaurateurs and retailers should have the same rights.

Blankenship Dry Goods set up for the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce sidewalk sales. July 15, 2022 Photo: Leslie Yager

Mr Lenzo, who participated in P&Z’s outdoor dining discussion via Zoom earlier in the week, originally said that when the pandemic swept through, outdoor dining made sense as a way to keep restaurants afloat. But he noted that with the pandemic dissipating, the situation has changed.

“It’s become a transaction with the city, for little money, and they’re really expanding their space,” he said. “It’s a raise for their businesses and it has nothing to do with Covid because no one has a mask inside.”

Lenzo asked the Selectmen to vote to give retailers the same right.

“Let every business have the same right – whether or not you allow outdoor space, I don’t understand why these restaurants have these extra spaces.”

Lenzo said he estimated his sales would triple if he was allowed to use a parking space to sell his merchandise.

History of outdoor dining

First Selectman Fred Camillo said that before the pandemic, Selectmen were already considering outdoor dining as a way to enhance the experience in the central business district of Greenwich Avenue.

At the time, there were dozens of empty storefronts on the avenue.

“People seem to like it,” Camillo said.

“If everyone wanted to get out, there wouldn’t be any parking spaces,” Camillo said, referring to retailers. “If you want me to say, ‘Get rid of outdoor dining now,’ that would probably fail 90-10. I’m pretty sure on that one.

“I wouldn’t be in favor of removing outdoor dining,” Camillo said.

Mr. Lenzo said that was not his request.

He said his request was to give outdoor parking spots to retailers for nodes, just like restaurants.

“I view it as an inequality, a matter of government dictating to Company A what it is allowed to do and Company B is not,” Lenzo said.

There were discussions about whether retailers were allowed to display goods on the sidewalk, and Mr Lenzo said police responded quickly when he displayed goods outside his door.

Coach Lauren Rabin said she understood the issue of fairness.

“Parking is a decades-long problem,” Rabin said. “There’s the concept of what people need on foot, what people on bike need, Complete Streets – as we think about what we want Greenwich Ave to be is part of a larger discussion and the parking lot is in the center of it.”

Is it time for downtown multi level parking?

Mr. Lenzo suggested adding a multi-level car park in the Greenwich Ave area.

“Do we now crave parking structures that we didn’t have years ago? Ms. Rabin asked. “Do we want very tasteful lampposts at intersections? It is worth revisiting strategically rather than an individual request.

Mr Camillo said there were efforts to stop shopkeepers and employees from supplying meters on Greenwich Ave. He highlighted the 12 new parking spaces proposed near Greenwich Ave as part of the intersection improvement projects, and the 200 spaces in 12-municipal lots available by the hour by permit for residents and merchants. of Greenwich Ave.

He said that in the past, residents had balked at the idea of ​​parking garages, but agreed they could be done up tastefully, especially if they were integrated into the existing level. He specifies that this was done at the town hall.

“We have an idea to build in or below level by the Board of Education (the Havemeyer Building at 290 Greenwich Ave). Where the baseball field is, you can probably find a lot of space there, and it’s right off Greenwich Avenue,” Camillo said.

But, he says, “I don’t think there’s an appetite for stand-alone parking structures. We had this conversation 20 years ago at RTM and people were fiercely against them. I don’t blame them.

By-law concerning the posting of merchandise on sidewalks and in the street

P&Z Commission Chair Margarita Alban said during the pandemic, executive orders overruled local zoning and retailers had the ability to display merchandise on sidewalks. But the executive orders have expired.

Today, retailers are not allowed to display their wares on the street or on sidewalks, except during the annual sidewalk sale days, which run until Sunday.

“We don’t allow traders to take to the streets,” she continued. “It is not permitted by zoning to have an outdoor display of merchandise.”

That said, Alban said the Board of Selectmen could approve Nodes for retail use.

“We would then have to change our zoning regulations to allow retailers to put their merchandise in nodes that you approved,” she explained.

Alban noted that the Selectmen have “control of what happens on the streets” and if the Selectmen had to vote to approve retailers with nodes, P&Z would take care of that.

“Just like you did outdoor dining, you have to approve knots on the street,” Alban said. “Then we (P&Z) for example do how many tables you can have, how to get permission and how to comply with the fire code.”

P&Z manager Katie DeLuca explained that the Chamber of Commerce’s sidewalk sales days, in accordance with the city’s charter, are operated by the Greenwich Police Department.

“We don’t allow any display of retail products on city sidewalks, outside of what’s in the charter for sidewalk sales,” DeLuca said.

“The reason we don’t have (retail products on sidewalks) is if you look at the statement of purpose in most of our retail area regulations, it’s about “the orderly display,” and when you have things that are on the outside, there are ADA issues and visual impact issues,” DeLuca said.

“I think Mr. Lenzo’s point is that there is a fairness issue,” DeLuca continued. “From a zoning perspective, all restaurants in the zone are permitted to dine al fresco as long as they can meet the criteria.”

She said a request from one retailer should apply to all retailers.

Ms. Alban said that during the outdoor dining workshop on Tuesday evening, there were voices very concerned about the tight parking on the avenue. She said 16% of parking spaces on Greenwich Avenue are currently reserved for outdoor dining nodes.

Mr. Camillo said the issue merited further discussion.

Although no votes were taken, Mr. Camillo offered to visit Mr. Lenzo’s store in person.

The parking space in front of Blankenship Dry Goods is partially blocked by an outdoor catering node for La Taqueria and unusable.
Outdoor food node outside La Taqueria on Greenwich AVe.

See also:

P&Z Outdoor Restoration Workshop Comments: Unsightly, Unnecessary, Unfair
July 13, 2022

Glenville Pizza seeks permission from P&Z for temporary outdoor dining
July 11, 2022

Elected officials vote to return outdoor dining on April 15 and end the Monday before Thanksgiving
March 12, 2022

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No parking spaces, Mandi residents harassed: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Dipender Manta

Mandi, July 15

The city of Mandi lacks parking for residents as well as for those who come from outside. As a result, a large number of vehicles can be seen parked on the roadsides of the city at various locations such as Jail Road Mandi, School Bazaar, Mangvain and Hospital Road. This results in inconvenience for both pedestrians and motorists.

People harassed in an emergency

We had proposed to the authorities to join the IIT-Mandi to find solutions to this problem but nothing materialized. Vehicle parking even in an emergency is a big problem in the city. P Kapoor, Chairman, Citizens Council, Mandi

Roadside parking causes traffic jams, forcing police authorities to check vehicles. The townspeople lobbied the Mandi Municipal Corporation to develop adequate parking lots for their convenience, but nothing was done.

OP Kapoor, Chairman of Citizens Council, Mandi, said: “Parking has become a major problem in Mandi. The number of vehicles increases every year but we do not have enough parking spaces to accommodate them.

The Citizens Council has been lobbying the government as well as the local urban body for many years to develop car parks inside and outside the city.

However, little has been done in this regard.

“Traffic congestion in the city is also due to the non-availability of parking lots on the outskirts of the city. The foundation stone for two car parks was laid but the projects could not see the light of day for one reason or another,” Kapoor said.

“We had suggested to the authorities concerned to call on experts from IIT-Mandi to find a solution to the problem, but nothing materialized. The parking of vehicles at the time of emergency is a huge problem in the city, which should be dealt with as a priority. Parking at the Zone Hospital is a nightmare. We have raised this issue several times with Rogi Kalyan Samiti and the Chief Medical Officer but no solution has been found,” he added.

Narender Saini, a resident, said that in addition to developing parking lots in Mandi town, there is a need to make it mandatory for residents to have their own parking lot before buying a new car.

Virender Bhatt, Deputy Mayor of Mandi Municipal Corporation, said, “A parking lot with a capacity of 600 vehicles is under construction in the school bazaar area. A sum of Rs 1 crore was sanctioned for parking at Purani Mandi.

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Love’s Travel Stops New Location in Illinois Adds 70 Parking Spaces

Love’s Travel Stops now serves customers in Monroe Center, Ill., with a stopover that opened Thursday. The store, located on Interstate 39 at exit 111 (16991 East Illinois Route 72), adds 70 truck parking spaces and 55 jobs in Ogle County. (courtesy Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stops on the journey of love now serves customers in Monroe Center, Ill., with a stopover that opened Thursday. The store, located on Interstate 39 at exit 111 (16991 East Illinois Route 72), adds 70 truck parking spaces and 55 jobs in Ogle County.

“Love’s continues to open new locations to provide customers with clean, safe places to stop, making summer travel more convenient,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Love’s in Monroe Center is the company’s 32nd location in Illinois, and our team members are excited to help professional truck drivers and four-wheeler customers get back on the road quickly and safely. .”

The location is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:

  • Over 12,000 square feet.
  • Godfather’s Pizza and Subway (opening July 18).
  • 70 truck parking spaces.
  • 64 parking spaces.
  • Four RV parking spaces.
  • Seven diesel bays.
  • Six showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Fresh cooking concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to Stillman Valley High School.

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Fredericton creates 45 parking spaces to encourage travel on the pedestrian bridge

A popular section of a multi-use trail in Fredericton is getting a facelift and more parking.

But not everyone is convinced that creating dozens of new spaces to park cars is the right move to encourage more people to use the trail.

City crews are working on a project to create 45 parking spaces along Station Road on the north side, as well as planting flowers and shrubs to create what the city calls a ‘living wall’ at the edge of the fairway past the north end of the Bill Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge.

According to city traffic engineer Tyson Aubie, the parking spaces will accommodate trail users and allow easier access for travel on the pedestrian bridge.

The parking spaces could have a small positive impact on reducing the number of people driving north to south of the Saint John River, said Benoît LeBlanc, president of the Fredericton Active Transportation Coalition.

But the city’s efforts would be better served improving overall cycling infrastructure or creating a North Side hub for bus services, he said.

Benoit LeBlanc, president of the Fredericton Trails Coalition, said parking spaces might have a small positive impact, but it would be better if the city improved cycling infrastructure to make it safer to cycle to the pedestrian bridge. (Zoom/CTF)

“Improving cycling accessibility to the bridge will likely do a lot more in terms of increasing the number of bridge crossings, if that is their goal,” he said.

“If their goal is to help a few people in their cars, I guess they’ll achieve that goal, but I’m not sure it serves the community as a whole.”

Improved bridge access

The nearby Carleton Park boat ramp has long served as a parking lot for people wishing to access the Bill Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge from the north side.

And last year the city added 20 parking spaces along Union Street in front of the same park.

Work is underway by the City of Fredericton to create new spaces on Station Road, as well as the installation of a retaining wall on which to grow plants. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

The idea with the 45 spaces created on Station Road is to give better access to the bridge for people with reduced mobility, Aubie said.

“It was above all a priority because [the walking bridge] wasn’t as accessible to users as it could have been,” he said.

“Let’s say you were mobility impaired, there wasn’t really a way for you to pull out, park somewhere, and then get on the trail,” he said, adding that three of the spaces will be accessible parking spaces.

Tyson Aubie, traffic engineer at the city, said the 45 spaces will provide better accessibility to the Bill Thorpe Pedestrian Bridge for people with reduced mobility. (Zoom/CTF)

Aubie said people were already using the land along Station Road to park informally, but it was not being done “efficiently”.

In addition to people with reduced mobility, Aubie said, parking spots are being created for people who might feel like they live too far away to cycle or walk from their house to the bridge, but don’t want to get to the city center by car.

“It’s a great place to park in the morning, hop on your bike, bike across the rail bridge, get to work. It allows more people to use it.”

The flower and shrub wall being constructed along Station Road will be designed to resemble that which has already been constructed further south along the embankment from the trail. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

Aubie said improving the city’s overall cycling infrastructure to make it safer to cycle from other areas to the trails is also a priority, but he didn’t give a timeline for any improvements other than to cite the ongoing project to add bike lanes to Brookside Drive. .

“It’s really high on our list of priorities, but in many cases if we don’t completely dig the road in for some distinct reason, it’s hard to justify tearing down a perfectly good street for [create bike lanes].”

Aubie said work on Station Road is expected to be completed in September.

It is one of 15 construction projects City of Fredericton work this summer.

Fears of “chaotic” traffic

Patricia Ward uses the trail often as it is a short walk from her home on Barker Street.

She said she thinks the trail could benefit from 15-20 parking spots, but thinks 45 is too much.

Patricia Ward lives close to Barker Street and says she’s worried traffic in her neighborhood will get ‘chaotic’ with so many new parking spaces. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

“It’s nice to have extra parking spaces but really, I think it’s going to be a little chaotic in some ways with a lot of people,” she said.

Denis Gallant likes to walk the trail during his lunch hour while at work, and he said he thinks the extra parking spots are a good thing.

“Not everyone lives in town, so if you want people to come to town and walk and enjoy the facilities, you have to give them a place to park,” he said.

Loss of trail visitor center

Part of the work to create the new parking spaces involved removing the building that once housed the City Trail Visitor Center.

City spokesman Shasta Stairs said the city donated it to St. Mary’s First Nation.

Kandise Brown, spokesperson for the Fredericton Trails Coalition, said the group typically hires summer students to work in the building and provide directions to trail users.

However, summer 2019 was the last time the center was open.

Earth marks the area along the Nashwaak Trail where the Visitor Center stood before it was removed as part of work to create 45 parking spaces on Station Road. (Aidan Cox/CBC)

“From what I understand, some of the services that were offered by the coalition at the time in terms of, you know, basically like tourist information, are either duplicated by the city tourist information at the city ​​hall, or replaced by cellphones and GPS, so it wasn’t really a great use of resources,” Brown said.

Brown said the coalition recently held a community engagement session and there was general support among attendees for another center to be established in a different location.

“So we’re in a listening phase and trying to think about what might be helpful, and what we’ve heard from, you know, from the neighborhood is that lights are helpful, signage is helpful, maps are useful.”

Brown said the Trails Coalition is fine with the Station Road project, but said she would also like to see the streets improved with better cycling infrastructure to make it safer for people to cycle onto the trails. .

“I think there’s a lot of work to be done to make these connections between streets and pathways, to make them feel really safe and inviting for cyclists and pedestrians, but I still think that, you know , every step forward is positive.”

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Stop turning parking lots into shops


Many letters were published in The Shillong Times and other newspapers and there was endless discussion of the growing traffic problems and shortage of car parks in the capital city of Shillong. As discussions and deliberations continue, an unpleasant “change of use” is taking place in the few parking spaces that have been created in previous years. All of these car parks were previously built by the Department of Urban Affairs to deal with the on-street parking that was rampant in the city.
Things are changing for the worse today. Take the example of the parking space that was created in Dhankheti. Today more of the parking lot has been taken up by shops and very little space is left for parking. In the car park opposite the main branch of the State Bank of India, new stores are added almost every month. In the end, if the powers that be get their way, there will be no more space to park. Two years ago, there were only three or four stores in this parking lot. Today, shops have settled all along the border. Even now, the construction of new stores seems to be underway. No consideration for the structural safety of the building or how it affects public and vehicular traffic or where the liquid discharge goes. We will dread going into the basement. It looks more like a den of criminals.
Take the case of the parking space near Mahavir Park, you have to see it to believe it. For the namesake, public toilets have been built but the use is more commercial in nature. In fact, it looks like a store selling groceries inside the toilet. A few dilapidated looking shops have also been built right in the middle and God knows for what purpose. The same goes for the car parks at Khlieh Iewduh, opposite Anjalee Cinema, Mawlong Hat and other car parks, all of which are gradually being converted to commercial use. Nobody can guess how such a “change of use” occurs and how the authorities concerned turn a blind eye.
There had always been a demand to convert parking lots into shops in the hope of creating jobs, but common sense had prevailed before. Now, however, it appears to be a different story. There seems to be no objection from anywhere to such actions which run counter to the public interest. It’s more like a complete surrender to the powers that be by the relevant departments resulting in a free-for-all. If the government of the day has not learned from the experience of the shopping complex in the parking lot of Police Bazar and still wants to continue the failed job creation policy by building shops everywhere, it may very well do the same in the New Shillong area instead of destroying the limited infrastructure available in the city today.
In case the government of the day has a sense of responsibility towards its citizens and cares about the future of the town, it would do well to remove all encroachments from public places in Shillong and instead create other opportunities in New Shillong which appears to be developing into another government township with no provision for the public.

yours, etc.,



Pathetic road conditions in Upper Shillong


Through your newspaper, I would like to raise a serious complaint about the pitiful and extremely bad condition of certain sections of the Shillong-Milliem-Nongstoin road. One part is at Sawmer, Upper Shillong, and the other part is near the trijunction area at Hynniewmer (just before reaching the junction point from Shillong to Mylliem or Nongstoin), which has caused huge inconvenience to commuters daily life and which is also dangerous for vehicles. fold over. These particular stretches of the road are full of potholes and are rough terrain. During the rainy season, these portions are flooded and cause huge passage problems. The fact that these are on a national road is another very disappointing fact.
By this letter, we, the citizens, demand that the PWD Roads (National Highway Division) or other relevant central/state road department immediately initiate repairs to the roads, failing which the concerned citizens will be forced to address to the High Court. We also urge the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Shillong, to follow this issue closely.

yours, etc.,

Ardor Hynniewta


Despair of those affected by the floods


Flood-affected Barak Valley passengers in Assam have been without proper rail and road connection for weeks. The union and state governments know that for an essential flight requiring 25 to 28 minutes between Guwahati and Silchar, private airlines charge Rs 6,200 to Rs 24,000 per passenger for a one-way trip. For a very limited short period, the Chief Minister of Assam arranged special low cost flights, but this facility is no longer available today.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, PMO, CM (Assam) and the administration are just spectators. This is an indirect support to the operation by different airlines at a time when the situation warrants frequent low cost flights between the Guwahati-Silchar and Kolkata-Silchar sectors.
We call on the government to intervene strictly in the matter to bring the cost down to Rs 4000 for the short flight between Silchar-Guwahati until regular trains are restored. A similar action is requested for air tickets between Silchar and Kolkata on the same grounds. Additional flights in both sectors are essential to alleviate public suffering under the Act East policy of the Government of India and the Ministry of Development of the North East Region (MDoNER).
Your kind urgent intervention is requested.

yours, etc.,

Professor Dilip Kumar Dey

General secretary,

Pro-active Senior Citizens’ Forum, (An apolitical organization of senior citizens)


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We make up to £16,000 per FORTNIGHT of parking spots flogged – that’s easy money

Residents of THRIFTY earn a small fortune flogging parking spots in their driveways during the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Landlords in affluent south London charge up to £65 a day for a coveted spot near the All England Club, meaning those with the biggest properties can rake in £16,000 in just 14 days.


John Lloyd charges between £20 and £30 for a place on his recordCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Wimbledon is full of signs directing drivers to private parking spaces


Wimbledon is full of signs directing drivers to private parking spacesCredit: Kevin Dunnett

Terry Moore, who has lived in the area with his wife of 47 years, is earning just over a grand over the two-week Championships.

But neighbors who have room for 15 vehicles to park on their lot can earn a lot more.

The 76-year-old, who has only attended one game as he prefers to watch the action on TV, said: “I’ve been doing this for about eight years and it’s very popular.

“People can book ahead or I’ll stand in my way with a sign until someone walks past.

“Sometimes people line up for a seat, other times I have to wait an hour or two.”

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Terry, who charges £20 a day, added: “I keep the money.

“If I charged more I would probably give it to charity, but I charge less than my neighbors who charge £30 and £40.

“Over the two weeks I will probably earn around £1,000.

“I’m going to Amsterdam in August so it will pay for that – and a present for the wife.”

Further down the leafy suburban street of Terry is a mother-of-two who rents out five or six spaces in her driveway for £30 a day.

The owner, who has lived in the area with her partner and two sons for 30 years, said: “My neighbors charge £40 but I charge less.

“What I do varies, but I don’t need to advertise as I’m usually very busy.”

The woman, from Pakistan, who did not want to give her name, added: “At first we weren’t doing this, but five or six years ago I started and I can use this money well. .”

While most locals say they earn modest sums, those with the biggest homes can take in big bucks.

A homeowner stood with a clipboard and a pen in front of his sprawling detached house where 15 cars were already parked.

He declined to give his name or reveal exactly how much he charges, but two women who had just left their keys with his pal said they paid £65 for 24 hours.

There was space for at least three other vehicles, meaning the guy could earn up to £16,000 over the two weeks if he charged the same rate at 18 cars a day.

I’m going to Amsterdam in August so it will pay for that, and a present for the wife.

Terry Moore

One of the women, who had just left her car, said: “We paid £65 which we thought was pretty good.

“When we tried to book parking elsewhere there were lots of different prices, even up to £150 a day.

“Apparently they go very, very fast, so we just wanted to get it straightened out. Also, we’re only a three-minute walk from the courts.”

While it’s completely legitimate to rent out space on your property, there are a few things you need to consider first.

Be sure to check with your home insurance provider, in case this invalidates your policy. You may need to purchase additional coverage to protect yourself in case someone causes damage while parking.

Don’t forget the tax department either. You can earn £1,000 a year before paying tax by renting space on your land, such as your driveway, carport or garage.

This is due to something called the property allowance, which resets with each new tax year’s stat on April 6.

But any profits you make above this amount must be declared to HMRC through a self-assessment tax return.


Many of those who rent parking spaces pocket the money for themselves, but many also donate their proceeds to charity.

John Lloyd has lived in Wimbledon with his wife for 40 years and has rented his car for 30 years.

The retired conference interpreter said: “We’ve been busy every day so far, mostly with regular clients.

“I believe All England charge £35, but I charge less than that.

“It’s always a maximum of £30, often £25, but it depends on who it is and the brand of car.

“The smaller the better so I can fit in more and they are easier to move around.”

The 86-year-old, who speaks Russian, French and German, added: “All the money I earn goes to good causes, as it does for a lot of locals, but not everyone. .

“Charitable donations will be well into the four figures.

“As my son has autism, we donate a lot of the money to the National Autistic Society, as well as various animal charities.

“My wife cares a lot about birds, so we also donate the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.”

Another woman, who rents out space on her record for £30 a day, also said she donates the money she earns to charity.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I am sponsoring a student at Nottingham Trent University and the money is funding his summer to do guided research into malnutrition.

“The university has a fairly high proportion of less privileged students, so they apply for this award and this money covers their fees.

“I’ve been doing this for about 28 years and have donated to various causes.”

Some residents donate the money they earn to charity while others keep it for themselves


Some residents donate the money they earn to charity while others keep it for themselvesCredit: Kevin Dunnett
A house charging £40 a day


A house charging £40 a dayCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Some landlords offer all-day and overnight parking


Some landlords offer all-day and overnight parkingCredit: Kevin Dunnett

The owner, who has lived at Wimbledon since 1987, added: “I can fit 10 cars on my ride, 11 if they’re small, so I usually earn between £2,500 and £3,000.

“But this year won’t be the same because they redirected all the traffic.

“We have the miserable buses going by. Apparently they changed the system.

“We used to get streams of traffic here, but now they’ve sent it elsewhere.

“There’s not really competition between the neighbors because we all have our regulars.

“Many people have been coming to see me for years and years.”

The secondary hustle and bustle is so lucrative that some locals even employ people to sit on their records and take money from Wimbledon goers for them.

One man, who said he worked the gates of the house where he was stationed every year, said: ‘I charge £25 but some people charge a lot more. It’s very popular.

The official Wimbledon Championships car park costs tennis fans £35 a day, but spaces are ‘strictly limited’.

There’s also the option to “park and ride” for £15 a day, but it’s like a bus ride away from the action.

Parking prices elsewhere in the area, where the average house costs £622,579 compared to the UK average of £278,000, vary – and there is stiff competition for bays too.

No less than 500,000 people attend the tournament over the two weeks, with a daily ground capacity of 42,000 spectators.

This year’s championships started on June 27 and will end on July 10.

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Elsewhere in the UK, families are also earning a fortune by renting parking spaces at the Glastonbury Festival.

Rich Rayner, 64, grabbed a field just 10 minutes’ walk from the world famous site in 1992 and is now earning £30,000 in a week.

The official Wimbledon Championships parking lot is


Official Wimbledon Championships parking is ‘strictly limited’Credit: Kevin Dunnett
Another house offering private parking spaces


Another house offering private parking spacesCredit: Kevin Dunnett
A house with room for a car donates money to Unicef


A house with room for a car donates money to UnicefCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Some houses can accommodate up to 18 cars


Some houses can accommodate up to 18 carsCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Tennis fans arriving at the tournament in South London


Tennis fans arriving at the tournament in South LondonCredit: Kevin Dunnett
A sign for more charity parking in the area


A sign for more charity parking in the areaCredit: Kevin Dunnett
Official parking costs £35 per day


Official parking costs £35 per dayCredit: Kevin Dunnett

What to pay attention to when renting your car

BEFORE you dive in and start renting parking spaces in your car, you need to do a few checks first:

1. If you don’t own your home, check to see if your landlord is okay with you renting the space.

2. Check whether renting your parking space will invalidate your home insurance – this may increase your insurance risk and therefore your premium, or you may need a separate liability policy.

3. Check how payments are made through rental sites. It’s best to withdraw money as soon as possible to protect your money should the worst happen and the business goes bankrupt.

4. Check if you have to declare your income. Property Allowance allows you to earn £1,000 a year by renting out your driveway, but you will need to notify the Inland Revenue of any profit over this amount.

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Parking spaces sold at NYU Langone

Nicole Fuentes

The Village of Patchogue recently sold approximately 30 spaces to NYU Langone. According to village officials, NYU is paying the estimated price of $315,000 for the land directly behind the old and recently purchased Burlington Building.

The space, according to the village, will be used for employee parking. The decision, said Mayor Paul Pontieri, made sense, given that it is not a heavily used car park and the money made from the sale can be used to develop more car parks closer to Main Street.

“The Village is proud to continue its commitment to redevelop empty or derelict properties into a revitalized and vibrant Main Street,” said Village Solicitor Brian Egan. “The project is a perfect example of Mayor Pontieri’s vision of a main street for the future, the transition of properties from the old economy to meet the needs of the future economy. The Burlington property needed some creative thinking to fill what would have been a significant hole on our main street, and this parking transaction is a critical part of getting it over the finish line.

Earlier this month, NYU Langone and Long Island Community Hospital confirmed plans to fill the approximately 55,000 square foot structure at 196 East Main Street in Patchogue, formerly Burlington Coat Factory. The facility will be transformed into an outpatient surgical center with medical offices.

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Residents of the Concourse Village housing complex are upset over the loss of parking spaces

Some residents who live in the Concourse Village housing complex are outraged after learning that they are about to lose their parking spots.

Residents tell News 12 they received a letter from management on Friday telling them they must move their cars by Monday.

They say they are unhappy after learning their cars could be towed away if they don’t get their vehicles out of the garage by Monday.

They complain that the letter they received on Friday was sent at short notice and that their needs are not being taken into account.

Residents say they currently pay $40 a month for parking and if they try to go elsewhere they fear they will end up paying hundreds of dollars.

Some older people call this an inconvenience because not having their car nearby is problematic and dangerous. They say they are worried about having to walk long distances at night to park their car.

Finding parking is already a challenge in the South Bronx, so with potentially hundreds of residents now forced to park on the street, they fear it could get even worse.

They are now calling on Concourse Village Management to offer them alternatives.

News 12 has reached out to building management to find out more about the situation and whether they are providing assistance to residents, but has yet to hear back.

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Dedicated Purple Heart parking spaces

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. (WTRF) – If you remember a few weeks ago, 7News brought you the Purple Heart parking lot project. It is a mission of VFW Post 4442 to secure designated parking spots for veterans who have been injured while serving.

Companies Wanted for Purple Heart Parking Project

I never imagined that there would be such a turnout.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

The first signs are rising in the Ohio Valley and soon people may be seeing these spaces in the United States.

Wally McMasters started with a vision and service project for VFW Post 4442 asking local businesses to provide designated parking sports for Purple Heart recipients.

These people took a bullet for us. They are real heroes and that’s why I started.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

McMasters came up with the idea after seeing a veteran struggle to enter a store, unable to park in a handicapped spot.

So he approached Walmart in the Highlands. Almost instantly they said yes.

Personally, I had quite a few family members in the military and most of them have purple hearts, so that’s pretty important to me. Also, as a store, it’s good to give back to the community, especially to those who gave the most to the community initially.

Tim Lemasters, Front End Coach, Walmart

City Facilities Management is partnering with Walmart and they decided to take the project a step further with more than just a sign.

We will provide all the posts and all the material to fix the panels to the ground. Walmart provides all painting and painting supplies. Wally provides the panels and we’re going to try to get that across the entire footprint that stretches from Florida to Massachusetts.

Scott Bartz, Municipal Facilities Management

You’ll soon see these Purple Heart parking spots at other Walmart stores in the area. In fact, there’s already one right across from the store in Moundsville. The Highlands location also plans to add several other spots.

I am very proud of our military and believe that if we can have one for our customers with disabilities, we can have one for our Purple Heart recipients.

Kim Stevey, Asset Protection Team Leader, Walmart

They hope to set an example for other businesses in the Ohio Valley, creating not just one space, but hopefully many.

With a big box store like this, I think they will lead by example and other companies and other big box stores will follow.

Scott Bartz, Municipal Facilities Management

As for Wally, he said he has already received inquiries from other parts of West Virginia. He is delighted that his project for VFW Post 4442 is progressing rapidly.

He would also like to thank the businesses in The Highlands who had Purple Heart parking spaces long before this project began.

We are excited to spread the signs throughout the Ohio Valley and honor our Purple Heart recipients.

Wally McMasters, Commander Elect, VFW Post 4442

If you are a business that wants to be part of the Purple Heart Parking Project and designate a space, call Wally McMasters. His number is 606-793-3004. You can also email him at [email protected]

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Phoenix Park: Investigation launched amid concerns over loss of parking spaces

An online survey has been launched as part of a parking strategy being developed for Dublin’s Phoenix Park.

The move follows concerns about a significant loss of parking spaces on both sides of Chesterfield Avenue to make way for permanent cycling facilities in the park.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) appointed Systra consultants to develop a parking strategy for the park, which attracts 10 million visitors a year. The first phase will include an online survey of park users to help inform future parking decisions.

In a statement, the OPW said it was seeking opinions on how to encourage people to choose more sustainable travel options, such as cycling and walking, when visiting the park.

“We understand that to make the park more inclusive for everyone, some visitors will need to drive,” they said. “We need to ensure that our parking offer can facilitate all visitors.”

The inquiry will remain open until July 8, with a draft parking strategy expected to be released in the fall. The OPW said this would be followed by further non-statutory public consultation.

“This strategy will identify key parking issues, challenges and opportunities in and around Phoenix Park,” they said. “There will also be a dialogue with key stakeholders located in and around Phoenix Park to understand their perspectives regarding bicycle and car parking and any associated issues and opportunities.

“It is expected that the parking strategy will focus primarily on measures related to bicycle and car parking, especially for visitors with reduced mobility to ensure that they can visit the park,” they added. .

The Minister of State responsible for OPW, Patrick O’Donovan, urged local communities and park visitors to submit feedback during the next three weeks of the inquiry.

“The more information we get directly from our visitors, the better our parking strategy will reflect and meet their needs,” he said.

Sen. Emer Currie (FG) said a new parking strategy for Phoenix Park must reflect the transportation needs of residents and visitors, as well as identifying connectivity issues.

“It’s really important that people let the OPW know about their experiences with Phoenix Park, especially over the past two years when so many people have used it during the Covid restrictions,” she said.

“We need to strike the right balance to make the park accessible to people of all ages and stages, while protecting its environment and wildlife.

“The park should be inclusive for all visitors, including those who must drive to get there.”

Senator Currie also called for progress on the overdue pilot bus service for the park.

Earlier this year, plans for the new route were turned upside down after it was discovered that Cabra’s entrance gate was too narrow for a standard bus to pass.

The proposed service will link Heuston and Broombridge stations, with stops at Dublin Zoo and the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

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Fears for the future of Nantwich businesses amid lack of parking spaces for shoppers

Businesses in Nantwich are losing trade because visitors to the town cannot find a parking space, a councilor has said. Cllr Peter Groves (Con) said Cheshire East Council did nothing to address the loss of more than 80 spaces in the unofficial St Anne car park when the site was developed.

He said he had been contacted by several business owners about the issue. “We are now in a position where people who drive into town, especially on Saturdays or busy market days, if they can’t park, they just turn around and go somewhere else,” Cllr Groves told the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

“I have been working at the council for a few years on a comprehensive review of parking in Nantwich so they can look at both the supply and the pricing structure.

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“What really irritates me is that downtown vitality plans are handled by the economy and growth commission, but car parking is handled by the roads commission. You don’t have to be a British brain to realize that city center vitality and parking go hand in hand. You have to look at both at the same time. »

The Nantwich Councilor said some traders were seriously worried they would go bankrupt if footfall continued to fall due to parking issues. “Nantwich is primarily a town with independently run shops – they survive on the footfall in Nantwich and if the footfall isn’t there they basically won’t have a business and that’s what really concerns me “, did he declare.

He added that a lot of people on the new areas being built will be coming to town. “If you look at Kingsbourne we have 900 odd houses coming up, we’re about to have another 80 odd houses on the Peter Destapeleigh Way site, so that’s around 1,000 houses.

“These people who live in Kingsbourne or Peter Destapeleigh, they’re not going to walk to Nantwich every time. They will come in and want to park. No one is talking about how this is going to be resolved. Nantwich has no free car parks now that St Anne is no longer official and, along with Crewe and Wilmslow, has some of the highest parking charges in East Cheshire.

Cllr Groves said: ‘The car parking problem in Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow is a hot potato for residents because people in Nantwich, Crewe and Wilmslow are saying why am I paying to resurface [free] car parks in Alsager and Sandbach, etc. But the biggest problem at the moment is the supply of parking, because it is fundamental for the traffic in the city.

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Hundreds of semi-parking spaces on offer – The Daily Reporter

Three tractor-trailer parking lots west of CR 700W south of CR 300N in Hancock County are among several proposals officials are considering.

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HANCOCK COUNTY – All of the warehouses coming into the western part of the county mean more tractor trailers, prompting to offer parking.

Plans for five lots in three areas totaling more than 600 parking spaces have recently begun to be submitted to county authorities.

CR 700W and 500N

Last month, the Hancock County Zoning Appeals Board approved a request by Kamaldeep Singh for a special exception for tractor-trailer parking on 18.5 acres near the southeast corner of CR 500N and 700W. The site is currently an agricultural field with a light industrial zoning designation.

Proposed for the location are approximately 334 semi-trailer spaces and an approximately 6,400 square foot service building with three maintenance bays.

Larry Strange, deputy director of the Hancock County Plan Commission, gave the application a favorable recommendation. He pointed out at the zoning board meeting that while the county’s light industrial zoning district designation is for industrial uses contained within structures, storage of tractor-trailers is permitted as a special exception.

“The other thing to note is that this neighborhood should be used to support industrial retention and expansion in Hancock County,” Strange said, adding that the tractor-trailer parking aligns with that intent.

Zoning board members approved the special exception 3-1 with Jason Faucett, Michael Long and Evan Matlock voting in favor and Byron Holden voting against. Renée Oldham was absent. As a condition of approval, Singh must commission a traffic study to help determine the type of road improvements that will be needed in the area to support the project.

Tim Allen, Singh’s assistant in that venture, told the zoning board the project would be built in phases. He added that truckers would not stay on the property overnight. Twenty to 30 trucks per week are planned initially with hopes for 100 or more per week within a few years.

Allen also said the site could be redesigned to accommodate trucks and trailers in some areas and only trailers in others, which would affect the total number of spaces. Electrical hookups would be available in the winter and trucks would not be allowed to idle. Trailers with cold storage units would be placed away from the perimeter of the lot to reduce noise heard offsite.

Several residents who live near the site spoke out against the proposal at the meeting.

Traffic problems were among Sandra Hudson’s concerns.

“It will not produce a harmonious relationship with the adjacent properties, which are residences,” she said.

Connie Flanagan agreed.

“The traffic is crazy now,” she said, adding that she couldn’t imagine how much worse things would get with more tractor-trailers.

Joe Turner, who owns nearly 60 acres of farmland and woods behind homes across CR 700W from the site, supports the proposal.

“I commend these gentlemen for having the foresight to see what the needs are in the region,” he said.

CR 700W and 300N

Late last month, the Hancock County Area Planning Commission voted narrowly to send a favorable recommendation to the Hancock County Board of Commissioners on the rezoning of 5 acres in the 2600 block of North CR 700W from an industrial to general industrial business park zoning designation for semi-trailer parking. If the Board of Commissioners approves the rezoning, they would also need a special exception from the zoning board for parking.

The dimensions of the property are too small for development under its current zoning designation, but would be permitted following the change sought.

Fortville-based 5 Rivers Properties wants to buy John McCarty’s property to create about 25 parking spaces and turn the house on the lot into office space.

“When we moved in, there were just farm fields around us, and it was very quiet and peaceful,” McCarty told the planning commission. ” This is no longer the case. And we knew it would happen one day, we are realistic about it.

Plan commission members voted 4 to 3 for the favorable recommendation, with Bill Bolander, Tyler Edon, Bill Spalding and Renee Oldham in favor and Wendell Hester, Michael Long and Byron Holden against.

Mike Dale, executive director of the planning commission, gave the proposal an unfavorable recommendation. Rezoning the site as general industrial, he said, is not compatible with the industrial business park uses outlined in the county’s comprehensive plan that promotes light industrial activities enclosed in buildings.

Briane House, a partner at Pritzke & Davis, a Greenfield-based law firm, representing McCarty, noted that an application to rezone four properties north of McCarty totaling 27 acres from the Industrial Business Park to Industrial has also filed with the county planning department. general. McCarty said two of those properties had interested buyers for tractor-trailer parking purposes. A site plan he filed with the county shows a total of 276 parking spaces. The planning committee will consider this request at a future meeting.

“One of the things the county is facing … is with the development progress that we have, there’s a need for additional truck parking,” House said.

Mount Comfort Road and CR 500N

The County Plan Commission has unanimously given an adverse recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on the rezoning of just over 5 acres at the southeast corner of Mt. Comfort Road and CR 500N from a zoning designation of institutional to light industrial. BDO LLC, of ​​McCordsville, wants to create a to-be-determined number of short-term tractor-trailer parking spaces there before developing a gas station, restaurant or other type of commercial building depending on demand.

BDO would use the house on the property as an office. The house is protected by historic designation; officials had to alter initial plans to demolish it for a roundabout coming to the nearby intersection.

Dale also advised against BDO tractor-trailer parking, noting that the county’s overall plan identifies the location of mixed-use developments, which include high-density residences, retail and some light industry. He added that a county-backed Mt. Comfort Corridor plan and cities along the corridor are also seeking similar uses for the location.

Silvia Miller, a lawyer representing BDO, countered that while the proposal may not match plans, it follows what is happening in the region and is a logical extension of that growth.

If the County Board of Commissioners approves the rezoning, a special parking exception would also be required from the zoning board.

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Hereford Old Market shopping center could lose parking spaces

MORE than 100 parking spaces could be lost at the Old Market shopping center in Hereford if MandM Direct is allowed to move into the former Debenhams store.

Planning documents reveal that 119 of the 606 parking spaces at the mall, which opened in 2014, could be reserved for MandM employees and exempt from charges.

British Land revealed last week that it wanted to turn the upper floors of the former Debenhams store into offices for MandM Direct, with other parties interested in ground floor space.

Mike Tomkins, chairman of MandM Direct, said the business was a major local success story and that, should Herefordshire Council grant planning permission, the move would “support the next phase of the business’ journey”.

That planning application has now gone to council, which sees British Land, the centre’s owner, amending a condition of the shopping centre’s consent.


And this condition is pre-requisite to occupation of any part of the development, details of the operation, management and charging rates of the proposed car park should be sent to council.

Documents reveal that employees of the clothing retailer, with offices in Leominster and a warehouse in Moreton-on-Lugg, would be allowed to park for free on weekdays, so 119 spaces would be for this purpose – 19.6% of the total number of the spaces.

A survey carried out by consultants reveals that during the peak demand period, at 1 p.m. on Thursday May 12, there were 195 standard spaces and 16 disabled spaces available in the car park.


The vast majority of them were on the upper deck of the multi-storey car park, where the majority of MandM Direct staff are expected to park.

“It is therefore not considered that the removal of a load on 119 spaces on weekdays will have a significant impact on the current operation of the car park,” consultants said.

There would also be 40 bicycle parking spaces on the ground floor.

Planning documents also say that if planners granted permission, it would give surrounding downtown businesses a boost, with around 250 workers using shops, services and other facilities during their working day.

Comments on planning request 221678 can be made until June 25, with planners setting July 15 as a target date for a decision.

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California’s War on Drivers, Driving and Parking Spaces – Press Enterprise

In the 1970s, when an energy crisis held the nation hostage to the whims of OPEC, politicians and planners thought it would be a great idea for Americans to carpool. The idea never caught on, perhaps because politicians and planners had seen too many episodes of “The Flintstones” and had the false impression that everyone was working in the same career, going to the same whistle and went home to the same suburb.

Nonetheless, politicians liked the fact that they could paint diamonds on an existing lane, ban single-passenger vehicles from using it, and claim they were reducing reliance on foreign oil because of carpooling.

So began the government’s scowl on driving, which paved the way for an orgy of spending on public transport projects in the name of “getting people out of their cars”. Los Angeles County residents are paying a total of four sales tax increases, half a percent each, to fund public transit. Billions of dollars have been poured into subway and rail line projects, but public transit ridership is lower than it was in the 1980s, when Metro was just a bus service.

Why is attendance so low? This may be because the county has allowed trains and buses to become rolling homeless encampments, or because people don’t feel safe standing on a platform or at a bus stop for a while. time, or because of sexual harassment on buses and trains. , or because it is not practical.

A public transit trip can be a long ordeal. Recently I had to be at a 43 mile engagement. Google Maps helpfully informed me that I could take public transit and be there in five hours and 51 minutes. The route included a bus that makes 34 stops, another bus that makes 7 stops, a train that makes 12 stops, a bus rapid transit line that makes 14 stops, another bus that makes 25 stops, a final bus that makes three stops, and a total of about 2 miles of walking.

Or I could drive there in a little over an hour.

It is a fact that there are more job opportunities for people who have a car and are not limited by public transport routes. And of course, people need transportation for reasons other than employment. People are running errands, shopping, picking up their children, watching over their parents. Even commuters who use public transport are also likely to have a car.

That’s why you should know that in California, the war on cars has turned into a war on parking spaces.

Assembly Bill 2097 would abolish minimum parking requirements. Cities and other local government entities would be prohibited from requiring developers to provide parking spaces in any residential, commercial or other development located within half a mile of public transit, defined as a line of bus with frequent service during peak hours. Developers could voluntarily include parking spaces, but if they do, local agencies could restrict their use. A number of spaces may need to be reserved for electric charging stations or carpooling vehicles, or reserved for use by the general public. Local agencies might even require parking lot owners to charge for parking.

All of this makes it likely that people with cars who live, work or shop in these new developments will drive around the neighborhood in search of increasingly scarce on-street parking, negatively impacting all other residents of the region.

Incidentally, the war against cars is no longer a question of energy supply. Now it’s about housing and climate.

“Removing parking minimums in our transit priority areas – places with convenient access to transit – has been effective in spurring the development of more affordable, accessible and inclusive housing and also supports changes that help address the climate crisis,” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria wrote. in an op-ed for CalMatters. Calling for “statewide parking reforms,” ​​he said California needed to build on “the successful efforts of cities like San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco.”

You’ll notice he didn’t mention Los Angeles, where it can take five hours and 51 minutes to cover 43 miles and you’ll need an extra pair of shoes.

Politicians’ passion for apartment buildings close to public transport has taken on an almost religious fervor. Governor Gavin Newsom told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, “We’re going to demand more from our cities and counties,” promising to hold them “accountable.” Newsom’s appointed Attorney General Rob Bonta has previously threatened legal action against cities that try to evade the state’s latest density-building law, Senate Bill 9, which authorizes construction of two houses and at least two granny flats on land zoned for a single family home.

In fact, the state doesn’t need to sue cities or force density into existing single-family neighborhoods because there’s no need to block new suburban housing developments.

If you honestly want to solve California’s housing crisis, support an end to the “vehicle miles traveled” calculation required by law that stops new home development in outlying areas. This silly policy is based on the belief that suburban homes in California are causing climate change. The state as a whole accounts for only 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions. A little more driving in California is a negligible fraction of a negligible fraction on a global scale, and it certainly shouldn’t be a reason to keep new homes from being built in the midst of a housing shortage.

Gavin Newsom lives in a mansion on a sprawling estate. All Californians value their space.

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Wyndham Street gets new corner parking spaces

Corner parking came from one side of Wyndham Street North.

The change sees 34 corner parking spaces on the west side of the street between Woolwich Street and Quebec Street, rising to 41 when patio season ends and on-street patios in the Wyndham section are removed.

This is an addition of 21 new spaces to the previous 20 spaces on the west side of Wyndham Street.

Previously, the street had parallel parking on both sides of the street. Wyndham Street will be reconfigured into two lanes, one lane in each direction with corner parking to the west and the original parallel parking remaining to the east.

This is only a temporary parking solution, as parking will return to parallel and there will again be four lanes, two in each direction, in late summer 2023.

“In order to implement the inclined parking bays, we had to reduce the width of the lanes just to accommodate the width required for the inclined parking bays and to make everything work,” said Paul Hutchison, supervisor of city ​​traffic engineering and transportation services.

He said the corner parking on both sides of the street would be too tight, even with the space of the lane setback.

The usual two-hour limit remains in place.

“There’s definitely a desire for more parking in the area, especially with the Baker Street project going on, so we’re really trying to add parking spaces where we can help manage that,” he said. said Hutchison.

Baker Street previously had a municipal parking lot and there was the Wyndham Street parking lot, both closed October 1, 2021. There is now a construction site on the old parking lots to build the Baker District. In an article previously reported by GuelphToday, businesses in the area expressed concerns about the lack of parking spaces for their customers once the parking lots have closed.

The Baker District development will include a new main library, two buildings for 371 residential units, commercial and public spaces.

The site will also have 156 parking spaces.

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Neighbors protest against plans for 45 flats with 12 parking spaces in Malvern Road, Dover

Plans of 45 apartments have been proposed for a residential area with only 12 parking spaces.

Those who already live on Malvern Road in Dover have raised concerns that the building could add around 80 cars to an already busy area.

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An artist’s impression view of Malvern Road Flats, Pictured: Dover District Council planning portal view

The development is planned for an empty plot of overgrown land on an estate already filled with parked cars.

Residents find that there is hardly any space left in the evening when most people come home from work.

But developers say new residents would have little need for cars as the site is close to the city center and public transport

Christina Stephens, who lives on the corner of Clarendon Street, told KentOnline: “When I had to get home late at night I had to park on Folkestone Road and drive through an unlit area.

“There are already too few places around here.”

Christina Stephens: had to park on the main road.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Christina Stephens: had to park on the main road. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Hailey Drake with the planned apartment site behind her.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Hailey Drake with the planned apartment site behind her. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG

Hailey Drake, who lives a short walk from Clarendon Place, told KentOnline: “I don’t have a car but my mum who is also on this estate does, I know the parking here is already horrible .

“Apart from that, the new apartments would tower over people’s homes.

“I don’t think there should be any apartments there. It would be better to turn this land into a children’s play park.”

Sian Crossland, of Malvern Road, is one of those who registered an objection on Dover District Council’s planning portal.

She told KentOnline: “If the flats will have room for 12 cars, drivers of probably 33 cars will have to find somewhere else.

Malvern Road in Dover, where 45 new apartments are planned.  Photo: Sam Lennon
Malvern Road in Dover, where 45 new apartments are planned. Photo: Sam Lennon

“Yet people are already coming here and leaving their cars here to catch a train to London.”

In the portal she said she had a five month old and had to park near her house to bring her in her car seat and then bring the buggy.

Another resident on the portal said: “These apartments are completely impractical: 45 apartments and 12 parking spaces do not help local residents in this area to park and will only add to other problems.

“If 45 apartments have two occupants each with a car, that could represent 88 more vehicles parked in the local area.”

The site of the planned apartments in Malvern Road.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
The site of the planned apartments in Malvern Road. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG

The plan provides space for 48 bike spaces, but the resident said: “Dover is not a college town full of students and I don’t see locals buying a flat and moving in with just their bikes.

He added: “The artist’s impression makes it look like a hospital at best, a detention center at worst and certainly not up to par with Victorian housing in the area.”

The preliminary project concerns seven-storey houses on a vacant lot near the junction with Clarendon Street. There would also be 48 bicycle spaces.

The civic group Dover Society accepts that the brownfield site needs redevelopment and that the housing on offer is of good quality but goes against the scale of the development.

Graham Margery, acting chairman of the planning committee, wrote: “We consider this to be completely unacceptable as it is an incongruous structure, which does not correspond to the much smaller houses in the area.

“It has a dominating effect in the neighborhood in addition to obstructing light from adjacent properties. The limitation of parking supply for 45 units is also completely insufficient.”

The development would span three blocks and consist of 13 one-bedroom apartments, 25 two-bedroom apartments, five three-bedroom apartments and one four- and five-bedroom apartment each.

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group estimate that 108 people would live in the new development, an average of 2.4 per apartment.

There is already a limited number of parking spaces on Malvern Road due to some yellow lines and junctions. Clarendon Street and adjoining Clarendon Place are also regularly lined with vehicles.

The app is by David Andrew from Leyton, East London.

Clarendon Street, a few meters from the planned site of the flats, filled with vehicles on Sunday evening.  Photo: Sam Lennon KMG
Clarendon Street, a few meters from the planned site of the flats, filled with vehicles on Sunday evening. Photo: Sam Lennon KMG

A report by its THaT (Transport, Highways and Traffic) Consultancy said the area is so close to downtown and public transport that new residents would have little need for cars.

The literature states: “The site is in one of the most accessible locations, in terms of transport, in Dover. It provides easy access by car-free travel to a wide range of schools and education, healthcare, retail, recreation, employment and other services and facilities.

“Most of the daily needs of residents can be met with a 15 to 20 minute walk or a five to seven minute bike ride.

“The site is located just meters from a high quality bus route and Dover train station.”

He added that this application was to provide low-carbon development and that the few car spaces in the apartments would be exclusively reserved for fully electric cars.

An entire section of the site is now overgrown.  Photo: Sam Lennon KM
An entire section of the site is now overgrown. Photo: Sam Lennon KM

A planning statement also on behalf of Mr Andrew said the flats would be placed so that there was no effect on the light for surrounding homes and set back enough so as not to overlook homes further away. close to Folkestone Road.

It also states that the land was left abandoned for 20-25 years, destroyed the area and is now overgrown.

The report said: “Its poor condition adversely affects the character and appearance of Malvern Road and the lives of its inhabitants.”

Highways England said the project would not affect the wider road network, even during construction.

Network Rail had no objections and Kent County Council’s Rights of Way department said it did not need to comment.

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Food trucks or their parking spaces? Select Board Mulls which is most valuable

CHATHAM – The select council is further refining rules that will allow food trucks to operate in town this summer, including parts of downtown Chatham. But where lorries are allowed in public car parks, there is a corresponding loss of valuable parking spaces, which the council tackled last week.

The latest revision to the draft regulations for mobile food vendors specifies six pre-approved locations for food trucks, each with different hours of operation. The Route 137 crossing would be available year-round from 11 a.m. until sunset, and the Harding’s Beach and Oyster Pond Beach lot would be available June 1 through September 30 from 5 p.m. until sunset. But due to conflicts with other food providers and parking shortages during visitor season, the proposed rules are different for the three downtown locations.

At the city offices at 549 Main Street, a food truck would be permitted to occupy two spaces currently reserved for city employees and would be permitted to operate daily from 11 a.m. until sunset or 8 p.m., depending on the last possibility, from January 1st. to May 15. The community center parking lot would be available to accommodate a food truck on the same dates and times. Finally, reserved spaces at the Eldredge Garage parking lot would be available from 11 a.m. until sunset between June 1 and September 30.

Executive Secretary Shanna Nealy said city staff members visited all six lots to determine the best location for food trucks in each and found that due to recent drainage work on the lot from the Eldredge garage, the floor surface at the preferred location was uneven. Because of this, staff recommended waiting until the summer of 2023 to make this land available for food trucks, she said.

“I know the Eldredge Garage was the only place where businesses in the area were really interested in a mobile food truck,” said board member Shareen Davis. Board member Jeffrey Dykens agreed.

“If we could find flat ground there, I would like it to be open in 22, not 23,” he said.

“I think it might even encourage people to park at the Eldredge Garage, and that’s a bit of money in the city’s pocket,” board member Dean Nicastro said. The Eldredge lot is the only paid parking lot downtown.

The location at the municipal office parking lot, in the middle of downtown, was proposed to be open only between January and May 15. Why not in summer?

“It’s just the worry of taking up spaces in the parking lot during the season,” Nealy said. The loss of two spaces from the area reserved for city employees could create a challenge, she said.

“We know parking is an issue in Chatham, obviously,” Davis said. “Does this contradict the idea of ​​bringing mobile food trucks downtown?”

Dykens said he would be willing to sacrifice those two spaces as part of this summer’s pilot program.

“Otherwise, we are not going to know what the demand really is or not, whether it meets the needs of visitors or employees,” he said.

Board member Cory Metters agreed it’s important to provide a food truck option for downtown employees who leave work late and find they can’t get a table at a restaurant from the city center or that the restaurant does not offer take-out. The fact that brick-and-mortar restaurants are busy is good for them, but “bad for employees looking for a bite to eat,” Metters said.

It has also been proposed that the nearby food truck site in the Community Center car park be open off-season only, out of respect for the food stand near Veterans Field, which raises money for the Chatham Anglers. But Dykens said the city should consider allowing a food truck to operate there at certain times in the summer.

“I know the Anglers will have a crisis. But what is the demand? If we don’t test it, we won’t know,” he said.

The Anglers don’t play every day and most of their games start at 7 p.m., Davis noted. She suggested changing the hours so the food trucks aren’t serving at the same time the concession stand is open. A food truck could provide a healthy option for youth in the community center’s recreation department summer program, she noted.

“Their food options, if they haven’t brought anything, are vending machines in the community center,” she said.

By allowing service only until about 4 p.m., the city can allow food trucks to serve the public without encroaching on the Anglers’ concession, Dykens said. “I think we can find a way to coexist,” he said.

Tom Deegan, owner of Mom and Pop’s Burgers in Chatham, which operates a food truck, cautioned the board against restricting operating dates to the low season.

“With food trucks, you need volume. They are expensive to run, just like a restaurant,” he said. Although his truck is profitable when operating on the day of the first night or Oktoberfest, he would have lost money operating the day before or after these special events, he noted.

Deegan also encouraged the board to consider installing electrical service at food truck locations, which would allow the trucks to operate without the use of noisy generators, which may be unpopular with neighbors.

While there are more and more food trucks in the area, there are good ones and bad ones, just like restaurants, Deegan said. “The greats are wanted,” he said. To encourage them to come, the city needs to set reasonable minimum rules that offer the best chance of profitability, he said.

City staff needed to provide further revisions to the draft bylaw in time for council to consider and possibly adopt them at a future meeting.

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Annapolis City Council expands outdoor dining, allows restaurants to rent parking spots – Capital Gazette

Outdoor dining will expand in Annapolis this weekend thanks to an expedited ordinance that allows restaurants to lease city-owned parking spaces.

The city council approved the rental procedures at a meeting on Monday evening after a long and sometimes heated discussion. The new ordinance O-16-22, restores for free the privileges that many restaurants have enjoyed during the pandemic. Businesses will now be required to reimburse the city for lost parking revenue, pay extra for facilities and comply with various other approval measures.

The program allowing restaurants to set up tables in parking lots, called “parklets”, is separate from legislation passed in April that extended outdoor dining in parking lots – another pandemic pivot that has proven popular – until the end of October. Unlike the April order, the new one does not have an expiration date.

Mayor Gavin Buckley has urged council to quickly pass the ‘parklet’ measure so that four restaurants ready to sign leases can accommodate more diners during commissioning week.

“It’s the busiest weekend of the season,” Buckley said. “They wish they could do it tomorrow.”

But two aldermen accused the mayor of rushing the process and expressed concern about giving city employees the power to approve leases, rather than having every candidate appear before council. Alderman DaJuan Gay, a Ward 6 Democrat, pointed out that the Annapolis Law Office failed to share the lease template with council members before the meeting, prompting the mayor to declare a break while the staff made photocopies of the 20-page document.

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When called back into session, Alderman Ross Arnett, a Ward 8 Democrat, asked more than a dozen questions, some of them rhetorical, about the rental of parking spaces and the process put in place by the employees of the city ​​and council rules committee.

“Any restaurant can enter and be automatically approved,” Arnett said. “It’s letting the genie out of the bottle.”

Other council members supported the program, which council had previously approved the concept of and city staff spent months codifying.

“Candidates will go through a pretty thorough check,” said Ellie Tierney, a Ward 1 Democrat, who read the steps aloud on the city’s website.

Alderman Rhonda Pindell-Charles, a Democrat representing Ward 3, noted that the lease requires restaurants to install security gates and hold proper insurance policies, requirements she said would weed out nonchalant applicants. “I’m comfortable with it,” she said.

Rental rates for “parklets” start at $16.60 and go up to $50 per day for parking spots on Main Street.

The measure passed unanimously after the council suspended rules to pass the bill at the same meeting at which it was introduced. Arnett asked that the council receive updates when leases are signed and for what rates. City Manager David Jarrell agreed to this request.

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Community council says new street parking is not needed in Lanarkshire town

Concerns have been raised over work to create additional parking spaces on a Wishaw street.

John Carr says he is ‘appalled’ that North Lanarkshire Council is ‘wasting money’ on an unnecessary project while making cuts elsewhere.

John, the chairman of Coltness Community Council, says new spaces on the street where he lives are not needed.

He insists that this type of work would be more appropriate on other nearby streets that have long-standing parking issues.

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Mr Carr asked: ‘Who actually sanctioned this and what is the thought process behind this?

“They’re not needed at Newark Drive; there is tons of space.

“There is already a large parking space on the street. There are also driveways, waypoints and another area with garages that has more space to park, if needed.

“There are parking issues that need to be addressed on other streets in Coltness such as North Dryburgh Road, Lauder Crescent and Buchan Street. There is a grassed area on North Dryburgh Road which could be turned into additional parking spaces, but instead there is a complete disregard for what the public needs.

More parking spaces are needed on North Dryburgh Road

“There was a three-car accident recently in North Kilmeny Crescent, where there are cars parked on both sides of the street. This is another path where there are problems.

‘There are potholes to fix, the council is cutting back on road repairs, salt pans and grass cutting to save money so how can they justify the expense?

“How does this benefit the Coltness community?”

Although he has inquired about who in the local authority sanctioned the work and why, John says he is getting nowhere.

“I have a feeling that something is wrong here. These berries seem to have appeared overnight and the council is hiding my requests.

John Carr pictured in Newark Drive which he says already has enough parking spaces

“There have been eight letters sent to residents on the street that indicate this has something to do with the Shotts Housing Office,” John said. “But why would it be like this?

“I called there because it had their email address on the letter but the woman whose name is on it couldn’t tell me anything.”

North Lanarkshire Council has been approached for comment.

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Find and Book Parking Spaces Market 2022 Report Covers Profiling Key Players – Parkopedia, Stashbee, Spothero, Parklet, Parkingforme, Appyparking

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Additional approved parking spaces at Bramley Ambulance Station

Additional staff and ambulance parking at Bramley Ambulance Station has been approved by council planners.

The proposals, by West Yorkshire Ambulance Service, will help solve parking problems at the Stanningley Road site, which has 50 staff working there but only enough parking space for 30.

Grassed areas on site are to be removed to increase the number of emergency ambulance bays from two to 12, and increase the number of personnel bays from 30 to 52.

The existing fuel tank and bay would be relocated, and new lighting and electric car charging points would be installed.

A planning statement accompanying the application stated:

“In addition to this, the entire site needs to be redone to remove potholes and ripples that damage emergency vehicles. Finally, the site will integrate the infrastructure for future electric car charging facilities for emergency and personnel vehicles.

“The proposed development will provide sufficient parking spaces for staff to address current parking issues at the site, creating a safer and smoother parking area and working environment for staff.”

Bramley Ambulance Station is based on Railsford Rise on the corner of Stanningley Road.

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Parking spaces, oil drilling and university debt

Doubling the parking spaces is a bad move

City of Oyster Bay is considering a zoning change that will double the number of parking lots required for industrial facilities [“Code change reservations,” News, May 17]. As a director of one of Long Island’s largest and busiest commercial brokerage firms specializing solely in industrial facilities, I consider this not only unnecessary but highly restrictive for new developments and redevelopments. This would have a very negative economic impact on the surrounding businesses of the city. Just walk past any industrial warehouse and you’ll quickly see how underutilized the parking lots are. If the city believes there is a potential parking problem, perhaps they should consider a more reasonable increase (10% to 20%) in the parking requirement. Increasing the parking requirement by 100% is like trying to kill a mosquito with a hammer.

Jeff Schwartzberg, Massapequa

Biden has OKd more drilling than Trump

A reader accused President Joe Biden of ‘stopping various means of domestic oil production’ [“Clean energy is part of LI’s best future,” Letters, May 16]. In fact, Biden has approved more national drilling permits than former President Donald Trump. Due to an expected drop in oil prices, oil companies, like those in Texas, are refusing to restart full oil drilling production for fear of losing money.

Pete Scott, Central Harbor

Mull alternatives to college

I have a unique view of student loans and the university in general [“Dealing with student loan debt,” Letters, May 6]. We need to stop obsessing over college – it’s being touted as a panacea. We also need to advocate for alternatives to college, such as trade school, and — I know this sounds strange — maybe the military.

Joe Domhan, West Babylon

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111 additional parking spaces created as Radcliffe Metrolink Park & ​​Ride reopens

Radcliffe Metrolink Park & ​​Ride is open again after completion of work which saw the installation of a new parking platform on the site and increased the number of parking spaces from 369 to 480.

The extension of the car park will allow more people to access the Metrolink network and use public transport as part of their journey.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:

“Park & ​​Ride programs like this are essential to developing the Greater Manchester Bee Network’s vision of providing a truly integrated public transport system, making travel around our city-region easier, more accessible and affordable. .

“This latest project means that we have now created nearly 600 new Park & ​​Ride spaces at three different tram stops across the city-region over the past 18 months, in addition to thousands of Park & ​​Ride spaces. Ride already available on the Metrolink network.

“By allowing people to get out of their vehicles and use public transport – even if only for part of their journey – we can help reduce traffic congestion and reduce harmful emissions that harm our air quality.

Radcliffe Park & ​​Ride // Credit: TfGM

Finishing ahead of schedule, the project also includes a brand new electric vehicle (EV) charging point and also denotes the finalization of Metrolink Park & ​​Ride’s wider expansion works programme, which also saw the placement of a new bridge and the creation of 123 additional spaces in Whitefield alongside a 360-seater Park & ​​Ride venue being built at Parkway on the Trafford Park line.

Plans for the future will see a brand new Park & ​​Ride for Walkden station, which will start later in 2022 and will include over 100 parking spaces, fourth motorbike spaces, electric vehicle charging facilities and a bicycle room.

Chris Barnes, Projects Group Manager at Transport for Greater Manchester, said:
“We are delighted to have successfully completed the Metrolink Park & ​​Ride expansion, increasing parking capacity at Radcliffe and Whitefield stops.

“Before the pandemic, the car parks at both sites were at capacity at 8 a.m., so the additional spaces will allow even more people to travel sustainably on the 99-stop Metrolink network and all the many locations that he serves.

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A labor councilor calls for the creation of parking spaces for people with autism

A Labor Party councilor has asked the council to provide an update on progress on providing autistic parking spaces at Fingal.

In its response to Cllr Robert O’Donoghue, the council said its operations department had agreed to review the arrangements, if any, in place in other local authorities.

Following liaison with two of Dublin’s local authorities, it has been determined that there is currently no specific provision for autistic parking in the allocation of state-run car parks in the area, and there is also no provision in Fingal’s current parking regulations.

According to the council, there are only courtesy parking spaces – however, these are not enforceable under current or Gardaí regulations.

The council said Blue Badge disabled parking permits are available to people living in Ireland with certain disabilities and registered blind people, whether they are drivers or passengers.

These are the only authorizations recognized by Fingal Parking regulations.

The council confirmed that the introduction of ‘autism-friendly’ parking is in place at various locations across Ireland by ASD Ireland in conjunction with retail businesses where the need is greatest, and the majority of these locations are controlled by management companies in commercial and retail parks. facilities.

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Stoke-on-Trent supermarket with 487 parking spaces for sale for £150,000

A mothballed supermarket that once housed Tesco and Go Outdoors is up for sale – for as little as £150,000. The unit – which has 487 parking spaces – will be auctioned on Wednesday, May 18.

The site – on New Hall Street, Hanley – has been empty since Go Outdoors mysteriously closed its shop and car park before the coronavirus pandemic began. It then moved to Festival Park and has now moved to a new unit on the same retail park.

Go Outdoors had opened there after Tesco closed its old supermarket to make way for its new store on nearby Potteries Way.

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Auctioneer Acquitus says: “The property comprises a substantial retail warehouse in the town center benefiting from three levels of underground parking with space for 487 cars. The property may be suitable for a sub-division and/or alternative uses. alternatives including warehouse, leisure and self-storage, subject to agreements.

“The property may also be suitable for redevelopment, subject to permissions. There are some structural flaws in the parking lot.”

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Love’s opens stops in four states adding 330 truck parking spaces

Oklahoma City, OK – Love’s Travel Stops opened four new locations in April 2022, adding 330 truck parking spaces across the United States

The new store locations are Waterloo, NY; Pageland, South Carolina; Moses Lake, WA; and Rockville, MN.

All locations will be open 24/7, Love’s confirmed.

The company also boasted of creating 260 jobs in the respective fields through the new travel centers.

Amenities offered at the Waterloo, NY location include:

• Over 11,000 square feet.
• Subway and Wendy’s.
• 78 truck parking spaces.
• 60 parking spaces.
• Seven RV parking spaces.
• Eight diesel bays.
• Seven showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Speedco.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.

“We are excited to serve customers at our fifth location in New York and help them get back on the road quickly and safely,” Love co-CEO Greg Love said after the truck stop opened on April 14.

Amenities offered at the Pageland, SC location include:

• Over 9,000 square feet.
• Hardee’s.
• 70 truck parking spaces.
• 58 parking spaces.
• Five diesel bays.
• Two RV parking spaces.
• Four showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
• Dog park.

The opening of the Pageland Travel Center marks Love’s 12th location in South Carolina.

Amenities offered at the Moses Lake, WA location include:

• Over 11,000 square feet.
• Taco John’s.
• 80 truck parking spaces.
• 92 parking spaces.
• Nine diesel bays.
• Seven showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
• Dog park.

The opening of the Moses Lake Travel Center marks Love’s sixth location in Washington State.

Amenities offered at the Rockville, MN location include:

• Over 13,000 square feet.
• Hardee’s.
• 102 truck parking spaces.
• 71 parking spaces.
• Six RV parking spaces.
• Nine diesel bays.
• Ten showers.
• Laundry room.
• CAT scale.
• Speedco.
• Gourmet coffee beans.
• Branded snacks.
• Fresh Kitchen concept.
• Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
• Dog park.

The opening of the Rockville Travel Center marks Love’s third location in Minnesota.

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Union Station redesign removes parking bays and adds underground facility

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The Federal Railroad Administration overhauled major aspects of Washington’s Union Station redevelopment project, eliminating a parking garage as part of the redesign.

Revised plan for multibillion-dollar station expansion eliminates six-story garage, drastically reducing parking and moving parking area to new underground facility that would also serve as passenger location pickups and drop-offs. The new details were unveiled at a recent meeting of the National Capital Planning Commission.

The changes also include a major reconfiguration of the station’s bus terminal to align with a new train concourse, the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed this week.

The changes come more than a year after the FRA paused its environmental review of the project to modify the design, which was widely criticized for keeping the station too car-centric. The revisions are a victory for the district, which chastised the design favored by the federal agency as not matching the city’s vision for Union Station.

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Few details of the revisions have been made available, but the FRA is expected to unveil the plan in the coming weeks. The agency said the revised plan is the result of two years of working with Amtrak project developers and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, which manages and operates Union Station.

The Union Station expansion project — a $10 billion private and public investment — envisions a transformation of the nation’s second-largest rail hub by 2040. The project would add a new train concourse and lobbies, as well as tracks and retail options.

“With these core elements retained and these new modifications, the project is on a much stronger footing to progress into 2022 and beyond,” the FRA said in a statement.

The agency is leading the federal review of the project, which is at least two years behind schedule. The revised plan could be published this summer for public comment, with a final decision next year. After that, the project could enter the design phase, possibly followed by a over a decade of construction.

The new changes respond to criticism from federal planners, district officials and nearby residents who said the FRA’s preferred building option – unveiled two years ago as part of a draft declaration of environmental impact – was too car-oriented, lacked good pedestrian and cycle links, and did not provide adequate access. Residents and city leaders have called for less parking and better traffic management. vehicle traffic, including a space dedicated to taxi and VTC services.

Project officials for months hinted at a resolution that addressed the concerns. Beverley Swaim-Staley, president and CEO of the USRC, said in February that the group had been working for 18 months to incorporate “valuable feedback”.

“All of these changes will allow the station to accommodate the next century of growth in a multi-modal transportation route, which includes intercity rail, metro, commuter rail and intercity bus,” she said during the talk. a meeting sponsored by DC Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (RE).

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DC Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who led the effort against the parking structure, said he welcomed the reduced option, adding that the move would leave more space above soil for development.

“Taking back valuable parking space to provide bus service, train service and shared spaces will restore Union Station to its glory as one of the nation’s most iconic and important stations,” it said. he said in a statement. “We are rebuilding a major public transit hub in the center of our city that will last for the next 100 years, and basically as busy every day as any of our regional airports.”

Union Station, which opened in 1907, was designated a historic landmark by the district in 1964 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Amtrak takes control of Union Station

The station hasn’t seen a major rehabilitation in decades, and rail and local authorities say refurbishment is needed to meet future demand. Many station facilities are outdated, do not meet federal accessibility requirements, and do not meet modern transportation standards. Amtrak estimates that about $75 million in deferred maintenance is needed at Union Station, which houses the passenger railroad, Metro, Maryland and Virginia commuter trains, as well as intercity and local buses. It is also the terminus of the DC Streetcar.

Amtrak filed a petition last month to use eminent domain to take control of the station from a private company that holds sublease rights to the station through 2084. Amtrak said the move was necessary to ensure a smooth expansion process.

The proposed expansion is one of several major station projects on Amtrak’s list of capital priorities, ranking among the top candidates for federal funds through the infrastructure package signed by President Biden l ‘last year. About $66 billion is earmarked for rail transportation five years, while the project could also use millions of additional dollars available for public transit and other infrastructure projects.

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The last revisions are likely to increase the price of the project. In his draft environmental impact statement, the FRA waived concepts that included underground parking or other underground facilities, in part because it would add millions of dollars and years of construction. He chose a plan that included “minimal excavation below lobby level”, the quickest and least expensive option.

The federal review estimated that the construction of this shorter plan would be done in phases and could take up to 11 and a half years. It was unclear how much the schedule would change with the latest revisions.

The FRA said its incorporation of an underground facility would better manage pick-up and drop-off activities at the station while relieving traffic from surrounding streets.

“While this change will have an initial cost impact, it addresses many of the challenges of expanding regional access to central Washington DC, and we believe the impacts of this new strategy will benefit the community and to the many citizens using this historic multimodal transportation hub in the long term,” the agency said in a statement.

The FRA’s initial plan called for 1,575 parking spaces, compared to the current 2,200. This would have been consistent with what is available at Philadelphia and Boston stations, according to project documents. However, New York’s Penn Station and many other stations in the United States and around the world do not have on-site parking.

City leaders said the multi-level replacement garage runs counter to the city’s efforts to reduce car travel. Among those who sent letters of opposition to the federal agency were Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Norton. The National Capital Planning Commission, which oversees project zoning and provides planning guidance for federal land and buildings in the Washington area, also asked the FRA to include a parking program that “significantly reduces parking “.

The revised concept is expected to reduce parking by nearly 50% of nearly 1,600 spaces, planning commission officials said.

Anita Cozart, acting director of the DC Office of Planning, recently welcomed the city’s response to feedback, saying the FRA, Amtrak and USRC had listened to the plans for review, particularly in regards to improving the parking, bus installation and vehicle access to the station.

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City Department wants to lease parking spots for Lucid Motors test cars – Pasadena Now

The Pasadena Department of Transportation is asking the city council for permission to execute a contract with Lucid Group USA, which manufactures the much-vaunted new electric vehicle Lucid Air, to lease nine reserved parking spaces in the school’s garage owned by the city to use as a location to park and charge the vehicles the company uses for test drives.

Published reports describe the Luicid Air as the automotive industry’s first serious challenger to Tesla’s dominance in the high-end luxury electric vehicle market.

Schoolhouse Garage was identified as the most feasible location due to its proximity to the planned Lucid Motors showroom on Colorado Blvd. in Old Pasadena and the amount of space available in the garage.

The contract will be for an initial term of five years at $24,784 per year, or $123,930 for five years. The annual amount will be recalculated at the start of each additional five-year period, the Department for Transportation said in a preliminary report.

The recommendation has been approved by the city council’s finance committee and will be taken up as an action item at Monday’s city council meeting.

In January, the city approved a Minor Use Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) allowing Lucid Motors to open a sales office in Old Pasadena. The new office would be located on the first floor of a three-story, 4,386 square foot commercial building previously occupied by a fast food restaurant at 32 West Colorado Blvd.

The MCUP is required for vehicle sales and rental service land uses in Old Pasadena and is intended to maintain and enhance the historic character of the area and support the long-term viability of the area as an attraction. regional retail and entertainment industry.

The city began negotiations with Lucid Motors in April to seek a suitable parking lot and electric vehicle charging garage.

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TA opens new travel center with 103 truck parking spaces in Texas

TravelCenters of America Inc., national operator of the TA Travel Center Network, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express, has opened a new TA Express Travel Center in Fairfield, Texas located off Interstate 45, Exit 198.

WESTLAKE, Ohio – TravelCenters of America Inc., national operator of the TA Travel Center Network, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express, has opened a new TA Express Travel Center in Fairfield, Texas located at Interstate 45, Exit 198 .

The new TA Express is a franchise location and expands TA’s total national travel center network to 276 locations, including 45 franchise locations.

TA Express Fairfield offers refueling services, convenience items, dining options and other services for professional drivers and motorists, according to a press release.

“The new 17,000 square foot facility sits on a 19 acre property and provides a convenient stopover for those traveling between Dallas and Houston,” the press release reads.

Amenities include:

  • Quick-service restaurants, including Whataburger, Original Fried Pie Shop, and The Deli, with hot and cold options available
  • Shop with coffee, drinks, snacks and merchandise
  • 103 truck parking spaces
  • 74 parking spaces
  • Eight diesel fueling stations with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) on all lanes
  • 20 fueling stations
  • Nine showers
  • Driver lounge
  • laundry room

“As we continue to expand our footprint across the country, we are strategically opening travel centers in locations where our services are needed by both professional drivers and motorists,” said Jon Pertchik, managing director of TravelCenters of America.

“In partnership with our franchisee, we are proud to join the Fairfield community and look forward to serving travelers and residents along Interstate 45.

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Love’s opens Missouri truck stop with 120 truck parking spaces, reopens fire-damaged Indiana store

This week, Stops on the journey of love opened a new truck stop in Clinton County, Missouri, and announced the reopening of the store in Gary, Indiana, following a major fire.

Love’s opens truck stop in Cameron, Missouri

The new 12,000 square foot Love’s store is located at 1601 East Evergreen Street in Cameron, Missouri.

Amenities at the new truck stop include:

  • Arby’s (opening May 9)
  • 120 truck parking spaces
  • Eight diesel bays
  • Ten showers
  • laundry room
  • Cat scale
  • Speedco (opening May 23)
  • dog park

“Love’s is thrilled to open its 20th branch in Missouri and create 85 jobs in Clinton County,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Our Cameron location will provide plenty of fresh food and beverage options, clean bathrooms and more for customers ready to get back on the road quickly and safely.”

Gary, Indiana, Love’s reopens with limited services

On Thursday, May 5, Love’s announced that the Gary, Indiana store, damaged by a fire at an adjacent Denny’s restaurant in February, had reopened with limited services and amenities.

Love’s says diesel, DEF and limited snacks and beverages are now available at the Gary Store 24 hours a day. Drivers can also access temporary restrooms, parking, Wi-Fi and the Boss Shop. Gasoline is not currently available.

“Thank you for your patience and support as we rebuild this location. Our team members are ready to get professional drivers back on the road quickly and safely! Love is spoken.

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I-26 ‘Luxury’ rest area with over 100 parking spaces opens May 6

FLETCHER – A “luxurious” rest area with more than 100 parking spaces is set to open on May 6, featuring high ceilings, wood finishes, energy-efficient plumbing, windows for natural light and open space for pets, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The rest area is off Interstate 26 East near the Buncombe-Henderson County line at Mile 41. A corresponding westbound rest area is scheduled to open in June, according to the release.

Archer/Wright Joint Venture crews and contractors built the rest areas for about $5 million each as part of the $271 million project to widen the freeway in Henderson County, according to the press release.

Construction of the rest area began in October 2019, said NCDOT spokesman David Uchiyama.

An old rest area was demolished to make way for the new one, he said.

“It is certainly the newest and has all the features to ensure that decades of drivers have a safe, welcoming and comfortable place to simply use the facilities or rest on a long road trip,” the statement read. . “On average, 64,000 people per day drove this stretch of I-26 in 2019.”

“NCDOT takes great pride in its rest areas, not just in the mountains, but across the state,” Division 13 highway environmental engineer Jeff Wait said in the statement. “Some of the best rest areas in the country are located here in western North Carolina. And depending on who you ask, that may be the best.

“I jokingly call it the Taj Mahal of rest stops, but I’m just joking,” Division 14 resident engineer Mike Patton said in the statement. “We hope drivers in our region and across the country will take a break from driving and enjoy this wonderful rest area.”

The Ministry of Transport indicates that the rest area has the following characteristics:

• 90 parking spaces for passenger cars

• 30 parking spaces for semi-trailers

• 4 parking spaces for disabled people

• Full ADA compliance

• High efficiency lighting

• Low flow water systems

• Family toilets with changing table

• Picnic area on the terrace

• a separate building for vending machines

• an area reserved for pets with fire hydrant

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‘The Marquis’ secures agreement to bring 280 apartments and 305 parking spaces to Easton | Lehigh Valley Regional News

EASTON, Pa. — The Easton Planning Commission gave approval on Wednesday to the development plan for “The Marquis,” a planned seven-story mixed-use building at 27 S. Third St.

The structure will replace the current Pine Street Garage and occupy the block between Pine and Ferry Streets.

According to Robert DiLorenzo, senior project manager for the developer, City Center Investment Corporation, the project is on track to begin work next spring, with the first units going on sale by the end of 2024.

DiLorenzo said planning and approvals for the project are on track, but Downtown wants to wait until the new Fourth Street garage is finished later this year before closing the Pine Street garage to begin construction. works.

DiLorenzo revealed a new rendering of the project that adds design elements recommended by the city’s Historic District Commission. The new design divides the facade into sections, intended to evoke a row of townhouses rather than a continuous structure.

The facade at the corner of Third and Pine Streets in particular was designed to pay homage to the Drake Building, a seven-story building with a cast-iron facade that stood on this site until its demolition in 1972 at the far end. back of Easton. phase of “urban renewal”.

“One of the things that got us excited about working with HDC was exploring Easton’s story,” DiLorenzo said. He said the designers were happy “to try to give a little homage, a little nod, to the Drake building”.

The ground floor of the Marquis will include commercial space, while the overall development will have approximately 280 apartments and 305 parking spaces.

The ground floor of the Marquis will have commercial space, which DiLorenzo says would be perfect for something like a small cafe, a fitness room, and a retail store.

The first two levels behind the storefronts will be dedicated to parking. The plan calls for 305 spaces, many of which DiLorenzo said would likely be empty on weekdays and available for public parking.

The third floor will have two courtyards, one with a swimming pool and picnic area for residents and the other with a dog park. The roof of the building will include a residents’ deck and a 20,000 square foot green roof, which will aid in the structure’s stormwater management plan.

The overall development will have between 270 and 280 apartments, depending on the eventual mix between one- and two-bedroom units, DiLorenzo said, and rents will likely start around $1,300 per month.

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Find and Book Parking Spaces Market Size 2022 Demand, Global Trend, News, Business Growth – Instant Interview

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United Arab Emirates: More than 1,400 paid parking spaces introduced this year – News

Fees can be paid using designated machines onsite, or via app or text

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Published: Wed, May 4, 2022, 4:21 PM

Last update: Wed, May 4, 2022, 6:03 PM

More than 1,400 new parking spaces in Sharjah were converted to paid spaces in the first quarter of this year after the municipality provided signs indicating that the lots were subject to charges, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Hamed Al Qaed, director of the public parking service, said parking lots have been equipped with smart payment devices using touchscreen technology. Motorists can also use coins for payment. Parking fees can also be paid through the app or by sending an SMS.


The total number of paid parking spaces in the emirate has risen to 55,300 and more than 1,210 smart parking meters have been installed in various areas, al-Qaid said.

Sharjah Municipality will continue its campaign to ensure there is no violation of parking spaces, he added.

The creation of new parking spaces was based on an in-depth study of different areas in the emirate, especially places where motorists violate parking rules, Al-Qaed said.

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Chick-Fil-A wants to add a 3rd lane and remove 15 parking spaces to solve traffic problems | Local News

The owners of the beleaguered Chick-fil-A restaurant on State Street want to eliminate 15 parking spaces, add a third lane of traffic, build a metal awning and cut down five trees at its popular downtown location.

This proposal was its response to ongoing traffic congestion issues that threatened the company’s ability to have drive-thru at the restaurant at 3707 State St.

Chick-fil-A, and its Santa Ana architecture firm CHROappeared before the Santa Barbara Architectural Review Board on Monday night — and faced strong opposition to his proposal.

“It seems like what’s happening here is we’re bringing a lot of cars to the site, more cars to the site, and making that allowed, but we’re not opening it up to let them out of the site,” said the board. member Leon Olson. “I think it creates a kind of congestion that, I don’t know, plays by all the rules.”

The ABR voted 5-0 on Tuesday to proceed with the project indefinitely, telling Chick-fil-A it didn’t like the canopy, or the removal of the landscaping to accommodate a third lane of cars. The hearing was a concept review, so the restaurant can revise the plan and come back to the board.

Traffic was not under the jurisdiction of ABR, which is responsible for an aesthetic review of the proposal. The project must also be submitted to the planning commission and the city council for review of the functionality and circulation of the proposal.

Chick-fil-A is popular with customers, but has clashed with some locals in the San Roque area.

The restaurant can get so busy that sometimes motorists back onto State Street, creating problems for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and people trying to get out of nearby Rusty’s.

Chick-fil-A has until June 7 to remedy the issue, or the city’s legal team will prepare submissions for the city council to declare the restaurant a “public nuisance,” which could mean loss of service to the flying.

Chick-fil-A, known for its thick, meaty chicken breasts and waffle fries, is a popular destination for locals, sometimes attracting up to 2,500 people a day. The restaurant replaced Burger King, which was not as popular and did not experience the same congestion problems.

Decades ago, Santa Barbara banned all new drive-thru restaurants, so Chick-Fil-A runs the risk of losing drive-thru if he can’t work out a solution with the city.

However, the restaurant may have created a new problem while trying to solve its traffic congestion problem.

Under the proposed plan, Chick-fil-A would create a third lane, including two used by motorists to order food. The third lane would allow cars to enter the site and park, rather than backing into the street.

“It will help with backing to the street,” said Carlos De la Vega, architect at CRHO.

The restaurant would widen the entrance to the site, eliminating some landscaping at the front. The driveway entrance is 32 feet and should be extended to 42 feet. This would also involve moving the disabled parking spaces to the other side of the restaurant.

To add the third lane, Chick-fil-A would need to reduce the number of parking spaces from 45 to 30 and remove five trees. Part of the remaining parking lot would become parallel instead of sloped.

Board members told Chick-fil-A that he should find a way to add a “finger planter, and maybe more trees, to provide more vegetation to the site. Council members were also unhappy with the look, color and design of the metal canopy over the drive-thru lane.

“In terms of the aesthetics and the structure itself that you’ve come up with, I don’t know if I would be in favor of its design,” said board member Steve Nuhn. “Just this big metal canopy. It has nothing to do with the building. I think it needs to be reworked.”

Council chairman Kevin Moore said more landscaping was needed.

“I encourage you to look carefully at the layout and see where you might find planting areas,” Moore said.

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Eid shoppers irritated by lack of parking spaces

Rawalpindi: Lack of parking spaces has become a nuisance for visitors rushing to markets and bazaars to finish their shopping before Eidul Fitr.

Although visitors also shop during the day, the majority of them start arriving at the markets after Iftar time. They face extreme levels of distress when they cannot find a place to park their vehicles in the markets.

Abdul Sattar, a visitor to the Kashmir bazaar, said: “I parked my vehicle about a kilometer from this bazaar because I couldn’t find any parking space near this site. I do my shopping but also worry about the safety of my vehicle.

The majority of shoppers are now seen parking their vehicles on major roads in front of malls, leading to massive traffic jams, especially in the evening. Parking cars on the side of the road reduces space for vehicular traffic and creates traffic hassles and mental agony for Eid shoppers.

Asim Chaudhry, a visitor, said: ‘The plan for shopping malls and plazas that do not have proper parking facilities should not be adopted and those that already exist should be closed unless such facilities are provided. for people’s convenience.”

He said: “With no proper parking facilities, visitors park their vehicles on the roads. Then the traffic police lift those vehicles and the owners have to pay a fine to get their vehicles back.

A group of people set up an unauthorized parking spot in part of a public park in Commercial Market (Satellite Town).

Ashraf Ali, a visitor, said, “I found a parking spot at the public market park site. The person charged me Rs50 but they didn’t give me a receipt.

He said, “When I asked them if they had gotten permission from the local government for this work, they said permission would be given in the next few days.”

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Dine in parking spots on B’way might be here to stay

The proposal to continue seasonal outdoor dining in public parking lots along Broadway received support from elected officials and nearby businesses after being heard at a city council workshop on April 20.

“Broadway is an area where everything is so tight and none of these restaurants that I know of have the ability to expand outside without it,” said former Newport Mayor Richard Sardella, who owns and operates Sardella’s, a restaurant on Memorial Boulevard. “The first two years of the pandemic were very successful for these restaurants. They were able to survive thanks to that.

“If it’s cleaned up and looks good, it’ll be better than looking at a bunch of cars,” said Greg Verdon, owner of High Hope on Broadway.

“I think, in part, you’ve shown that you can be successful,” Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano told Broadway restaurateurs during the workshop. “That’s why we came to you and asked you to make a proposal.”

According to the city, there are 120 public parking spaces on Broadway. About 30 are currently used by outdoor dining areas.


Seven restaurants on Broadway are permitted outside the food zones in public parking lots: Pour Judgement, Tavern on Broadway, Boru Noodle Bar, Scratch Kitchen & Catering, Humming Bird Newport, Corner Café and Malt.

In an April 18 letter to city council, restaurant owners proposed the continued use of outdoor dining parking spaces each year from May 1 to October 31. The existing jersey barriers provided by the city would be returned and replaced with the restaurants. , at their expense. The owners would instead establish a unified aesthetic to alleviate concerns about the current appearance of much of the outdoor seating and enhance the culture of the local neighborhood. The vision includes “tasteful” windbreaks, landscaping, and matching styling between each configuration.

“Originally we all did it on a small budget and we didn’t invest a lot of time or money in the process, but the new proposal will be something that we all work together and in which we we are all ready to invest. our businesses,” said Chelynn Sheehan, co-owner of Malt.

In their letter to city council, the restaurateurs said they were unaware of the longevity of the barriers the city put in place at the start of the pandemic, and were therefore “hesitant to invest significant sums in their appearance.”

Restaurants would also foot the bill to remove and store the new barriers to free up parking spaces from November through April.

What other companies are saying

“Is there a way to protect some of these places? asked Root on Broadway owner Paul Webber. “A protected spot with a 10 minute parking sign in front of my business so my Doordash guy can get in and out [would be beneficial].”

Webber said the city shouldn’t forget “the little guy” when deciding broader policies for the street. While he was generally in favor of continuing outdoor dining, Root has plenty of takeout customers, he said.

“A big part of our business is pick up and we have customers who say they would like to come more, but they can’t find a parking space,” he said.

Other nearby businesses have requested spaces at similar times in front of their businesses to accommodate traveling customers.

“The real controversy is how this fair is doing for all businesses,” said Verdon, who called himself neutral on the overall issue and in favor of the seasonal component. “It definitely affects us. There is already a shortage of parking spaces here. The thing is, if that happens, restaurants will get extra free meals and who knows how much extra revenue for next to nothing.

Councilor Charlie Holder asked if there was anyone present who objected to continuing to eat out and was met with silence. However, the workshop was only scheduled a week before, on April 13th. The problem has been widespread in Newport since indoor dining restrictions began to ease last year.

Jim Quinn, co-owner of Hungry Monkey on Broadway, urged the council to continue supporting patios and tables on public sidewalks across the city as it decides the fate of outdoor dining in public parking lots along Broadway .

The financial aspect

Broadway offers two-hour unmetered parking, and restaurants pay the city food and beverage taxes annually. The city will see additional tax revenue if the businesses are successful. Now, the council and city will work to determine a fee for seasonal use of public parking by restaurants on Broadway.

The Newport Ordinance Code establishes an approval process, regulations, and an annual fee of $300 to be paid to the city for “sidewalk cafes.” Twenty-seven licenses have been approved this year and there is no limit to the number of licenses granted by the city. Finally, a restaurant with two or three tables outside pays the same $300 annually as a restaurant with five or 10 tables on the sidewalk. Additionally, the cost of retail space in Newport ranges widely, from $14 to $25 per square foot, with property on Washington Square as high as $46 per square foot.

“If the city is going to allow them to continue, [the restaurants] should pay for that space,” said Verdon, who said the fee money could be put to good use in other Newport neighborhoods.

The city is considering a facility for Broadway similar to the annual fee paid for sidewalk cafes, City Manager Joseph Nicholson Jr. said. The licenses would be renewed annually and could be revoked. During the workshop, Napolitano and councilor Kate Leonard inquired about a fee structure if restaurants are allowed to continue using the spaces. Nicholson said that while he hasn’t had those discussions yet, he’s been toying with some numbers.

And after?

All board members expressed support for the idea, with some citing a need for balance and certain conditions to be met, such as a uniform design. Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie asked the restaurateurs if they could come up with a more detailed design by the May 25 council meeting. The board would likely vote on the details of any plan at an upcoming meeting.

Councilwoman Angela McCalla supported the idea, but said any plan must incorporate pedestrians, cyclists and be ADA compliant.

Meanwhile, as the issue is resolved, the city likely won’t enforce local laws prohibiting restaurant use of public parking spaces this year, Nicholson said. Any ordinance drafted and approved by the board would go into effect in May 2023.

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City of Victoria is studying an app to identify available parking spaces

The City of Victoria says it hopes to give drivers real-time information about on-street parking and parking space availability by delivering it directly to their smartphone or vehicle.

Currently, the only way a driver can tell if a municipal parking lot is full is to look at the digital signage at the entrance to the parking lot.

The city is exploring ways to eventually provide live, up-to-date on-street and parking lot parking information through an app or in-vehicle smart technology, city spokesman Bill Eisenhauer said Thursday. , at CHEK News.

“The City will continue to explore options as new technological solutions become available,” he said. “There are a lot of complexities and considerations before anything can be implemented.”

It’s an update that Jeff Bray, executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association, hopes will help make downtown parking easier.

“When someone comes downtown, they can look around and see 10 spots in Johnson, 15 in View,” he said.

The new technology would be timely as parking is increasingly becoming an issue downtown, with more people leaving their homes as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

“No doubt we’ve seen pedestrians and parking statistics increase for several months,” Bray said. “Smaller [parkades] like Centennial, Fisgard is filling up… Yates Street seems to be filling up even.

Bray said the number of spaces on the street and in parking lots is not the problem – it’s the fact that drivers do not know where the available spaces are, and provide real-time information to them. will avoid the frustration of looking for a place aimlessly.

The City of Victoria told CHEK News it is still exploring options for the technology and there is no timetable for when it might be available.

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Beshear vetoes parking bill

We now have the first Beshear veto of the post-session period. And what is it? Parking spaces.

Governor Beshear vetoed HB 291, an “ACT relating to transactions between the Legislative Research Commission and the Executive Branch.” His veto message is short and not too sweet:

I, Andy Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, pursuant to authority granted under Section 88 of the Kentucky Constitution, hereby veto the following:

House Bill 291 of the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly in its entirety.

I veto Bill 291 because the role of the General Assembly is not to determine who gets which parking spaces on Capitol Hill by statute. Moreover, in House Bill 291, the General Assembly attempts to give itself more favorable terms of lease and service than those enjoyed by the executive branch.

Now, before you assume this is just a minor pissing contest between Republicans and the government, the bill is actually worse than Beshear’s ratings. At the very end of the bill, it says that the Legislative Research Commission (headed by the Republic leadership) will assume control of the entire Capitol Annex, and then there’s this:

The Cabinet allocates to the General Assembly and the Legislative Research Committee all parking spaces in the Capitol campus parking lot, all parking spaces in the east, south and west parking lots of the new Capitol Annex State and all parking spaces to the west. New State Capitol parking lot, except for spaces in the New State Capitol West parking lot allocated, effective January 1, 2022, to the Kentucky Supreme Court, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. Any additional allocation of parking spaces allocated under this paragraph shall be at the sole discretion of the Legislative Research Commission or its delegate.

Have you ever heard the term “land grabbing”? Now we have a “parking spot grab”. And of course what it really is is a power play.

It is a good thing that someone reads the bill to the end. And kudos to Governor Beshear for vetoing.


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Love’s adds 150 parking spaces with 2 new locations

The new Love’s site in Pageland, SC will have 70 parking spaces for truckers. (Courtesy of Love’s)
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The new Love’s in Moses Lake, Wash. will have 80 truck parking spaces. (Courtesy of Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stops on the journey of love opened two new sites at Pageland, South Carolinaand Lake Moses, WashingtonThursday.

The Pageland store adds 70 truck parking spaces and 60 jobs in Chesterfield County. The Moses Lake store adds 80 truck parking spaces and 85 jobs to Grant County.

“As we open our 12th location in South Carolina and our sixth location in Washington, we reaffirm Love’s commitment to providing quality services and products at competitive prices,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Our team members are ready to help customers get back on the road quickly and safely in Pageland and Moses Lake.”

Pitches are open 24/7 and offer many amenities, including:

Pageland, South Carolina
  • Over 9,000 square feet.
  • Hardee’s (opening April 25).
  • 70 truck parking spaces.
  • 58 parking spaces.
  • Two motorhome parking spaces.
  • Five diesel bays.
  • Four showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.
Lake Moses, Washington
  • Over 11,000 square feet.
  • Taco John’s (opening April 25).
  • 80 truck parking spaces.
  • 92 parking spaces.
  • Nine diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to nonprofit organizations in each community.

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Towards car parks dedicated to cargo bikes in Brussels

The Brussels region should soon have parking lots specially dedicated to cargo bikes, which are more and more numerous in the Belgian capital. According to figures from the Belgian bicycle observatory, in 2020 they represented 6% of bicycles in circulation, compared to only 2% in 2018.

The Brussels authorities hope to encourage the use of cargo bikes, but to do so obviously requires a minimum of suitable infrastructure, starting with car parks capable of accommodating these bulky bikes.

It is indeed very difficult today to park these bicycles in the city, especially near public places such as schools, administrative sites or department stores. It should be noted that one of the rare underground car parks capable of accommodating cargo bikes in Brussels, right in the city centre, even has a lift sized accordingly. This shows how important constraints can be for this type of transport.

However, a secure and sheltered parking lot for cargo bikes could soon see the light of day. The idea could even be to increase the standard to one cargo bike space for every 10 bike spaces in multi-unit residential buildings. This is still in the planning stage, however, and will need to be voted on to be implemented.

Parking spaces alone will not necessarily be enough to convince people to buy a cargo bike, and other infrastructure will also have to be adapted. For its part, the Daily Cyclists Research and Action Group (GRACQ), which represents and defends the interests of cyclists in French-speaking Belgium, is campaigning for adapted cycle paths, in terms of width and turning radius, in Brussels. and its surroundings


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Snowdonia residents claim Zip World staff hogging parking spaces at beauty spot

An exasperated resident says she is growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of parking at a beauty spot in Snowdonia. Jen Rigby, who lives in Llanrwst, says she has had parking problems in a local woodland for almost two years because staff at a nearby tourist attraction are taking up all the spaces.

Jen claimed she was unable to park in a public parking area at the entrance to Coed Hafod, Snowdonia, as she was ‘overrun’ by staff at the popular tourist attraction – Zip World Forest Adventures. She claimed the parking area, which runs alongside the A470 at Betws-y-Coed, was effectively being used as a de facto ‘staff car park’, despite there being a car park at the Zip World site .

Zip World has been approached for comment and the Welsh Government, which runs the parking area, said it was aware of the issue. But Jen claimed the issue dates back nearly two years, having first raised the issue with Zip World in August 2020. A screenshot shared by Jen appeared to show an email from Zip World that reads as follows: “Regarding parking in the parking areas, some staff park in a parking area, but not all staff park there because we know it is a public space for you and enjoy the local walks. I will be reviewing this daily to monitor who is parking there to ensure there is space for the public.”

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Jen said that despite reassurances, parking issues at the parking lot persisted. She told North Wales Live: “You can imagine at the weekend it gets very busy – there were 16 cars parked here at midday on Saturday and 17 on Sunday, leaving no room for residents or anyone else to stopping to park.

“I am very grateful to Zip World for bringing jobs to the region and also for the boost that adventure tourism gives to our region, but my message to Zip World is: please can- you share this parking area with local residents and others who want to stop to see the beauty of Coed Hafod.”

Jen Rigby from Llanrwst says she can’t park near her local forest in Snowdonia due to lack of parking

Jen added: “They’re not breaking the law, but I’ve had enough. It’s our favorite family dog ​​walk – or it was – it’s a place I come to relax because there is nowhere else close enough to Zip World Fforest.

“Honestly, with staff having to cross the busy A470 twice and walk half a mile alongside a road where cars routinely travel at over 60mph, it looks like an imminent accident.” A spokesperson for the Welsh Government – which runs the parking area – said: ‘We are aware of some parking issues in the parking area and are monitoring the situation.

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Motorists struggle to find parking spaces, MCC will soon provide payment and parking facilities

Payment and parking facilities will be available on Balmatta Road, Tanishq Jewelery at Khazana Jewellery, Balmatta-Ambedkar Circle, Hampankatta, Hamilton Circle-Rao and Rao Circle, Lalbagh, near KCCI at Bunder, Badria School Road, Nellikai Road, Mission Street, three stretches of Market Road, near Roopavani Theatre, first junction of Maidan Road, road opposite Linking Tower to Kalpana Sweets, Light House Hill and Alake Market.

Mangaluru: Soon, if you’re driving a quad or two-wheeler around Mangaluru town, you might have some extra cash in your wallet or purse, in case you need a parking spot, because Mangaluru City Corporation has decided to provide Pay-and-Park amenities, in order to alleviate the parking problems faced by motorists. But if you look around the city, there are enough parking spaces, however, all the main parking spaces have been invaded by illegal street vendors, mobile street canteens, vehicle repairers, among others – and the MCC turned a blind eye. And now they are trying to squeeze hard-earned money from tax-paying citizens to pay for parking, while allowing needed parking spaces to be overrun by non-tax-paying citizens, i.e. street vendors. Bah smoker!

Due to widening of many major roads in the city and increasing traffic density day by day, Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has decided to increase the number of paid and parking facilities in the city. It is learned that based on a preliminary survey conducted jointly by the MCC and the traffic police, 13 locations have been identified so far to provide parking facilities. The MCC has issued a tender to manage the city’s paid and parking facilities. At present, with a large number of local vehicles moving around the city, as well as those who visit the city by vehicles, are hampered by the lack of parking space.

As the works on the main roads under Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL) and MCC are approaching competition, the municipality has decided to reserve parking spaces at identified locations. An MCC official speaking to the Mangalorean team said: “A tender has been issued to start payment and parking facilities at 13 locations in the city. While the total amount set for 13 pitches is Rs 23 lakh, bidders will be required to pay 10% of the bid. Successful bidders can provide parking facilities for two-wheelers and light motor vehicles, collecting prescribed fees for the following year,”

Payment and parking facilities will be available on Balmatta Road, Tanishq Jewelery at Khazana Jewellery, Balmatta-Ambedkar Circle, Hampankatta, Hamilton Circle-Rao and Rao Circle, Lalbagh, near KCCI at Bunder, Badria School Road, Nellikai Road, Mission Street, three stretches of Market Road, near Roopavani Theatre, first junction of Maidan Road, road opposite Linking Tower to Kalpana Sweets, Light House Hill and Alake Market.

In addition to these Pay & Park facilities planned by MCC, a multi-level parking complex is already under construction at Hampankatta, (the former bus stop area), which would solve the major parking problem in the city a once finished. This project is taken over in PPP mode, through a company based in Mangaluru, at an estimated cost of Rs 95 crore. It is being developed on 1.6 acres of the vacant site of the city’s former bus station, work undertaken by Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL).

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The vision of future mobility of the DORO project uses streetlights as parking spaces

Most future car concepts simply focus on getting from point A to point B, but one design offers an interesting solution to the parking problem.

Automakers naturally tend to focus on the future evolution of cars. They often emphasize the conveniences of self-driving vehicles in an effort to reassure the public that the mishaps of today won’t exist in the future, at least ideally. Vehicles, however, will not always be in transit, and while these visions and concepts may help solve traffic problems, many of them do not solve today’s parking problems. A more holistic view of mobility must include the whole ecosystem, and it is the idea behind this street project concept that makes a rather unusual proposition to solve parking space problems.

Designer: Park Chanwoong

The idea begins with streetlights, which the designer considers to be one of the most wasteful and underutilized spaces on the streets. Of course, streetlights can be used for other purposes, such as collecting environmental data, holding security cameras, or even using spotlights to display advertisements on the ground. The DORO project, however, tries to put this unused space under the street lamp to better use it as a parking space of the future, but it also requires another type of car to accompany it.

The DORO project is actually quite a complex system that involves three mobility parts. There’s the actual base rig which actually has the wheels and the motor. It can detach from the cabin, which is the part where human passengers and drivers sit and connect to other cabins. This means that parked cabins that don’t need to go anywhere anytime soon can have their platforms used on other cabins, potentially reducing the number of “complete” cars that need to be made and be on the road. .

The cabin itself is an interesting design exercise, where the interior resembles a living room, with the use of materials like wood, ivory and fabric. Unlike most future concept cars, however, the capsule-shaped cabin has large windows that give passengers an unobstructed view of the outside world, doing away with walls almost entirely. Presumably, these are one-way windows for the sake of people’s privacy.

The streetlights of the DORO project serve as a focus for the unused cabins that are detached from their bases. The cabins are raised above the ground to provide shelter from rain or shade from the sun, although this may be debatable if someone would like to stand under a heavy cabin. In the vision of the project, however, these lampposts line the roads and highways, so cars will drive under these suspended capsules. Sidewalk parking that obstructs traffic will be a thing of the past!

The DORO project is admittedly a rather grand and complex system, which assumes that there will be a reliable network of bases, cabins and parking lights available in the future. That said, it’s one of the few concepts that actually thinks about the problem of parking and doesn’t just assume that cars of future cars will always drive on roads and highways.

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Love’s Travel Stops Adds Nearly 80 Truck Parking Spaces to Waterloo, New York

Love’s Travel Stops now serves customers in Waterloo, New York, with a stopover that opened on Thursday. The store adds 78 truck parking spaces and 75 jobs in Seneca County. (Courtesy of Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stops on the journey of love now serves customers in Waterloo, New York, thanks to a rest stop that opened on Thursday. The store adds 78 truck parking spaces and 75 jobs to County of Seneca.

“The Waterloo store will offer the amenities that Love’s is known for, such as fresh food and beverages, as well as today’s latest technology in its Mobile to Go area,” said Greg Love, Co-CEO of Love’s. . “We are excited to serve customers at our fifth location in New York and help them get back on the road quickly and safely.”

The location is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:

  • Over 11,000 square feet.
  • Subway (opening 04/18) and Wendy’s (opening 04/14).
  • 78 truck parking spaces.
  • 60 parking spaces.
  • Seven RV parking spaces.
  • Eight diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Speedco (opening later).
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to the Seneca County House of Concern.

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The tram operator asked to focus on parking spaces on the beach

Part of the Old Town streetcar concept relies on visitor parking at Cortez Beach, south of Bridge Street. -Joe Hendricks | Sun

BRADENTON BEACH – Members of the Community Redevelopment Agency (ARC) want ARC-funded Old Town streetcars to serve more people who park in Manatee County-owned parking spaces at Cortez Beach and Coquina Beach.

Cortez Beach unpaved parking lots are located along the west side of Gulf Drive South, just south of Bridge Street, from Fourth Street South to 13th Street South. The newly paved and soon to be paved parking spots at Coquina Beach are located at the south end of town.

The Old town tram the shuttle service pilot program is now in its second year and the current one-year contract with Joshua LaRose’s EASYParking Group expires in or around November. Before this contract expires, ARC members must decide whether to continue with the experimental pilot program, enter into a permanent contract with LaRose, seek another private operator to provide similar services at no cost to ARC, or simply abandon the concept of a publicly funded tram shuttle.

The long-term goal of ARC members is to install a dedicated streetcar lane along the Cortez Beach parking lot to alleviate the need for streetcars to travel through heavy traffic along Gulf Drive.

County officials have expressed preliminary support for a dedicated path and other trolley-related amenities, but those plans cannot proceed until a massive utility improvement project that includes the Cortez Beach parking lot is complete. is not finished. According to CRA member John Chappie, county officials have a definitive timeline for when this project will begin and end.

The other long-term goal is for streetcar advertising revenue to provide all or most of the funds needed to cover monthly operating costs.

Concerns and Solutions

Each month, LaRose provides a report detailing traffic, routes traveled and advertising revenue generated.

At the April 6 ARC meeting, LaRose said the streetcars generated $5,475 in advertising revenue in March, which equals 57% of the monthly costs of $9,665, with the ARC paying the remaining balance. of $4,190.

LaRose said 5,632 passengers rode the two electric streetcars in March, with streetcar drivers picking up 169 passengers at the south end of the Coquina Beach parking lot and 1,102 passengers along Cortez Beach.

City attorney and CRA liaison Ricinda Perry noted that the 169 passengers being picked up at Coquina Beach equated to about five people a day.

“I certainly wouldn’t recommend this council to invest more funds if it’s not being utilized,” she said.

Perry said there are more than 1,300 parking spaces available at nearby county beaches, compared to the dozen or so parking spaces near the Bradenton Beach Police Department where streetcars run frequently.

“The goal is to overturn those numbers. I need to know why that’s not happening on the beach,” she said.

LaRose said he was told by his drivers that the heavy traffic presented challenges when getting to the South Beach parking areas and that a dedicated trolley path would help. It has pledged to ask its drivers to get feedback from passengers on why they don’t use beach parking spaces.

Chappie noted that the Cortez Beach parking area is three-quarters of a mile long and could be divided into three main points for loading and unloading trolley passengers. Chappie said streetcar drivers should drive through the Cortez Beach parking lot rather than Gulf Drive and look for additional passengers along the way.

“The last thing the (tram) conductor wants to do is get into this traffic,” added ARC member Ed Chiles.

The tram operator asked to focus on parking spaces on the beach
Old Town trams run seven days a week. –Joe Hendricks | Sun

Perry asked LaRose what else could be done to encourage people to use the Cortez Beach and Coquina Beach parking spots as originally planned.

LaRose said he could do a trial in late April or early May with one of the two carts traveling only between Bridge Street and the beach parking areas. Hours of operation were added to banners promoting the free service and he suggested placing another banner at or near Coquina Beach.

He also said digital QR codes had been created to be shared with businesses in the ARC district. Accessible by mobile phone, the QR codes will provide instant information on the tram service and how to hail a ride. To request a ride, call 941-404-6240.

Old Town streetcars run daily between the Cortez Bridge and Coquina Beach from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Painted lines will add over 100 parking spaces on select city streets

A pilot program is expected to add a total of more than 100 additional parking spaces in select areas of the city.

City Council at its regular meeting on Monday unanimously approved the experimental painting of lines, known as parking bays, on streets in some of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods.

The 8-by-20-foot stalls will be similar to those found in parking lots.

They will be tested in 31 blocks for a period of 90 days starting July 1. Painting should start soon.

Vehicles parked beyond the lines will be ticketed, officials said. The list of streets is

Depending on the results of the trial period, the enforcement of parking between lines could become permanent and the program extended to the whole city.

Earlier on Monday, at a full committee meeting, Nathan Matz, executive director of the Reading Parking Authority, briefed the council on the effort.

Matz said Mayor Eddie Moran brought the concept to the authority after receiving numerous complaints about the lack of parking spaces in residential areas of the city.

The authority engaged McCarthy Engineering Associates of Wyomissing to assess the feasibility of parking spaces in the 31 targeted blocks.

The study revealed that the number of usable spaces could drop from 980 to 1,087, a total gain of 107 spaces.

“We were really excited about it because we didn’t know how much it would pay out,” Matz said. “What we’ve found is that there’s a lot of inefficiency.”

For example, he said the amount of yellow painted on the hydrant curbs was inconsistent and varied by up to 75 feet in some places. This is 50 feet more than the standard 25 foot clearance required for fire hydrants.

Matz said the study team found residents in some areas had painted their own street space markers, yellow curbs at intersections and blue curbs for disabled parking.

“All kinds of things,” he said.

The city and authority have also received complaints from residents that some vehicle owners will reserve space for the family by intentionally parking in the center of what could be two spaces, Matz said. When the family member arrives home, the first vehicle will be pulled forward to make room for the second.

Stalls should eliminate the practice, he said.

Councilwoman Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz said she supports the program, but expects there will be more bumps and bumps as drivers get used to parallel parking in lines.

She agreed with Denbowski that this will likely prove beneficial in more densely populated urban areas where parking is particularly difficult.

“Do you know what difference it will make? Denbowski asked. “It’s amazing.”

For example, the 800 block of North 12th Street will gain 10 more spaces, he said, and a three-block section of South Ninth Street will gain 33 spaces.

Although there is no gain in some of the target blocks, he said there will be no loss.

“It will go a long way to solving some of the parking issues we have,” Denbowski said.

Matz said informational flyers will be distributed to residents of the testing blocks.

Information will also be available on the Parking Authority’s website and Facebook page.

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More long-term parking spaces introduced at Perth Royal Infirmary for patients, visitors and staff

More dedicated long-term car parking spaces at Perth Royal Infirmary have been made available for patients, visitors and staff.

Managed by Smart Parking, car parks 2 and 16 at the PRI have been transformed into long-term car parks, which means that there is no time limit in these car parks and that it is not necessary for vehicles display a free parking ticket.

The move comes after the Palestinian Authority exclusively revealed last June that PRI healthcare staff were being forced to park in designated patient spaces “as a last resort” due to permit delays. staff parking.

Many nurses feared they could be fined and worried that an earlier decision to reduce the number of staff places had made the problem worse.

But now these changes have been introduced to make more spaces available for on-site long-term parking for patients, visitors and staff.

Disabled parking has not been affected with dedicated parking spaces available throughout the site.

Updated parking lot signage will be in place to reflect the new parking arrangements.

There are no changes to parking arrangements for other PRI car parks and users are reminded to collect and clearly display a free parking ticket or permit in their vehicle, if applicable.

A parking warden will be on site Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to monitor the car parks.

A spokesperson for NHS Tayside added: ‘Car parks can be busy at peak times and patients, visitors and staff are encouraged to consider alternative ways of getting to the hospital, such as using public transport community, cycling, walking or being dropped off by a parent. or friend.

“If it’s essential that you travel by car, please allow plenty of time to find a space before your appointment.”

Further information on parking at the PRI and other locations can be found on the NHS Tayside website

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You ask, we answer: Will the Fairfax Pool add more handicapped parking? | You ask, we answer

CLEAR WATER (WQOW) – It’s time to dive into another edition of You Ask, We Answer. Friday’s question comes from Marsha Robinson, who has spent more time in the Fairfax pool parking lot than in the water.

“I’ve been here several times and left in tears because the parking spaces are full,” Robinson said.

Robinson bought a season pass at Fairfax Pool in 2020, but she hasn’t used it much.

“I only went there twice because there were no parking spaces available,” she said.

Robinson uses disabled parking due to his ailing knee and heart, but in Fairfax only four of the 160 locations are marked as accessible.

Hoping that a space would become available, she would wait in the main parking lot in the summer.

“I would wait about 15 or 20 minutes,” Robinson said. “And then I would decide that there will be no one leaving. Most people come to the pool for a day session or a day swim.”

Assistant city engineer Leah Ness said the number of accessible booths is based on Wisconsin laws.

“Based on state law, 2% of booths must be accessible to people with disabilities based on the number of booths in the lot,” Ness said.

But for Robinson, the bare minimum is not enough.

She said it’s not just old people like her who need these places. Young disabled children like her granddaughters also use them.

“We end up taking two cars, and that’s two out of four seats we would need,” Robinson said.

“At this location, we weren’t aware of the need for additional accessible stalls,” Ness said. “We notice our parking lots on an annual to semi-annual basis, depending on the wear of the paint, so it is something that we can adjust.

So the answer is yes.’ The city plans to add additional ADA locations by scouting the land before the pool opens in June.

“Being able to go in the pool would be a pleasure,” Robinson said.

Ness said Robinson’s concern prompted officials to review the need for additional accessible stalls at other city-owned facilities.

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Moving tennis courts means more parking spaces | News for Fenton, Linden, Holly MI

The two tennis courts just south of W. Caroline Street and east of the Shiawassee River in downtown Fenton are scheduled to be moved to Bush Park.

OHM Advisors, the city’s engineers, are surveying the plot where the tennis courts are located for redevelopment.

The large parking lot behind the Fenton Community and Cultural Center at 150 S. LeRoy Street is also under investigation. Redevelopment of this parking lot could result in a parking deck for additional parking.

These topics were discussed at the DDA meeting in February and the DDA board approved $17,000 in survey fees.

Michael Hart, deputy city manager and executive director of the DDA, said for more parking behind the community center they could opt for an improved surface lot or for a lot more money they could opt for a patio parking lots, where future maintenance costs would increase. significantly. “We’ll see how things go over the next few months as everything unfolds,” he said.

Hart said the existing tennis courts, which are between 20 and 25 years old, are at the end of their life. He said the city would like to rebuild them and add pickleball courts, but move them all to Bush Park.

The relocation of the courts to Bush Park could strengthen the offer of the N. LeRoy Street park.

Moving the courts could also free up space for more parking spaces along the river. Hart said the existing tennis courts are located in a flood plain. The area would not be suitable for structures, however, it may be suitable for additional parking.

Hart said the cost of rebuilding the tennis courts and pickleball courts at Bush Park could be quite expensive, however, he did not have an exact amount at this time. He said the DDA could apply for grants, but that process could take years. An alternative would be for the DDA to cover the costs. “It makes sense for the DDA to cover the costs,” he said.

The demolition of the existing tennis courts would be carried out by the city’s public works department. Hart said they wouldn’t have a timeline for when it will be over.

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Rutherford GO Station in Vaughan adds 1,200 new parking spaces

A new, modern parking structure at Rutherford GO Station in Vaughan opened on Friday.

With 1,200 new net spaces and 100 new secure bicycle parking spaces, the project is part of a $239 million initiative to reduce traffic and support future two-way, all-day service along the Barrie Line GO.

“This much-needed infrastructure has created more than 1,000 new parking spaces to serve this critical link in one of Vaughan’s busiest transit hubs,” Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua said Friday during the opening ceremony.

As one of Ontario’s fastest growing municipalities, Vaughan directly benefits from the positive benefits of having a subway in the downtown core, the Vaughan Metropolitan Center (CMV) as well as other transit, which continue to be catalysts for job creation, said the mayor.

The new parking structure in Rutherford is fully accessible and offers approximately 30 dedicated accessible parking spaces. It is also a gold level certification under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

“I am strongly committed to providing better transit options, expanded parking and a better transportation experience for families in Vaughan,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan.

The Rutherford GO station is one of a total of seven GO stations identified by Vaughan, including the proposed Kirby GO and Concord GO stations.

Vaughan’s population is expected to increase 36% by 2031 and jobs are expected to increase 18% over the same period.

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Tough time for film festival delegates as they jostle for parking spaces in Kochi

Lack of adequate parking space for delegates’ vehicles at the main venue proved to be a major hurdle on the first day of the Kerala International Regional Film Festival (IFFK) which kicked off here on Friday.

The five-day festival has the complex housing the Saritha, Savitha and Sangeetha theaters as its main venue housing the office of the organizing committee and the delegates’ cell for collecting passes and festival kits.

Although entry into the premises of the main venue remains limited to certain vehicles of office staff and guests, no other space has been provided for in the immediate vicinity either. Last year, when the city hosted IFFK, when it was held decentralized in several cities across the state due to pandemic curbs, the sprawling St. Albert High School campus in the vicinity immediate was made available for parking, which was not the case this time.

Delegates who made it to campus were turned away by security guards. “We have endeavored to make the campus available as a parking space. But the management couldn’t allow it, because it was a test assessment center. There was also no alternative parking space in the neighborhood,” said Shibu Chakravarthy, general manager of the regional IFFK organizing committee.

With the limited space around the venue already filled with parked vehicles, the majority of delegates had to keep circling around the busy Banerjee road to find a parking space which proved elusive. Delegates who attempted to park vehicles in front of stores were chased away by shopkeepers claiming the spaces were for their customers. Left with few options, they were forced to squeeze their vehicles even into narrow lanes.

Asked about the difficulties faced by the delegates, Mayor Mr. Anilkumar said that the company could not actively get involved in the preparations for the festival unlike last year due to the hectic year-end works.

Daniel, a delegate, fumed that he had to park his vehicle at a chargeable facility about 200 yards from the venue and that too after driving the busy road several times.

Interestingly, while a regional IFFK board was placed outside the facility, no provision was made for parking. “Many drive around assuming it’s a parking space for IFFK, and that leads to arguments when we say they have to pay,” a security guard said.

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Patients frustrated with contractors taking up parking spaces at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

THE parking situation at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital has come under fire after claims construction crews were taking up spaces.

A tweet claimed that “20 contractor vans” were parked in the parking lot after a visit.

The hospital is currently working on major county A&E department expansion projects.

When completed, the work will see the relocation of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s A&E department and the creation of a new ’emergency village’ on the site.

Patients and visitors have been provided with free parking at the city hospital since the peak of the covid pandemic.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the benefit would end nationwide last Friday.

However, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said it would continue to offer free parking for Worcestershire Royal patients until June 1 and would continue to offer free parking for staff until the end of June.

We have contacted Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust for comment on the parking situation.

Read more: End of free parking for Worcestershire Royal Hospital patients

Drawings have already shown a 971 square meter single storey extension to the Aconbury East side of the hospital which will house its new emergency and urgent care facilities.

A dedicated A&E service for children will also be included.

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Albany wants commuters out of residential parking spots

ALBANY – State employees, beware.

The city’s council is considering an ordinance to crack down on commuters who abuse a loophole in the city’s residential parking permit system, evicting residents.

The ordinance does not change much of the permit system itself, rather it is intended to reinforce the intent of the original legislation.

The changes will prohibit drivers who do not have a residential permit from parking in a residential area for more than two hours, even if they change parking spaces.

Tension over parking between out-of-town commuters and in-town residents is nothing new. City residents have complained about commuters flooding parking on residential streets, especially around large employers such as the state government and Albany Medical Center Hospital, for years.

The parking permit system, which was passed in 2010 and went into effect in 2013, was intended to address this problem by creating three zones around the State Capitol where residents could apply for a limited number of parking permits. Since then, the state has also built new parking lots for employees.

Council members said they have received complaints over the years from residents about out-of-town drivers abusing the system by parking in one spot for two hours and then moving their car to another location for a work break.

“The purpose of the legislation is to protect residents who live in very congested areas,” said Alfredo Balarin, city councilor for the tenth arrondissement, sponsor of the legislation.

The council’s law committee approved the order at a meeting Tuesday, 4-1.

Sixth Ward councilwoman Gabriella Romero was the only one not to vote. Romero explained that she opposes the legislation on two fronts. Her main concern was that the legislation created criminal liability for people who violated it – something she personally opposed, she said. She added that she was also concerned about students or others who might visit businesses in the Lark Street area and spend more than two hours studying or doing other work.

The parking permit system operates from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The system is divided into three zones around the State Capitol, with a total of 3,500 spaces available for residents. Zone A includes parts of the Center Square, Washington Park, Hudson/Park and Park South neighborhoods. The other two areas include parts of the Mansion, Pastures and Ten Broeck Triangle neighborhoods.

Matthew Peter, executive director of the Albany Parking Authority, said if the ordinance passes, authority employees will use license plate readers to track how long cars have been parked in an area. If the reader spots a license plate that is not in the permit system and then reads the same plate anywhere else in the same area more than two hours later, the employee can issue a ticket.

The ordinance will take effect 60 days after it is passed by the full council. Peter said the authority would give commuters a two-week grace period to adjust to the new rules, with employees leaving a note on violators’ windshields before starting to write tickets.

Part of the problem with pre-applying was due to technology, Peter said. Employees used to chalk the tires of cars that weren’t in the permit system and could issue tickets if they saw them past the two-hour mark.

“Now with license plate readers, we can apply the intent behind it,” he said. “I think that will solve at least some of the problems.”

He said commuters who are concerned about parking and don’t want to use employer-provided options have other choices, including CDTA’s incentive parking system.

*This story has been updated to clarify Councilwoman Gabriella Romero’s concerns about the legislation.

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MPs get free parking at work – while NHS nurses have to pay from Friday

As NHS staff face a £90million parking bill from April, MPs can get a free parking space at their workplace – and claim parking fees when they are on the move in their constituency.

Boris Johnson, driving a car (file photo)

Tory ministers have been branded ‘hypocritical’ as MPs are offered free parking in Parliament – while free parking is being scrapped for most NHS staff.

Every MP is entitled to a free parking permit in the Palace of Westminster.

While MEPs are encouraged to use public transport, parking has been free since at least 2015 and Parliament has underground parking.

MPs and their staff can also claim parking for work in their constituency on expenses, with 249 such claims totaling nearly £10,000 paid last year.

And senior ministers such as Chancellor Rishi Sunak or Health Secretary Sajid Javid can be driven around in taxpayer-funded ministerial cars.

It comes after Mr Javid announced that free parking for NHS staff introduced in the wake of Covid will end.

Parking fees were scrapped in March 2020 – but Mr Javid said the pandemic had moved on to a new stage.

The Houses of Parliament has underground parking inside the historic Palace of Westminster estate



Rachel Harrison, national leader of the GMB union, said: ‘If it’s good enough for MPs, it should be good enough for NHS workers.

“Our members will be appalled at the hypocrisy of ministers pushing this through who are given free parking at their own place of work.

“Nurses, cleaners, porters and many more rushed to the ground to keep people alive during this pandemic. Now we have the worst cost of living crisis in a generation.

“Health workers need help and support to prevent them from leaving the profession or burning out.

‘Instead they get an actual pay cut and parking fees – it doesn’t level up, it’s downright disgraceful.’

Union leaders have warned NHS staff will face a multi-million pound parking bill from Friday.

The GMB said official figures for the 2019/20 financial year – the year before the pandemic charges were lifted – showed health workers paid £90.1million in parking fees.

Unison and Labor has warned the charges could trigger resignations.

Union health officer Sara Gorton said: ‘This is no way for the NHS to hang on to staff in today’s job market.

“The parking fees will add hundreds of pounds to the huge cost pressures healthcare staff are already facing and will further reduce their morale.

“Those who are already on the verge of leaving the NHS may well see this as the straw that breaks the camel’s back and heads for the exit.”

Keir Starmer’s spokesperson added: ‘It seems a very strange way to thank NHS staff for their efforts in the face of the pandemic, increasing the cost of living crisis and removing free parking from the hospital right now.

“It could be one more thing that forces people out of roles that we need to strengthen.”

Pre-2015 figures suggested around half of MPs had a permit to park on parliamentary grounds.

But parking is not guaranteed for Parliament staff, who can only apply if they need to be on the grounds at night or if they have a diversity-related need.

Free parking for NHS staff was already reduced as a result of the pandemic.

St Thomas’s Hospital – opposite Parliament on the other side of the Thames – charges £3.20 an hour for the public, and much less for staff.

Staff traveling to the central London hospital pay ‘competitive’ £1.50 to £2.50 for a full shift. However, they are only entitled to free parking during the working night. A Hospital Trust spokesperson said: “Alternatively, we encourage staff to use public transport, cycle or walk to our central London site where possible.”

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman defended the move, saying: ‘You will know that we took this approach at the height of the pandemic and it clearly comes at a cost to the taxpayer. We return to the pre-pandemic position.

The spokesman pointed to the Tories’ campaign promise to give free parking to blue badge holders; people with long-term health problems; parents of sick children who spend the night; and night staff.

Boris Johnson’s spokesman said 94% of NHS Trusts are providing free parking for those who need it most.

He added: “We want more NHS staff to be able to benefit from free parking, but there are clearly limits to what individual trusts can provide.”

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Virginia adds truck parking spots along I-95

The Virginia Department of Transportation is increasing the number of parking spaces for trucks and other large utility vehicles in the Ladysmith Safety Zone of southbound Interstate 95 in Caroline County, located at Mile 108. (With l courtesy of Google Maps)

CAROLINE COUNTY, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation is increase the number of parking spaces for trucks and other large utility vehicles in the Ladysmith Safety Zone of southbound Interstate 95 in Caroline County, located at Mile 108.

According to a press release, the project will increase the number of parking spaces available for trucks and large commercial vehicles from 20 spaces to 45 parking spaces.

Construction starts in May 2021 to build the new parking spaces, which are expected to open to traffic in June 2022.

All rest area washrooms, amenities and car parking will remain open to visitors during construction.

A brief closure of the parking area for trucks and oversized vehicles is planned from April 4 to 14 and again from April 19 to 29. This brief closure will allow the project contractor to install concrete in the future truck parking area.

In addition to 20 truck parking spaces, the property offers 55 car parking spaces and 4 handicapped accessible parking spaces.

Construction barrels are installed along the shoulder of the freeway entrance and exit ramps at the rest area, and at the rear of the truck and oversized vehicle parking area. Motorists will not be able to access the shoulder in these areas during construction.

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LETTERS: Unused parking spaces; the commission’s good faith effort | Opinion

Wasted parking spaces

It was disappointing to drive by America the Beautiful Park and see the new signs that say ‘no parking Nov 1-April 30’.

There have always been over 100 free parking spaces throughout the year.

To the average citizen, this might feel like the city is banning these parking spots to force motorists to pay for paid parking downtown.

Rick Sheridan

colorado springs

The Commission’s good faith effort

Once again, political scientists Tom Cronin and Bob Loevy complain that the Colorado Legislature has been manipulated to the detriment of Republicans (The Gazette, March 20). They imply that the legislative boundaries should have been drawn one way or another with political parties in mind, using their usual definition of competitiveness. This is disappointing because such misinterpretations erode voter confidence in our electoral framework.

The Independent Colorado Legislative Redistricting Commission, on which I served as an unaffiliated voter, followed the Colorado constitution and prioritized voters over politicians. The Colorado constitution prohibits the creation of legislative districts that protect any political party. Therefore, any plans to create convoluted ridings to achieve partisan parity would likely not have faced judicial scrutiny.

The commission was to understand the geopolitical makeup of the state and draw maps that reflect shared political interests such as urban, rural, industrial, agricultural, water, education, transportation, public health and many other demonstrable issues that matter to voters at local and regional levels. The state constitution also required that we preserve the integrity of counties and cities and ensure that cohesive minority groups are authentically represented.

The commission made a good faith effort to maximize the number of politically competitive ridings by using an evidence-based statistical model to measure partisan balance. Competitive constituencies, or more precisely reactive constituencies, were drawn only after satisfying higher priority redistricting criteria. To learn more about the logic behind their design, visit the commission’s website at

Carlos Perez

colorado springs

Looking for childcare

Early childhood is the most important period of life. Ninety percent of brain development occurs before age 5, and we know that early childhood experiences can have long-lasting impacts on academic and life outcomes.

Despite the importance of the early years, many children in El Paso County are deprived of valuable childcare and learning opportunities. For 22 years I ran a home daycare in Colorado Springs. Every day, on average, I receive 5 to 20 calls from parents looking for babysitting. Unfortunately, the waiting list for my center is one to two years long. I cannot serve all the children who need care.

Across El Paso County, families are looking for child care, but we don’t have enough child care spaces to meet the demand. In fact, over 50% of Coloradans live in childcare deserts. Fortunately, Colorado has made progress, with the creation of the new Department of Early Childhood. This ministry will consolidate several early childhood programs and services under one system to make it easier for children and families to access the care and services they need. Right now, state legislators can build on that foundation by voting “yes” on Bill 22-1295, which guarantees: A high-quality early childhood system for all programs and services. Join me in calling on Colorado state legislators to vote yes on Bill 22-1295 and create better beginnings for all Colorado children.

Kelly Fugate

colorado springs

Don’t shelter today’s youth

I would like to respond to Lorena Wilder’s concern about summer time and students having to get up an hour earlier.

Let me put it into perspective. I was born in Germany before World War II. When the war ended in 1945, we were refugees and internally displaced persons and found ourselves in a small village in the Land of Hesse. We were lucky because there was a middle school and a high school in another town. But we had to take two trains to get there and then walk more than a kilometer. The first train left the village at 5:45 a.m., yes, 5:45 a.m. and we had to get up at 5 a.m., summer and winter, in the cold and at night, six days a week. Yes, we had school also on Saturday.

When we got off the first train, we had to wait on the cold, dark platform for the next train, which often arrived late.

My siblings and classmates did this until I was 19. Yes, we spent 13 years in school and graduated at 19. We survived these hardships even during the years of famine that followed the war. We graduated, studied, and became successful, contributing adults, and now, in our 80s, most of us are still alive.

I don’t think young people today are less capable and need to be “protected” from getting up early because of summer time! Set your expectations of young people higher. Most will rise to the occasion and do well.

Erika’s Shadow

colorado springs

Cause of unnecessary accidents

Governor Jared Polis:

I implore you to veto HB:1028. Cyclists are members of the Highway Transportation System (HTS). As such, they are required to obey all traffic signs and laws. We have already laid them out with designated cycle paths. However, they are not required to possess a driver’s license, registration, or license plate/tag to have the privilege of operating this vehicle on the HTS.

Now HB 1028 will grant them another privilege that drivers of vehicles do not have. As a former Colorado State Driver’s License Examiner, I know this law will cause unnecessary accidents, possible injuries and fatalities.

Ernest Przybyla

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New plan to add 250 parking spaces at Bolton College of Medical Sciences

Plans to add a further 250 parking spaces at the future Bolton College of Medical Sciences (BCMS) and wider Royal Bolton Hospital site have been submitted.

This is an increase from the net gain of 159 spaces that would have been created under the initial BCMS application.

BCMS is a modern vocational skills and training center between the University of Bolton, Bolton College, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Bolton Council, located at the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth.

Planning permission was granted for BCMS in June 2019, including dedicated multi-storey parking.

The new application proposes to replace the multi-storey car park of the original designs with a surface car park, which was not viable in 2019.

As part of the new proposals, additional parking for hospital staff will be provided from the outset and at each stage of the development, including to cater for spaces that will be moved when construction work begins on BCMS, which is being built on the site. of an existing surface car park on the Royal Bolton Hospital campus.

The construction will result in the displacement of 140 parking spaces for hospital staff. But, before construction begins, the first stage of a three-phase car park improvement program will see 281 new spaces, some temporary, provided elsewhere on the site, by converting currently underused land.

During the second and third stages, 250 places will be provided throughout the hospital. Of these additional spaces, 170 will be for BCMS users and the other 80 will be reserved for additional hospital staff and visitor parking.

BCMS Project Manager, Mark O’Reilly, said: “This amendment to the plans already approved for BCMS serves to improve the design and provision of on-site hospital parking. When we originally submitted plans for BCMS in 2019, multi-storey parking was the only viable option.

‘Since then, greater clarity has emerged on the hospital’s wider regeneration plans following its recent bid for £500m funding from the government’s Hospital Improvement Scheme. This now makes the necessary amount of surface parking viable and allows us to align more closely with their larger vision for the site.

He added: “Essentially no staff parking will be lost during the construction of BCMS – which as we know is a much needed facility bringing countless benefits to the Bolton community including high quality healthcare , job opportunities and a £150million boost to the local economy. »

The updated planning application for BCMS makes no other changes to the original pre-approved plans beyond the nature of the parking supply. It is due to be presented to Bolton Council’s planning committee in June.

Subject to planning permission, completion of the BCMS is expected by July 2024.

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Additional parking spaces lost on campus | News

Last Monday, 110 additional parking spaces in the Hixson-Lied parking lot were removed by Creighton University as construction of the CL Werner Center for Health Sciences Education continues.

For the remainder of the Spring 2022 semester, the Hixson-Lied parking lot will have 110 fewer parking spaces and Burt Street will remain closed all summer. Public Safety has tried to compensate for parking changes, but students and faculty are still wondering where to find parking.

Many students arrived on campus after spring break and were surprised by the new parking changes. Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, dwindling parking has led to questions about how parking at Creighton will change going forward.

Assistant Vice President of Public Safety Michael Reiner detailed the new changes and how Public Safety attempted to compensate for the lack of parking in the Hixson-Lied parking lot. He urged students to find other methods of getting to campus and encouraged them to park farther from campus and walk or commute the rest of the way. Many students and faculty use the Hixson-Lied lot, but with the removal of more parking spaces, they will be forced to use alternate lots.

“Parking has to move somewhere, and it’s moving to the perimeter,” Reiner said.

Creighton University has a parking lot at the corner of 30th and California streets that remains virtually empty throughout the day. Reiner urged students to use that lot and continue the ride to campus with the West Shuttle, which stops at 30th Street. A similar lot is on the corner of Cuming and 21st streets and is on the Burt Street shuttle route. Although using the shuttle requires more planning, it could be an effective method of overcoming parking difficulties.

Creighton University also has a perimeter parking lot across from Kenefick Hall at the corner of 19th and Davenport streets. Even though this parking lot is farther from central campus, the subtle routes have been adjusted to accommodate people using this option. Permits are available for both faculty and students.

“I recognize it’s a bit sketchy to watch at night, but we’re putting in lights,” Reiner said.

UPDATE: In an email interview, Public Safety’s Tim Herron reminded students that they can take advantage of the free evening parking permit that allows students and staff to park on campus after 4 p.m. . Students and faculty can pick up one of these permits at the parking services at the Harper Centre.

Students also voice their concerns. In an email interview, Matthew Blodgett, senior, highlighted the impact of the lack of parking on his on-campus work schedule.

“I’ve worked as a receptionist at all residences and not being able to find suitable parking has put me behind on more than one occasion,” Blodgett said.

In another email interview, senior Alexandra McDermott suggested that Creighton only sell parking permits to upper classes. McDermott stressed that commuting students should be given priority for better student parking.

“Since spaces are limited, parking spaces should be reserved for faculty and commuting students,” McDermott said. “Many spaces taken by freshmen and sophomores are never available because they use spaces as permanent parking.”

Public Safety has been trying to find new ways for students to get to campus.

“The harsh reality is that the changes will continue and not go away,” Herron said. “As more buildings begin to be constructed near Central Campus, everyone with valid parking permits will need to start looking to the lots at the perimeter of campus. There are enough parking spaces for anyone with a valid parking permit, it’s just not where everyone is used to parking.

*This story contains an updated paraphrase by Tim Herron. Creightonian apologizes for the misattribution.*

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Work begins on 1,000 new parking spaces in Southampton

WORK is now underway in Southampton to create 1,000 new parking spaces in areas of the city.

By spring 2023, the council is to work with its road partner, Balfour Beaty, to deliver the spaces.

It also plans to maximize the number of spaces by creating a mix of formal car parks, parking bays and converted roadsides.

READ MORE: Calls to tackle ‘unsafe’ sidewalk parking in Shirley

This follows a survey by ward councillors, cabinet members and housing services staff to identify project sites, taking into account locations where vehicles are currently parked on verges, causing ground damage.

Subject to further planning and consultation, new parking facilities will be added in:

  • bassette
  • Beovis
  • Bitterne (where projects are already underway at Lydgate Road and Farringford Road)
  • Coxford
  • Harefield
  • Millbrook
  • Redbridge
  • Shirley
  • Sholing
  • Swaythling
  • Woolston

Communities, Culture and Heritage boss Cllr Spiros Vassiliou said: “This high priority 1,000 parking space project will help us deliver on one of our key commitments to Southampton and its people.

“While we want to encourage people to use public transport as much as possible, there is still a need for adequate parking for the intended use in the city.

“I hope that by creating dedicated parking spaces, we can improve the safety of motorists and vehicles, as well as the appearance of neighborhoods and create environments in which people can be proud to live.”

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Parking spaces, new signs could soon appear in Scott’s Addition

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – More parking options may soon be coming to Scott’s Addition after some residents complained about a lack of spaces.

Members of the Greater Scott’s Addition Association recently accompanied Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) crews to identify irrelevant loading areas, curbs that could be filled in and any outdated parking signs.

John Hancock, who works at Scott’s Addition, said it was getting harder to find parking spaces throughout the day.

“If I have to leave during the day and come back, it’s more of a challenge,” he said. “I can usually find something within a few blocks on foot.”

The department told 8News that crews visited certain areas of the neighborhood to get feedback from business owners on improving parking signs.

Improvements could mean replacing and removing panels or adding new ones.

Some drivers blame the business boom and new apartments for parking shortages, but Hancock said construction could be a good thing.

“One of the things that makes this neighborhood unique is the fact that we have industries, people and businesses in a small area. If we make it so industry can’t be here, it changes the whole character of the neighborhood,” he said.

The Department of Public Works said teams are planning a second visit to the neighborhood next week to review previous information compiled during the first visit and to assess any additional areas.

The department will review all notes and information from both visits and follow up with the neighborhood association.

In a written statement Tuesday, the department said, “Improvements to signage will be made after a full evaluation. The review will also help identify areas to increase parking opportunities.

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More accessible parking spaces are needed in Basingstoke – council must step in and help

Please can I ask how many residents of Church Street have parking permits? No names or addresses, just the number of permits currently held.

My request comes after I was fined for parking in a “shared” parking spot. Having spent two cold nights in Church Street, I saw no one parking there with a permit. The reason I parked where I did was to allow my wife to safely exit our rear entry wheelchair accessible vehicle, WAV.

There is no parking for this type of vehicle in Basingstoke, all places are either one behind the other (Church Street leaving no room for an access ramp) or accessible in the car parks which implies going out into the traffic stream, which I’m sure is being ignored by planners to allow more spaces for paying visitors.

I recently sent photos of our vehicle in the Red Lion car park where yellow markings are on the ground I am told for the benefit of the visitor queue at the payment point during the pandemic these will be in turn brought back online when the pandemic is considered complete, so security is once again for WAVs brought into contact.

I’m pretty sure that if I get an answer it’ll be something along the lines of “This, that and the other”, meaning nothing will be done. I have to say with all the hoo-ha at #10 to think that a Tory based council will do anything to help is beyond me, just another Tory rip-off for the disabled I guess but I live in the hope.

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‘Southbourne needs more parking spaces, not less’

Finally, Bournemouth planners appear to have come to their senses, rejecting plans to build flats in the small car park. (Southbourne Crossroads car park)

It would appear that apartments would be out of the price range for most locals anyway, once again attracting second home buyers who only use the property part of the year.

There is no mention of parking spaces, and sooner all planners would mandate at least two parking spaces per apartment or house, then at least there would be less ‘on-road’ parking.

This should apply to all new developments.

I believe I read a while ago that underground parking was mentioned for these apartments? What madness. So close to the unstable cliffs and cracks already appearing on the opposite zigzag – then we have the road cracking and sinking.

At present we have parking on the road, and even at this time of year it is full. Where do all the other people go to park in the summer when the Bistro on the Beach was developed?

All the roads in the area are filled with cars or have the dreaded yellow lines.

If anything, Southbourne needs more parking spaces, not less.

New beach development could make Southbourne beach the new Sandbanks.

We will have all the facilities, golden sand, beautiful food facilities, restrooms, showers etc. – but with nowhere to park, people will give up and move on.

Please Bournemouth Council and planners don’t waste money on new beach development unless you provide the parking facilities to take advantage of it.

If anything, turn our small parking lot into multiple stories and cheer on vacationers and even locals at our end of the beach.


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Illegal conversion of parking spaces is rampant in Kozhikode

Despite constant warnings from local administrators, several small and large merchants in the city are believed to be involved in the illegal conversion of parking spaces for commercial activities. The directive against such acts is largely ignored by traders in the absence of strong legal action or remedial action by the authorities of the company.

Incidentally, illegal parking in the city is mainly due to encroachment on demarcated parking spaces. As a result, motorists are forced to avail paid parking services. Awnings and semi-permanent structures, common in front of many stores, mostly take up parking spaces and serve as product display areas or storage spaces.

“The biggest drawback is the remote paid parking spaces, on which customers are forced to depend in the absence of practical spaces in front of the shops. There are also instances where roadside spaces are misused due to inability of store owners to maintain parking spaces for customers,” said V. Saneesh, an accountant at a store in the city. . He pointed out that a simple inspection by the company could easily reveal such violations.

Incidentally, the majority of these stores are located within the premises of mofussil and KSRTC bus stops. There are also many shops on Mavoor and Kallayi roads, where customers are forced to use the roadside space to park. A few hotels have also used their parking spaces for outdoor dining.

In some textile stores, parking spaces have been transformed into exhibition spaces.

“One strange thing that came to my mind is the craze of shop owners to park their vehicles in the available spaces,” said Manoj Mathew, an electrician from Kottuli.

Meanwhile, company officials have argued that legal notices were served on violators during surprise inspections. They also claimed that many such spaces had been cleaned up after fining owners.

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Spring breakers close Ocean Drive, MIA advises no more parking spaces in garages

MIAMI BEACH, Florida. – Miami Beach police officers were forced to shut down Ocean Drive at some point Friday night as spring breakers swarmed South Beach. Thousands of people were ready to party and soak up the sights of South Beach.

But what hasn’t been seen, at least until now, is the chaos that spoiled the fun last year in Miami Beach.

In addition to prohibiting drinking on the beach, all floats, tents, large coolers, and loud music are prohibited from being taken onto the sand.

The crowds also have South Florida airports filled with passengers. Miami International Airport is reporting a record number of airport arrivals and announced its busiest day “ever” last Sunday. More than 150,000 people enter and leave this airport every day.

On Saturday morning, Miami International posted a travel advisory on its Twitter account saying its garages were completely full.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported to an advisor that its curbside valet was full, but self-parking options were available.

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In 2021, Boston planners approved more parking spaces than homes – StreetsblogMASS

According to year-end statistics compiled by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), Boston city planners have approved dozens of construction projects in 2021 that could give the city 7,887 new homes, 6 million square feet of new commercial space and enough parking to store 8,668 more cars.

Nearly three-quarters of this new parking lot — 6,441 spaces — would be built in transit-accessible neighborhoods within a quarter-mile of an MBTA station.

During 2021, the BPDA approved 71 new development projects which include a combined total of 17.1 million square feet of real estate within the city limits.

Most of these new projects include a housing component, either in purely residential apartment buildings or in mixed projects:

BPDA 2021 project approvals for mixed-use and residential developments

“TOD” indicates “transit-oriented development” – projects located within a quarter mile of an MBTA rapid transit or commuter rail station. Source: BPDA

Purely residential projects Total in TOD % TOD
Number of projects 29 12 41%
Housing units 2,352 1,226 52%
Parking spaces 1,114 481 43%
Mixed-use projects Total in TOD % TOD
Projects 29 20 69%
Housing units 5,535 4,550 82%
Residential Square Feet 5,305,476 4,390,132 83%
Commercial sq.ft. 2,503,372 1,364,697 55%
Parking spaces 3,620 2,615 72%

Of the 29 purely residential developments the BPDA has approved in 2021, developers plan to build 2,352 new apartments and 1,114 new parking spaces – roughly one parking space for every 2 apartments.

But among the subset of 12 subdivisions that would be within a quarter-mile of an MBTA rapid transit or commuter rail station, the parking ratio was slightly lower: a total of 481 new spaces. parking space for 1,226 apartments (approximately 0.4 spaces per dwelling unit).


StreetsblogUSA: Apartments with free parking reduce transit ridership

The BPDA also approved 29 mixed-use projects in 2021, and collectively those projects could give Boston about 5,535 new homes, 2.6 million square feet of office, retail and other non-residential space, and 3,620 parking spaces – approximately two parking spaces for every three apartments. However, it is likely that some of these parking spaces will be reserved for the commercial tenants of these buildings.

Compared to previous years, the parking ratio per dwelling for residential and mixed-use projects has decreased.

In 2019, the agency approved 4,762 new homes as well as sufficient parking for 4,773 cars in residential and mixed-use projects – approximately one parking space for each apartment.

In 2020, this ratio fell slightly, to around 0.9 parking spaces per dwelling.


Boston planners approved more than 11,000 new parking spaces in 2020

However, BPDA non-residential project approvals in 2021 had significantly more associated parking than in previous years.

The agency has approved 10 office and laboratory projects as well as three institutional projects that collectively propose to build 3,934 new parking spaces:

BPDA 2021 Project Approvals for Commercial and Institutional Developments

“TOD” indicates projects located in transit-oriented neighbourhoods. Source: BPDA

Purely commercial projects
Total in TOD % TOD
Projects ten 8 80%
Total square footage 2,178,420 1,934,233 89%
Parking spaces 2,454 2,368 96%
Purely institutional projects
Total in TOD % TOD
Projects 3 2 67%
Total square footage 2,282,252 1,816,150 80%
Parking spaces 1,480 977 66%

In 2019, the BPDA approved 9 commercial or institutional projects with 2.4 million square feet of space and only 237 new parking spaces. And in 2020, the BPDA approved 2.3 million square feet of non-residential projects that collectively had only 200 attached parking spaces.

The increase in non-residential parking garage approvals this year can be partly explained by the types of applicants seeking BPDA approvals in 2021. While many non-residential projects in 2019 and 2020 were associated with universities, which tend to have lower parking demands, the BPDA’s program in 2021 included two large hospital expansions that insisted on spending health care dollars on large on-site parking lots.

One of the largest institutional project approvals this year was the Massachusetts General Hospital Expansion near Charles Circle. This project proposes to build a massive six-level underground parking garage for 977 cars next to traffic-congested Charles Circle in Boston’s West End (the project would also help build a proposed new subway platform for an extension of the MBTA blue line).

A handful of projects the BPDA has approved in 2021 would avoid building any on-site parking. The Boston Housing Authority final phase of the development of the HLM Old Colony districtwhich the BPDA Board approved in April, would replace 208 existing apartments and add an additional 134 affordable apartments in three new buildings with no off-street parking at the east end of the neighborhood, adjacent to Moakley Park.

And in Jamaica Plain, a short walk from the Green Street Orange Line stop, the BPDA has approved a new 5-story building (see rendering at the top of this article) that would provide housing for 38 low-income senior households. , plus a new street-level dining space for the El Embajador restaurant.

However, the owners of the adjacent Turtle Swamp Brewery sued to block this accommodation, specifically citing its lack of parking in their complaint.

Partly in response to lawsuits like that, the BPDA and the City of Boston passed two significant parking reforms late last year that could further reduce the number of parking lots that future developments can build.

End DecemberMayor Wu signed a new zoning ordinance that will eliminate minimum parking mandates for residential projects where at least 60% of new homes would be limited income for low- and middle-income households.

And in October, the BPDA passed new planning guidelines that will impose maximum parking limits for large developments, with stricter limits applying in the most walkable and transit-accessible areas of the city.

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Parking lots in the old town will be transformed into outdoor dining areas

The parking spaces will be transformed into outdoor rest/dining areas as part of the regeneration of the old town and Hull City Council’s commitment to supporting the city’s evening economy.

Hull City Council today published a Record of Decision confirming the award of a contract to Broxap Limited for the supply and installation of two ‘parklet’ systems, valued at £70,000, using the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organization (ESPO) framework for street furniture. .

Parklets provide high-quality street furniture for outdoor hospitality, replacing on-street parking spaces and leaving the path free of obstructions.

Both parklets will be installed in existing parking spaces on the south side of Silver Street. Each will include stationary tables and benches separated by high-level planters for screening. Disabled parking spaces will be moved.

Councilor Rosemary Pantelakis, the council’s portfolio holder for culture, said: ‘Alfresco dining and drinking is a key part of the vision we have for the revitalization of Whitefriargate, Silver Street and the Old Town, as well as our continued commitment to the evening economy. .

“Parklets are a great way to provide street furniture without creating an obstacle in the sidewalk, which can be a problem for pedestrians or visually impaired wheelchair users.

“It’s a really exciting time for Old Town as we continue to transform the neighborhood into a vibrant place where people can live, work and play.”

What the parklets will look like (Image: Broxap)

The parklets will be made of hardwood lumber in an alloy steel frame. They will be 12 m long and will not exceed the 2 m width of the existing bay. The modular construction of the parklets allows flexibility in size and location.

Sliding bollards have recently been installed across the Lowgate entrance to Silver Street to provide protection for the hotel trade.

ESPO is one of the largest public sector-owned professional procurement networks in the country, covering 120 executives and bespoke procurement services. The framework of street furniture products contains a large number of suppliers.

All relevant suppliers were approached to submit a bid, and Broxap Limited was the only supplier on the frame who could supply the parklet systems.

The work is partly funded by the Welcome Back Fund, which provides councils across England with a £56million share of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the safe return to high streets and help “build back better” from the pandemic.

Return funds

Hull City Council has received up to £560,812 in funding from the Welcome Back Fund, provided by England’s European Regional Development Fund under the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Program 2014-2020. The Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediary body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Created by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local territories boost their economic development by investing in projects that will support innovation, businesses, job creation and the regeneration of local communities. For more information visit

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La Londonienne opens in Calais with 135 secure parking spaces

Calais has a new secure truck park following the opening of a new 135 space site called La Londonienne Secure Truck Park.

“Calais is a central hub for HGV traffic, and we want to provide the safest and most comfortable truck parking in the region,” said Jean Pierre Devigne, founder and CEO of RDV Transport who worked with Snap. for the launch of the new placer.

The Londoner opened on March 1 with 135 truck parking spaces, showers, toilets, laundry and kitchen facilities and new security infrastructure installed by Snap Access & Security.

“We look forward to welcoming truck drivers from across Europe, including Snap customers, and providing them with our top-notch facilities,” said Devigne.

The site has front and rear ANPR cameras to monitor vehicles entering and exiting the site. There are also internal and external CCTV cameras and three-metre fences, while the site is patrolled by five security guards with guard dogs.

RDV Transport started working with Snap in 2020, paying with Snap Account’s smart payment system at locations in the UK.

“Our drivers must use a Snap account when in the UK for security reasons, so we always advise them to find Snap locations,” Devigne explained.

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Furious residents resort to ‘carts full of rocks to reserve parking spaces’

Drivers who are tired of looking for parking spaces near their homes have decided to leave supermarket trolleys full of stones and concrete slabs on the roads

Some of the trolleys left on the roads by drivers to save their parking space

Furious drivers, tired of struggling to find parking spaces near their homes, decided to leave concrete-weighted supermarket trolleys behind to reserve a spot for their cars.

Shocked residents on the streets of Sparkbrook, Birmingham saw the shopping carts abandoned outside houses.

Residents desperate for a parking space piled stones or concrete slabs inside the carts to make them difficult to move, with stones stuck behind their wheels.

Other space savers used by “selfish” drivers include traffic cones and bricks, according to birmingham live.

A resident, who took pictures of the carts, said of the situation: “I was driving through sparkbrook and saw a parking space with concrete blocks inside the carts.

“There was concrete behind the wheels to keep them from rolling. They reserved a decent space for a car or larger vehicle to enter.

“It’s crazy, it’s inadmissible if it’s the only space available. There are no road markings on the road.

Other road users resorted to chaining bins to the ground so they could park later


Chad Miah/BPM Media)

Other people used throw pillows, sofas and debris to save their spaces


Chad Miah/BPM Media)

“You can’t reserve a space for yourself. I’ve seen couches, cushions, cones, bins, bricks, etc. used to reserve spaces, but that takes it to another level.”

People have been using large objects to save parking spaces for several weeks because parking spaces are often difficult to find.

Last month, fellow resident Chad Miah said he was ‘astonished’ when he went to a friend’s wedding in the area and found a wheelie bin chained to the ground as he tried to find a space.

He said, “It’s pure selfishness. Parking is a big problem in Handsworth and this street in particular is a nightmare to drive on.

“We would all like to come home with a parking lot in front of our houses. But that is not the case.”

Some nearby residents vowed to move the objects from the roadway if they encountered them.

Others say they will call the local council or the police to report blockages.

A fed up resident said: ‘If I ever see any cones, wheelie bins or trolleys on the road I will remove them, or call the police and local councilors to have them removed.

“No one has the right to take possession of a stretch of road.”

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: ‘We ask people to park with consideration and respect all road users.

“Using a wheelie bin to reserve space on the freeway could be considered a freeway obstruction.”

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Cut to temporary free parking spaces in Castle Street car park behind Inverness Townhouse

Denise Collins is campaigning for more public car access to the council car park on Castle Street.

Signs indicating temporary free spaces have been removed from a car park in Inverness town centre.

They were introduced to the premises of Inverness Town House over the festive period and were due to last until January 2.

This meant that motorists could take advantage of a maximum free stay of 30 minutes, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the front part of the car park.

They were intended to be used for short term stays to help local businesses have a pick up/drop off space to help with delivery and collection of customers.

Contractors were spotted removing signage last month.

The fact that the free spaces have not been made permanent has been criticized by a local businesswoman.

Denise Collins, who runs the Castle Gallery, which is opposite the car park, has campaigned for the car park to be accessible to the public at all times.

It is currently for the exclusive daytime use of Highland councilors and council staff.

She said: ‘Although very little publicized, this facility was used by independent local small business customers in Castle Street and nearby areas.

“The termination of this facility shows an appalling lack of judgment on the part of council, particularly in light of the Scottish Government’s recent announcement of funds to promote the resumption of town center footfall.”

Last month, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a financial package aimed specifically at promoting the resumption of city center footfall which the Inverness Business Improvement Group (BID) is working on.

A council spokesperson said: “Council was pleased to be able to temporarily allow extended public access to Castle Street car park, Inverness.

“This was done to support downtown businesses during the holiday season. The availability of the additional parking supply was much appreciated and the council will be looking at other possibilities to extend public access to the car park again in the future.

“In the meantime, the Castle Street car park remains accessible to the public, paid and posted, after 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.”

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Covington begins mandating metered parking spaces on nights and weekends to protect small businesses

Seeking to preserve on-street parking for small businesses that need it to survive, the City of Covington will begin enforcing parking meters in the evenings and on Saturdays.

The long-awaited change brings Covington in line with surrounding towns and responds in part to complaints from business owners about spaces being monopolized by drivers who leave their cars parked throughout the weekend and into the evening.

(Photo by City of Covington)

“As downtown grows and gets busier, we want to make sure our businesses have parking available for their patrons and customers,” City Manager Ken Smith said. “These metered spotlights are designed for constant rolling. This is their goal. If a car is left in one place every late afternoon or from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, it harms surrounding businesses.

The change takes effect immediately, although there will be a grace period – i.e. “courtesy tickets” or warnings – while the public gets used to the new rules and meters are recalibrated and relabeled. The City will work with merchants near metered parking lots to find ways to educate their customers.

The new hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Previously, meters were not applied on Saturdays and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The new app was approved by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday evening as part of a series of parking-related changes. These changes include:

• Increase in metered rates from $1.10 to $1.50 per hour, matching the rate in other urban areas this side of the Ohio River. Drivers will be able to continue to pay in cash at meters or via the free PassportParking® app available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

• $5 increase in monthly passes at many public parking lots and surface lots (bringing most to $55 or $60 per month).

• “Clean up” the language in the ordinances to continue to refine the authority of the Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority and its legal status as “owner” and manager of parking lots. (The authority was established in 2018 to operate and maintain public on- and off-street parking in Covington. Its five members are approved by the Board of Commissioners. The City contracts with ABM Parking Services for day-to-day operation. )

• Hired a first-ever Executive Director to handle the administrative duties of the parking authority and help the City take a more strategic and analytical approach to its parking issues. Kyle Snyder will split his duties between this position and his duties as the City’s infrastructure development specialist.

Other changes are possible on the road, including the return of parking meters in commercial areas like the MainStrasse Village, and better signage.

The changes were recommended by consultants who undertook a comprehensive analysis of the City’s parking, by the parking authority itself, and by City staff working in areas such as economic development and public works.

(Photo by City of Covington)

The City is in the process of updating a web page at to reflect changes and show available public parking locations in Covington.

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Although modest, the fee increases will allow the city to begin making more robust investments in improving its parking lot, Smith said.

“We definitely need more parking space, and we need to improve amenities, such as kiosks,” he said. “But you can’t upgrade or add facilities and options without revenue, and we’ve fallen behind.”

The perceived lack of parking is an ongoing source of complaints in Covington. As in urban areas across the country, however, some of the complaints are based on unrealistic expectations that parking should be free and always available right outside a destination. For example, people who are comfortable walking from the confines of a mall parking lot are not willing to walk the same distance from a garage or lot to a restaurant or bar.

“Street parking is a commodity, plain and simple,” Smith said. “We have plenty of parking spaces downtown, if you know where to look, but there will never be enough spaces along a busy street to accommodate three to four cars per household, the more visitors, the more customers entering and leaving stores.

The city manager called the parking changes “growing pains” as Covington’s economy continues to grow.

“If you have an abundance of parking spaces downtown, that’s a sign of a ‘dead’ city,” he said.

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React to planners’ concern ‘SUVs can’t fit in parking spots’ as apartments above new Co-op store are approved

A block of ten apartments and a Co-op store will be built in Chipstead despite more than 100 objections from residents and concerns about whether SUVs will be able to use its parking spaces.

The 10 flats and supermarket development in Outwood Lane, Chipstead was approved by councilors at a Reigate and Banstead Borough Council planning meeting on Wednesday March 9 after a previous plan was refused and rejected on appeal.

The previous application was also for ten apartments, but with larger apartments the development would have been greater. On appeal, lack of parking was also highlighted as an issue.

Read more: Work at notorious junction won’t start until 2024 as further delay confirmed

The approved development next to the Midday Sun pub will include 12 car parking spaces and 5 cycle spaces at the front of the site for people using the store, and 15 resident parking spaces plus 10 cycle spaces.

But one councilor said he was concerned about the layout of the residents’ parking lot, which includes three adjacent angled spaces that drivers would have to reverse and enter a designated turning area to exit.

Councilor Michael Blacker (Conservative, Reigate) said he thought the building was “just about okay” and called it a “much, much better version than the previous one”.

He said it was a shame to have lost some of the two-bedroom apartments and worried about how drivers of larger cars would fare in parking spaces.

He said: “If everyone has SUVs they are going to have problems. Maybe some of them will have Minis or smaller vehicles.

“If you have three SUVs, it will be extremely interesting, shall we say, but not impossible.”

The planned cooperative store will also not be able to sell lottery tickets under the planning conditions.

In order to protect the shops at the current Rectory Lane local centre, the planning documents stated that there would be a condition “restricting the range of goods sold to specifically exclude the sale of lottery tickets”.

The council had received 127 letters of objection against the proposed plans.

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Green spaces could be used as parking spaces in Ty-Sign

REDUCING the amount of green space is one of many options being considered to address the parking shortage at Ty-Sign.

This follows a long campaign by residents to end what they say is a dangerous and chaotic parking situation along two of Ty-Sign’s busiest roads – Elm Drive and Manor Way.

A petition started by resident Kyla King has gained considerable momentum in recent weeks – putting pressure on local councilors and Caerphilly County Borough Council to find a solution to the problem.

Caerphilly Council has since confirmed it will allocate £400,000 of Welsh Government funding to improve the parking situation at Ty-Sign – which could lead to less green space in the area.

Ty-Sign’s green space could be used to solve some of the parking problems in the area. (Google Maps)

“We are looking at different options – garages, pavement designs and the possibility of turning small green spaces into parking areas,” said Cllr Philippa Leonard, who represents the Risca East district. Argus.

“We will soon be having a site meeting with council officials to discuss the options – and we will try to do the best we can with the funding we have been given.”

The Ty-Sign housing estate was built in the 1960s to house working families from the Llanwern Steelworks in Newport and green space on the estate is scarce.


One of the main complaints of many residents is that the estate’s sidewalks are too wide, making parking difficult.

Kyla King – who started the online petition after receiving two parking fines – said: “From what I can see there are a lot more cars on the streets than there are spaces available and there are ‘there is no alternative parking,’ Ms King said.

“There are spaces at the top of Elm Drive outside the shops, but you can’t park there for more than an hour or you’ll get a ticket.”

South Wales Argus: Many have complained that the pavements along Manor Way and Elm Drive are too wide making it difficult for them to use them for parking.  (Google Maps)Many have complained that the sidewalks along Manor Way and Elm Drive are too wide, preventing them from using them for parking. (Google Maps)

Ms. King feels the current parking situation is unfair to herself and other residents commuting to work.

“I work long hours and when I come home from work in the evening around 10 p.m., I find it difficult to find a parking space even on the sidewalk,” she added.

“Something needs to be done about this now as it is spiraling out of control, and I imagine everyone on the street feels the same way I do. I can’t afford to keep paying parking fines for parking in front of my home.

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Green space among the parking options at Ty-Sign

USE of small amounts of green space is one of many options being considered to address the parking shortage at Ty-Sign.

This follows a long campaign by residents to end what they say is a dangerous and chaotic parking situation along two of Ty-Sign’s busiest roads – Elm Drive and Manor Way.

A petition started by resident Kyla King has gained considerable momentum in recent weeks – which has put pressure on Caerphilly County Borough Council to find a solution to the problem.

Caerphilly Council has since confirmed that it will allocate £400,000 of Welsh Government funding towards improving the parking situation at Ty-Sign.

“We are looking at different options – garages, pavement designs and the possibility of turning small green spaces into parking areas,” said Cllr Philippa Leonard, who represents the Risca East district. Argus.

“We will soon be having a site meeting with council officials to discuss the options – and we will try to do the best we can with the funding we have been given.”

The Ty-Sign housing estate was built in the 1960s to house families of workers from the Llanwern Steelworks in Newport and green space on the estate is scarce.


One of the main complaints of many residents is that the estate’s sidewalks are too wide, making parking difficult.

Kyla King – who started the online petition after receiving two parking fines – said: “From what I can see there are a lot more cars on the streets than there are spaces available and there are ‘there is no alternative parking,’ Ms King said.

“There are spaces at the top of Elm Drive outside the shops, but you can’t park there for more than an hour or you’ll get a ticket.”

Many have complained that the sidewalks along Manor Way and Elm Drive are too wide, preventing them from using them for parking. (Google Maps)

Ms. King feels the current parking situation is unfair to herself and other residents commuting to work.

“I work long hours and when I come home from work at night around 10 p.m., I find it difficult to find a parking space even on the sidewalk,” she added.

“Something needs to be done about this now as it is spiraling out of control, and I imagine everyone on the street feels the same way I do. I can’t afford to keep paying parking fines for parking in front of my home.

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Catering costs, retail use of parking spaces taken into account

ALEXANDRIA, VA — On Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council will consider approving fees for “parklets,” or commercial use of on-street parking spaces for restaurants or retail businesses.

The city had authorized temporary restaurant and retail parklets as part of the COVID-19 flexibilities offered to businesses. Permits are free under the temporary program until June 30, 2022. Now the city is offering fees for the permanent program effective July 1, 2022. City Council had approved a permanent program for parklets in October 2021.

Parklet permits would receive city administrative approval if they meet location and design standards. City staff proposed that permit fees be reduced by 50% in the first year due to the expense of designing parklets to new standards. The full fee would come into effect on July 1, 2023.

Permit fees vary by region. In the King Street retail strategy area, from the Potomac River to the subway and one block north and south, the fee would be $150 per linear foot each year. This equates to $3,000 for a parking space.

In “areas of equitylike West End and Arlandria, the fee would be $50 per linear foot per year, or $1,000 per parking space.

In all other areas of the city, including Carlyle, Old Town North, Del Ray and Braddock, the fee would be $100/linear foot per year or $2,000 per parking space.

For non-commercial public parks, the fee would be $15 per linear foot per year or $300 per parking space. Pop-up parklets lasting up to seven days would incur a permit fee of $100 plus $40 per day for metered parking spaces and $30 per day for unmetered spaces.

According to a city ​​staff report, 60 applicants requested the use of 142 parking spaces during the temporary COVID-19 program. Some businesses are no longer using the parking spaces, leaving 32 businesses with a parklet under the temporary scheme. Most businesses are in Old Town, with some in Carlyle, Braddock and Old Town North.

The city council will also consider a separate ordinance on Saturday to require businesses that want to continue parklets to obtain a permit.

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Birmingham locals are renting out their driveways and parking spaces to make money

The Happy Brummies are ready after renting their driveways and parking spots all over town. Last year nearly £700,000 was generated from commercial deals in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield.

Ten areas were revealed as the best performers for generating funds. Edgbaston owners made £279,176, while Perry Barr brought in £119,912 and Ladywood owners brought in £86,176 in 2021.

Lots of money has been made by members of The program allows people to advertise their parking spot for a fee and gives people the ability to reserve a spot to park at a specific location.

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Birmingham is the fifth most successful region in the country for the lucrative scheme in 2021. A whopping £26m has been made by landlords across the country – with £11.5m made in London alone.

£26million was made by owners renting their driveways across the country in 2021

Chrysa Gotsopoulou, 33, rented her closed parking space on the ground floor of her building for two years. This was before she bought a car and used the space herself at Cutlass Court in Granville Street, just off Broad Street.

“The whole time I rented it there was not a single day when the parking space was available,” she told BirminghamLive. “I used to do it long term on a monthly basis. But most people needed a lot more time than that.

“If it became available it was booked within an hour. In my case people needed it to work with many business people working in the Brindleyplace area.

“They mainly used it on weekdays to be close to work. Some of them also used it on weekends so they could park here or shop in Birmingham city centre. Still it’s a great place.

“It’s a great idea for a bit of extra cash. There’s also CCTV so it’s very secure.”

A 56-year-old man has been renting his garage in Kings Heath for four years. The small structure was bought in the 1960s, so it remained inactive because it could not accommodate his car.

“I have a flat with a garage in Kings Heath,” he said. “People don’t want to leave their vehicle knowing it’s not secure. It’s not a big garage, but suitable for a small car or motorbike.

“I couldn’t install my car, so it was dormant. It was successful for a few years.

“People with a small car going on vacation used it for two or three months. One guy had a motorcycle that kept getting stolen, so he used my garage to keep it safe. Others used it for storage.

“It’s not used all the time. Some have used it for a year, others for months. I was very happy with your parking spot and never had a problem.”

For more information about the program and to list your driveway or empty space, visit

Rental income from car parks in the area generated in 2021:

Edgbaston – £279,176

Perry Barr – £119,912

Ladywood – £86,176

Yardley – £55,826

Selly Oak – £32,017

Sutton Coldfield – £28,724

Green Hall – £21,840

Northfield – £17,831

Erdington – £16,926

Hodge Hill – £10,925

Total: £669,353

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Cities are forcing businesses to overstock parking spaces. A lawsuit says it’s unconstitutional.

Zoning laws have recently received a lot of (well-deserved) bad press for driving up housing costs, driving out residents, and generally prohibiting people from putting their properties to their best use. Even in the precious few municipalities that don’t have a comprehensive zoning code, city officials still have plenty of tools to make life difficult for budding entrepreneurs.

This includes unzoned Pasadena, Texas. The city will not allow local business owner Azael Sepulveda to open a body shop on his own property unless he adds 23 more parking spaces. Sepulveda says a lot of parking spaces won’t fit on his property, and even if it did, the cost of creating it would be ruinous.

“I put everything on the line to develop my business and support my family,” he said. noted. “I have operated with a handful of parking spaces for years and had no problems. Now the city is preventing me from achieving my dream and is threatening to put me out of business.”

In December, Sepulveda sued Pasadena in Harris County District Court. His complaint argues that the city’s parking regulations violate the Texas Constitution’s guarantees of economic freedom and equal protection.

Earlier this week, a Harris County judge granted Sepulveda a temporary injunction against the city, allowing it to open at its new location while the trial unfolds. It’s a good sign for the trial and a welcome break for his business, says Tori Clark, an attorney at the Institute for Justice, the public interest law firm representing Sepulveda.

“It gives him a reprieve from paying both the mortgage on his property and the lease on the property he currently operates,” Clark said. Raison. “It is true that this is only a temporary injunction. There is a risk that our client will open his new shop and eventually have to close.”

Sepulveda opened its first body shop, Oz Mechanics, in 2013 in a rented storefront in Pasadena. In July 2021, he invested all his savings in buying his own garage.

The previous owner also had a body shop that had operated smoothly through the city for decades, leading Sepulveda to assume he would have no problem moving his own business there.

But when he applied for the permit he needed to open his business, the city told him that Pasadena’s recently updated parking ordinance required body shops to contain 5.5 spaces for every 1,000 feet. of ground surface. This meant that his company would have to have 28 spaces in total, which is 23 more than it currently has.

According to his complaint, Sepulveda customers rarely occupy more than two parking spaces per day, which the existing five spaces on his property could easily accommodate. Adding the extra 23 spaces would cost $40,000 that he doesn’t have, and they wouldn’t even fit on the property.

This economic burden that these parking requirements placed on Sepulveda’s business and the physical impossibility of complying with them should have been enough to earn it a gap with the city. Indeed, planning staff encouraged him to apply, which he dutifully did in October 2021.

That’s when things started to get weird.

City staff initially did not confirm that he had received his application. When Sepulveda attempted to file a $400 filing fee, the city refused to accept it. This initial silence precipitated a month of back and forth between Sepulveda’s lawyers and the city; the first continually asking what the status of the request was, and the second refusing to say why it was not being considered.

Left with no other option, Sepulveda sued Pasadena in December. The lawsuit comes at a time when parking requirements are under intense scrutiny.

libertarian leaning experts argue that these regulations force developers and business owners to create more parking spaces than a free market would provide. Regulatory compliance progressive don’t like them for supposedly encouraging people to drive more and use public transport less.

Either way, the result of parking minimums is overconsumption of land and higher development costs overall. Some projects, be it a new apartment complex or a new restaurant, are rendered completely unprofitable.

Due to these adverse effects, cities begin reduce or even completely repeal their minimum parking regulations. The results are lower rents and more commercially viable Properties.

Clark notes that neighboring Houston manages to do just fine while requiring half the number of parking spaces for auto repair shops. The fact that other cities survive with much lower parking minimums makes Pasadena’s regulations not only unnecessary but also unconstitutional, she says.

“The city cannot point to any evidence why auto repair shops in general, and Mr. Sepulveda’s shop in particular, need as many parking spaces as they need,” he said. she.

This lack of evidence, combined with the burden placed on Sepulveda’s activities, constitutes a violation of the Texas Constitution’s guarantees of economic freedom and private property rights, its lawsuit argues. The complaint also alleges that the city’s requirement that its business have more parking spaces than hotels or gymnasiums violates Texas’ guarantee of equal protection under the law.

Clark says a trial date is set for early June. The case presents an opportunity to protect his client and other Pasadena business owners from regulations that impose significant costs with no real benefit.

“The city has no good reason to make these demands” on Sepulveda, she said. “Complying with these demands is physically impossible, and it prevents him from opening his shop and ensuring that his family is taken care of.”

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Love’s adds hundreds of truck parking spaces with new locations

The new Love’s in Newport, Tennessee is introduced. (Courtesy of Love’s)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops now serves customers in Newport, Tennessee, and Ripley, New York, with two travel stops opening Thursday.

The Newport store, located on Interstate 40 (1129 Smokey Mountain Lane), adds 60 jobs and 70 truck parking spaces to Cocke County.

The Ripley’s store, located off Interstate 90 (6201 Shortman Road), adds 85 jobs and 94 truck parking spaces to Chautauqua County.

“We are excited to open our 19th and 4th locations in Tennessee and New York, respectively,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Love’s provides clean, safe places for customers to stop while on the road and team members will get them back on their way to their destination quickly and safely.”

The amenities by location are as follows:

Newport, TN

  • Over 13,000 square feet.
  • Chester’s Chicken, Godfather’s Pizza and Petro’s Chili. (Opening March 7)
  • 70 truck parking spaces.
  • 84 parking spaces.
  • Five RV parking spaces.
  • Eight diesel bays.
  • Seven showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Speedco. (Opening March 28)
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Fresh cooking concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

Ripley, New York

  • Over 13,000 square feet.
  • Hardee’s. (Opening March 7)
  • 94 truck parking spaces.
  • 49 parking spaces.
  • Eight diesel bays.
  • Eight showers.
  • Laundry room.
  • Cat scale.
  • Speedco. (Opening April 11)
  • Gourmet coffee beans.
  • Branded snacks.
  • Fresh cooking concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand openings, Love’s will donate $2,000 to the Ripley Central School District and the Grassy Forks Volunteer Fire Department in Newport.

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On-street parking spaces available for car sharing

March 3, 2022

Winnipeggers traveling by car-sharing may notice new vehicle locations, as car-sharing companies can now request access to on-street parking spaces.

Car sharing allows multiple customers to access a fleet of shared vehicles according to their needs, creating a convenient alternative to owning a personal vehicle.

“Carsharing offers a viable alternative to owning a personal vehicle and reduces the demand for on-street parking,” said Ron Maxwell, facilities and operations manager at the Winnipeg Parking Authority.

In addition to reducing the demand for parking spaces, car sharing can also help reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

“Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan aims to shift Winnipeggers away from personal vehicle travel, which currently accounts for more than 80 per cent of weekday travel in the city,” said Lindsay Mierau, City Sustainability Manager.

We tested on-street parking access for car sharing as part of a two-year pilot project, which is now an ongoing program. The initial spaces are for Peg City Car Co-op customers and can be found at:

In the future, any car-sharing organization can apply for a permit to have a designated space on the street. To access a vehicle in a given space, customers must contact the car-sharing company indicated on the car park signage.

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App Connects Car Renters to Parking Spots – Rental Software

The Sunny2go mobile app, which now includes parking data from Parkopedia, is provided to customers 14 days prior to vehicle rental via a unique link to act as a “personal concierge service” with various trip planning features.

Photo courtesy of Parkopedia.

Connected vehicle service provider Parkopedia has partnered with European car rental specialist Sunny Cars to provide parking information to its drivers via the “Sunny2go” web application, it said in a statement. Parkopedia helps drivers find parking and will now provide Sunny Cars customers with parking information for streets and parking lots in 89 countries, according to the release.

Parkopedia collects information about parking locations, including position, number of spaces, prices, opening hours, electric vehicle charging stations and height restrictions. Parkopedia’s Dynamic Data, which will be added to the app later this year, uses a combination of real-time data and predictive algorithms to determine parking space availability at any time. This gives drivers “local knowledge” of parking while on the move, providing information on occupancy, as well as the likelihood of finding parking at a destination.

Sunny Cars works with global fleets with around 8,000 locations in 120 countries.

“Our parking information will be an integral part of Sunny Cars’ extensive ‘complete carefree package’,” said Hans Puvogel, COO of Parkopedia. “Travellers using Sunny Cars services are typically the most demanding of local knowledge and assistance with services such as parking while on the move, so we are delighted to be able to help ensure a positive customer experience. As our parking services continue to expand, we are confident that our industry-leading, accurate and comprehensive parking data will support even more drivers around the world and we actively welcome further company integrations. mobility and related industries.

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🌱 Two dead in bed fire + lawmakers oppose parking spaces

Hello, brooklyn! I’m your host, Patrick Murray here with three new stories to start your day.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Partly cloudy with highs of 49 and lows of 40.

Here are the top stories in Brooklyn today:

  1. A young mother and her toddler died of injuries sustained in an apartment fire early Tuesday morning. 9:49 a.m. March 1, FDNY firefighters responded to a fire at 6 Agate Court, and were greeted by heavy smoke and fire issuing from the brownstone. Three victims were pulled from the fire, including the 22-year-old mother and her 1-year-old son. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. (NAMI)
  2. Park Slope Council Member Shahana Hanif doubled down on her demand, along with other Brooklyn lawmakers, that developers stop building parking lots in new buildings. The letter sent to the planning agency, endorsed by Hanif and nine other local leaders, cited climate change and the need for more affordable housing as key concerns. These lawmakers argue that the city would be able to build more affordable housing, reduce carbon emissions and create additional commercial space if it reduced the minimum parking requirements. (Room)
  3. Sydney and Michael Hursa, owners of Synful Eats, announced the expansion of their delivery service to Brooklyn and Queens. Their sophisticated candy delivery service has been hugely popular in Manhattan and the Hamptons and will now be available to residents of Brooklyn. Synful Eats supports Every mother matters, an organization dedicated to the safety of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth. by donating 1% of its total profits. (NAMI)

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Drivers puzzled by TINY parking spaces at Cornwall car park

A little tight!? Drivers puzzled by the tiny parking spaces at Cornwall car park with barely enough space for half a car

  • Tiny parking spaces at the Belle Vue Short Stay car park have baffled locals
  • A photo shows a car crammed into space with rear wheels and a trunk on the line
  • Motorists laughing at parking would only cost half the price because of tiny spaces
  • Residents said everyone would need small vehicles to use the parking spaces

Drivers have been puzzled by tiny parking spaces in a Cornwall car park that barely have room for half a car.

The tiny new parking bays at Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall are so small that other drivers have joked that cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

A fun image shows a car crammed into a space with its rear wheels and trunk above the line.

The tiny new parking bays at Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall, are so small that other drivers have said cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces

How big should the parking spaces be?

The current average size of parking spaces is 2.4 meters by 4.8 meters.

The maneuvering space (roadways) between the spans is six metres.

However, the dimensions can be revised to meet particular needs.

Some car parks are now designed with a thick colored outline around the bays, an area allowing better access.

Source: British Parking Association

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces.

According to locals, spaces have always been an annoyance, but people wondered if they were meant to be aside.

Some have taken to social media on the local Saltash Community Facebook group to talk about small spaces.

One of the reviewers felt that the spaces were designed for tiny vehicles such as motorcycles and smart cars.

Online others said ‘I bet you get fined for parking on the lines’ while another said ‘Does that mean you only have to pay half the Parking Fee?”

However, the rest of the car park has normal sized spaces.

It’s only along the wall where the parking spaces are smaller than the others.

According Cornwall Livethe council had been asked about the new miniature spaces but had not responded.

According to advice from the British Parking Association, off-street spaces should be 2.4 meters by 4.8 meters long.

But the association says the dimensions “may be revised to meet your particular needs, but remember that good access and wider bays allow efficient use of the parking area”.

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Saltash’s new parking spaces are only suitable for half a car

Parking is something many of us dread. It’s even worse if the spaces are quite tight or difficult to access – but a Saltash car park has spaces that are almost impossible to guarantee your car is in the lines.

The Belle Vue Short Stay car park, on Belle Vue Road, has become a popular talking point on the Saltash Community Facebook group, with one man joking that people need a ‘small car’ to park there .

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Many had commented that spaces “had always been boring,” but some wondered if spaces were meant to be used laterally.

We asked Cornwall Council but after no response we went to check the spaces ourselves and can confirm the width is too small to accommodate a side car.

The spaces are only this size against the wall, the rest of the parking spaces are larger

The rest of the parking lot has normal sized spaces, but the spaces along the wall are smaller than the others.

Some people have joked that parking attendants can “give you a ticket for not standing in lines.”

According to the British Parking Association, off-street spaces should be 2.4 meters wide by 4.8 meters long.

Parking spaces at the Belle Vue car park in Saltash

“These dimensions are neither minimums nor written on stone tablets, and may be revised to suit your particular needs, but remember that good access and wider bays allow efficient use of the parking area “, he adds.

“Some car parks are now designed with a thick colored outline around the bays, an area to allow better access.”

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Hull reduces parking spaces near Nantasket beach for summer 2022

  • Hull residents with parking permits can park for free at HRA lots
  • The council has restricted parking on the grounds for the past three years

HULL – The number of paid parking spaces in Hull is decreasing.

The Hull Board of Selectmen voted to reduce the number of Hull Redevelopment Authority parking spaces by 100. The number of out-of-town cars allowed to park on the beach will increase to 500 from May.

The cost of parking has not yet been decided as the Hull Redevelopment Authority has not chosen a supplier to manage its car parks.

The selectors have reduced the number of spaces in 2020 to 500, compared to 1,000 spaces in 2019. Last summer, 600 cars were allowed to park.

Board members have said over the past two years that they want to reduce the number of parking spaces on Hull Redevelopment Authority property so that it can be turned into a new development and because more than visitors means more traffic and a worse experience for residents.

“I don’t want to change anything about what’s been put in place, about the quality of life for residents,” board member Greg Gray said at the meeting. “We’ve had that in past diaries, and personally I think we’re going in circles. I’d like to stay where we are or see parking reduced further.”

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Board member Domenico Sestito said the quality of life for Hull residents had suffered for a decade as visitors filled the parking lots.

Hull residents with parking permits will have exclusive use of the 50-space triangle-shaped lot on Water Street, bounded by Hull Shore Drive and Nantasket Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., the lot becomes free parking, City Manager Phil Lemnios said in a note.

The majority of paid parking, 400 spaces, will be in the main parking lot of the Hull Shore Drive extension. An additional 100 spaces for non-residents will be opened on the Phipps Street lot. Residents can also park there.

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Council voted reduced parking at a meeting in December. Gray and Sestito submitted opposing motions and visions for parking. Grey’s successful motion called for a reduction to 500 spaces, while Sestito tried to close all parking to the redevelopment authority for next year. No one seconded his motion.

Speaker Jennifer Constable introduced a motion to increase parking at the Phipps Street lot from 100 to 150, and up to 200 on weekends when Carnival is in town, but no one seconded her motion.

Members of the Hull Redevelopment Authority petitioned the select council to increase the number of parking spaces to 550, but were shot down.

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Council members granted a request to the redevelopment authority: extend paid parking hours to 8:00 p.m.

Council members said a recent increase in the cost of city parking fines – from $50 at $100 – appears to have reduced the number of non-residents parking on side streets.

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New ‘controversial’ boulders blocking parking spaces in Cornwall attacked as ‘rubbish’

The boulders have been placed in 15 parking spaces in the central car park in Lizard, the UK’s southernmost village. However, local businesses have attacked the changes, warning lack of parking could cost drivers hundreds of thousands of pounds every year.

The changes are believed to have been made to improve road safety in the area, but many warn that the changes have cut off much access to the village.

The Lizard is unique in that parking fees are paid solely through donations and have no fixed fees.

Speaking to CornwallLive, Phil Bolt of Triggs Gift Shop called the update “rubbish”, warning “there was never any accident”.

He said: “The parking here is unique to Cornwall.

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“Especially after Covid, taking over a business in Cornwall is a risk. So many people come and go and we need all the support we need.

“The parish council is playing with businesses and jobs and it is not smart business. How is all this a smart decision? »

Local resident Zena Brown also attacked the new scheme because businesses depended on parking

She said: “People park on the green at their own risk, but these spaces which have now been removed are vital to business.

“There’s huge disquiet in the village and it’s one of the most controversial things to ever happen in The Lizard.” has contacted Landewednack Parish Council for further comment.

Cornwall Live has also contacted the council on several occasions but has yet to receive a response.

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Folding bike maker Brompton heads to its new home – with no parking spaces | Economic news

Brompton Bicycle, the folding bike maker that has become one of Britain’s best-known exporters, will present plans for a “game-changing” new factory on Friday to fuel further international expansion.

Sky News has learned that Brompton, which is run by Will Butler-Adams, will announce it has identified a 100-acre site on a floodplain in Kent which it intends to redevelop in partnership with Ashford Borough Council .

If a planning application is approved, Brompton plans to open the site in 2027, with its existing home in Greenford, west London, operating until at least 2030.

According to plans to be presented on Friday, the Kent site would include a 40-acre site overseen by the company, with the other 60 acres being “re-wild” by the local authority as a public nature reserve with a cycle path and network of walking trails. trails.

According to Mr Butler-Adams, the aim will be “to encourage employees and visitors to access the site by bicycle, on foot or by using public transport. The travel plan therefore foresees not creating new places parking”.

The new factory was designed by Guy Hollaway, the architect behind a series of eye-catching buildings in Kent, and will be developed by Quinn Estates.

A source said the new plant would cost tens of millions of pounds to build, underlining Brompton’s confidence in its own future as well as in the UK as the home of its manufacturing operations.

The site will also include a visitor center, museum, education space and cafe.

“Now is the time for us to find a bigger home for Brompton,” Mr Butler-Adams told shareholders on Thursday in a note given to Sky News.

“West London rents are increasing at a rapid rate and looking further ahead presents us with the opportunity to find larger space to facilitate our future growth whilst ensuring we remain financially strong.”

The announcement will be particularly important in the context of Mr Butler-Adams’ warnings in recent months about the impact of supply chain disruption on Brompton.

In October, he said shortages of key raw materials such as aluminum and steel posed particular challenges for private enterprise.

Mr Butler-Adams joined the company 20 years ago when it had just 24 employees and was selling around 6,000 bikes a year.

It was founded in 1975 by Andrew Ritchie, who began designing the iconic folding bike in his flat in Knightsbridge, London.

In results for the year to the end of March 2021 released two months ago, the company said sales and profits jumped, helped by a boom in demand for its products during the pandemic.

However, it briefly halted production near Christmas due to the impact of the Omicron variant on the workforce.

Mr Butler-Adams told The Times in December that Brexit had been “a real disaster for us” because of its impact on costs and delivery times.

Nonetheless, he told shareholders in his memo outlining the company’s relocation plans: “By choosing Ashford as Brompton’s future global headquarters, we can retain this strong and close connection to London and the UK, while being at the gates of Europe.”

The company is embracing the shift to e-bikes, while its innovative use of titanium recently saw it launch its lightest folding bike to date at just 7.45kg.

Brompton declined to comment.

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More private residential parking spaces to get EV chargers

Electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in 140,000 parking spaces in 700 private residential buildings, Paul Chan announced.

The government launched a HK$2 billion home electric vehicle charging grant program in October 2020 to promote the installation of charging stations in parking lots of existing private residential buildings.

Given the overwhelming response, an additional HK$1.5 billion will be injected to extend the program for four years until the 2027-28 financial year.

The program will support the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in around 140,000 parking spaces in 700 residential buildings, or almost half of the eligible parking spaces in Hong Kong.

A government source said Hong Kong has seen rapid growth in electric vehicles, with one in four electric vehicles of newly registered passenger cars last year.

The source said authorities found it necessary to allocate more funds as they had already received 560 applications as of the end of last month, which were for around 115,000 parking spaces, while the initial funding of $2 billion HK for the program could only cover about 60,000 parking spaces.

About 240 of the 560 applications have been approved. The additional HK$1.5 billion may provide more room for new applications, the source said.

The first installation work should begin within the week. The source said it is expected that installation works will be completed for around 100 private car parks by March next year.

Meanwhile, Chan said the government is preparing to gradually convert some gasoline or liquefied petroleum gas filling stations into fast charging stations, to support the provision of charging services for more diverse types of vehicles. .

“We will also explore the feasibility of developing larger service station sites under the ‘single site, multiple use’ model,” he added.

In innovation and technology, HK$10 billion will be injected to promote the development of life and health technologies. The funding will be used to support equipment, research talent, clinical trials and data application so that universities and institutions can improve their capabilities and capacities.

An InnoLife Healthtech Hub will be set up in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park, which will include 16 life science and health laboratories established under the flagship project of “InnoHK Research Clusters”.

Universities will see their grant amount under the Technology Startup Support Program for Universities doubled to HK$16 million. It’s about helping them create their own start-ups and commercialize their research and development results.

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Electric vehicle charging facilities to be added to 140,000 parking spaces: FS

Electric vehicle charging facilities will be added to 140,000 parking spaces in 700 existing private residential buildings, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po announced in his budget.

The government launched a HK$2 billion home electric vehicle charging grant program in October 2020 to promote the installation of charging stations in parking lots of existing private residential buildings.

Given the overwhelming response, an additional HK$1.5 billion will be injected to extend the program for four years to the financial year 2027-28. The program will support the installation of infrastructure for charging electric vehicles for a total of approximately 140,000 parking spaces, or nearly half of the eligible parking spaces in Hong Kong.

To advance innovation and technology, the FS will inject an additional HK$10 billion to promote the development of life and health technologies.

The funding will be used to support areas such as equipment, research talent, clinical trials and data application so that institutions like universities can improve their capabilities and capabilities in life and health technologies. health and strengthen the industrial chain.

An InnoLife Healthtech Hub will also be set up in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park, which will include 16 life sciences and health laboratories established under the flagship project of “InnoHK Research Clusters”. and eight relevant state key laboratories.

The Hospital Authority will also help more institutions explore how to better use their hospitals to conduct research and clinical trials, as well as the valuable clinical data they have accumulated for research and development.

“Our goal is to promote multi-faceted collaboration in scientific research and industry development, to make Hong Kong a major center for research and development in life and health disciplines, and to connect industrial clusters related,” Chan said.

Meanwhile, universities will see their grant amount under the Technology Startup Support Program for Universities doubled to HK$16 million to help universities create their own start-ups and commercialize their research results and development.

The increased grant will be awarded to start-ups from universities with private investment on a one-to-one matching basis, and each start-up can receive an annual grant of up to HK$1.5 million for up to three years.

On the other hand, a new “Digital Economy Development Committee” will be set up to facilitate Hong Kong’s progress in the digital economy.

The proposed committee will be made up of experts and academics, industry elites and relevant government officials, Chan said, after describing digitalization as an “inevitable trend” for Hong Kong.

To strengthen Hong Kong’s intellectual property regime, a total of approximately HK$85 million will be allocated to the Department of Intellectual Property over the next three fiscal years to enhance the city’s ability to conduct substantive examination. in the processing of original patent applications.

As the Copyright Ordinance Amendment consultation period ends today, Chan said the government will “carefully consider” the views gathered before the Copyright Ordinance Amendment Bill the amended Copyright Ordinance is submitted to LegCo in the first half of this year.

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New law reduces veterans’ access to disabled parking spaces

DALLAS – This year, a new law was implemented that disabled veterans in states who only have DV license plates can no longer park in disabled parking spaces. Veterans with disabilities must now apply for a license plate or disabled parking plate in order to be permitted to park at these locations.

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  • SB 792 was implemented so that disabled veterans who only have DV license plates could no longer park in handicapped parking spaces.
  • The bill’s author said organizations like the Paralyzed Veterans of America requested the change urgently due to a lack of availability of handicapped parking spaces.
  • Dallas veteran says he has to jump through hoops just to get the sign

Senate Bill 792 established that only vehicles displaying a license plate or license plate International Symbol of Access (ISA) can park in the disabled parking spaces. Current disabled veteran license plates do not feature the ISA, and not all disabilities that qualify a veteran for DV plates will qualify them for plates or placard with the ISA.

The author of the bill, Texas Senator Donna Campbell — a former chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Border Security Committee — said organizations like Paralyzed Veterans of America had requested the change urgently due to a lack of availability of disabled parking spaces, particularly at VA facilities.

“Before SB 792 was implemented, anyone with a disabled veteran license plate could use the disabled parking lot, whether or not they were disabled,” Campbell said.

While Campbell said he wrote the law to make it easier for disabled veterans to get to the front door of an apartment building, one Dallas veteran says he has to jump through hoops just to get the sign.

“Previously, you could park with your disabled veteran plates, just with that DV itself and that marker that you’re a disabled veteran. But now you actually have to have this license plate with a DV callsign on it and a sign that you have to hang in your rearview mirror,” said disabled veteran Louis Medina. “I totally disagree with this new law. I think it’s obtuse and cumbersome and there’s more paperwork than anything I’ve encountered regarding disabled veterans.

Medina served for several years in the Marines. During this time, he suffered injuries to his knees, ankles and lower back. Medina currently has DV plates on his vehicle, signifying that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has certified his service-related disability rating as 50 percent or more. He has been trying since the start of 2022 to be approved for the new disabled parking plate, but his doctor initially refused his application. He said she said her condition did not warrant the placard. He has since been diagnosed with arthritis, which he says will help his case with the claim.

“I do not use [disabled parking spaces] all the time. Most of the time I park at regular spots, but it’s just that a day you really need it, and you can’t use it now because the VA decided, “Oh no, you’re not getting it because X, Y, Z, because you haven’t proven that you deserve it,'” Medina said. “She just said that my condition wasn’t enough to warrant the placard, that there are basically — in some words — veterans who are worse. Which, I mean they are and I absolutely agree. But there are other times I need help because it just hurts. I would rather a Vietnam vet or a Korean vet have use of the spot because I’m still a bit capable, but it’s good to have it just in case one day. It’s better to need it than not to have it.”

Medina says he’s seen more people who aren’t veterans abusing handicap parking spots outside Kroger or Walmart, which he says is irritating.

“They abuse the system. I’m not saying they aren’t disabled, but who knows? So it’s a draw,” Medina said. “We don’t know if the person is disabled. At least with us [veterans]you know you have to go through the process of fighting the VA and get them to say yes you are over 60% disabled [to get DV plates]. But these days you pretty much have to prove you’ve got [DV plates] besides being able to articulate to your doctor, ‘Hey, that’s why I need [the placard]’, then the doctor has to say yes, you deserve the sign.

The international symbol of access on a handicapped parking sign and plate in a car outside the Dallas VA Hospital. (Spectrum News 1/Stacy Rickard)

Medical conditions that meet the legal definition of a disability—which determine eligibility for a license plate or disabled person’s license plate—are visual impairments and mobility problems that significantly impair ability of the person to move around, such as wheelchair confinement and foot disorders. See the full list here. Medina says that unfairly excludes veterans who may struggle with mental disabilities or reduced mobility that worsen in cold weather.

“There are mental disabilities where they might have a bad day with PTSD and they just want to park out front and go get their groceries instead of having to drive around the parking lot and try to find a parking space down below . And maybe they had a bad episode of their PTSD and that might aggravate something else where they’re going after somebody and it might just be this simple thing where it triggered a combat veteran for , I don’t know, hurting someone — which wouldn’t be the best idea,” Medina said.

The next steps for Medina are to contact his doctor and schedule a follow-up appointment to plead his case and show him his surgical information which he says will be enough evidence to get a reversal of the decision.

“They need hard papers with the VA surgical information that says, ‘Hey, yeah, this guy deserves or needs the disabled veteran sign. I really hope. It’s a headache because if it doesn’t work then I have to go back to square one and try to figure out what I can do,” Medina said. “It’s just more bureaucracy for a veteran. We already deal with enough paperwork with the VA as it is, having them give us all types of grief like, “Well, you know, we don’t think you have that condition.”

Campbell encourages any veterans who have questions regarding the recent law change to contact his office at 512-463-0125.

“There is no more honorable profession and greater title of bravery than to be called a veteran. I have started every hearing of the Veterans Affairs and Border Security Committee with this statement as a reminder of how much we owe and appreciate our veterans. I was born on a naval base and grew up with great respect for the military. Every legislative session, I work hard to ensure that we meet our obligations to our veterans, not just in words but also in deeds,” Campbell said. “We are indebted to our veterans for protecting our national security and defending our freedom. It is an honor to serve those who have served our nation so selflessly. »

Download the forms needed to get new disabled parking plates or learn more about the requirements here.

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Monmouth Mall plans to become smaller and reduce parking spaces

EATONTOWN, NJ – There are big changes on the horizon for Monmouth Mall:

First, Kushner Cos., the property developer and owner of the Monmouth Mall, wants to demolish the existing three-story car park on the site.

In its place, Kushner plans to build a flat parking lot, in the same location as the parking lot. However, the car park will accommodate far fewer cars: The overall number of parking spaces will be reduced by 638 spaces.

“This is a former parking lot that has deteriorated over time and has been deemed unsafe for pedestrians and vehicles,” said Michael Sommer, vice president of development and construction at Kushner Cos.

This month, Kushner Cos. asked the City of Eatontown to approve his request to demolish the garage; Eatontown will issue a decision in March.

Second, demolishing the parking lot is actually part of Kushner Cos’ larger plan. to reduce retail space in the Monmouth Mall by 25,000 square feet. The company has yet to describe how it will reduce the size of the mall and where the disposals will take place.

“As you know, there are a lot of vacancies at the mall,” Sommer told Patch on Thursday.

Kushner Cos. is owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former President Donald Trump. The company was started by Charles Kushner and the Kushners are the developers of Pier Village in Long Branch. Charles Kushner and his wife still live in Long Branch to this day.

Third, last year the City of Eatontown declared the mall “an area in need of redevelopment.” This means that the borough will create a redevelopment plan, which will most likely alter what is built at the mall. Depending on what this redevelopment plan says, it may also change the zoning of the mall, perhaps adding residential zoning.

Eatontown has previously stated that it would be acceptable to have residential units in the mall: in 2018, the city approved Kushner Cos. to build 700 apartments in the mall; there was a significant pushback from residents who lived nearby. But this proposal is currently on the back burner.

“We haven’t backed down from (this idea),” Sommer warned Thursday. “However, in the current retail environment, we need to determine what are the highest and best uses for the mall. In terms of our overall vision (for Monmouth Mall), we are planning a significant redevelopment for the remaining retail and other businesses on-site, to be successful not just today, but long-term into the future.”

There was also a plan to build outdoor pedestrian corridors and outdoor plazas at the mall, but that idea was also scrapped by the developer.

Last spring, Kushner Cos. took full ownership of Monmouth Mall, buying out its partner Brookfield Properties, the Asbury Park Press.

According to this report in The Real Deal, Brookfield and Kushner both defaulted on a loan at the start of the pandemic, when all businesses in the state were forced to close, putting the entire mall at immediate risk of foreclosure . But Kushner then bought a $110 million loan for the property at auction, saving the mall and becoming the sole owner.

Although Kushner Cos. has made it clear that it wants to retain ownership of the shopping centre, what does the future hold for Monmouth Shopping Centre? That remains to be seen.

Construction is also underway on an RWJBarnabas Health outpost at the mall. It is planned to be a two-building medical complex next to the Boscovs. It will provide pediatric care, women’s health, emergency care and family welfare.

The first building is expected to open in the coming months, Sommer said.

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The city of Naples seeks to free up more parking spaces

NAPLES, Fla. — A new Naples City Council will be sworn in on Wednesday, and one of its biggest challenges will be managing the city’s growth.

This includes addressing its lack of parking.

More people coming to town means more cars on the road. And one of the first tasks of the new city council will be to try to ensure that parking is available for tourists and residents.

At Wednesday’s meeting, council members will consider changing parking orders to try to free up more spaces in the city. The changes would impose stricter rules to ensure businesses have the appropriate number of parking spaces required by law.

People in downtown Naples we spoke to say it’s time.

“Yesterday we tried the car park, and it was full. Today we managed to get into the garage just around the corner,” Gail Moscicki said as she got ready for lunch on Fifth Avenue South with her husband, Steven. “And it’s only the afternoon. Come in the evening, it’s a nightmare. Parking is crazy.

Currently, businesses and properties are required to have a certain number of spaces by law. However, they can reduce this number by requesting a “Parking Needs Analysis” study.

The city council is considering making these studies more rigorous and limiting the number of parking spaces a company can eliminate. The new rules also would not allow businesses to reduce parking due to valet parking.

“The proposed changes to the Code would limit the amount that new developments can reduce their parking needs through valet parking and/or parking needs analysis, which should result in the provision of more parking spaces,” the city’s planning advisory board said in a statement.

Residents of downtown Naples said on Tuesday the roads seem busier than ever this year and more parking is needed.

“There’s definitely been a lot more traffic this year,” said part-time resident Mary Beth Booth. “We came here at dinner time and it’s hard trying to get a seat.”

Her husband, Ned Booth, added: “You have to come early and choose your seats, of course. Other than that, (parking is hard to find)”

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City Council plans to lease parking spots from local car dealership – Pasadena Now

As part of Monday’s consent schedule, the city council will consider an amendment allowing Rusnak/Pasadena to lease 171 parking spaces from the city in the Del Mar train station garage to store excess inventory of sales vehicles at the detail.

The city would receive a payment of $122,094 for the initial one-year term.

The Del Mar Station garage is constantly operating at less than maximum capacity, and the revenue expected from renting these spaces helps balance the cost of running the garage. The projected revenue of $122,094.00 is calculated on 171 spaces rented at $70 per space with a 15% discount.

Since 1998, the City has provided the means for Rusnak/Pasadena Automotive Group to store excess retail vehicle inventory in an off-site location.

Rusnak’s property does not have sufficient storage space for these vehicles, according to the report.

In 1998, the city leased parking spaces from the Parson’s Corporation parking structure to sublet to Rusnak/Pasadena. In 2013, this agreement ended when Parson’s remodeled its campus, resulting in the loss of parking spaces.

To compensate for the loss of parking spaces at Parson’s, in 2013 the city entered into an agreement with Rusnak/Pasadena to lease 171 parking spaces in the Del Mar Station garage. The city designated two isolated sections of the garage for storage cars. The sections are fenced, secure and located in such a way that the regular circulation of vehicles is not affected.

  • Approval of the Federal Legislative Platform and Atate Legislative Platform for calendar year 2022. At the January 25 meeting of the Legislative Policy Committee, the Committee approved the staff recommendations and voted in favor of the federal and state legislation that benefits early childhood education programs. Each year, the City Council, through the Legislative Policy Committee, is asked to adopt legislative platforms for state and federal governments. The platforms convey to legislators, decision-makers and the public the City’s position on important policy issues and legislative discussions. Staff prepare platform revisions in coordination with city departments and its state and federal lobbyists.

  • A resolution allowing electronic service of government claims and tort notices. Government tort actions against public entities must be brought in accordance with the specific procedures set out in the Government Code. Effective January 1, 2021, SB 1473 amended the California government code section to permit public agencies to accept electronic service of government complaints and to send electronic notices in response to such complaints to the complainant, if the public entity expressly authorizes such service by resolution or order. .

  • To pass a Pasadena City Council resolution authorizing remote teleconference meetings of the City Council, all subordinate city bodies, and all boards of directors of the city’s nonprofit corporations and their subordinate bodies, for the period from February 7 to March 9. Since March of 2020 and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pasadena City Council, all of its subordinate bodies and all of its non-profit corporation boards and their subcommittees have met at distance pursuant to an executive order that suspended certain Brown Act teleconferencing requirements. Acknowledging that the pandemic continues, on September 16 the governor signed AB 361, which amends the Brown Act. On October 4, pursuant to Section 54953 of the Government Code, the City Council passed “A resolution of the City Council of the City of Pasadena authorizing meetings by remote teleconference of the City Council, all subordinate bodies of the City and all councils and boards of non-profit corporations in the city. their subordinate bodies, for the period from October 4 to November 3. If council wishes to continue to meet remotely, it must find that it has reviewed the circumstances of the state of emergency, and either: (i) the state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of members to meet in person safely, or (ii) state or local authorities continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.

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Free parking spaces temporarily return to downtown Gainesville

Free parking returns to downtown Gainesville until June 1.

The Gainesville City Commission voted 5 to 1 on Thursday to suspend the paid parking structure in downtown Gainesville.

Mayor Lauren Poe was the only dissenting vote.

Since Jan. 3, residents and local businesses have been hit hard by parking fees of $1 per hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for high-demand spaces on the street that were free for two hours.

Business owners and residents agreed in public comments that the new parking mandates were classist, ageist, inconvenient and hindered local businesses.

After four months, paid parking will return. This time, the City Commission will work with downtown business owners and workers to discuss a more appropriate implementation plan.

Noe Lopez, owner of Wyatt’s Coffee, and other downtown business owners who were able to attend the meeting were disappointed by the obvious lack of planning and failed policy in the city.

“We gradually experienced the downturn in business as parking enforcement and attendance increased,” Lopez said. “The continuation of these parking measures affects downtown businesses that have managed to survive through the heart of 2020 and 2021.”

Anthony Rue, owner of Volta Coffee, said he’s frustrated with the constant changes to downtown Gainesville’s parking structure without consultation with business owners who will be affected.

“I keep hearing from my customers about the frustration of never knowing what the parking situation will be like when they get downtown,” he said. “They just want consistency and they want access.”

Commissioner-elect Cynthia Chestnut also spoke during the public comments.

She suggested seeking input from downtown business owners as well as the Chamber of Commerce regarding the economic impact of parking fees. Additionally, she advised commissioners to consider the economic impact on disenfranchised citizens and residents who have technological challenges or do not own a smartphone.

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“Ultimately, we’re diverting people — we’re driving people — away from downtown and negatively impacting our downtown merchants,” she said. “And above all, we inconvenience our neighbors.”

Commissioner Harvey Ward admitted the city has not devised a plan to mitigate the financial loss to businesses and their customers who are bearing the brunt of the new parking fees. He said the city should plan in the next two to three months how to mitigate those inconveniences before reinstating the fee.

“I’ll take full responsibility, but I’ll also say I’m nimble enough to want to make the changes,” Commissioner Ward said. “We can do better. We should do better.

The commission will work soon to cover paid parking signs, but it did not specify a date. The two-hour parking time limit will still be enforced.

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Lee County is moving to add designated parking spots on two Sanibel Causeway islands

The Lee County Board of Commissioners discussed the $8.5 million Sanibel Causeway Islands Improvement Project at their workshop meeting on Tuesday, February 1.

The project will enhance Islands A and B using money from tourism development taxes and state funds.

The project aims to align the Sanibel Causeway with other traditional beaches in the area such as Lynn Hall, Bowditch Beach and Bonita Beach. This effort will include the construction of traditional beach amenities like pavilions, picnic areas, restrooms, native plant landscaping and designated parking.

“I think this is a great project that will give us a chance to continue using these islands long into the future,” said Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman.

Phase 1 of the project started in 2016 as erosion remediation. As Lee enters Phase 2 of the project, officials discuss additional water retention areas and public safety concerns.

“We’ve seen a lot of erosion on these islands over the past few years,” Hamman said. “Having so many cars driving all over the island has unfortunately led to more erosion and accidents where people get stuck and have to be pulled out by tow trucks.”

The main public safety concern is that without designated parking, vehicles travel close to shore. This can increase the risk of getting stuck in the sand. Next, vehicle owners should call tow trucks. This concern was addressed by the proposal to add compacted shell designated parking areas to the causeway.

Designated parking is one of the stipulations required by the grant the county received to complete the project.

“We just wanted to try to make it more orderly so people could enjoy it,” Hamman said. “So when you get there you’ll know where to park, how to park and what to do, unlike now it’s pretty much free for everyone.”

While parking was a top concern for Lee Commissioners, some beachgoers don’t believe the current parking situation is a problem.

“We never had a problem no matter how busy it was,” said local resident Tommy Schoenfeld. “You say it was free-for-all, but with free-for-all everyone got along. You come here no matter how busy it gets and someone will come around for your car.

The project’s design improvements include both parallel and front parking. As part of preliminary plans, Island A is estimated to have 234 standard parking spaces with 4 RV spaces, and Island B is estimated to have 214 standard parking spaces.

Some community members like Diane Oliver, a local resident who often visits the causeway, don’t take issue with the project as long as the county respects what has been there for years.

“I know they’ve taken down several trees and that’s concerning,” Oliver said. “But as long as they respect nature and you’re able to not overcrowd the areas, I don’t see any problem with that.”

However, Schoenfeld, who visits the Causeways once a week, says it makes counting easier.

“The toilet would be a great amenity,” Schoenfeld said. “But everything else…they messed it up.”

Schoenfeld said the causeway works well now as a place to visit and relax.

“They are well on their way to interceding in our beautiful causeway for no good reason,” Schoenfeld said.

A question raised at the workshop was whether designated parking would be paid parking.

“We were asked what we would think of charging for parking like they do with other beach parks and all five commissioners said they weren’t interested in charging for parking.” Hamman said. “We thought right now, with inflation and rising costs all over the country, it wasn’t even time to start charging for parking here.”

To track the project, Lee County has launched an interactive web tool for the Sanibel Causeway Islands Project to provide easy access to information about the proposed project, including maps, plans, timelines and more in one interface. friendly. The tool also allows for public participation through a survey of additional amenities.

The interactive web tool can be accessed at or by going to the Parks Projects page on the county’s website.

While not everyone using the causeway will be happy with the proposed changes, the project will continue to move forward and the state funding agreement requires the project to be completed by June 30, 2024.

“It’s hard to say goodbye to the old and bring in the new, but sometimes you have to do it as long as they respect the nature of Sanibel,” said Diane Oliver.

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New West apartment to convert parking lots into living spaces

Goodbye parking spaces and storage, hello houses.

The city received an application from the landlord of 520 Eighth St. to replace seven parking spaces and part of the building’s resident storage and locker areas with two new bachelor and three one-bedroom units. The owner of the building, which currently has 56 units, has applied to the city for a housing agreement and a development exemption permit.

On Jan. 31, council gave three readings to a bylaw that authorizes the city to enter into a housing agreement with the landlord requiring all residential units in the building to be secured as market rental units.

Council also gave notice that it would consider issuing a Development Variance Permit, which would reduce the number of off-street parking spaces required by 21% from the standard required for guaranteed market tenancies. in the zoning bylaw.

According to a staff report, the proposed five new units do not require additional parking spaces under the city’s zoning bylaw. With the removal of seven parking spaces to create new rental units, the building would have 49 parking spaces for residents and no spaces for visitors.

The staff report says a survey of parking space usage found that 15 of the existing 56 spaces are allocated to residents, 14 are in use by other neighborhood residents, and 27 spaces are vacant.

Council also approved six long-term bicycle parking spaces and six short-term bicycle parking spaces as part of the development variance permit.

“Given the proximity to public transport and the similarity in (parking) rates used in the downtown area, staff consider the parking gap to be reasonable when accompanied by a commitment to take actions that support active travel,” a report to the council said. “Specifically, transport staff recommended the provision of six short-term bicycle parking spaces. The applicant has agreed to provide a minimum of six short-term spaces, with the design of these spaces to be reviewed as part of the development permit process.

According to a staff report, notices will be sent to surrounding residents so they can provide written feedback, but an “opportunity to be heard” is no longer required at a council meeting.

This isn’t the first time the city has received a request to convert parking spaces into residential units in a New West apartment.

In June 2021, the council backed a development waiver permit (to modify off-street parking) and a housing agreement for a 55-unit rental apartment at 322 Seventh St., where the landlord sought to replace nine parking spaces. existing parking lot by five new residential studio units.

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