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Neighbors concerned about noise from Powell River pub

Votes in favor of permanently reducing parking at Wildwood Public House to provide outdoor space were unanimous

Councilors for the Town of Powell River have approved a development permit to facilitate the permanent expansion of a licensed outdoor patio at Wildwood Public House.

At the March 17 council meeting, councilors voted to amend the city’s zoning bylaw to reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces from 22 to 15 to facilitate the patio expansion.

According to a staff report, the pub has been granted a temporary extended service area during the COVID-19 pandemic to expand the patio by an additional 30 seats. The pub has applied for a permanent structural change to the liquor license for the expanded patio space and is pursuing a relaxation of off-street parking requirements to facilitate the expansion, the staff report says.

At the meeting, Glen Hudson, who lives close to the pub, expressed concerns about its operation.

“We’ve been dealing with issues at the pub for 15 or 20 years,” Hudson said. “Noise levels have increased. I sent a letter to the board the other day. I had to call the RCMP quite often to come in at different times of the night to sort out the problem.

Hudson said he went to the Town Hall bylaws control office about the noise bylaws and asked them to tell the pub owners that there was a noise bylaw for amplified music.

“Well, they start their bands at 8 p.m. and they sometimes go on until 2 a.m.,” Hudson said.

He said the patio had big speakers and he was directly affected.

“The sound is coming right across the street, and it’s boom, boom, boom,” Hudson said. “At night, if there is a group, my wife and I put on earplugs. We are over 70 years old. I don’t think it’s a good idea to go to sleep with earplugs on because if there’s a problem you just don’t hear it.

Hudson said her driveway was blocked by pub patrons. He put on cones but they were removed, he added. There were also men and women who urinated in her yard, according to Hudson.

By-law covers noise, councilor says

Councilor Rob Southcott said the noise is definitely covered by a municipal by-law and it is true that it takes at least two complainants to get action on it.

“I would be surprised if you couldn’t find someone else to complain if that was the case,” Southcott said.

Hudson said his neighbor also complained.

Southcott said council was considering the permanent patio expansion, not noise concerns.

“The license has already been granted but it has nothing to do directly with the noise,” Southcott said. “It’s about reducing the number of parking spaces. Perhaps your concerns need to be reconsidered. I suggest that you return to the staff here to address your concerns that you are sharing with us tonight.

Councilor Maggie Hathaway said pub operators had been told the patio would be open no later than 10 p.m.

“I’m sure we could have a word with them through regulations regarding outside speakers and noise levels, and that they have to be inside by 10 p.m.,” Hathaway said. . “They are committed to this and I hope they stick to their commitment.”

Councilor George Doubt said his understanding of the recommendation presented to council is that it makes permanent the temporary arrangement that was put in place during COVID-19. He said the app does not reduce the number of parking spaces from what exists today, nor does it extend the patio to a larger area than before.

“It just makes it permanent,” Doubt said. “All neighbors within the prescribed distance have been notified by mail. I think that’s reasonable.

Doubt said he was prepared to support the recommendation. He said the noise by-law can be enforced at the pub if it is in violation, but he believes the changes to the patio will not be harmful and the pub is a valuable asset to have in the neighbourhood.

Council voted unanimously to permanently reduce parking to make way for the patio.

The board also voted in favor of a recommendation to approve the Wildwood Pub’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulatory Branch structural change application to make the temporarily expanded service area an expanded licensed terrace in permanently with an increase in capacity from 15 to 45 people. The city also chose not to provide comment.

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Bay Area City is looking for a parking solution

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The Bay Area’s third-largest city by population is seeking help from IT vendors to be more comprehensive about how it bills and administers paid parking.

In a request for proposals (RFP) issued on Friday, the City of Oakland is seeking responses from companies that can help it implement a “multi-provider mobile parking payment system” that will allow visitors to pay at distance to park using their mobile phone. Among the takeaways:

  • The Oakland Department of Transportation’s Parking and Mobility Division is asking businesses to implement a “comprehensive mobile parking payment system for all current and future city-controlled paid parking areas, on-street and off the street”. The city will consider vendors that allow payment via “telephone, website, mobile software applications…and/or SMS/text messaging,” per the RFP. The system sought must, at a minimum, allow customers to remotely pay for parking “via the proponent’s free app or on the proponent’s website in the city’s approximately 11,000 metered spaces.” This number includes approximately 500 “multi-space parking meters” and 5,000 single-space meters, as well as off-street parking facilities. There is also an “optional task”, according to the RFP, for additional products or services to support “the holistic and active management of the city’s on- and off-street parking facilities”. Mobile phone parking payments accounted for approximately 13% of total parking meter payments in 2019; city ​​staff are “considering an increase” through mobile and contactless payment. The city may grant more than one “agreement/proponent” to achieve its objectives.
  • Among the City’s objectives are the search for a respondent with expertise in paid mobile parking; increase its existing parking payment options; and employing a system where meters can be added and removed, and tariffs and schedules rescheduled flexibly without downtime. Oakland also needs regular “trends, productivity, and performance” reports, improved data, and user protections consistent with its surveillance technology ordinance; and Oakland-branded materials such as signs for multi-space parking kiosks and meter stickers provided by Respondent. The city needs an “innovative” system that will support its parking and mobility goals, including its parking principles set out in Resolution #84664 and parking reforms like Oakland+.
  • Relevant experience for respondents includes “parking experience in Oakland or similar Bay Area cities” within the past five years “that will demonstrate team competence” to do the job. Qualification statements must emphasize work in Oakland “supporting multimodal parking and transportation systems, and fair and innovative parking payment systems.” Respondents will receive points for “their technical capability and demonstrable experience in providing an effective mobile parking payment system” over the past five years; an “innovative, flexible, and phased approach to supporting the city’s parking system and payments” and experience in managing similar “product or service accounts for cities with a parking and transportation system” in Oakland.
  • The duration of the contract will be five years with the option of two consecutive one-year extensions, for a total potential duration of seven years. The value of the contract must not exceed $900,000. As compensation for delivering the system, the contractor will be “allowed to charge a convenience/use fee”, subject to city approval – and which the city may “subsidize…at any time during the term of this Agreement”. The city is requesting a “combined one-time upfront payment of $190,000 from all selected consultants to contribute to the costs of setting up the new mobile parking payment system,” split equally among the selected contractor or contractors, unless the consultant is a certified local business enterprise. , in which case they must contribute 75% of their share. A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for March 17 at 10 a.m.; Bidding questions are due by 2 p.m. on March 24. Proposals are due by 2 p.m. on April 5. The date of award is unclear.
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The Northfleet family are fighting to keep a disabled parking space which is being removed by Gravesham Council

A family fights to keep a disabled parking space outside their house after the town council decides to remove it because they already have a garage.

David Martin lives on a busy residential street in Northfleet with his wife Helen and son Andrew. All of them are disabled, and David says that without a parking space, they will all have difficulty accessing their homes.

David Martin talks about access to his home

Gravesham Council, which allocates the bays on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC), said as the family have a garage to the rear of their property they are not entitled to the reserved space to the front .

The Martin family have lived in Park Avenue, Northfleet, for around 20 years and have had the disabled bay for half that time, but after a council review in October they were told it should be removed.

David said: “I’m not happy with it. As I have a garage I’m not entitled to a space but you can’t easily get a car up the driveway. It’s a bit silly for me.

“My wife can’t walk on the road. If we go anywhere, I drop her outside (in front).”

He said he had trouble using the garage because of the swing needed to get in.

Helen, 75, the 76-year-old’s wife, suffers from several illnesses including kidney disease, dementia and osteoporosis, which makes it difficult for her to walk, especially over long distances.

From left to right: Helen, Andrew and David
The Park Avenue handicapped parking area.  Photo: Google Maps
The Park Avenue handicapped parking area. Photo: Google Maps

Her son Andrew, 48, also relies on the parking space when picked up for a group he is attending and for a family friend, also disabled, to use during their visit to help him with his medications.

David, who is partially paralyzed in one hand, added: “We are in pain. They don’t understand, it’s really difficult. I try to make noise and that they understand my situation.

“I’m 76. I’m limited to what I can do now. I get in the car and I can’t get up. Things aren’t like they used to be. I do odds and ends but I can’t not do what I used to.

“They don’t know the situation. Sometimes I can’t get out of the driveway.”

The garage, which by KCC criteria makes them ineligible for a bay, is at the rear of the house.

But to use it, you have to take a narrow access and return to the front door, or go through the back garden, which David says is less than ideal and often dangerous.

He said: “I fell on the steps here and damaged my hips. It hurt for weeks.

To park in a place reserved for people with reduced mobility, you must present a valid blue badge
To park in a place reserved for people with reduced mobility, you must present a valid blue badge
David Martin says it's hard to get to the house from his garage
David Martin says it’s hard to get to the house from his garage

“You’re coming to my age and I’ve worked for what I have. This is my home and I can’t do what I used to do. I just want access to my own home. C is really a shame.”

David admits he often parks his car in his garage at night, but made the decision after the vehicle was vandalized.

Councilor John Burden, Leader of Gravesham Council whose portfolio includes parking, said: “We administer the allocation of disabled parking spaces on behalf of Kent County Council and according to criteria set out by KCC.

“We are required to perform a regular audit of disabled parking spaces in the borough, and during our most recent review, the user of this space voluntarily provided information that he regularly parks his vehicle in his own garage.

“KCC’s criteria make it clear that if you have regular access to off-road parking, you are not entitled to an on-street disabled parking space, which is the basis of our decision in this case.

“If the resident disagrees with this decision, they can appeal to Kent County Council.”

Their driveway
Their driveway
David said it's hard to get to the garage because of the alley
David said it’s hard to get to the garage because of the alley

A KCC spokesperson added: “The decision to remove disabled parking spaces is made by district and borough councils, taking advice from KCC.

“If the resident in question feels that their off-street parking is not suitable, they can appeal to KCC, who will investigate all the circumstances and consider the suitability of any off-street parking.”

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Adams must not let New York council derail promising Queens development

Astoria, Queens is a charming, historically rich, multilingual community known for its human scale, great food, and concentration of artistic talent. That is, except for a small section at the south end of Steinway Street which is mostly given over to parking lots, empty lots, and old, underutilized industrial buildings.

Nothing could be less in tune with the environment. But a proposal called QNS Innovation by a partnership of three developers — Silverstein Properties, Kaufman-Astoria Studios and Bedrock Real Estate — would bring the backwater to life with a $2 billion mixed-use resort.

But, hey, progress is hard to come by in “progressive” New York City. Mayor Eric Adams, who has yet to address the plan, must speak out strongly in favor of it. Otherwise, its stated commitment to enlightened new development will be exposed as a scam.

As is the standard form, QNS Innovation faces resistance from local eccentrics worried about “gentrification” (in an area that was gentrified long ago), “off-scale” (a pair of 26-storey buildings might as well be Billionaires’ Row cloudbusters, right?) And other evils that inhabit the minds of diehard NIMBY types.

The word “complex” suggests gigantic companies like Hudson Yards and Manhattan West. QNS innovation is a pygmy in comparison. It would consist of 12 mostly low-rise buildings spread over five sprawling blocks, with apartments, shops, cafes and cultural facilities.

It would also bring more than two acres of new public open spaces to a neighborhood that, for all its pleasures, has some of the least open spaces in the city.

Mayor Eric Adams must stand up to the city council if they try to stop QNS Innovation from being built.
Mayor Eric Adams must stand up to the city council if they try to stop QNS Innovation from being built.

Out of 2,845 apartments, an impressive 25% would be permanently affordable. A sensible complement to Astoria’s vibrant urban mix and requiring no public subsidies or evictions, the project should be a no-brainer to bless and build.

But in New York, what’s a boon to anyone with eyes and brains is anathema to reactionary “progressives.”

Since the plan requires rezoning for buildings larger than what is currently allowed under outdated age of manufacture rules, it must go through the torturous process of uniform land use review. from the city. The seven-month public hazing, which is expected to begin in March, will be a barometer of City Hall’s vision.

It will mostly be a test of the city council, some of whose far-left, defund-the-cops members are obviously bonkers. Unfortunately, a tradition known as “member deference” gives the council member who represents a district the ability to single-handedly torpedo a sound proposal that would benefit the city as a whole.

It happened in 2020 when far-left councilman Carlos Menchaca’s pledge to vote against a microscopic rezoning of Brooklyn’s Industry City prompted developers to pull the plug.

Councilman Carlos Menchaca was able to prevent the rezoning of Industry City to Brooklyn in 2020.
Councilman Carlos Menchaca was able to prevent the rezoning of Industry City to Brooklyn in 2020.
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The anti-development fervor has also killed Amazon’s dream of a new campus in Long Island City and snuffed out other laudable dreams before they begin. Why should developers invest fortunes in planning new projects, knowing that they could fall through on complaints of insufficient trees?

Newly elected Astoria Councilor Julie Won has yet to state her position on QNS Innovation. But despite widespread support from businesses and arts organizations in the neighborhood, the plan is under attack from a predictable array of NIMBY types, including members of Queens Community Board 1.

“I think most people in the community are concerned about heights,” the head of CB1’s land use committee cried. Of course, the “concerned” locals are mainly the handful of activists who have free time and monopolize the agendas of community councils. Many would raise a stink if the buildings were 26 feet high.

Astoria City Councilwoman Julie Won has yet to announce her position on QNS Innovation.
Astoria City Councilwoman Julie Won has yet to announce her position on QNS Innovation.
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Projects that incorporate affordable apartments are often attacked for not being affordable enough to suit critics. The same moan arose about QNS Innovation. In fact, the lower-cost 725 units would be for those with an average annual income of $50,000. Nearly 300 are reserved for those earning just $33,000 a year or families of four with an annual income of $47,000.

Short of donating space in a city with the highest construction costs in the country, it’s hard to imagine how developers could be more generous.

The development team has gone the extra mile, and more, to liberate the community. He hosted meetings and presentations with local groups for more than two years — including one with CB1 last week — before the project even began the official city review process. Developers listened and responded, making changes to the size and design of several buildings.

QNS innovation deserves a quick green light. Pray that opponents of NIMBY fail to derail it for no other reason than to fulfill their own peekaboo agendas.

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The streets with the most parking fines in Watford

Watford Borough Council earned nearly £24,000 from single-street parking fines last year, an inquest has found.

Leavesden Road was by far the hottest route for charges with 792 issued between January 2021 and January 2022 – generating at least £2,000 most months.

Percy Road near the city center was second with just over £14,000 from 477 tickets, followed by nearby Rosslyn Road, which racked up £13,000 from 470 charges.

A Freedom of Information request revealed WBC made just under £162,000 in total from 27,368 charges during the period.

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Unsurprisingly, the first five streets were also made up of roads close to the city center – Francis Road (382) and King Street (365).

Other roads subject to charges include Queens Street near Watford General, which fetched over £3,000, as well as nearby Whippendell Road (£4,600).

Councilor Ian Stotesbury, holder of the transport portfolio, said: “Illegal parking in controlled parking areas is a big frustration for local residents and tickets are only issued when people make the decision to park where they should not.

“Money received from the fines is only used to invest in parking and traffic improvements throughout the city, such as more bicycle parking facilities, the provision of electric vehicles and improving the estate public.”

Breakdown of parking fees by street

He added that of the tickets issued, only 10 had been appealed to the Traffic Penalty Court – which he said was a good indicator that the app was working and protecting the spaces.

Cllr Stotesbury continued: “Parking can be a challenge in some parts of Watford which is why it is so important to look at different ways of getting around the city, including initiatives such as bike schemes and bus or a Watford automobile club.

“Our recent consultation on our new sustainable transport strategy shows that there is a desire to look at greener travel options and we are now exploring how we can move these forward.”

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Booths to remove paid parking and display and introduce the ANPR system

BOOTHS plans to replace a paid public car park with a system that registers registration numbers.

The supermarket in Knutsford has notified the Cheshire East Council (CEC) that it wishes to terminate a management agreement for the operation of a public car park.

Starting April 22, the store will offer two hours of free parking to everyone, without the need for tickets.

An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system is being installed.

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This means CEC will no longer be able to operate public parking at the supermarket and control of the land will revert to Booths.

Stand parking Photo: Google Maps

Adam Keppel-Green, Clerk of Knutsford Town Council, said: “I have spoken with the Booths property manager who has advised that from April 22 they will be implementing a free two-hour ANPR system to allow to any vehicle, visiting for any reason, be able to park for free for a maximum of two hours per visit.”

The cabin parking lot will be removed from the municipal list of off-street parking spaces.

As part of the ANPR system, drivers who violate any of the terms and conditions posted on parking signs will not receive a ticket on their vehicle.

Instead, using the vehicle registration number, the operator will access the DVLA’s vehicle holder details database and send a charge certificate to the vehicle holder.

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Parking prices in Dublin will increase by up to 30 cents per hour from next week

THE PRICE OF PARKING in Dublin is expected to rise by an average of 10% from next Tuesday.

Parking in the capital is zone-based with different charges for different zones.

The cost of parking in the most expensive area, the yellow area, should go from €3.20 per hour to €3.50 per hour.

In the Red zone charges go from €2.70 per hour to €3. In the green zone they go from €1.60 per hour to €1.80 per hour.

Orange area the charges increase from €1.00 per hour to €1.10 per hour and blue area charges range from 0.60c€ per hour to 0.80c€.

In the Blank Zone – a small part of the yellow zone which operates from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays – the rates go from €1.40 per hour to €1.60 per hour.

The zones are materialized by the colored band on the sign of the parking spaces as well as on the street parking meters.

Fees for people who use parking beacons are 10 cents less than the spot rate, except in the orange zone where it is 5 cents cheaper.

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Speaking about the parking charge hike, Dublin City Council’s Parking Enforcement Officer, Dermot Stevenson, said: ‘The hourly parking charge is being increased to ensure there is an appropriate deterrent to the long-term parking in the city and to encourage a high turnover of users of these parking spaces.

“We also want to encourage reasoned parking in the city and ask motorists to consider alternative modes of transport to the private car”.

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Aberdeenshire Council Policy on Electric Vehicle Charging

Aberdeenshire Council is implementing an electric vehicle charging policy, with plans to expand the public grid as the number of vehicles increases.

With the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans to be phased out by 2030, growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales is expected to accelerate.

While electric vehicles offer a number of benefits to both owners and the community at large, including lower operating costs and reduced air and noise pollution, vehicle range and uptime charging facilities raise concerns.

Aberdeenshire Council is therefore developing a policy on electric vehicle charging, which is being considered by the Buchan area committee today (Tuesday 11 December).

The council’s policy examines how it will continue to operate, maintain and expand the publicly available network of electric vehicle charging stations in Aberdeenshire at a pace that reflects growing demand.

And with more and more EV owners likely to look for ways to charge their vehicles at home, the policy also indicates how and where it will be allowed.

Under the policy, on-street electric vehicle charging points will only be allowed when accessible to the public, so anyone looking to set up their own private charging point will need their own off-street parking space. street, such as a driveway or garage.

Council policy states: “Aberdeenshire Council does not allow on-street charging of electric vehicles where it would involve cables crossing the pedestrian lane or any other part of the road.

“Likewise, we would not allow the installation of charging devices on public roads when it was for private rather than public use.

“Potential buyers of electric vehicles who do not have access to off-street parking at home or charging facilities at work should base any decision on using publicly accessible charging points in the same way as the gasoline and diesel are currently accessible. “

While around 81% of homes in Aberdeenshire have dedicated off-street parking, in some communities – particularly in fishing villages – the layout of homes on the street means that many residents do not and could not charge an electric vehicle at home. .

Transportation hubs, such as bus or train stations, could offer commuters the option of recharging their vehicles. Likewise, city-center car parks could offer recharging possibilities for commuters but also for visitors.

The policy also states that the provision of electric vehicle charging stations will be encouraged in new private parking lots.

And it says tariffs should be set for customers using the public electric vehicle network to ensure full payment of costs.

After an initial period of free charging in early 2021, Aberdeenshire Council introduced a charge based on a tariff per kWh of electricity supplied to cover the costs of energy, maintenance, administration and management.

There has been rapid growth of electric vehicles in Aberdeenshire in recent years, from a few dozen in 2021 to around 600 in 2019, and just over 1,400 at the end of June last year.

However, the combined number of battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles still only accounted for around 0.75% of the total number of vehicles registered in Aberdeenshire.

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COMING SOON! New parking meters and kiosks

COMING SOON! New parking meters and kiosks

Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager, Community and Economic Development, 509.625.7773

Friday January 7, 2022 at 11:39 a.m.

COMING SOON!  New parking meters and kiosks

If you remember going from a flip phone to a smartphone, you’ll appreciate what will happen to a parking meter near you! As the City prepares for an on-street parking makeover, new meters and kiosks are on the way and we are excited to show them off as we are confident it will provide a better parking experience.

Here’s how:

  • Payment options: Meters and kiosks will accept credit / debit cards, coins, mobile and contactless payments for added flexibility.
  • Better visibility: The counters will be color coded according to the time limits for better visibility. Customers will be able to see the remaining time and receipt of any payment on the counter.
  • Space makeover: Currently, there is a meter for each on-street parking space. Most of the new counters will be “double space”, which means there will be one meter for every two spaces. This will remove almost half of the meters in the city center. Unused poles will be removed or reused for bike racks!
  • Improved service: With fewer devices, parking enforcement specialists will be able to improve the health and safety of the community by having more resources to respond to dangerous infractions.
  • Circle the kiosks:Outside of downtown, most on-street metered parking will be replaced with kiosks for every 6 to 8 parking spaces.

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Here’s how Norwalk is preparing for the first snowstorm of the New Year

NORWALK – Ahead of the first snowfall of the New Year, Norwalk is already gearing up for the 3-6 inches it is expected to receive Thursday night through Friday morning.

In some areas, snowfall could exceed an accumulation of an inch per hour, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory and hazardous weather forecast are in place starting Thursday evening.

The snow is expected to end around 11 a.m. Friday, with a high temperature of around 34 degrees, according to the weather service.

To prepare for the storm, city officials pre-treated more than 255 miles of roads, 19 schools and parks with rock salt three hours before the weather event began, to ensure the treatment was not not carried away, according to a statement from the city.

At around 4 p.m. Thursday, the city shared a list of closings and delayed openings around Norwalk due to the weather. Calf Pasture Beach, Cranbury Park and Veteran’s Park will be closed until the facilities are cleared of snow and cleared, and will likely reopen Friday afternoon.

All Norwalk public schools will also be closed on Friday.

COVID-19 tests, which have been set for the Veterans Park from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, will be closed Friday and reopen Saturday morning, according to a city statement.

In addition, many COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the city will be closed on Friday.

The garbage and recycling collection scheduled for Friday will be postponed, as will the Christmas tree collection scheduled for Friday, the statement said. The city offices will have a delayed opening of 10 hours

“There are 26 snow plowing trails in Norwalk. All numbered national highways are cleaned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Emergency roads and main roads are cleaned and salted first, followed by school parking lots and side roads (i.e. side streets, dead ends, dead ends, etc.) », Indicates the press release.

There is no exact schedule for road clearing as it varies with each weather event. At 3 p.m. on Thursday, the city announced no on-street parking bans, but said it might be necessary depending on the intensity of the storm.

“It takes about 16 hours after the end of a three-inch snowfall to clear snow and / or treat once every road in town,” the statement said. “It takes about 6 hours to clean all the schools. “

Residents are reminded to refrain from travel if possible, to clear vehicles and sidewalks and are encouraged to “adopt a fire hydrant” by shoveling around nearby fire hydrants, the statement said.

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San Mateo downtown parking lot changes | Local news

Parking availability in downtown San Mateo garages is easier to determine with the addition of real-time signs showing vacant parking spaces at the garage level, with city staff touting increased efficiency for the public.

“We are making parking in the city center more efficient by directing users to available parking spaces and thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions by limiting the need for drivers to walk around the available parking lot,” said said Kellie Benz, spokesperson for San Mateo Public Works.

According to a staff report, the city first approved parking technology upgrades for the city center in October 2019 for around $ 1.45 million in partnership with entrepreneur IPS Group. Called the Downtown Parking Technology Project, it creates technology upgrades throughout downtown to improve public information about parking and payment structures. Improvements include new parking kiosks, single-place parking meters for on-street and off-street parking, real-time parking data for downtown garages, and orientation signs for on-time parking availability. real. Parking availability options include mounted electronic signs showing current occupancy levels and available spaces in downtown garages at different levels. The new terminals and meters include cash, credit and mobile payment options. Meters now use a car’s license plate to determine identification and payment. Instead of manually setting meters, a new parking management system also allows city staff to manage parking stations and pay off-site meters. City staff expect the changes to improve parking downtown and reduce greenhouse gases by reducing the number of cars. The city’s 2020 climate action plan calls for reducing greenhouse gases in order to meet the state’s reduction targets and take action to reduce them.

San Mateo has five city-owned parking garages downtown, including Central and Main Street garages, with varying levels of on-street parking throughout downtown. Benz said a real-time parking occupancy sign can be found outside the entrance to the five downtown garages and on each floor of each garage.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, or MTC, a regional agency tasked with helping improve the Bay Area’s transportation system, provided funding to San Mateo for the project in 2015. San Mateo received $ 1.5 million. MTC dollars and an additional $ 500,000 congestion alleviation and air quality grant. Improvement Funding, a federal program to reduce emissions from transportation-related sources. The city also provided $ 500,000 to bring the total funding to around $ 2.5 million. San Mateo searched for an acceptable contractor’s offer for several years before accepting the IPS Group offer. The project is largely complete, with minor items to complete.

Benz said it was too early to know how much the changes have helped reduce traffic jams or made it easier for drivers. However, she noted that the city is still looking to improve the downtown area for residents and visitors. She cited the city’s recently approved low-income parking permit program for all downtown parking garages. Eligible individuals can purchase a parking permit for $ 40 per month to park daily. Applicants must submit applications online and provide verification of their income. City council approved the permit program on October 18.

“We will monitor all options and bring all possible recommendations to city council,” Benz said.

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Cities distribute COVID test kits amid high demand

With an influx of hundreds of thousands of home-based COVID-19 tests throughout the weekend, Connecticut cities began handing out tests amid an overwhelming demand from impatient residents.

Local officials, who saw their plans collapse after a planned shipment of 500,000 home test kits on Wednesday or Thursday last week when the deal was not reached, hastily made new plans after the state received more than 400,000 kits over the weekend.

While some municipalities have started distributing tests immediately, numerous distribution events have been scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

Here is the latest information on the testing efforts in Connecticut:

10 a.m. – Darien officials warn of impact of test distribution on traffic

Darien officials planned to distribute the city’s allotment of home test kits from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the city’s high school. They said officers will be on hand to provide security and vehicles will move around the area appropriately.

They asked drivers not looking to take a test to avoid the area.

9 a.m. – Shelton announces test distribution

City officials said they had only received 2,500 tests, but would begin distribution at Shelton High School at 10 a.m.

“The primary focus is for residents who have known exposure or who are symptomatic and who are unable to find another test,” Shelton’s emergency management office said.

8:45 am – Norwalk Reaches Test Capability

Norwalk officials said the city’s drive-through test site at Veteran’s Park has already reached capacity for the day. Testing would resume there at 2 p.m. Monday.

8:30 a.m. – Governor Ned Lamont responds to request for testing

In a tweet early Sunday, Lamont responded to continued strong demand for testing in Connecticut.

“I have heard the wants and needs of people at testing sites across the state, and to anyone waiting for further testing, I see you and hear you,” Lamont said. “We continue to travel the world for rapid in-home kits and to work with our partners to expand capacity as soon as possible. “

Distribution of test kits by city:

Fairfield: The city is expected to receive around 9,200 kits on Saturday and has a distribution scheduled for Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., or while supplies last. Tests and masks will be limited to four each per household. The city will be handing out test kits to Roger Ludlowe Middle School, all traffic entering 440 Mill Plain Road, next to Sturges Park, First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick announced on Saturday.

Naugatuck: Naugatuck has scheduled their test distribution for Sunday starting at 10 a.m. at the Naugatuck Events Center. Police, firefighters and the CERT team will monitor the distribution. Residents must drive into the event center from Old Firehouse Road. Proof of residence in Naugatuck is required.

Brookfield: Brookfield will also hand out the tests on Sunday in the City Hall parking lot from noon to 1 p.m. There will be 760 tests available out of the 1,260 that the city has received.

New Fairfield: The City of New Fairfield will be handing out its testing allowance Sunday outside the college from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or until all tests are handed out.

Danbury: Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito and the city’s Department of Health and Human Services announced Danbury residents could pick up their testing supplies on Sunday at the Western Connecticut State University Westside Campus at 43 Lake Avenue Extension.

Bethel: Bethel announced that residents would be able to pick up COVID tests and N95 masks at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethel High School’s “junior parking lot”, directly across from Whittlesey Drive from DeSantis Stadium.

Trumbull: Trumbull only distributes test kits to registered people and limits it to one kit per household. The event will take place Sunday morning at Unity Park. People must be on the reservation list and have proof of residence and can arrive between 9 a.m. and noon.

Ansonia: Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti announced their distribution will take place Monday at Nolan Field, located at 333 Wakelee Avenue. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. Residents will be allowed to queue for the event no earlier than 11:30 am The Nolan Field parking lot will be closed until then and on-street parking will not be permitted until.

Shelton: Shelton will hand out his 2,500 test allowance on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. at Shelton High School. Officials said those seeking tests must be a Shelton resident and that ID is required to receive a test and mask.

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“My daughter’s outspoken owner wants to stop her parking in her space. How can we fight back? ‘

Dear doctors of real estate,

My daughter bought a property with off street parking and the land register form confirms it. The recent lawyer reviewing it said the lease doesn’t prevent you from parking on your own lot, unless it blocks pedestrian access.

But now her landowner has said she can no longer park her car on the side of the property as it is an obstacle and has threatened a court order to stop her.

The lease refers to the side area as a trail, and there is no mention of whether it is a driveway or a driveway. It is blocked off at the end by a shed (it has always been there) so access to the rear property for anything larger than a wheelbarrow or wheelchair is not possible. The gap between the fence and the house, when the car is parked, is the same distance as the gap between the shed and the house, so I observe that there are no obstacles.

She has lived there since 2009 without ever being asked not to park there. This all happened when the landowner renovated the ground floor property and asked her to help create official parking at the back of the properties. She refused because it was of no use to her and would leave the back garden, the view from her room, as parking, so it is not desirable.

Does he have the right to park there and how can we respond?

GW, by e-mail

If your daughter owns the land adjoining the property, unless her lease indicates otherwise, she is entitled to park there unless someone else has a right of way over her. land that would be obstructed.

Normally, a right of way would be expressly granted and would be entered in the land register. In certain circumstances, however, a right of way may be acquired by “ordinance” with a useful life of 20 years.

If there is a right of way, the question of whether parking is an obstacle is whether an inconvenience is caused to the person exercising that right. From what you are saying, it does not seem very likely, but all of these cases need to be decided on the basis of their own facts.

The sensible thing would be to negotiate with the person exercising the right and find a satisfactory compromise, but I suspect that the free owner of the property should be involved in these discussions as well.

Ideally, your agreement should consist of one or more legal documents which should be prepared by a lawyer and which could be filed in the land register. Obviously there would be an expense involved, but that would avoid disputes later.

David Fleming is Head of Real Estate Litigation at William Heath & Co solicitors (

Each week, The Telegraph’s Property Doctors brings expertise on renovations and DIY, planning, buying and selling, rentals, legal matters and taxes. Send your questions to [email protected]


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Short Term Rental License – St. Catharines

As part of the application, you will need to submit a variety of supporting documents. You should have them ready before launching the online application. The size of individual files will be limited to five megabytes. The following file types are allowed: .jpg, .png, .jpg, .pdf, .word, .doc, .docx.


A site plan is a sketch that shows the location of short-term rental premises on the property, adjacent roads, and any external waste / recycling facilities. This sketch essentially encompasses the layout of the entire property, marking the location of the building.

Sample site map

Floor plans

Floor plans are interior drawings clearly indicating the location and number of rooms and the proposed total occupancy limit. The plans should include the dimensions, descriptions of the proposed use and the number of beds proposed for each room in the building / unit. Think of it as an aerial map of the interior of the residence with the information above.

Floor plan example

Parking management plan

A parking management plan is a scaled drawing showing the size, surface material and location of all parking spaces intended to be used for parking on the premises. Under zoning requirements, there must be one parking space per room in the STR. On-street parking may not be included and all identified parking areas must be designed for this purpose. The plan must comply with the Zoning By-Law and the City’s Traffic By-law. Much like the site map, this is an aerial map of the property clearly indicating the parking spaces / facilities with the information mentioned above. Under the zoning by-law, a standard parking space measures 5.2 meters by 2.6 meters, but size requirements vary for obstructed spaces. Please consult the zoning by-law for more information.

Example of a parking management plan

Fire safety protocol

A fire safety protocol is a protocol that contains an outline of the actions to be taken by an occupant in the event of a fire, the location of all fire safety equipment, a floor plan of the premises indicating the location of all emergency exits, contact details containing the name, phone number and email address of the owner or long-term tenant. This plan would look like the floor plan, but instead of marking the dimensions and number of beds, it would identify exits in the event of an emergency, in addition to fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and alarms. An example of this would be the fire safety card found on the back of a hotel room door.

Example of a fire safety protocol

Fire safety plan (five or more rooms)

A fire safety plan is required for RTS of five or more rooms.

A fire safety plan deals with all aspects of fire safety in a building or property. It is specific to each property and ensures that all occupants and staff are also aware of what to do in an emergency and outlines the roles and responsibilities of the owner in general and in the event of an emergency. The plan covers the maintenance requirements of the building’s fire and life safety features and includes information for fire departments in the event of an emergency response to a property, such as floor plans; locations of stops and equipment; and names and contact numbers.

See our Fire Safety page for more information.

Proof of insurance

You will need to present a certificate of insurance which confirms that the applicant has in place at the time of the application, general liability insurance which may be part of or is included in a “housing sharing”, “host insurance”, “short” term rental ”or other similar type of insurance of at least $ 2 million per occurrence, including property damage and bodily injury, and upon request, that the City be included as an additional insured, but only with regard to the use of the premises by the applicant for short-term rental.

Electrical safety certificate

An electrical safety certificate may be issued by a licensed electrician not older than 12 months from the date of application, indicating that the premises and its proposed use comply with the Electrical Safety Code.

Proof of ownership / rental agreement

You will need to provide a copy of the transfer / deed proving that you own the property. If you are renting out your residence which you will be operating as a short term rental, you will need to provide a copy of your rental / lease agreement for the premises and written authorization from the landlord giving consent to operate a short term rental. .

Interior / exterior photos

You must provide interior and exterior photos of the building facade, back yard, bedrooms, hallways, living / common space and cooking areas. One of each piece is required.

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Smart parking system will be developed for Northallerton | News

A smart parking option that would allow drivers to pay through a phone app and for exactly the time period they parked is being developed for Northallerton High Street.

A similar system has been running successfully for several years in Harrogate, where drivers say it’s easier, saves time and encourages them to stay longer as they don’t have to worry about time out. a paid ticket.

Our executive members for business and environmental services endorsed the continued development of the Northallerton program when they met today (Friday, December 17) to consider a parking overhaul on part of the High Street.

With smart parking, drivers would use an app on their phones to locate an unoccupied spot and pay, without needing to use cash or a bank card. The parking session would automatically end when the driver leaves the space, meaning they are paying for the time they use.

The development of the Northallerton project will involve collaboration with businesses and other stakeholders.

As a first step, we plan to install sensors in the parking areas next spring. An added benefit of the sensors is that they will provide data that can identify changes in parking demand and longer-term trends, which can inform future decisions.

County Councilor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member of Access, said: “Our experience in Harrogate has demonstrated the many benefits that a smart parking option can offer. These include, above all, an improved overall customer experience. We have also seen benefits for the local economy and the environment and financial benefits for users and the local authority.

“Building on this experience, the county council is developing its own infrastructure and business model to provide smart parking services. The introduction of the system to Northallerton will provide residents and visitors with greater choice and flexibility when paying for parking, allowing them and the downtown businesses they support to benefit from a parking operation. more efficient parking.

“In the longer term, we intend to introduce smart parking across the county where we operate paid and posted on-street parking and, potentially, in other limited waiting areas, such as parking areas. very busy disc parking. ”

Councilors made the decision to go ahead with the smart parking program after considering a review of on-street parking on High Street, Northallerton. Following a 2020 petition from the Northallerton Business Improvement District (BID) calling for the existing free parking period to be extended from 30 minutes to two hours, councilors previously decided that the payment and display system existing on the High Street remained appropriate. However, they agreed to explore the possibility of increasing the free parking time allowance on the section of High Street north of Friarage Street.

Analysis of parking and law enforcement data concluded that there was insufficient evidence to suggest that parking or traffic management would benefit from an increase in the parking allowance. free north of rue Friarage. The review also noted the large and varied parking available at Northallerton, the range and scale of which was considered very good for a market town of its size.

Members of the executive agreed that the current operation of paid and posted parking on the High Street remains unchanged as it is in line with the established parking policy of encouraging off-street parking as the first choice. One hour free parking is already available at the nearby Applegarth off-street car park and providing the same allotted time on High Street would be contrary to the parking strategy.

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Parking lot operator “regrets” three-hour delays for shoppers trying to leave Ilac Center

The operators of a Dublin city center car park are looking for ways to stop long delays during peak periods as Christmas approaches.

Above-normal traffic volumes saw some motorists stranded for more than three hours as they attempted to exit the Ilac Center parking lot over the weekend, it was claimed.

Frustrated Christmas shoppers have been reported to be abandoning their cars due to long delays.

Heavy traffic jams on Parnell Street are believed to have seriously restricted the number of cars that can exit the multi-story parking lot.

The parking lot belonging to Dublin City Council is leased to Park Rite, who said they regretted the inconvenience caused.

Dublin Street Parking Services (DSPS) said higher-than-usual traffic levels near central Ilac only tend to occur on weekends in December.

When asked about plans to address the problem of parking lot users in the future, the company said it was involved in discussions with the Dublin Town group of companies and all relevant traffic management.

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Burnaby tenant tricked into renting fake parking space

COVID-19 has led to an increase in some scams that rely on a person’s fear of getting sick to get them to do business over the phone or online.

This one hits near me because it could easily have been me.

I rent a parking space in my building and I have never met the person who rents it to me. We did everything by phone and SMS.

Gwen did the same – only this time it stung her.

Gwen lives in a condominium in Burnaby that has terrible street parking so she went looking for a resident of the building who is not using her space. She saw a notice in the lobby saying there was space to rent for $ 60 a month.

“They just wanted to text it and I sure didn’t want to meet someone in person with raging COVID,” Gwen said. “I was just happy to finally be able to park in the secure underground parking lot.”

Except that one day she went to her vehicle and discovered that it was no longer there.

“I thought it had been stolen,” she said. “I finally tracked down the manager of the building and they told me it had been towed because I was not allowed to park there. I told them I had permission but then I got in touch with the owner and they said they didn’t rent him. Turns out I was paying money to a scammer who didn’t have permission to rent the parking space. It was really humiliating. I was also told that a few other tenants in the building had fallen for the same scam from someone using a burner phone.


If you don’t live in a condominium or apartment building with underground parking, I’m going to fill you in on a little crush for people who own units but don’t own a vehicle.

When you buy in a building, you are allocated a parking space (or two) with the purchase. Many people who do not use these locations then rent them out to people who are renting in the building or to other owners who may have a second vehicle.

It is great if the person is actually authorized to rent the place. I did a little more due diligence and got proof that the person renting me was the real owner of the place.

Police have discussed such scams in the past that prey on tenants, including a landlord responding to the tenant’s response to the ad and telling the tenant they live overseas. The landlord often reassures the tenant by providing them with copies of their passport and / or driver’s license (which are most often considered fraudulent). After the tenant transfers money via internet wire transfer, money order / wire transfer, Bitcoin and other means, the landlord stops contact.

To better protect yourself from these types of scams:

  • Use a reputable rental website or go to the property management office itself;
  • Search the internet for the address, see if anything suspicious is found;
  • If the rental price is too good to be true, it is probably a fraud;
  • Do not deposit cash, cash is not traceable;
  • Don’t wire money, wire transfers are extremely difficult to reverse and track;
  • Do not give out personal information such as your social insurance number, bank account or credit card;
  • Be sure to speak with the property owner or property manager;
  • Find out from surrounding neighbors about the owner of the land and the history of the property (neighbors should be able to tell you who lives next door and whether or not they own the land)

Follow Chris Campbell on Twitter @ shinebox44.

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Modern mobility: looking back and looking to the future

Modern Mobility is a bi-weekly opinion column. The opinions expressed are those of the author alone.

With my last column on modern mobility, I would like to go back to the last years and look to the next ones.

I’ll talk about what it’s been to write Modern Mobility and how it will continue in 2022. I’ll highlight some developments in local transport over the past few years that I think are very good or very bad, and I will look at the top 5 things I look forward to in the future.

Retrospective – Modern Mobility

First of all, it was a pleasure writing this column and I want to thank everyone who took the time to read it. Your time and attention are scarce and precious, and I greatly appreciate that you spend some of your time reading my column. To those who engaged in good faith with me in the comments, thank you – although we continued to disagree, I enjoyed the dialogue. To those who have taken to the comments to complain about what you thought I said, without really reading the column and learning otherwise, I urge you to find a more useful hobby.

Looking to the future – Modern mobility

While I lose my place here at ARLnow, I will continue to write about transportation while sprinkling some general content on the Arlington government. Future articles on modern mobility will be hosted as a blog here on my personal website. You can sign up to be notified by email when new articles are published or add the blog to your favorite feed reader (Feedly is awesome). I hope to continue to write about two articles per month.

Looking back – Transport

  1. Kudos to Vision Zero: With Arlington’s Vision Zero Action Plan, the county is finally working to make fundamental changes to how it operates, putting safety at the center. It’s not going to be quick and I expect there to be some hurdles and growing pains, but Arlington has been successful in adopting a plan focused on improving processes (including across departments) instead. than creating a successful checklist, so the opportunity is there if we can get the job done.
  2. Boost to the fire clearance quagmire: Sidewalk projects for complete streets in the neighborhood are at a standstill, protected bike lanes are removed and entire blocks of street parking are destroyed, all behind closed doors without any tracks what free width exceptions are granted, when they are denied, and how those decisions are made. The Virginia Fire Code gives us the ability to change this clear width to meet our road safety goals, and we need to do this much more often than we are. We need transparent leadership on this from the county director.
  3. Kudos to launching the feasibility studies for the Arlington Blvd Trail Modernization around Glebe Road and the Four Mile Run Trail underpass extension below Shirlington Road. While these are only studies, not design or construction funding, they are important first steps in addressing long-standing safety issues on our trail system.
  4. Kudos to the school slowdown zones and the advancement of the automated application. While designing streets that ‘self-enforce’ safety by design and construction is the best way to improve street safety, lower speed limits and automated enforcement have an important supporting role as we are working towards this goal.
  5. Boost for scooters blocking sidewalks. Electric scooters have great potential to provide a much more sustainable transport option for short trips than cars, and many people seem willing to drive them without being interested in cycling. Unfortunately, the main public exposure to these vehicles is through micromobility providers like Bird and Spin, whose “dockless” model still fails to demonstrate that it can be compatible with our road infrastructure and respectful. from other users. Despite years of training their employees to properly organize their fleets each morning, and more than two years during which the county has the option of fining and revoking the license of these suppliers, scooters preventing pedestrian traffic continue to operate. be a frequent problem and many of our neighbors in wheelchairs do not have the ability to simply move the scooter out of their way. If Arlington cannot bring existing suppliers into compliance, the only reasonable future for electric scooters in Arlington increasingly appears to be privately owned or a “docked” rental model like Capital Bikeshare.

Looking to the future – Transport

Transportation developments that I look forward to over the next few years:

  1. Turning the commuter train into a regional train: Maryland and Virginia operate commuter railways that enter DC in the morning, store trains in DC for much of the day, then resume those same trains in the evening to bring back commuters at home. If these trains continued in the other jurisdiction instead, they could run “round trip” transit rather than sitting idle on a siding in DC all day. This would dramatically improve mobility between suburbs in Virginia and Maryland for people who don’t want to sit in traffic on the ring road. While there is significant work that needs to be done to make this happen (especially running VRE trains in Maryland), progress is being made and energy is mounting for the idea, especially among executives. from Maryland. Virginia’s leaders must step up and support it as well.
  2. Amtrak Service in Arlington: At a recent town hall meeting, heads of state proclaimed that Amtrak service in Crystal City is about ‘when’, not ‘if’. This will make an Amtrak “one seat” ride to the domestic airport possible for people moving up and down Hallway 95, including Baltimore and Richmond, as well as faster train trips to places like New York and Boston. and more convenient for the citizens of Arlington. Service is likely several years away (the new Crystal City VRE station isn’t expected to be completed until 2025 and Amtrak will want to add its own “high platform” after that), but planning and coordination is underway.
  3. An Unrecognizable Army Navy Drive: After years of grant applications, engineering, transportation studies, and multiple public engagement meetings, the Army Navy Drive Complete Streets project is 100% design, has approvals VDOT and is expected to bid in early 2022. This project will take an oversized mini-highway and turn it into a full-fledged street with dedicated space for buses, a protected two-way cycle lane, pedestrian crossing improvements and street trees.
  4. 16M Bus Service: Finally, Columbia Pike is slated to resume direct bus service to Crystal City this spring. The journey is expected to be accompanied by improved frequencies and possibly faster journeys after the Crystal City Transitway extension is completed. As Arlington completes a transit signal priority study and WMATA finally moves forward with its future regional rate card strategy, we hope that we will actually start to see a system that resembles the bus rapid transit system that the Arlingtonians for Sensible Transit claimed to defend before conveniently disbanding. at the time the Arlington Streetcar was canceled.
  5. Performance Parking: For the past year, Arlington has been working on its call for tenders for the Performance Parking pilot. When implemented, Performance Parking promises less time spent searching for a parking space, less double parking, reduced congestion and improved transport speeds. I hope to see tangible progress here over the coming year.

Thanks again for reading, and I look forward to seeing Arlington adapt its transportation system to our changing future. See you on the new blog.

Chris Slatt is the current chairman of the Arlington County Transportation Commission, founder of sustainable mobility for Arlington County and past chairman of a civic association. He is a software developer, co-owner of Perfect Pointe Dance Studio and a father of two.

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The Daily Herald – Boardwalk Boulevard now closed to all motorized traffic

Boardwalk Boulevard is officially off-limits to vehicles and motorcycles.

PHILIPSBURG – Justice Minister Anna Richardson has granted the St. Maarten KPSM Police request for permission to place 77 new road signs in Philipsburg. As soon as it is clear to motorists what is allowed and what is not, the police will take enforcement action and issue fines.

By ministerial decree of November 17, a total of 29 decisions were taken concerning Front Street and Boardwalk Boulevard, as well as the lanes between the two, in order to avoid parking nuisances and potentially dangerous and inconvenient situations for all traffic participants.

One of the decisions concerns the placement of signs at the start and end of Boardwalk Boulevard, and at two places in between, indicating that access to the boardwalk is prohibited to all motorized traffic.

In the aisles that give access to Boardwalk Boulevard, there will be signs indicating that it is forbidden to enter with vehicles and bicycles. Some dead-end streets near Walter Plantz Square and downtown Horizon View Hotel must be marked with road signs as parking areas.

KPSM submitted a request to the Minister of Justice four months ago to be allowed to place traffic signs in Philipsburg. The August 11 petition was explained orally by the traffic police on September 23. The Minister was informed of the considerable nuisance associated with parking in Philipsburg due to the inappropriate use of pedestrian paths as parking space. Police have also reported potentially dangerous situations for local residents, contractors and tourists.

KPSM said obstacles and dangers could be avoided by installing traffic signs.

“The closure of a large number of streets to all vehicles creates a more pleasant and safer environment for pedestrians,” said KPSM, stressing that the installation of signs increases the possibilities for the police and the Tourism Inspectorate. , Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) in order to be able to take coercive measures against parking nuisances and dangerous situations in the center of Philipsburg. A total of 77 road signs will be added in Philipsburg.

Sisalsteeg, across from the downtown cemetery on Front Street, will have a parking sign.

Praktizijnsteeg, opposite, will be a one-way street, with a direction from Front Street to Back Street.

Schijnwerkerssteeg near Walter Plantz Square will be designed for parking. The parking spaces on Front Street near Walter Plantz will officially become taxi ranks, four or five in total.

The frequently used Pompsteeg next to the Sea Palace Hotel will be closed to all traffic. Signs must be placed on both sides by order of the police. The same goes for Scheepsbouwsteeg.

Smidsteeg between Front Street and Back Street will receive a parking sign. Due to a blockade at the halfway point, this lane is already used for parking.

Speelsteeg, Loodssteeg, Afloopsteeg, Apotheeksteeg and Van Romondtsteeg will be banned from all traffic.

Wathey Square is now only accessible to emergency vehicles.

Kerksteeg, Pastoriesteeg and Rinksteeg will be closed to traffic. As there is a private parking lot in the middle of Rinksteeg, the first sign is not placed at the Front Street-Rinkstreet intersection but halfway past the entrance to the parking lot.

Four unnamed streets between Front Street and Boardwalk Boulevard in the area between Rinksteeg and Kanaalsteeg are also closed to traffic.

At the end of Front Street, near the Diamond Casino, there will be six signs indicating taxi ranks.

Front Street sidewalk parking is a big concern, Justice Minister Anna Richardson said. “Parking on sidewalks is still prohibited and, therefore, a ‘no parking’ sign on sidewalks is not required to impose a fine on the owner or operator of a vehicle. However, the addition of signs in which no parking on the sidewalks and parking is allowed only in official parking spaces is explicitly communicated will further raise awareness among the general public. “

In the area from Stillesteeg / Tamarindesteeg to Schoolsteeg, a total of four traffic signs prohibiting parking / waiting will be placed, with a sign below “Parking permitted only in official parking spaces”. In the area from Schoolsteeg to Kanaalsteeg, a total of eight identical signs will be placed on the sidewalks.

Parking violations on Front Street could cost motorists dearly over the next 10 weeks. Until January 31, 2022, Philipsburg, Maho and other “tourism hot spots” face a significantly higher fine for parking infractions.

The fine for illegally parked vehicles has been dropped from NAF. 50 to NAF. 150 (US $ 83). The increase, announced two days before Thanksgiving, applies during peak peak season for Caribbean cruises.

The move is part of a joint effort by the prosecution and the KPSM to improve traffic flow and increase road safety during busy vacation and tourism periods, the prosecution said in a press release.

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Jaycees Announces Details of Saturday’s Christmas Parade | New

The Jaycees have announced registrations and roster procedures for their annual Christmas Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4.

“Our theme is ‘Winter Wonderland’ but the weather will be a good price change from previous years with a current forecast of 69 and cloudy; not really winter temperatures, but a great day for a parade, ”said Keenan Sudderth, project president.

There are over 130 entries in the parade, including marching groups, dignitaries, floats, marching bands, vintage cars, new cars and small vehicles.

“We are extremely excited with the turnout this year, we have many new entries and the parade has grown even bigger since our return to Alcoa,” said Kelly Kincheloe, Parade Co-Chair.

The parade will begin at McDonald’s in New Midland Plaza. It will cross New Midland Plaza then turn right onto Calderwood Avenue (North Cusick Street in Maryville). At the top of the hill (downtown Maryville) it will turn right onto West Broadway Avenue, then right onto West Lamar Alexander Parkway and end before New Providence Presbyterian Church. The Jaycees expect more than 35,000 spectators in all.

Grand marshal

The Jaycees chose the Blount Partnership as their grand marshal for this year’s parade to spur economic development, including securing several Amazon facilities and relocating Smith & Wesson.

“It’s a way of saying a little thank you for all the behind-the-scenes work they do. I would like to personally thank the Partnership for its commitment to excellence in our community, ”said Sudderth, who is also president of the Blount County Jaycees.

Alignment procedures

All registrations are expected to start lining up at 9 a.m. Saturday at Joule Street or Rankin Road. Parents who drop off their children must do so no later than 10 a.m. at the four-lane stop on Joule Street and Rankin Road; Carrel Street next to the old Alcoa Police Department; or Rankin / Bessemer junction.

The estimated placement of entrances numbered 1 through 15 will be in the East Tennessee Medical Group parking lots at the Joule Street entrance; The 16-45 will be parked on the right side of rue Joule; 46-74 will be on the right side of Rankin Road from the ETMG entrance; 75-94 will line up on the left side of rue Joule; 95-130 will line up on the left side of Rankin Road (the old AUB parking lot will accommodate horse trucks). Joule and Rankin will be one-sided during the roster.

Only dignitaries and official Jaycee vehicles will be allowed to park in the parking lot of the ETMG building. The only vehicles allowed on the Joule and Rankin alignment side are numbered entrances to be on these particular roads. Entrances to Joule must enter from Hall Road turning onto Joule (south end of Walgreens). Entrances numbered to be on Rankin can only enter from Bessemer Street (parking is available at the Rankin / Bessemer intersection on the grounds).

Jaycee officials are encouraging the groups to assemble at a location close to Rankin or Joule, get all the children on the chariot, make final preparations, and then proceed cautiously to the line-up area. Parking near the waiting area can be found on Bessemer, opposite the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery. Another good base is the Joule Walgreens intersection.

Anyone trying to access the Knoxville Pediatric Association (KPA) or (ETMG) will enter Joule from Hall Road (next to Walgreens), walk to the four-lane stop, then turn left or right to enter the appropriate establishment. Everyone will exit via Rankin towards Lincoln Road.

Rain delay / postponement

In the event of bad weather, the decision to delay the rain of the parade will be made at 10 a.m. Parade participants and spectators can call 865-309-4742 or visit the Blount County Jaycees Facebook page for weather details regarding the possible rain delay or rain date postponement, 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Empty wallet for pantry bottoms

Once again, representatives of the Jaycees and Alcoa Jayteens (Junior Jaycees) will carry leaves along the parade route to collect donations for the Empty Pantry Fund.

In the past, cloth carriers have raised well over $ 21,000 from parade spectators.

“Every penny, penny, penny and quarter and those dollars add up during the parade,” said Lon Fox, president of the Empty Pantry Fund. “This is an opportunity for everyone to have an impact on someone’s life this Christmas, because no one deserves to be hungry for Christmas.”

Recognition program

The Jaycees will reward the following categories: the most thematic, the most creative, the best vehicles (car, truck, motorcycle, four wheels, etc.), the best youth organizations, the best religious contributions and the best companies. All entries will be judged before the start of the parade. Winners will receive a certificate / invitation to an awards reception to be held at Alcoa Middle School on Monday, December 20, starting at 6 p.m. There will be food, drinks and prizes at the reception.


1. Alcoa and Maryville Police Services

2. Jaycees Christmas Banner

3. Blount County Fire Color Guard

4. Blount Partnership and family (grand marshals)

5. Collection of empty pantry fund donation sheets

8. Ed Mitchell, Mayor of Blount County

9. Blount County Commissioner Mike Akard and his family

10. The Mayor of Maryville Andy White and the Deputy Mayor Fred Metz

11. Todd Orr, Blount County Real Estate Appraiser

12. Blount County Deeds Register Phyllis Lee Crisp

13. Gaye Hasty, Blount County Clerk

14. Jeff Headrick, Blount County Superintendent of Highways

15. Blount Jaycee County President Keenan Sudderth with the Ritchie Tractor

16. Blount County Fire Protection District

17. Blount County Fire Protection District

18. Blount County Fire Protection District

19. Blount County Fire Protection District

20. The best brothers traction team

21. The best brothers traction team

22. The best brothers traction team

23. The best brothers traction team

24. The best brothers traction team

25. The best brothers traction team

26. Smoky Mountain Fundraiser

27. Bass Boat Electronics

28. Roll Arena Party Zone

29. Roll Arena Party Zone Skaters

30. Robbie Long with Fowlers Furniture

31. 1953 Mack Fire Truck with Dan Lites

32. Let It Snow Unlimited artistic dance

33. Let It Snow Unlimited artistic dance

34. Let It Snow Unlimited artistic dance

35. Shine Like a Diamond Maryville Jewelers

36. Campaign for Allen Latham for Blount County Real Estate Appraiser

38. White Chevrolet Truck 1956 with Millard Wilson

39. Whitehead’s Winter Wonderland

40. Riley Trapp with Twin City Certified

41. Premier Transport LLC

44. Carpenters Elementary School Cheerleaders

45. Frozen presented by the Blount County Drug Court

47. William Blount High School Dance Team

48. William Blount High School Dance Team

49. Kent and Ashlyn 1975 Chevrolet Nova

50. Dotson Memorial Youth Basketball

51. Roger Rex with East Tennessee Championship Wrestling

52. East Alcoa Baptist Church

56. Alcoa Fire Department

57. Harper Jeep Ram with Brian Myers

58. Kimberly Chambers with Smoky Mountain Primary Care

59. Blount County Democratic Party

60. Commercial cutting equipment

61. Music from Alcoa High School

62. Alcoa College Football Team

63. Cheerleaders Alcoa Peewee

64. Cheerleaders Alcoa Grasshopper

65. Alcoa Board of Trustees

66. Maryville College Cheerleaders

67. Eastern Tennessee roams

68. Lance Satterfield with Keller Williams

69. Blount United Soccer Club

70. British Wonderland – English Automobile Company of Knoxville

71. Alcoa Fire Department

72. Mark Swaggerty with motorhomes for less

73. Credit center “Get this paste”

74. 1923 Federal Reserve armored truck with Lamon jewelers

75. Sleigh with the Baptist Church of Mount Sinai

76. Maryville Auto Sales LLC

77. Michelle Newman with Tennessee Mountain Real Estate

78. Clayton Bradley Academy Choirs

79. Clark Grove CP Church and Boy Scout Pack 1810

80. The Dwight Price Group Realty Executive and Associates

81. Glen and Amanda Morse with Wake Up Rentals

83. William Blount Fishing Team

84. SERVPro of Blount County

85. Family Christmas Truckster CARE 365

87. Father Against Drunk Driving (FADD)

88. Prospect Elementary Boosters, Tiger Cub Basketball and Cheer

95. Christmas Party with Legends Cuts Maryville

107. Theater group of primary players

108. Smoky Mountain Landscape

109. AF Insurance, let it snow

111. Christian Church Partnership

112. Sons of the American Revolution

113. American foundation and waterproofing

114. American foundation and waterproofing

115. American foundation and waterproofing

116. Maryville High School Band

117. Willocks High Performance Trucking LLC

118. Federal Credit Union Y-12

121. Rowing in a Winter Wonderland

122. Rowing in a Winter Wonderland

123. Rescue Year Round – Blount County Rescue Squad

124. Frozen Wonderland Girl Scout Troop 20709

125. Daniel Lawson Hepperly’s

126. Frosty Rose with Connatser and Teffeteller Heating and Air

127. Hotel Phobias Scary Christmas

129. Alcoa Middle School Jayteens and Blount County Jaycees with Morelock Motors

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Limerick leads implementation of new disabled parking app

A new app, which will help disabled drivers locate open spaces, will be launched in Ireland in Limerick.

The SpaceFinder app, which will be available on Apple and Android, can now locate empty accessible spaces and for those with Apple CarPlay, it can provide real-time navigation to the nearest available space.

The SpaceFinder service, developed by the Limerick ParkMagic company, has been supported by the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI).

Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) will be the first local authority in Ireland to start using the app, having completed extensive testing in the pilot phase. The LCCC traffic department has installed small sensors in accessible parking spaces in its downtown business district.

The information from these sensors will provide real-time updates on the SpaceFinder and Limerick eParking applications on the occupancy status of this space.

Limerick City and County Mayor Cllr Daniel Butler said: “Limerick City and County Council is delighted to lead the way again in supporting disabled drivers and visitors to the city with a convenient street parking.

“We are embracing the use of innovative technology to give them real-time information on the location of open spaces. We may also use the information to analyze usage levels so that we can plan for the future. “

In addition to the benefits for disabled drivers, the system will allow local authorities to collect real-time information on the use and turnover of accessible bays. This data could be essential for planning the provision and location of accessible spaces in the future.

Commenting on the launch, Paul Fitzgerald, Managing Director of ParkMagic, said: “We were delighted to lead the development of this service and its launch in the City of Limerick with assistance from the City and County Council of Limerick.

“We believe this demonstrates the real benefits for drivers and the environment of using the latest technologies to shorten the time to search for available spaces, saving time, fuel, traffic and stress. “

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is now asking every local authority to consider using the SpaceFinder service.

Richard Ryder, Head of Communications at DDAI, said: “For many of our members and others in the disabled driver community, finding available and accessible parking can be an incredibly difficult, time consuming and frustrating experience.

Often times this can mean a lot of searching and in some cases a lost trip as the driver is forced to go home and try again later.

“A service like SpaceFinder which gives real-time information on accessible parking spaces in towns and cities across Ireland would be a huge boost, and we call on local authorities to seriously consider this excellent initiative,” a- he added.

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Birmingham car park driver fury fines for passing three inch ‘pillar blocked bay’

A driver recounted how he was fined £ 100 after parking just three inches above a bay he said was blocked by a huge pillar.

Damian Maj says he was stunned after receiving the sanction after leaving his Mazda at the Allison Street parking lot in the city center, owned by Hockley-based Premier Parking Logistics.

The maintenance engineer said he paid £ 2.20 for a ticket after visiting Birmingham for a day with his wife Agata and 18-month-old son Victor on August 1.

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He admitted to parking lightly over a bay that he didn’t think could be used by another vehicle due to a huge pillar in the front – yet Premier Parking Logistics insists the bay IS used by drivers.

Damian Maj says he was upset after being fined after parking in the car park at 16/29 Allison Street 1/4 Coventry Street in Birmingham

Mr Shift, from Crick, near Rugby, told BirminghamLive: “I got back to my car and just couldn’t believe it so I took some pictures.

“The space (next to Mazda) was blocked off by a post that supports the roof. Obviously, no one can safely park in that space while maneuvering around that post.

“Since I’m a new dad, I was looking for spaces around the parking lot where I could fully open the car door to get my little one out of the car safely.

“So I moved my car a bit to the open space and covered a yellow line.

“When we got back I got a ticket for ‘Not Parked Wholly Within Bay’.

“I could absolutely agree with a ticket if I blocked another space or an access but then clearly another car cannot park there.”

Damian Maj, his wife Agata and his son Victor
Damian Maj, his wife Agata and his son Victor

Mr. Maj appealed to the company to cancel the ticket, but lost.

A spokesperson for Premier Parking Logistics said the bay WAS used by motorists and added that Mr. Maj had “admitted that they voluntarily parked over the bay for their own convenience, so acknowledged its responsibility.

“The terms and conditions which form the contract that the driver has agreed to abide by have been broken by the driver.

“The driver parked next to the sign with the terms and conditions. There is also a 24 hour phone number on the signs.

“We checked the back office and that day there were only 7 cars in the parking lot all day.

“There are 30 spaces in the car park which are all above the regulatory size recommended by local authorities.

Damian Maj received a £ 100 parking ticket after parking lightly over a bay in the car park on Allison Street and Coventry Street
Damian Maj received a £ 100 parking ticket after parking lightly over a bay in the car park on Allison Street and Coventry Street

“Today we took time stamped photos of the bay you claim to be obstructed with 2 cars on each side and the bay empty. We then took a time stamped photo of a vehicle parked in the bay and then comfortably exiting the bay. “

The company invited our reporter to the parking lot to see a vehicle parked in the bay, but we refused.

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Supervisor requests removal of parking spaces at Muni bus stops – SFBay

A supervisor in San Francisco tries to make sure that every transit stop in Muni is accessible to all passengers, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a resolution on Tuesday urging the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency to improve Muni transit stops where on-street parking is permitted.

Preston said:

“Allowing parking at bus stops and not providing free access to public transportation undermines San Francisco’s transit-oriented policy and poses particular problems for the elderly and people with disabilities. “

The resolution urges the SFMTA to develop and implement a plan “to promote free pedestrian access to board public transport by eliminating parking at bus stops and making other necessary infrastructure improvements.”

Preston cited a study by Marcel Moran, a doctoral student in urban planning at the University of California, Berkeley, who visited and detailed the amenities at each Muni transit stop at street level and detailed amenities – such as shelters and passenger seats – at every stop. Moran visited the nearly 3,000 transit stops and documented his findings from May to July 2020.

Moran’s study, “Are Shelters in Place ?: Mapping the Distribution of Transit Amenities via a Bus-Stop Census of San Francisco,” published in the Journal of Public Transportation, showed that 32% of bus stops lacked areas safe boarding due to street parking.

Parked vehicles force passengers to bypass them and exit onto the street to board, according to the study.

SFMTA spokeswoman Erica Kato said the agency adopted a border management strategy in February 2020 to guide the agency’s priorities for border use in different neighborhoods.

The strategy targeted what are known as “flag stops,” where a bus or train picks up and drops off passengers next to parked vehicles. Flag stops are usually marked with painted yellow and black markings on utility poles, on the roadway, or both.

The agency’s strategic report says flag stops create hardship for the elderly and people with disabilities, forcing people in wheelchairs and other mobility devices to cross in front of parked vehicles to access the wheelchair lift rolling off the bus.

Passengers not using mobility devices are still required to navigate around or between parked vehicles without the benefit of additional sidewalk space when boarding the bus, according to the report.

The report recommended that the SFMTA board adopt a policy that avoids creating new flag stops and gradually replacing existing ones with real bus zones. Community engagement will be required before removing parking spaces.

Preston said SFMTA officials told him they had not yet developed a comprehensive plan regarding curbside access for Muni vehicles.

Pi Ra, senior director of San Francisco Action and Disability transit justice, released a statement saying Muni bus stops should provide curbside access, adding:

“By allowing cars to park at bus stops, you are forcing people with reduced mobility and visually impaired people out onto the streets. “

The resolution calls on the SFMTA to present a plan to supervisors within 90 days.

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New Orleans City Council Supports Uptown Parking Restrictions Aimed at Reigning Student Housing | Local politics

New Orleans City Council on Thursday backed rules to slow conversions from modest homes to massive dorms in Uptown neighborhoods, ending a nearly two-year debate that highlighted the need for more affordable housing and off-street parking in this area.

The council’s rules, which were unanimously approved, would see the developers provide new off-street parking space for every new room they add to converted or newly built homes near Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities.

The off-street parking requirement will not apply to renovated or newly built homes with fewer than three bathrooms, an exception meant to allay concerns from affordable housing advocates that the rules unfairly weigh on developers of small homes. .

In response to complaints that recent dormitory-style housing renovations have caused traffic jams on the streets, New Orleans City Council agreed on Thursday …

The parking requirement also does not apply to affordable housing projects that maintain affordability for 20 years, restrict sale prices, and reserve half of their units for very low-income tenants.

The rules, sponsored by District A council member Joe Giarrusso, are now permanent after a temporary version was passed in March 2020. Although the details were adopted without much public discussion on Thursday, Giarrusso argued that the rules makeshift dorms, with per-room rates that sometimes match what it costs to rent a two-bedroom shotgun. The result is a rise in prices in an area that would otherwise be affordable for long-term residents.

“These dorms increase rental rates, decrease affordability and ensure that the prices of homes purchased in the area are higher, which also results in higher taxes,” Giarrusso said during an October discussion of rules.

New Orleans City Council on Thursday passed rules to stop conversions from modest homes to massive dorms and remedy …

Giarrusso first urged council to look into the matter in 2020, after receiving complaints from residents who said the conversions were out of step with the character of the neighborhood and that having multiple drivers living in a single house reduced an already limited amount of street parking.

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Council ended up asking the Planning Commission to look into the matter. It also temporarily required the developers to build an off-street parking space for each room they built near Tulane and Loyola as the study progressed.

But after several neighborhoods united in their opposition to the conversions, that initial and temporary plan was eventually changed to include Hollygrove, Leonidas, Carrollton and other neighborhoods near Xavier University.

The final version of the rules also exempts small developments from the requirement, an attempt to address concerns from Planning Commission staff and housing advocates that a warrant would lead to increased housing costs. The exemption “removes most of the damage we saw in the original proposal,” said Maxwell Ciardullo, a policy advocate at the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center.

Still, Ciardullo said on Thursday the rules remain fundamentally flawed. “We still don’t think parking requirements are the best way to regulate development,” he said.

New Orleans City Council moved closer on Thursday to permanently changing parking rules in the University District Uptown, a move designed …

On Thursday, public comment was limited to Ciardullo and a comment submitted online by resident Anna Stanicoff, who called the order a “destructive solution to the very real problem of student encroachment in neighborhoods.”

In the October meeting, by contrast, speakers said the new trend was destroying their neighborhoods.

“In the four blocks around my house, we have 13 houses where families have been relocated to allow investors to come in and change the structure of these houses into something they weren’t intended for,” said Ken Gelpi, who lives near Lusher. Charter school.

Developer comments were missing from the last two meetings. The person who led the conversions of several properties near Broadway Street, Preston Tedesco, declined to comment when reached on Thursday, as he has done before.

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Luton council boss under fire for parking ‘chaos’

The barriers around the parking lot of the Upper Town

The chief executive of Luton council received a hostile reception from business owners angry at the parking reductions, during a trip to High Town.

Robin Porter had visited the conservation area along High Town Road last week after business leaders said plans to significantly reduce their parking spaces for a new property development would drive customers away.

Real estate agent Mohammed Shahid said Porter faces angry traders.

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“It was extremely hostile,” he said. “Business people feel very disappointed.”

He has now started a petition in the region calling on the council to rethink its plans to remove 28 public parking spaces, which the companies say will drive out customers who cannot park. Traders will end up with only 12 spaces for themselves and their customers, they say.

“We were not consulted on the plan,” he said. “We were all taken by surprise.

“Every business has been closed during the closures and some are barely surviving. The loss of parking cuts a lifeline, they will close their doors.”

Twenty-eight places were lost

Mr Shadid said that since parking spaces were removed to cope with a new apartment development, there has been chaos on the road, with people parking in yellow lines or on the sidewalk.

“The parking lot has been around for 45 years,” he said. “We all need to find another place to park. The general manager has witnessed some of the chaos in the area with people parking on double yellow lines.”

Dorota Bodniewicz lives and works in High Town and said: “It’s ridiculous what’s happened here. They’re literally killing businesses while customers struggle to park. They’re just killing the neighborhood.

“The advice is just crossing our fingers that we get used to it. “

The petition states: “The Luton Borough Council did not properly take into account the impact of the loss of these parking lots and did not make any proposals regarding other parking arrangements.

“The construction process has already started and it is progressing rapidly. This will significantly reduce the level of on-street parking in the area, but will also remove the vast majority of long-term parking in the High Town Road commercial area.

“This long-term parking lot is used by both local residents and people working in businesses and shops in the upper town. This change will also impact people with reduced mobility and parents with strollers who again rely on the ability to park closer to the store or business they are visiting.

And he calls on the council to rethink the situation. “We are calling on High Town Councilors and the Chief Executive Officer of Luton Council to reconsider LBC’s decision and keep this vital parking resource on High Town Rd / Brunswick Street. Alternatively, allocate an appropriate number of spaces to accommodate movement in the local area (High Town Road, Brunswick Street and Back Street) a distance equal to that of the existing Brunswick Street parking lot. ‘

A council spokesperson said: “The council is committed to investing in redundant sites throughout Luton to meet the needs of residents. In High Town in particular, we recently invested £ 275,000 in improving street lighting and additional funds to facilitate improvements to the public realm at the junction of High Town Road and Burr Street.

“The new High Town development provided by Foxhall Homes on the old Taylor Street parking lot will enhance the area and provide large family homes, which are rare in Luton. There will be twenty-three homes for sale and new ones. affordable houses for rent.

“As part of our goal of making Luton a carbon neutral city by 2040, we are committed to encouraging the use of local facilities that are easily accessible on foot or by bike and believe this development will benefit local merchants. region as it will bring new buyers to the locality.

“Once the work in progress is completed, there will be 12 spaces for public use, accessible from Brunswick Street and 27 spaces, accessible via Back Street, for private parking.

“There are other paid and posted parking lots on Wenlock Street and Hitchin Road, a short walk away. There is a full bus service and a main train station within 0.2 mile.

“We continue to work and engage with local businesses, not only in High Town but across Luton, to achieve our Luton 2040 goal of having a city where everyone thrives and no one lives in poverty. “.

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Provo city council changes parking permit program | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy of the City of Provo

Graphic on parking permit information and meetings.

Provo City Council is approaching a parking permit program for certain areas of the city. The city is asking residents for help on the proposals that are currently being studied.

The draft city code of Provo, Chapter 9.90, will be considered at the council meeting on Tuesday. On-street parking management, if adopted, will create a new management tool for the city. This would be in addition to the current parking management tools the city is already using, such as authorized parking zones, according to Karen Tapahe, spokesperson for the council.

“Chapter 9.90 creates the structure for future parking management zones to be created and enforced through a paid parking system,” Tapahe said. “Charging parking is certainly not a popular idea, as public commentary in a recent Open City Hall poll showed, but active management of on-street public parking is necessary to preserve the benefits and discourage abuse of this public resource. “

Key elements of Chapter 9.90

Parking on a public road in OSPM areas may be restricted by any of the following parking management strategies:

  • Paid parking
  • Paid parking with optional permit
  • Vehicles that are parked in an hourly parking zone must pay the established rate.

Timed fares will be market determined – high enough that parking spaces are regularly released, but not so high that on-street parking is not fully utilized.

Payment would be made via a mobile application. City staff are working on options for drivers without a mobile device.

Vehicles with valid permits would be exempt from the timed parking fee in this OSPM zone.

Licensees pay for one year of access to an OSPM area rather than paying the timed tariff.

To obtain a parking permit, the permit holder must prove ownership or residence of a building with a facade bordering the OSPM zone with a maximum limit of two permits per property / occupant.

The boundaries of all OSPM zones must be shown on an official map of the on-street parking management zone adopted by the city council.

What Chapter 9.90 does not do

Create the actual OSPM zones. The process of creating an OSPM zone is detailed in Chapter 9.90, but the actual designation of a zone will need to be submitted to the council for a vote of approval.

Chapter 9.91, creating an OSPM zone in the Joaquin neighborhood (just south of the BYU campus), is in preparation.

Tapahe said a town hall on the proposal will be held on November 18 at 6 p.m. in the council chamber for the public to share their views in person.

The discussion will focus on the regulation of parking on private property and the guarantee of a specific parking space for OSPM permit holders.

Tuesday’s meeting to review the structure of the proposed program will be broadcast live on the Council’s Facebook and YouTube.

Council has scheduled the parking ordinance to be voted on at Tuesday’s meeting as the final item on the agenda. However, residents and university students who might have concerns about additional changes or specific areas for the permits or permit program are encouraged to attend the town hall meeting on Thursday.


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10 traffic rules to know when driving a car in Delhi – Jammu Kashmir Latest news | Tourism

Delhi is one of the busiest and most populous cities in India as it welcomes people from different parts of the country who come here for better opportunities and a bright future. As more and more people move to this beautiful city, it is natural to expect an increase in personal vehicle trips on the roads. The only problem with this growing number of cars is that the roads are busier and more chaotic, which increases the chances of road accidents.

Therefore, the authorities created strict traffic rules to protect both vehicle owners and people walking on the road. These rules are meant to make Indian roads safer for everyone, and breaking a single rule can get you in trouble. Learn about traffic rules and associated fines and penalties in detail, so that you can be more careful when driving on the roads.

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10 important traffic rules to know when driving a car in Delhi

If you own a car in Delhi and take it out regularly to travel between work and home and vice versa, you should know the following rules:

  1. Take all essential documents

You never know when you will be stopped by a traffic officer at a signal for document inspection, so it is best to always have all essential documents in your vehicle. Before you start driving, check if you have the RC smart card / copy, driver’s license, PUC certificate and valid car insurance with you.

If you have a new car, a 90-day RTO receipt will also do. Those who have just completed their driving lessons and training can apply for a driver’s license online. Go through this article as it is explained in detail on how to apply for driving license in Delhi? and you will get a detailed step by step guide to follow.

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  1. Search Revised Traffic fines and penalties

Authorities continue to review and change fines and penalties to make people more responsible behind the wheel. Such a change was noticed in 2019 when the old slab of fines and penalties was replaced by a more stringent one. If you drive a car today and break any of the traffic rules, you will be required to pay the following:

Offense New penalty (from September 2019 and beyond) Old penalty (before September 2019)
General offense Rs. 500 (first offenders), Rs. 1,500 (repeat offenders) Rs. 100 (first offenders), Rs. 300 (repeat offenders)
Driving without a license Rs.5,000 Rs.500
impetuous driving Rs. 1,000 to 5,000 rupees or imprisonment for six months to one year (for first-time offenders)

Fine up to 10,000 rupees or imprisonment up to 2 years (for repeat offenders)

Overload of passengers / people Rs. 1,000 per passenger / additional person None
Not wearing the seat belt 1000 rupees Rs. 100
Driving an uninsured vehicle Rs. 2,000 and / or a prison sentence of up to 3 months (for first-time offenders)

Rs. 4,000 and / or a jail term of up to 3 months (for second-sentence offenders)

1,000 rupees and / or prison sentence of up to 3 months
Drunk Driving 10,000 rupees and / or prison sentence of up to 6 months (first offenders)

Rs. 15,000 and / or jail term of up to 2 years

2,000 rupees
Driving with an invalid / expired license 10,000 rupees Rs. 100
  1. Understand all Traffic signs

To ensure that free road traffic is not interrupted for any reason, authorities have installed various road signs that drivers are required to check and follow. Mandatory road signs warn drivers of when to stop, the authorized speed limit, the crosswalk, a school ahead, a no-horn area, no parking, no parking, narrow road or narrow bridge in front, bump or rough road, barrier in front, etc. traffic sign, you can be stopped and sent a challan by a traffic officer.

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  1. Do not use cell phones while driving

One of the most common reasons for car accidents is distraction. If the driver is distracted and turns his attention away from the road, the risk of traffic accidents increases dramatically. This is why the authorities made a law to prevent drivers from talking on the phone while driving. If a driver is found talking on a cell phone, the traffic officer has the right to stop him and raise a challan of up to 5,000 rupees, seize the driver’s license and hand it over. suspend for at least 3 months.

  1. Do not drink and drive

Driving under the influence of any toxic substance, including alcohol, can cause extensive damage to people on the road and to the driver. Thus, to avoid such cases, the authorities have made it a rule to penalize people who drive while intoxicated.

If your blood alcohol level is over 0.03%, or about 30 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, you will be fined between 2,000 and 10,000 rupees. The amount of the fine will depend on the final blood alcohol limit detected by the BAC test. Depending on the seriousness of the case, you may also be sentenced to imprisonment for up to 7 months or 4 years.

  1. Always wear a seat belt

Whenever you drive, always make a habit of wearing your seat belt. If a traffic policeman spots you while driving without wearing a seat belt, you will be immediately asked to stop and pay a fine of up to Rs 1,000. Wearing a seat belt will not only save you the penalty, but also save your life if you ever get into a traffic accident.

  1. Rules for overloading your car

Another rule to be observed is overloading your car with people. If you have a standard small car, you should not accommodate more than four people. If you are caught driving five or more people in a small car, you could be subject to a challan. As the new traffic rules are quite strict, you can end up paying 1000 rupees for each additional person in your vehicle.

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  1. Protect your vehicle with an insurance policy

Delhi city is congested with the highest traffic rate in India. Accidents are likely to happen more due to overcrowding and lack of good roads. However, that shouldn’t stop you from driving a car in Delhi. You can protect yourself from all harmful events by taking out auto insurance as it is a mandatory rule, at least it is advisable to take out third party auto insurance to drive car in Delhi. Third Party Auto Insurance is basic insurance that you must have, it protects the driver against financial loss resulting from traffic accidents to any third party individual and property.

You can also make sure your car has comprehensive auto insurance if you want better coverage. Drivers without valid car insurance will be subject to the consequences of a fine of up to Rs. 1000 and / or a jail term of up to 3 months. The updated penalty prices have been increased to Rs 2,000 and Rs 4,000 for primary and secondary violators, respectively.

  1. To give Path for emergency vehicles

To facilitate the faster movement of emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, the authorities have asked all drivers to give them room. For patients in an ambulance, every minute is precious. To get them to the hospital as quickly as possible, rules were established requiring drivers to take emergency vehicles or risk paying a fine of Rs 2,000.

  1. Obey Delhi’s parking rules

As on-street parking costs have increased exponentially, drivers need to be careful when finding a place to park their car. Parking fees will vary based on parking times, vehicle type and location, so always check with the appropriate person on site before parking your car. If you do not want your vehicle to be towed, never park it on sidewalks, prohibited parking areas or in front of a public building.

Strict traffic rules only help drivers become more careful and responsible while driving, so make sure you always follow the rules. If you are in Delhi, following the traffic rules outlined above will be enough for a safe and hassle-free driving experience.

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Lawrence City Commission votes to develop a long-term version of the downtown outdoor dining program; costs, design and parking to consider | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Rochelle Valverde

The parklet patio at 715 Restaurant, 715 Massachusetts St., is pictured on September 18, 2021.

Taking into account issues such as aesthetics and parking, the City of Lawrence will seek to develop a long-term version of a program that has enabled downtown businesses to build patios and outdoor dining areas in parking lots during the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of its Tuesday meeting, the City of Lawrence Commission voted 5-0 to allow the development of a long-term “parklet” program and asked staff to consider items such as fees, design, safety and parking standards in the new regulation. The city waived the permit fees for the temporary program, and Mayor Brad Finkeldei said that while it didn’t make sense for some companies, he expected others to continue using the program in under the new regulations and that it was important to develop them as quickly as possible.

“As I look up and down Mass. Street, and think about the aesthetics, safety, cost, and usability, I think some of the spaces that exist now are going to survive regardless of the conditions. regulations that we put in place, ”said Finkeldei. .

As part of this process, the committee also voted unanimously to extend the temporary format of the program for an additional five months, until March 31, so that the permanent version of the program can be developed. Although there was some discussion about whether this was enough time to develop the bylaws, the commission ultimately decided to leave this date in the hopes that the city and the new commission – two new commissioners. will sit on December 7 – would be able to move quickly.

The corner and parallel parking lot in the city center that the companies have converted to an outdoor patio is owned by the city, and Deputy Mayor Courtney Shipley and Commissioner Lisa Larsen have said it will be important to set a fair price for the use of this space. Larsen said she would like the program fees to be based on the actual cost of downtown space.

“The downtown area is the highest property value we have in Lawrence, and so when we consider moving that space away for a park, I would like it to reflect the value of the property,” Larsen said.

As part of the meeting, the commission also received the results of a municipal poll which indicated that a majority of those who responded supported the idea of ​​a long-term program. Among other benefits, respondents said the program gave customers more options amid the pandemic, raised the downtown vibe and was of economic importance to businesses. Respondents also expressed some concerns, including intermittent use of parks due to weather and opening hours, loss of downtown parking, and the aesthetics of patio structures.

Larsen said she was concerned about whether the commission could realistically approve new regulations within the five-month deadline. She also said she would like the commission to consider whether to limit the number of parklets allowed per block and the number of parking spaces a business can use for a parklet. She also asked if the committee should consider issues such as whether there should be only one common dining room per block.

Downtown Lawrence Inc. CEO Sally Zogry said in a letter to the commission that the board supports the continuation of the program, but there are some “complexities to be addressed.” Zogry said the main concerns for DLI members are capping the number of on-street parking spaces per block that can be used as parklets to maintain a mix of parking and parklets; develop a fair system of cost assessment; provision of signage and guidance for nearby parking lots; meet accessibility and fire prevention requirements; create workable and enforceable design guidelines; and provide assurance of a longer term program so that businesses can invest in improvements.

Zogry said the DLI is ready to provide additional feedback and coordination with its members, and that design and architecture firm Gould Evans, who helped develop the parklet concept, may also be able to provide. advices.

“Our board is confident that the overriding concerns can be addressed through reasonable regulation,” Zogry said.

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Drivers say parking in Montreal is difficult. Experts say it should be

Standing in front of empty storefronts, Denis Coderre was clear on what to do with the bike path on rue Bellechasse.

Ensemble Montréal’s mayoral candidate has announced that he will repeal part of the path along the main artery of the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough.

The reason? Bringing life back to approximately 800 parking spaces that were removed when the trail was set up by the Projet Montréal administration of Valérie Plante.

“We need fluidity, to ensure that the bikes can still pass,” he said during a campaign stop in mid-September. “We are able to live together. We are not anti-bicycle, we are pro-mobility.”

The conflict between parking and other street uses, such as bicycle paths, is not unique to rue Bellechasse.

Through the city, companies and residents say that finding on-street parking is already a challenge, and that measures like pedestrian streets and bicycle lanes only exacerbate the problem.

In Côte-Des-Neiges — Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, a bicycle path on rue Terrebonne was strongly contested by citizens who lost their parking. After weeks of back and forth, the borough has finally abrogated the project.

However, many Montrealers wish to restrict car use in the city. Nearly half of Montrealers, or 48%, are in favor of limiting one car per household, according to a recent study CROP survey.

That same poll found that 60 percent of Montrealers were in favor of drastically restricting cars that use fossil fuels from entering downtown.

Flexible poles and painted bike paths lined either side of the street, eliminating all curb parking along Terrebonne Street, until the borough finally repealed the project. (Simon Nakonechny / CBC)

How much parking is there in the city and do Montrealers really need more?

According to the city of Montreal, there are between 475,000 and 515,000 street parking spaces in all the boroughs.

Among them, only 17,367 of them are equipped with meters. Another four percent is reserved for holders of residence permits.

Experts say the way elected officials manage parking policy shapes the streets of a city and has a ripple effect on all other forms of transportation.

Maybe parking shouldn’t be easy

Experts say there is a way to make parking more convenient for drivers, while encouraging Montrealers to adopt greener modes of transportation. (Warning: it may not be popular.)

The idea is to completely eliminate free street parking.

“We call free parking a fertility drug for cars,” said Todd Litman, of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute in British Columbia, noting research showing that free parking makes people buy and drive cars.

He said there is a great “injustice” in putting car storage priority over improving roads for those who walk, cycle or use public transport.

“And then the motorist says, ‘but I need this parking space‘, but they don’t really need it,” he said. “If they really needed it, they would be happy to pay for it.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, several streets, including Mont-Royal Avenue, were transformed into pedestrianized pedestrian zones, to the detriment of on-street parking in the area. (Ryan Remiorz / The Canadian Press)

The price should be high enough that most people choose other forms of public transportation. In return, Litman said those who are always willing to pay would find it easier to park.

“We’re not saying there shouldn’t be parking,” Litman said. “We’re just saying that parking should be paid for directly by users rather than indirectly by taxpayer dollars.”

Kevin Manaugh, an associate professor in McGill’s geography and environment departments who studies how cities balance environmental and economic priorities, also encouraged the idea of ​​eliminating free parking.

He said the ideal would be to have one or two empty slots on each block, so there is always space available.

“I recognize that some people need to drive cars, and cars will always be part of our multimodal transportation system,” Manaugh said.

“But we all have to recognize that this is one of the most ineffective [forms of transportation] in terms of space, in terms of fuel, in terms of energy, in terms of the danger it poses to others, ”he said.

“Anything that can discourage the use of cars in urban areas should be embraced and celebrated. “

Asked that parking in Montreal is already frustrating for many, Manaugh replied that it was not exactly a flaw in the system.

“[Parking] should be difficult, ”he said. “It shouldn’t be an easy thing to use in an urban setting when there are so many other options for walking, cycling or using public transportation. “

He said suburban areas, which have fewer alternatives to the car, would need a different approach.

European cities make parking difficult

Parking is a source of heated debate and featured prominently in Montreal’s election campaign.

Despite its importance, parking is not something people really pay attention to until it affects them personally, said Natalie Gulsrud, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen who studies urban green infrastructure.

“It’s incredibly boring so most people just don’t get going and then political decisions are made and everyone is upset,” she said.

Montreal would not be the first city to reconsider on-street parking. Gulsrud said that from the 1960s until the mid-2000s, Copenhagen regularly reduced parking in the city center.

“We realized that there were too many parking spaces and that it was stifling public life,” she explained.

Today, paid street parking in downtown Copenhagen can cost between C $ 4.25 and C $ 6.50 per hour during rush hour, depending on the region.

By comparison, paid on-street parking in Ville-Marie costs $ 3.50 an hour in the city center and $ 1.50 in the eastern part of the borough.

While the city has stopped cutting parking spaces in recent years, Gulsrud said some of the city’s local politicians now want to cut up to a third of the remaining on-street parking.

Paris, for its part, is preparing to remove half of its parking in the street, up to 70,000 spaces.

Paris is proposing to eliminate around 70,000 on-street parking spaces, to make way for an expanding cycle network and other road uses. (Michelle Gagnon / CBC)

Instead, the French capital plans to work with underground car parks, to open their spaces to public use at a fixed price.

Gulsrud said this was a “pragmatic compromise” as it leaves the streets open to the public, but with that comes the high cost of building an underground car park.

But she warns cities shouldn’t reduce parking without explaining why some people choose to drive in cities.

“A lot of times once you’ve had that sunk cost of buying the car, it’s the cheapest way to get in and the most easily accessible way to get to a city,” she said. declared.

“If we start to make it more expensive or less accessible, then we need to make sure that we have affordable housing close to where people work and development focused on public transport to get them there. “

What is on offer in Montreal?

None of the main parties in the municipal elections are proposing to eliminate free parking, but the idea has already been launched by members of Projet Montreal, according to a new book.

In Save the city, Daniel Sanger, a staff member of Projet Montréal for nearly a decade, wrote that a coalition of party officials, including the former mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, Luc Ferrandez, attempted to urge the administration to take bolder measures.

The proposals included “the elimination of all free parking in central areas of the city and higher taxes on private parking”.

However, the proposals received a “cold reception” from Plante and Benoit Dorais, chairman of the city’s executive committee, according to Sanger.

Ferrandez later cited parking taxation as an issue when he publicly resigned from Projet Montreal in 2019.

The former mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, Luc Ferrandez, called for the elimination of free downtown parking before his resignation, according to a new book. (Ivanoh Demers / Radio-Canada)

In a statement to CBC News, Projet Montreal said that when parking is removed, it is often for safety reasons or to make the streets greener.

“It is really as a last resort that we remove the parking spaces and we always try to compensate for the losses elsewhere in the neighborhood,” said a party spokesperson.

As for cost, the party said it favors the San Francisco model, which is based on supply and demand. If parking is infrequent in one area, the price is lower, while high traffic areas would have a higher price.

Project did not respond to a request for comment on Sanger’s version of events.

Christine Gosselin, former Project Montreal advisor in Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie, told CBC that parts of the city are more suburban made it difficult to govern.

“It is a somewhat schizophrenic city, with a central nucleus having a type of urban organization that predates the car… whereas the suburbs and the semi-suburbs [areas] were built entirely for the car, ”said Gosselin.

“This environment produces different needs and different realities for its citizens, and it is very difficult to reconcile.”

Gulsrud said Copenhagen has the same problem of urban and suburban realities, but that hasn’t stopped the city from moving forward.

“We still have the functional green mobility city that we have,” she said. “What is to say is that these political choices that people make at the polls in Montreal, to come during your election, really matter.”

Mouvement Montreal said the city should maintain the current number of on-street parking. Its platform also offers to make parking free in town on weekends.

“It is of the utmost importance to have a smooth transition to car-free transportation, while recognizing the need for our city to remain universally accessible to all,” Movement said in a statement.

Ensemble Montréal did not respond to CBC’s request for comment on this matter.

In its platform, the party said it would “swap” bike paths and parking, make paid parking free for self-service vehicles (like Communauto) and offer reduced parking rates for those who do. carpooling or using an electric vehicle.

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A necessary room in the modern parking lot

The parking guidance system has gradually become an indispensable part of modern parking lots. More and more people are starting to understand it, get used to it and like it. A parking guidance system perfectly solves the problems of difficulty in parking and finding a car.

As an important management method for the reasonable allocation of parking resources, the parking guidance system can help car owners find parking spaces quickly, eliminate the trouble of car owners searching for cars, effectively improve parking lot utilization and reduce traffic jams. It is gradually favored by most of the large car parks.

But do you know how the system implements all these functions? What technology does the parking guidance system use?

The parking guidance system mainly uses video, ultrasonic, geomagnetic vehicle sensors and other methods of recognizing license plates or detecting parking space occupancy information, and guiding parking routes using indicator lights and display screens.

The occupancy of parking space the information is mainly carried out through the vehicle detection algorithm. Vehicle detection is based on AI deep learning detection algorithms, involving advanced technologies such as vehicle recognition, license plate detection, license plate correction, segmentation , character recognition and AI decision making.

Rich application scenarios

from China parking guidance The technology has gone through three stages of development, from ultrasonic parking guidance, to video guidance geomagnetic parking guidance. Ultrasonic The parking guidance can only identify if there is a vehicle, while the video parking guidance can not only identify the vehicle, but also identify the vehicle characteristics and the condition of the parking space, helping owners of cars to better realize the parking guidance and to find their own car.

Chinese parking guidance technology has gone through three stages of development, from ultrasonic parking guidance to video parking guidance to geomagnetic parking guidance.

Geomagnetic parking guidance is currently mainly used in street parking. This technology has only been used in recent years and its greatest advantage is its ease of construction and installation.

Currently, the three parking guidance technologies are in parallel. The dominant market trend in the future is expected to be the use of video parking guidance systems in off the street car parks and the use of geomagnetic parking sensors and video terminals in on-street car parks. At the same time, offline guidance will be developed into online guidance, from ground guidance to parking spot level guidance, to execute detailed instructions on parking paths and parking spot management and control.

A series of related equipment for parking guidance systems such as video parking detection terminals, ultrasonic detection terminals, geomagnetic detection sensors, bluetooth parking locks, parking guidance screens, management software, self-service kiosks, etc. have been widely used in airports, railway stations, stadiums, shopping malls, high-end residential areas, high-end office buildings and other places.

Pioneer in the field of intelligent parking

As a provider of integrated solutions for smart parking and access control, Jieshun Technology has always attached great importance to product development and technological innovation, and successively launched intelligence-based license plate recognition and video parking guidance systems artificial.

Jieshun parking guide products have been widely used in most national cities and many countries in Asia and Europe.

Jieshun has established a professional parking guidance research and development team, and its research and development force has a leading competitive advantage in the industry. Jieshun parking guide products have been widely used in most national cities and many countries in Asia and Europe.

Jieshun will continue to develop innovative parking guidance applications. We believe that the parking guidance system will become the standard system for most of the parking lots around the world in the near future.


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Dallas Curb Management Could Reduce Street Parking – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A Dallas edge lane management study is underway that may reduce on-street parking in favor of other uses of this space.

The study currently includes Downtown, Uptown, Deep Ellum, and Bishop Arts, but may expand in the future.

It shows the changes taking place in the urban core of Dallas, where thousands of residents now live in large new apartments and fewer people just drive around town.

“I think Dallas has really changed over the last five years I would say,” said resident Quenita Fagan.

She was eating outside a Starbucks on the corner of Commerce and Akard Street on Thursday, across from the new AT&T Discovery District.

Drivers cannot just stop and park there on Commerce. Roadside restrictions include drop-off areas and bus lanes. With cycle lanes, these are the kinds of restrictions that could be extended to many other places with the study on curb lane management.

Fagan said visitors from outside the city center are drawn to many attractions, but that she uses public transportation and would prefer to see fewer cars.

“The attractions are here, but how do you make it work for everyone, letting them know there are people living here. And we don’t want cars everywhere, ”Fagan said.

The curb lane management study was a topic of the Dallas City Council Transportation Committee meeting this week.

Council member Cara Mendelsohn said businesses could suffer from the reduction in on-street parking because she and other residents rely on using it. Mendelsohn said public transportation would take three to four times as long, so she was driving from north Dallas.

“Frankly, there are times when I have pulled over and there is no parking. Can’t get into the valet parking, and you know what? I’m going home. So we can’t give up parking, ”Mendelsohn said.

Other committee members supported the changes, including transport chairman Omar Narvaez.

“I want to do this. I think we need to put this infrastructure in place for the lanes reserved for buses, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles. If we don’t add this infrastructure, the people of Dallas won’t get used to it. not. And we will never get there. And I think we as the ninth largest city are probably 10 to 15 years behind the other big cities that implemented it a long time ago, ” Narvaez said.

Deep Ellum, where large new apartment structures were recently completed, is an example of change that is already happening.

A few years ago Elm Street was recently widened, landscaped sidewalks replaced some parking spaces.

The “The Stack” office building recently opened with ample parking that is available to visitors to Deep Ellum at night, helping to eliminate the need for street space.

Commerce Street will soon receive a rebuild, which will include the first dynamic loading zones in the streetside space of Dallas.

“At night they are used for carpooling customers and during the day they are used for large business needs such as FedEx and food supplier deliveries. And that’s because we know we need to maximize and share the use of the sidewalk. It’s a great asset, ”said Stephanie Keller-Hudiburg, Executive Director of the Deep Ellum Foundation.

Dallas is also considering a return of the shared scooters which became an issue when they were banned in 2020. The scooters will have dedicated curbside parking areas to limit nuisance when they are re-authorized, Keller- Hudiburg.

” We are learning. We have to adapt to changing needs. For example, carpools, scooters, all those things that require the use of the sidewalk and we have to be able to adapt to those needs, ”she said.

Some drivers are not convinced. Juan Garcia secured one of the few curbside parking spots on Elm Street, near the triple underpass tourist area.

Garcia said he supports public transportation, but it is not used much in Dallas and more bus lanes are not needed.

“We don’t have that culture, like in Europe or elsewhere,” Garcia said. “I think they’re trying to create a culture where there isn’t one.”

There will be public comment on the results of this study before any changes are made.

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From flat to four floors southeast of downtown

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The Town of Sioux Falls just added a six-story parking ramp with approximately 525 spaces downtown in 2020

Now it appears to be on track to do away with a flat surface parking lot at 400 S. 1st St. in the downtown core of the city.

City council on Oct. 18 approved stopping use of the parking lot to make way for a $ 28 million mixed-use development project on the site.

Flat-surface parking is generally not the best use of downtown properties, said Dustin Powers of the city’s Planning and Zoning Department in an interview with KELOLAND News.

“We like to see more density in the downtown area,” Powers said. This means increasing residential development like apartments, he said.

The parking lot at 400 S. 1st St.

It is also important to add business and commercial development to further stimulate the economy of the inner city, town and county, Powers said.

If the city removes the 50 spaces from the 400 S. 1st St. lot, there will still be parking available for those renting spaces in the lot, Powers said. The lot is around 70% occupied, he said.

Lot license holders would move to another lot, Matt Nelson said at the Oct. 18 council meeting. Nelson is the manager of the city’s public parking lots

In the parking pattern, “it’s not a lot of spaces,” Powers said of above ground parking.

According to Downtown Sioux Falls and the City of Sioux Falls, the downtown area has over 1,000 on-street parking spaces and 2,500 off-street parking spaces. Many of these off-street spaces are in ramps such as the new ramp. In addition, in general, there is a charge for parking in off-street spaces Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

As of May 19, the 2020 parking ramp for the failed Village on the River project “was performing exactly as expected,” Nelson said in a KELOLAND News article. “We were planning to have over 300 leases and we have about 300 leases.”

The proposed development for the above ground parking would include 150 apartments and 5,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor, Powers said.

Renter parking would be underground, Powers said.

The development would be a major addition to the south-eastern part of downtown. By comparison, much of the recent development has taken place north near 8th and Railroad Center and towards Falls Park.

“We are delighted to have other developments close to our store,” said Zane Hoffelt, manager of Norberg’s Ace Hardware downtown. Ace Hardware is across from the 400 S. 1st St. parking lot.

Norberg’s Ace Hardware downtown store is across the street from 400 S. 1st. Street parking.

The additional retailers will be good for Ace but also for other businesses nearby, Hoffelt said.

“If there are 150 residents across the street, that’s exciting for us,” Hoffelt said.

Powers said metered off-street parking is available in the proposed development area along with a parking ramp.

Hoffelt said Ace has his own parking lot, but shoppers come all day to get change for the meters.

“They are already using the metered parking spaces and the parking ramps,” Hoffelt said.

He does not expect the proposed development to insist on available parking.

“I realized there were people renting spaces but there was a parking ramp a block away,” Hoffelt said.

The town has a second lot for sale at 301 N. Main St. downtown.

The parking lot at 301 N. Main St. Town of Sioux Falls photo / graphic.

The decision to try to sell the two parking lots stems from the Downtown 2025 plan, the 2014 parking needs analysis by Walker Parking Consultants and a 2014 downtown market study.

The 2014 Walker study identified nearly 3,000 unoccupied parking spaces during peak weekday needs in the city’s downtown core. “Many unoccupied parking spaces are located in areas with low development density and beyond what some people may consider an acceptable walking distance from the central core.
Business district, ”says the study.

The 2014 market study predicted that at least 1,900 new homes, at least 190,000 square feet of retail and restaurant business, and at least 1 million square feet of office space would be added downtown over 20 years.

Walker’s study also indicated that if the projected 190,000 square feet of retail space and 1.0 million square feet of office space were added downtown over the next 20 years, parking needs would also increase. The study recommended adding spaces to meet future needs.

Powers said at the Oct. 18 meeting that elements of the expected growth are occurring and the city is meeting parking needs.

The Downtown 2025 plan was developed when Mike Huether was mayor. It identifies specific areas of attention and potential growth.

The Downtown 2025 plan called for three distinct neighborhoods “to add to the vitality of downtown over the next ten years.” These neighborhoods are Falls Park, Phillips Avenue and River Greenway.

The plan also identified the Railyard and Weber corridor and several other areas as potential areas for development.

Powers said the proposed four-story project over an existing parking lot meets the needs and goals identified in the Walker study and the Downtown 2025 plan.

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RMIT-Monash car park number supports driving for more wines and sidewalk meals in Melbourne

“Only with the support of the state government can Yarra continue to meet the expectations of subsidizing outdoor dining.”

Yarra advisers will vote on Tuesday on whether to reconsider the fee structure, at least until state government funding becomes clear, under a motion by independent socialist Stephen Jolly.

Neighboring councils are also expected to introduce fees once capacity restrictions on indoor trade loosen significantly, with parklets remaining even beyond the pandemic.

Chris De Gruyter, lead researcher for the discussion paper Street Space Allocation and Use in Melbourne’s Activity Centers, said street parking should be converted where appropriate, as parked cars are the least efficient use of shopping streets .

Looking at 56 locations in Melbourne at the end of last year, researchers said there was a lack of space for pedestrians. On average, pedestrians made up 56% of all road users, but were allocated only 32.2% of the streetscape.

Parked cars represented only 12.8% of road users but occupied 21% of road space, while general traffic (cars, motorcycles, trucks and cyclists) accounted for 18.4% of the population of the street but used 29.1% of the space.

The numbers were more striking in some places. In Puckle Street stores in Moonee Ponds, pedestrians made up more than 80 percent of road users, but only had 35 percent of the streetscape.

Melbourne City Council has already pledged to expand trails and discourage motorists in parts of the CBD.

Dr De Gruyter said there is no one-size-fits-all solution and the changes will not suit all places, but the way we use our streets is set to be turned upside down and parklets will always offer more space to walk for pedestrians than a parked car.

“It gives even more room to cross. This gives more buffer to traffic, which is more pleasant as a pedestrian walking in a safer and more pleasant environment, ”said Dr De Gruyter, of the RMIT Center for Urban Research.


He said it was “amazing” to see the normal, and often unnecessarily, space reserved for parked cars reallocated since the start of the pandemic.

Yarra’s independent adviser Herschel Landes is keen to consider policies for retailing on parking spaces, saying the council prematurely decided to freeze costs from April.

A state government spokeswoman said the boards should encourage hotel businesses to operate safely against COVID.

“Opening up our streets and community spaces will be of huge benefit to businesses and councils, and we will soon have more to say about our plans for the outdoor economy. “

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Comparison of on-campus and off-campus student parking options – The Vanderbilt Hustler

On-campus parking has increased by $ 180 over the past five years.

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The 25th Street parking garage, where staff, faculty and graduate students can park on campus. (Hustler Multimedia / Alex Venero)

For the 2021-22 school year, a university student annual pass costs $ 780, $ 180 more than a annual pass five years ago. Semester permits cost $ 260, and students also have the option of parking in campus garages for $ 2,200 per year.

Annual and semester permits guarantee students a parking space for one academic year or one semester, respectively. Students are only allowed to purchase a semester pass once per academic year.

Second-year student Sarah Hourihan uses one of the campus garages to park her car. She said she thinks this option is better than the parking pass because her car stays covered and the garage protects her car from dangers and weather elements. However, Hourihan acknowledged that these benefits come at a higher cost than the annual pass.

“It’s really handy to have my car in a parking lot as the garage is much closer than any other parking lot I would have parked by getting the other pass so I guess that’s fine , but it’s really expensive, ”Hourihan said. .

However, Hourihan said she was concerned that parking prices could increase in the future.

“As the prices for parking cards have gone up over the years, I am concerned that Vanderbilt will increase the cost even more,” Hourihan said. “If the price goes up next year, I’ll look for other off-campus parking options because I’m not sure I would be willing to pay more. ”

Others choose to park in open lots around campus, like junior Keano Rich. Rich said he usually parks at one of three undergraduate lots and rarely struggles to find a vacant spot. He said he believed the price for the annual pass was fair.

It’s about $ 65 per month, and I find that reasonable considering it’s about $ 2 per day, whereas parking costs $ 2 per hour if you use the daily or hourly parking spots, ”Rich said. .

However, some students are using parking options other than university issued permits in an attempt to spend less money. These spaces include the Loews Hotel car park, located in front of the Kissam Center, and the 2525 West End Garage, near Kensington garage on campus.

Sophomore Jack Pressgrove said he found a spot in Loews after missing the deadline to apply for a student parking permit for the fall semester 2021. Despite initial thoughts that parking in the Loews parking lot would be cheaper than university parking, Pressgrove realized he was actually paying more per month to park in the hotel parking lot. The rate for parking at Loews was $ 100 per month, but on September 23, Pressgrove received an email from the hotel saying the price would increase to $ 130 per month starting in October.

“I feel like it’s a pretty high amount of money to pay,” Pressgrove said. “I guess it makes sense that it’s so expensive, but yes, especially with an amount going up to $ 130, that’s concerning.”

Although Pressgrove said its off-campus parking is more expensive than university-issued passes, Hourihan said other off-campus lots, such as 2525 West End Garage, are cheaper.

“I would have totally leaned into it [off-campus parking] More If I had known there were other parking options not sponsored by Vanderbilt, ”Hourihan said.

Vanderbilt Parking and Transportation Services declined The Hustler’s request for comment.

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New Orleans City Council OK Rules Against ‘Double Dorm’ Conversions Uptown | Local politics

New Orleans City Council on Thursday passed rules to stop conversions from modest homes to massive dorms and address parking issues that have long plagued Uptown.

The motion that council approved Thursday requires developers to provide one off-street parking space per bedroom in new or renovated homes with more than four bedrooms. The rules exempt properties that have received homestead exemptions, as well as commercially zoned properties and affordable housing developments.

Parking spaces must be constructed of permeable materials and properties cannot have more than two and a half bathrooms. The rules apply to the Hollygrove, Leonidas, Carrollton, Black Pearl and Audubon neighborhoods, among others.

Joe Giarrusso, chair of the public works and quality of life committees, speaking at a city council hearing on July 8.

Council member Joe Giarrusso said the changes would help keep neighborhoods affordable. The move makes permanent a temporary requirement for developers to provide parking for each new room, something the council adopted last year.

“These dorms increase rental rates, decrease affordability and ensure that the prices of homes purchased in the area are higher, which also results in higher taxes,” Giarrusso said.

His proposal, unanimously approved by council, went against the recommendation of the planning commission, which had studied the matter for months at the request of council. Commission staff said the off-street parking requirement would increase housing costs and discriminate against tenants.

New Orleans City Council moved closer to permanently changing parking rules in Uptown University District on Thursday, a move designed …

At issue are the conversions of single and two-family homes to multi-bedroom developments near Tulane and Loyola universities. These developments are then marketed to students who wish to live off campus.

Instead of charging $ 1,100 per month to rent a two-bedroom shotgun, a common practice in the Uptown area, developers turn these homes into multiplexes, then rent them out for up to $ 1,100 per month per bedroom. , said Giarrusso. This represents up to $ 96,000 in income per year.

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Students between classes at Tulane University in New Orleans on the first day of school during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

The practice has crowded residential streets in the area, as many university students living in these properties have little off-street space to park their cars. The city’s infrastructure is also under stress with so many people living in one space, supporters of the council’s decision said.

“In the four blocks around my house, we have 13 houses where families have been moved to allow investors to come in and change the structure of these houses into something they were not intended for,” said Ken Gelpi, who lives near Lusher. Charter School and Tulane University.

A representative from the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, one of the early critics of the rules, welcomed the amended rules more warmly on Thursday, though he urged the council to ensure that onerous parking requirements do not drive up the prices of houses.

In response to complaints that recent dormitory-style housing renovations have caused traffic jams on the streets, New Orleans City Council agreed on Thursday …

“It’s a neighborhood that is already not affordable, and I understand that the units that are created by these opportunistic developers are even more expensive,” said Maxwell Ciardullo. “But if you need any new development to include parking spaces, that will increase the cost of the development and… of housing as well.”

Still other affordable housing advocates have bluntly criticized the effort. Andreanecia Morris of HousingNOLA and the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance called it “bad policy that does not address the fundamental problem … it wants to solve, while discouraging the development of affordable housing in the process.”

The council’s rules would not apply to affordable housing projects that reserve 50% of their units for families earning 60% of the area’s median income or less, or up to $ 42,060 for a family of four. These units are to remain affordable for two decades, the rules say.

The board will draft the details of the motion approved Thursday in an ordinance, which board members will approve at a later date.

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Car-free future: how European cities are experimenting with green transport

A snack in a parking lot can be like something out of Alice in Wonderland.

But views like these, of the parklet countryside in London last month, or of people strolling the middle of the Champs-Elysees in Paris, are increasingly common as we reinvent our city centers.

Greener cities come in many shades, and it’s not just about banning cars, but offering inspiring alternatives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the travel revolution in some places, with widened gateways and thriving cycling infrastructure. As further proof of the adverse effects of air pollution is emerging, should we regain even more ground?

These are some of the strategies used across Europe to help improve the lives of citizens, as defined by the climate charity Possible.

Redraw the streets

Once you stop taking the presence of cars for granted, many new possibilities open up.

In Oslo, most of the street parking has been replaced with street furniture like benches and mini-parks, as well as larger cycle lanes and sidewalks. While some businesses feared a loss of trade, the city center actually saw its footfall increase by 10% after the reduction measures.

One British man who has taken charge of town planning is Adam Tranter, Mayor of Coventry. When the mini-garden he built in a parking lot was removed by the local council, Adam found a loophole in replant your parklet on top of a truck.

London Parklets Campaign founder Brenda Puech has big ambitions for parklets. On the first “People Parking Day” in September, Londoners requisitioned some of the city’s 1 million parking spaces for fun and games.

“Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a private garden, so providing social spaces near homes is essential,” she said.

With a third of UK carbon emissions coming from travel – and private cars the biggest contributors – the push for parklets is not just a colorful performance but a vital intervention.

Invest in bicycles

The medieval city of Ghent saw its narrow streets submerged in traffic in the 1980s.

After banning cars from its historic center in 1997, the German city invested in cycling exhibitions – resulting in cultural change – and built 300 km of cycle paths and rental bicycles to navigate them.

In many other cities in Europe, e-bike programs are booming. In his sustainable guide “How to Thrive in the Next Economy,” John Thackara writes that an “ecosystem of bikes, some of which are electrically assisted, will meet most of our needs for connecting and dealing with each other using 5 % or less of car and train based systems.

Bicycle and mobility lanes are undoubtedly an important part of future infrastructure, but they are not suitable for everyone. Some people with disabilities need vehicles to get around; as Possible put it, a “car-free city” is free from the dangers, pollution and emissions caused by massive private car ownership. It is not a city without cars at all.

More accessible public transport systems like streetcars are also ripe for expansion.

Better town planning

Reducing the need to travel is another obvious way to reduce our carbon footprint.

Planning new developments for homes and businesses close to public transport like the tram has been an important part of Freiburg’s journey to become Germany’s unofficial “environmental capital”. Nine in ten residents now live in areas where traffic cannot exceed 19 mph – even 5 mph on some streets – a clear sign that public transport has priority.

In Milan, COVID-19 has sparked an “Open Streets” initiative, expanding cycle lanes, sidewalks and places where children can play.

One area has become a low traffic neighborhood (LTN) and is now being considered for a “15 minute neighborhood” pilot, where everything people need is within walking distance.

Although Milan and other Italian cities have a crowded recent past, the famous squares in towns and cities across the country suggest other ways of life. His ‘Open squaresis another key to the traffic-free future of Milan.

Hold on to cars

Either way, reducing the number of cars in city centers is key to meeting national climate goals and improving our health.

In northern Spain, the city of Pontevedra banned cars in its 300,000 square meter medieval center in the early 2000s, and its residents have reaped the economic, social and health benefits ever since. CO2 emissions have fallen by 70%, and the center of Pontevedra attracted some 12,000 new residents.

Things that initially seemed unpopular quickly won over people too. When Stockholm first introduced congestion charges in 2006, it encountered stiff opposition, with around seven in ten people against. Five years later, the numbers have changed to show majority support for the program.

Strasbourg in France was the first city to use an “intelligent traffic management system”, reducing the number of stop-and-go waves along its roads. This reduced emissions of nitrogen oxides and harmful particles from dragging vehicles by 8% and 9% respectively.

During her stay in Paris, Mayor Anne Marie Hidalgo experimented with a series of traffic control measures, including the ban on diesel vehicles manufactured before 2006 in the city during the week.

The capital’s annual car-free day allows pedestrians to walk “face to face” with landmarks like the Arc-de-Triomphe, providing a glimpse of what a larger, cleaner city might look like.

Decontaminating historic cities in Europe 365 days a year is a daunting task, but as more green projects gain public approval, it is a challenge the continent can take on.

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Toronto Police Station 52nd Division Continues, Sparking Criticism

TORONTO – Toronto police vehicles park again in a public square outside a downtown police station without city permission – leaving a former city councilor who fought the practice 20 years ago by calling for a permanent solution.

Olivia Chow recalls her motion in 2001 which resulted in a report calling police parking in Dundas Street plaza outside 52 Division “illegal” – and says it’s a shame the practice has resumed .

” It was time. It must be resolved. It’s a bit of an eyesore, ”Chow said. “Where’s Joni Mitchell when you need her?” We are not turning this park into a parking lot, no no no.

Five police vehicles were parked behind a fence on Dundas Street on Tuesday. A handful of people were sitting on a bench having lunch behind a police SUV.

Requisitioning the terrain is the 52nd Division unit commander ‘s solution to the problem of stationing his force. The rear parking lot is full. Parking in a designated street parking lot on the west side of the building causes backups during construction, depending on the strength, and amid the need to have access to vehicles in an emergency, he decided to put the vehicles on the square.

“This allows the use of the place by the public while addressing local traffic concerns,” TPS spokesman David Hopkinson said in a statement. “It’s not ideal, but it balances the two issues.”

TPS admits not having asked permission from anyone, even the city, which owns the property. A spokesperson for the city told CTV News it is “reviewing the history of this place and liaising with the Toronto Police Department in an effort to better understand the uses of the space as well as its condition. current and other potential parking considerations “.

A photo shows police officers parking their personal cars on the property on a September day. The TPS says that their parking lot was under construction that day.

This is something that would result in a ticket and a tow for any other business, says attorney David Shellnutt.

“We are crowded. It is an occupied space. But if the people who are supposed to lead by example don’t do it, it’s going to set a terrible example for people across town, ”Shellnutt said.

The police parking lot comes and goes in space. Google’s street view shows cars parked there in September 2020. Before that, it appears to be a public square since construction in 2012. Before that, until 2007, police cars appear behind again fences.

In 2001, an interim report released by the city called the practice “illegal parking in front of the 52nd Division,” saying the building is set back 20.5 meters along the frontage of Dundas Street West.

“This setback area is made up of trees and planters and the boulevard is built with interlocking paving stones and is frequently used for parking. This parking is not legally permitted. Access is currently obtained by an existing ramp from St. Patrick Street, although it appears that vehicles can also cross the Dundas Street West sidewalk to directly access, ”it read.

Chow said she hoped the city would explore ‘out of the box’ solutions, ranging from finding land to rent nearby, to using air rights above the building. to find a way to get affordable housing on the upper floors and a larger police station and parking lots below.

“Create a lot of space. It could be a solution, ”Chow said. “Or put more on the bikes. The best way is to work with the community and the town hall and to celebrate the community policing. “

When CTV News visited the plaza, a police car was parked in spaces deemed disruptive – it was the parking control vehicle.

Even though the spaces on the east side can be used, TPS said it has no plans to vacate the plaza yet, saying another building should be under construction soon.

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The cheapest places to park in Swansea city center

There is nothing more frustrating than driving around town desperately trying to find a parking spot – and this parking ordeal can be even worse when the only spots available are in exorbitantly priced parking lots.

While we are fortunate to have a great choice of car parks in Swansea town center, many of which are within walking distance of our favorite cafes and shops, some of us were surprised at some of their prices!

So we’ve compiled this list of downtown Swansea car parks, with locations, hours of operation and prices for over 20 car parks.

From cheapest to most expensive (by minimum payment), here is our guide to parking in Swansea town center:

All information correct at time of writing, always check parking lot signage for any changes or new rules

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FREE parking in downtown Swansea

Tawé Park

Location: Tawe Park, A4067 Quay Parade, Swansea SA1 2AS

Parking Fee: Three hours of FREE parking for customers when shopping on site, no ticket required – if staying beyond three hours: buy a parking ticket for £ 1 per additional hour. Maximum stay of six hours.

Opening hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 328

Number of disabled places: 4

Civic Center East Visitor Parking Lot (owned by Swansea Council)

Parking prices: up to two hours of FREE parking (but paid and displayed ticket is still required), up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day : £ 7

(Blue Badge holders up to three hours of FREE parking, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day: £ 7)

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 122

Number of disabled places: 11

Cheapest car park in downtown Swansea – (very) short stay

Oxford Street parking lot

Location: Oxford Street, Swansea, SA1 3BG

Parking rate: 50p for 30 min (maximum stay 30 min, no return within three hours), Blue Badge holders are free

Opening hours: 24 hours

Number of parking spaces: n / a

Plymouth Street parking lot

Location: Plymouth Street, Swansea, SA1 3QQ

Parking rate: 50p for 30 min (maximum stay 30 min, no return within three hours), Blue Badge holders are free

Opening hours: 24 hours

Number of parking spaces: n / a

The most affordable car parks in Swansea town center – long stay

Parking Park Street West (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Park Street, Swansea, SA1 3DF

Price of parking: Blue Badge concession up to two hours: £ 1 up to four hours: £ 1.50, up to six hours: £ 2.70

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 0 non-disabled spaces

Number of disabled places: 15

Multi-storey High Street car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Ivey Place, Swansea, SA1 1NU

Parking rate: up to one hour: 50 p, up to two hours: £ 1, up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day: £ 6, midnight to 7:59 a.m.: £ 3

Opening hours: 24 hours

Number of parking spaces: 716

Number of disabled places: 30

Castle Street parking

Location: Castle Street, Swansea, SA1 1HZ

Parking rate: 30 min: £ 1, 1 hour: £ 2 (Blue Badge holders: free)

Parking hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., no return within the hour

Oxford Street car park

Location: near Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3AZ

Price of parking: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50 (Blue Badge concessions: up to two hours: 70 p, up to four hours: £ 1.20, up to six hours: £ 2.40)

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 116

Number of disabled places: 27

The parking lot of the Pumphouse [Local Parking Security Ltd]

Location: The Pumphouse, 2 Gloucester Place, Swansea, SA1 1TT

Parking rate: one hour: £ 1.20, one to two hours: £ 2.40, three hours: £ 3.50, four hours: £ 4.50, max: £ 7

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, paid parking Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., free outside of these hours

Number of parking spaces: 143

Number of disabled places: At least two

East Burrows Road car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: East Burrows Road, Swansea SA1 1RR

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day : £ 7

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 230

Number of disabled places: 5

Pocketts Wharf car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Pocketts Wharf, East Burrows Road, Swansea SA1 3XL

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day : £ 7

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 53

Number of disabled places: two

Trawler Road car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Trawler Road, Swansea, SA1 1UN

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day : £ 7

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 20 approx.

The Strand car park (post office) (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Strand, Swansea, SA1 2AE

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day : £ 7

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 218

Number of disabled places: 12

Park Street East car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Park Street, Swansea, SA1 3DJ

Parking rate: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50 (Blue Badge concession up to two hours: 70 p, up to at four o’clock: £ 1.20, until six o’clock: £ 2.40)

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 31

Number of disabled places: six

Paxton Street car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Park Street, Swansea, SA1 3DJ

Parking rate: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day: 7 £

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 331

Number of disabled spaces: unknown

Pell Street car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Park Street, Swansea, SA1 3DJ

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40 (Blue Badge concession up to two hours: 70 p, up to four hours: £ 1.20)

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 30

Number of disabled places: three

Northampton Lane Car Park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Northampton Lane, SA1 4EW

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50, up to four hours: £ 4.50, all day : £ 7

Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 84

Number of disabled places: four

YMCA car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Newton Street, SA1 5JW

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50 (Blue Badge concession: two hours: 70p)

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 21

Number of disabled places: 2

Parking Salubrious Place (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Salubrious Place, Swansea, SA1 3LW

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50

Opening hours: Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Monday to Friday only for subscribers)

Number of parking spaces: 25

Worcester Place car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Worcester Place, Swansea, SA1 1HY

Parking fee: up to one hour: £ 1.20, up to two hours: £ 2.40, up to three hours: £ 3.50 (Blue Badge concession: up to two hours 70p, up to four hours £ 1.20, up to six hours £ 2.40)

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 21

Number of disabled places: 2

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Slightly more expensive parking in downtown Swansea

The Quadrant multi-storey car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: Wellington Street, Swansea, SA1 3QR

Price of parking: up to one hour: £ 1.40, up to two hours: £ 2.80, up to three hours: £ 4, up to four hours; £ 5.50, more than four hours: £ 2.29 per hour, midnight to 7:59 a.m.: £ 3

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Saturday

Number of parking spaces: 517

Number of disabled places: 30

Swansea Kingsway car park (NCP car park)

Location: The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ

Parking prices: one hour: £ 1.50, one to two hours: £ 3, two to four hours: £ 5.50, four to six hours: £ 8, six to eight hours: £ 11, eight to 24 hours: £ 16, ‘early entry’ (arriving 7-9 a.m. but staying after that time – must ask employee to adjust cost before paying): £ 5.20

Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Number of parking spaces: 328

Number of disabled places: 4

Swansea The City Gates (NCP parking lot)

Location: City Gates, York Street, Swansea, SA1 3LZ

Parking fees: one hour: £ 1.50, one to two hours: £ 3, two to four hours: £ 5.50, four to six hours: £ 8, six to eight hours: £ 11, eight to 24 hours: £ 16, ‘early entry’ (arriving 7-9 a.m. but staying after that time – must ask employee to adjust cost before paying): £ 5.20

Opening hours: 7 a.m. to midnight

Number of parking spaces: 251

Number of disabled places:

Swansea Orchard Street (NCP parking lot)

Location: Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AS

Parking fees: one hour: £ 1.50, one to two hours: £ 3, two to four hours: £ 5.50, four to six hours: £ 8, six to eight hours: £ 11, eight to 24 hours: £ 16, ‘early entry’ (arriving 7-9 a.m. but staying after that time – must ask employee to adjust cost before paying): £ 5.20

Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week

Number of parking spaces: 421

Number of disabled parking spaces: 3

St David’s multi-storey car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: St David’s Place, Swansea, SA1 3LQ

Price of parking: up to two hours: £ 2.00, up to three hours: £ 3, up to five hours; £ 5, all day: £ 7

Opening hours: 24 hours

Number of parking spaces: 460

Number of disabled places: 33

St David’s multi-storey car park (owned by Swansea Council)

Location: St David’s Place, Swansea, SA1 3LQ

Price of parking: up to two hours: £ 2.00, up to three hours: £ 3, up to five hours; £ 5, all day: £ 7

Opening hours: 24 hours

Number of parking spaces: 460

Number of disabled places: 33

The most expensive car park in Swansea town center

Swansea Station (NCP car park)

Location: Swansea Station, Station Approach, Swansea, SA1 1NU

Parking rate: 24 hours a day: £ 7, two days: £ 14, three days: £ 21, one week: £ 28, night rate (7 p.m. to 5 a.m.): £ 4

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Number of parking spaces: 30-ish

Number of disabled parking spaces: 3

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Using valuable downtown land for parking? In a housing crisis, it does not stick

When I first moved to New Zealand – even after living in some of the more expensive US real estate markets – I was surprised at the house prices. My shock was reinforced by the condition of the houses, many of which lack adequate insulation, adequate heating or cooling, or double-glazed windows.

I wondered why I would pay so much for a house that needed so much attention. Then I heard someone joke, “In New Zealand you pay for the land and the house is free. Suddenly, things took on a lot more meaning.

Unlike the United States, where the land is valued at a small fraction of “improvements” (the building that stands on the section), in New Zealand it is the exact opposite.

But it also raised a big question: in a country where the cost of land is so high and the supply of housing so scarce, how could there be so many surface parking lots?

Auckland’s Wynyard district: apartments, restaurants, playgrounds and car parks.

The price of parking

Take Auckland, for example, arguably the most limited housing market in New Zealand. Specifically, the still developing Wynyard neighborhood on the downtown waterfront has a clear case of car parking versus potential housing.

One of the many abundant surface parking lots is located on Jellicoe Street. It includes 8,146 square meters of tar, paint and parked cars. The massive lot is appraised at NZ $ 37,000,000, with upgrades valued at $ 1,000,000 – presumably all that paving stone and paint.

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The next part is a little harder to swallow. The land is valued at just over $ 4,500 per square meter. With an average parking space occupying 15 square meters, that means each space is worth around $ 68,000.

It’s just for the parking spots themselves, not all the land needed for people to get in and out and around the parking lot.

What parking pays

Now things are getting interesting. The Jellicoe Street parking lot is maintained by Auckland Transport, which offers people traveling to the CBD the courtesy of a first hour of free parking followed by a charge of $ 6 per hour.

So, for just $ 18, drivers can park for four hours. On weekends, those four hours of parking will cost just $ 6.

Assuming a parking spot is fully occupied during all hours of operation (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday), it could hopefully net $ 480. Spanning an entire year, a single space can net just under $ 25,000.

Ignoring overheads and more realistic occupancy rates, it would take almost three years for a single outdoor parking space to recoup the cost of the land it sits on. It may seem economically viable. But what is not in this equation is the real and very high cost of cheap and abundant parking.

Read more: To get New Zealanders out of their cars, we’ll need to start charging for the true cost of driving

Parking waits

The widespread availability of low cost parking in high demand locations has significant impacts on our cities. When people expect parking to be available in these locations, they often choose to drive rather than use a more sustainable mode like public transportation. This means that people are buying more cars and taking more personal vehicle trips.

When cheap parking spots fill up during rush hour, people tend to look for a parking spot rather than looking for slightly more expensive and less convenient alternative locations. That is, they go around a parking lot or a block until someone else leaves. When enough drivers do, it creates more congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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The long-term availability of inexpensive city parking lots also implies that parking in such places is a public good. People expect parking to always be in these places and will fight to prevent the land from being used for higher and better purposes.

This is where the rubber hits the road. Outdoor parking is the least productive use of large urban land. In the midst of the biggest housing affordability crisis in perhaps a generation, we could lose some of that automotive space to apartments.

People before parking

According to the Auckland District plan, a one-bedroom / one-bathroom apartment should occupy approximately 45 square meters – precisely three parking spaces.

The advantage of a building over an open-air parking lot is that it can be built. Instead of around 200 parking spaces for cars, we can build more than 600 apartments on ten floors.

Rather than storing a few hundred cars for part of the day, with bare sidewalks overnight, we could provide living space for up to 1,200 people around the clock.

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We could do the same with the parking lot across the street and the parking lot a block away and so on – until we are a city and a country that focuses more on the housing people than on the parking lot of cars.

It will be difficult to let go of the parking lots. Where some see an opportunity for urban regeneration through the development of underutilized spaces, others see the loss of parking as another hurdle for city workers to overcome.

But we just have too much space in our cities dedicated to the car. Our land is far too precious to be paved. It’s time to use a fraction of that space to house a lot of people instead of a few machines.

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Lompoc Planning Commission Gives Green Light for Mustang Cannabis Plant | Local News

A proposed 68,100-square-foot facility for growing and processing cannabis passed through the Lompoc Planning Board on Wednesday evening, one of two similar projects the committee will be considering in a few weeks.

Mustang Lompoc Investors LLC’s one-story facility is proposed for 3 acres at 1501 North O St. plus 801 and 851 Cordoba Ave. in the city business park area. The three vacant lots are located along North O Street between Cordoba Avenue and Aviation Drive.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve several aspects of the project, including reviewing the architectural design / site development and a mixed negative statement for the Mustang cannabis facility, which will also distribute cannabis.

Commissioner Dan Badertscher voted alone against the project without explanation.

The site improvements would include an 8-foot-high fence and gates at the back of the building, which would be surrounded by other members of the business park as well as Walmart to the east of the site, the planner said. Greg Stones at the commission.

“We have done everything possible to comply with the current code. We are very comfortable with the terms of approval as well as the mitigation measures, ”said John Dewey, who is listed as CEO of Newport Beach-based real estate investment group Mustang Lompoc Partners LLC.

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Mustang Lompoc Investors LLC plans to build a 68,100 square foot facility for growing, processing and distributing cannabis in Lompoc. (Map of the city of Lompoc)

The architectural style of the Mustang facility will maintain the character of the neighborhood with a design similar to the nearby Sea Smoke, Dewey said. .

A greenhouse gas condition due to the project’s expected energy consumption – for lighting, freezing and cooling – will most likely lead to the installation of solar panels on the roof as a mitigation measure , said Dewey.

“We’re going to give Lompoc (Electrical Division) a very good customer,” said Dewey.

Sixty-one off-street parking spaces are available, exceeding the 59 spaces required by municipal regulations.

Mustang Lompoc Partners must still submit an application for a commercial cannabis use license for review and approval by the city before starting operations, city staff said. This application process through the City Clerk’s Office includes a comprehensive review of the applicant’s background, business proposal, and operational procedures.

An artist's concept shows the Mustang Lompoc Investors LLC cannabis installation project on North O Street.
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An artist’s concept shows the Mustang Lompoc Investors LLC cannabis installation project on North O Street. (courtesy of the city of Lompoc)

This was one of two similar facilities proposed for Lompoc, which has no limit on the number of cannabis businesses allowed in the community.

In October, planners will review Organic Liberty Lompoc LLC’s proposal for 1025 and 1035 Central Ave. to accommodate a center for cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, processing, testing and distribution on an undeveloped 3.8-acre site.

The building would be approximately 91,000 square feet and two stories, or 35 feet in height, with protection for mechanical equipment on the roof up to 44 feet in height.

The two companies would only sell cannabis products at state-licensed wholesale facilities and would not provide on-site retail, city staff said. They would also not be open to the public, with visitors only allowed when escorted and for specific business purposes.

“It’s good to see new businesses coming to town,” said planning director Brian Halvorson, “and it’s bigger companies that will provide a new base of jobs for Lompoc.”

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Maintaining Momentum – Forum Applied Concord, Meredith’s Ideas to Downtown Development

Lakeviews, the first forum in a series on how to revitalize downtown Laconia, drew around 150 people from the Lake District and 25 online viewers for a community conversation Tuesday on what works and what doesn’t. not when it comes to making the city’s economic recovery last. .

The goal now is to capitalize on the spark provided by regional arts venues, the restored Colonial Theater and Lakeport Opera House, and to make the downtown area a destination for locals, tourists and culture seekers – as well as for a larger workforce that will want to live here.

Lakeviews: Downtown Development Panel Discussion and Artful Networking Reception, moderated by local businessman Mike Seymour, included Laconia Mayor Andrew Hosmer, Concord developer Stephen Duprey, Meredith developer Rusty McLear and local restaurateur Karen Bassett.

“Downtown revitalization is about keeping our community alive,” said Daily sun of Laconia publisher Adam Hirshan, who organized the event.

Building on downtown’s success comes down to rallying and spreading interest and support, the panelists said. This includes securing support from the city and private investors, providing tax and other incentives to businesses that open here, and creating a lifestyle conducive to lifestyle that offers quality housing at cost. moderate, attractive storefronts, sidewalk and restaurant lighting, and within easy walking distance. parking lot, as well as restaurants and shops that stay open overnight and on weekends, according to panel members.

The advantages of Laconia, besides being a commercial hub in a four-season recreation area, include a municipal airport and community college as well as a network of new art venues with wide appeal.

“We have a foundation in this city that is remarkably strong and resilient and serves as a launching pad for a strong city. We have the ability to build the community we want, ”Hosmer said. He added that the policies and responsiveness of the city government can accelerate this, serving as a “tailwind that supports business people” and maintains momentum.

McLear, who turned Meredith into a tourist destination in the 1980s, said team building and community support helped overcome barriers and skeptics who doubted a wholesale transformation was even possible.

There were very few people who were interested and thought it might be successful. What we started to do is make sure we have as many people on board as possible, ”said McLear.

McLear began by creating a market that included men’s and women’s clothing stores, a restaurant, bar, and an art gallery. “After a while, some gave up. But at the beginning, something new and different drew a lot of people, ”said McLear. The construction and expansion of hotels has also made a big difference. Adding 22 rooms to the first 55 hotel rooms increased the occupancy rate by 15% in the first year and 35% in the second, he said.

Stephen Duprey, who spearheaded the revival of downtown Concord, helping the Capitol Arts Center project and developing businesses and offices across the street, and more recently the Bank of New Hampshire Stage, remembers a dreary state capital that seemed frozen in the 1950s, with narrow sidewalks, businesses that closed at 5 p.m. and downtown traffic unsafe for pedestrians crossing the street Hand.

In addition to involving city leaders, Duprey organized eight to ten stakeholder committee meetings, then held 29 three- to four-hour meetings for community members on topics ranging from trees to forest. traffic in the parking lot.

“We let the public speak. They came to a consensus on what downtown might look like and they accepted what it might do, ”Duprey said. Growth increases goods and services without raising taxes, he said. “It took 14 months to build Main Street. It took three years to apply for grants and decide what we could do. “

“You just have to build consensus with people who are willing to talk,” said McLear, recalling his experience at Meredith. “Never lecture them. When he couldn’t find a contractor to do a parking survey, McLear did one himself, photographing lots in town at different times of the day.

Basset, who, along with her husband Reuben Bassett, has opened or bought four restaurants in downtown Laconia and Lakeport, said their experience makes her positive about the curatorial capacity of local consumers, and the arts don’t. than extend it. “This city keeps appearing. Whether we have the arts or not, this city presents itself for good business and good products ”and art venues are poised to attract more consumers.

Bassett, a Seattle native and former kindergarten teacher, said she opened Wayfarer Coffee Roasters in 2015 to create a community meeting place “where respectful conversations can take place.” Pedestrian traffic in the city center has since taken off, with a critical mass of destination stores. “We now bring 300 to 500 people a day to Main Street,” Bassett said. “I see them having their Wayfarer coffee and shopping.”

“They created a product, but also an atmosphere that attracts people,” Hosmer said of Wayfarer and a second location in Lakeport. The obligation of elected officials and municipal staff is to listen to and support the efforts of new businesses, including through tax breaks and fiscal districts that further promote business development. Hosmer advocates public-private partnerships. “They are our community builders, and we want to help them,” he said.

Now the downtown area needs more restaurants, especially sit-down restaurants that serve dinner and are open at night. What’s driving that is the landlords who are willing to give tenants four months of free rent while they build their location for the opening, Bassett said. “We value building owners who are willing to put our feet up in the ground and start making money,” she said.

Laconia has daytime cafes that serve a lot, but not bistros that stay open at night – which prolongs visitor traffic and prolongs downtown life, said John Bethell, co-owner of Piedmont Print and Frame on Canal. Street, who attended the event. “Traders continue to go downtown,” Bethell said. “But Saturday after 3 or 5, we roll the sidewalks. If we can run three hair salons in two blocks, we can find a way to do it.

Widening downtown sidewalks has created more places for people to dine outside, improving the visitor experience, Duprey said.

Parking is a perennial problem that plagues New Hampshire towns, panel moderator Seymour said.

McLear said the town of Claremont helped McLear and restaurateur Alex Ray build a hotel in the Claremont factory building by creating a parking garage, sewer, and sidewalks that served it.

Duprey said there is a lingering misperception as to whether parking is required directly in front of stores. The reconfiguration of traffic and sidewalks on Main Street in Concord has sacrificed some parking spaces – a prospect that frightens store owners.

“It really changed mentalities. People will easily trade the convenience of parking for activity and excitement, ”he said, highlighting the success of Portsmouth town center, which does not have much on-street parking in the neighborhood. trader. “Even the most cynical will say the old idea that you have to park in front of a store is gone. What is needed are multiple stores, attractions and restaurants that add up to a stimulating pedestrian experience, a place where you can spend a day and an evening.

A future goal that will require consensus building is the extension of the WOW Trail to Weirs Beach and Meredith, McLear said. “You have older people who want to exercise and young children on their bikes. We at Meredith will do whatever we can to try to be a part of it, ”he said.

Duprey cites the popularity of Lebanon’s Boscawen cycle path, which attracts cyclists to Concord, which has about 100 miles of walking trails within city limits, Duprey said. He said there is currently sufficient federal funding for infrastructure projects, including rail trails. “I bet you can get grants for 50% of the cost,” Duprey said.

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The Recorder – State funds to help build Greenfield skate park and Buckland community pool projects

A skate park in Greenfield and a community pool in Buckland are among four Franklin County projects that are about to come to fruition with state grants funding parks and open space projects.

Greenfield and Buckland each received $ 400,000 under the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) program, while Whately received $ 62,588 and Orange $ 83,449.

“I’m so thrilled for Western Mass.,” Said Christy Moore, Greenfield Recreation Manager, who is also a member of the Buckland Recreation Committee. “To be recognized by Boston is always a good thing. “


Moore said that securing the $ 400,000 grant, which will be used to design and build the proposed skate park for the upper portion of the Chapman Street and Davis Street parking lot, was “completely unbelievable.”

“It was a huge effort on the part of community and city members to support this project,” Moore said.

Moore previously said the total estimated cost of the skate park project is $ 775,000, which the city expects to fund entirely with the PARC grant, a city contribution (from capital funding) of $ 350,000. , plus donations and fundraising.

So far, just over $ 30,000 has been raised for the project, she said, although the money generated by the Greenfield Soapbox Race has yet to be added to the total.

“Any additional funds will go towards amenities,” she said.

In a city press release, Mayor Roxann Wedegartner said the skate park will provide children “with an opportunity to grow, develop skills and socialize in a park that they will enjoy for years to come.”

“This project is the direct result of unwavering community dedication and involvement on many levels,” said Wedegartner.

The new skate park, with an estimated completion date of June 2023, would replace the old 17,000 square foot skate park behind what is now the Olive Street Apartments.

“To say I’m happy,” Moore said, “is an understatement.”


City administrator Heather Butler said the $ 400,000 PARC grant, which will help fund the construction of a new community swimming pool and pool house, should allow the city to enter the design and engineering phase of the project.

Butler explained that the pool, which was closed in 2016 for safety reasons, has long been a city priority.

“The original community pool was such a source of community pride and a real eye-catcher for the residents,” said Butler. “When this had to be taken out for safety reasons, I think the idea of ​​replacing it was immediate, and they have been constantly working on a new pool every day since.”

The cost was originally estimated to be around $ 1.2 million – roughly $ 1.1 million available to the city through the PARC grant, an annual allocation of $ 150,000 for the municipal assembly, and community donations. – but that was almost five years ago, she explained.

“A lot has happened in the past five years – a lot has happened in the past two years – that has impacted construction costs in general,” Butler noted.

A more discounted cost will come with the design phase.

Selection committee chairman Zack Turner said he was on the recreation committee about 20 years ago when the Buckland recreation area needed a “huge overhaul.” Although he is no longer a member of the committee, he is delighted to see the community pool being rebuilt.

“The pool is the lifeblood of Buckland,” said Turner. “I couldn’t be happier that we are going to see him return to his former glory.”

Butler said ideally construction on the new pool will begin next spring.


The $ 83,449 PARC grant Orange received will help fund the Butterfield Park renovation project, according to a state press release.

Alec Wade, director of community development at Orange, worked with five seniors from the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School to apply for the grant.

In a presentation earlier this year, students explained to city officials that the courthouse hoops are rusty and unstable, posing a risk to both health and safety. In addition, the terrain itself is cracked and uneven.

Wade could not be reached at press time Wednesday for more information.


The city’s grant of $ 62,588 will be used to improve the safety and accessibility of Herlihy Park, according to the state press release.

The project will include accessibility improvements to the washrooms, pavilion and concession area, as well as the driveway and parking lot, the statement said. At a meeting of the select committee in June, members discussed the need for paving the parking lots in particular.

City administrator Brian Domina could not be reached for further information on Wednesday.

Mary Byrne can be reached at [email protected] or 413-930-4429. Twitter: @MaryEByrne.

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Abandonment of the Council consultation on plans to standardize parking fees

Plans to consult the public on proposals to introduce standardized parking tariffs in the borough and generate more than £ 1.2million in additional revenue were rejected by the highways committee.

The Cheshire East Council also proposed to introduce parking fees in the following eight towns and villages where parking is currently free: Alsager, Bollington, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Prestbury, Poynton and Sandbach.

This would have resulted in the introduction of charges in the Library / Medical Center parking lot, School Road parking lot and Wilmslow Road parking lot in Handforth.

In addition, parking fees were offered at 4 other car parks that are currently free, including the one at Ryleys Lane in Alderley Edge.

A parking charge on Sundays was also to be introduced in parking lots managed by the Council which would be applicable between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., including public holidays. A 30 minute rate of 30 pence would apply as well as a maximum rate of £ 1 for stays longer than an hour. (The fees have been changed from the original proposals because 88% of 3,783 respondents to a survey conducted in fall 2020 did not agree with the parking fee on Sundays).

However, the Cheshire East Council’s Highways and Transport Committee decided not to give the green light to a consultation at its meeting on Tuesday, September 21, with members voting by eight votes to five.

Councilor Barry Burkhill, who voted in favor of the consultation, said: “No decision was due yesterday and support for the public consultation in no way implied that the committee supported any changes. This was to find out the public’s perspective on parking and pricing, which has historic differences between the three old boroughs that make up the Cheshire East Borough Council. This was an attempt to try to fairly standardize parking fees in the borough. “

He added: “My point of view, besides having the big picture, is that if standardized pricing were to be put in place, there should be dedicated parking spaces available at the car parks to ensure that sufficient open spaces are available for two hours so people can shop or visit hairdressers, etc. There would be no charge on Sundays and no charge for evening or overnight parking.

“It was important to hear what the public was telling us about our parking lots that need to be maintained and on-street parking to see if changes could be suggested and supported. We are now in a very different regime at the CEC, where the public is listened to and not ignored in any consultation and so I supported that in the vote. However, the motion was defeated and the status quo will therefore remain as it is.

Councilor Don Stockton, who voted against the consultation, said that “taking a single ‘zonal’ approach to deciding prices in order to ‘standardize’ is not good policy.

“The people of Wilmslow participated in the Wilmslow Parking Review which not only considered both on-street and off-street parking. It was followed and responded to by many residents and businesses. This consultation in my opinion was sufficient and the Council needs to have further consultation in order to hear these views again. Let’s talk to the death rather than making decisions and doing something on the ground, seems to be the way of this council led by the Labor Party.

“As a result of the review, a business case is underway / has been developed to create more parking on Broadway Meadow, but if that will ever happen, it’s up to everyone to guess. Parking Review sought to resolve this issue. He took into account the obvious fact that this pricing affects where people park and was specific to Wilmslow. It also took into account the public perspective on whether we should be “pushing” to use other forms of the transport cycle. lane bus. On the whole, he tried to take into account the whole rather than the part. “

He added: “In my opinion, the proposed borough consultation would not have taken this into account and was obsessed with a“ zonal approach ”to parking. While the Wilmslow Parking Review was not perfect, it was able to take into account resident business employees all those who want Wilmslow to remain a vibrant city of choice to live and work.

“Parking fees should primarily be determined by whether or not parking lots are used and take into account the restrictions around them and those of residents, visitors and businesses. Not easy, but at least it has been tried in Wilmslow and should be implemented here and rolled out across the borough. Locals know that the problems they face are areas for birds.

Sam Corcoran, union leader of the Council, said: “We have moved to a committee system, which encourages debate and the participation of more backbench advisers in decision-making. I have listened to the discussions in the committee and will take all of these points of view into account. . “

Had the proposals been approved by the committee, the council would have held a 30-day consultation beginning in late September 2021. Following the conclusion, the final recommendations would then have been submitted to a meeting of the roads and transportation committee of the advice for a decision. . The intention was that the changes to the parking lot would not come into effect until January 2022.

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The surprising amount of space taken up by London parking spaces compared to the size of a royal park

Have you ever struggled to find a parking space in the capital and wondered why there isn’t more for a city of 9 million people?

When traveling to central London or any popular location in the capital, finding a place to park can often take a while – even longer if you’re desperate for free space.

It may be a huge surprise, then, to find out how much space in London is reserved for you to park your engine.

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As the parking spaces available in London occupy an impressive amount of space.

The Center for London has done calculations to see how much of London is actually occupied by parked cars.

A YouGov report in 2018 found that 85% of us parked at some point on a sidewalk

They found that the on-street parking lot occupied more than 14 square kilometers, the equivalent of 10 Hyde Parks completely covered with cars.

The Royal Park is huge, so it’s hard to imagine the actual space.

But parking doesn’t just affect drivers. With just 56% of Londoners actually owning a car, those who don’t are still affected.

According to the Center for London, the average car is parked 95 percent of the time, an extremely inefficient use of the land.

The sidewalk space devoted to parking cannot be used for other things that could have a greater social benefit.

For example, tackling climate change and poor air quality will require a shift from private cars to public transport, walking and cycling.

Enabling people to make this change requires increasing the capacity of the public transport system.

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This also includes increasing the speed and reliability of the buses, which in turn means more priority bus lanes.

However, dedicating significant amounts of sidewalks to allow buses is much more difficult when there are long stretches of cars parked in the path.

Pollution is a big problem and having so many cars in the capital has had an impact on the air people in the capital breathe.

More recently, a Very Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been extended to other parts of London.

Now cars, especially old diesel cars, have to be safer for the environment or face a fine every time they drive through the area.

The area includes the majority of roads within the north and south circular roads.

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Some Midwest residents face traffic detours, parking issues surrounding the start of phase two of the electrical work

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The renovation of General Electric’s former campus into Electric Works is doing wonders for the site’s appearance and helping to increase property values ​​in the West Central neighborhood.

But the price of progress will force some residents to face inconvenience that should drag on for months or even years.

The first phase of Electric Works involves teams renovating old GE buildings into a new global headquarters for Do it Best Corporation, as well as space for new restaurants, educational centers and an open farmer’s market all year.

Next week we will see the start of phase two, just north of a set of railroad tracks crossing the outskirts of the city center.

Through October, crews will demolish 14 properties on Broadway or just west of Broadway and move three more homes to make way for the construction of a large parking lot, 280 apartments, new retail stores and a nursery.

Several streets in part of the West Central neighborhood will be demolished, including Lavina Street, where residents will lose their on-street parking for more than two years.

Tyler Bowers bought a house near Wilt Street.

He is luckier than some of his neighbors.

“Fortunately, we are a little spared, we have two or three weeks of impacted parking, but there are residents where if there is street or plumbing work under the road, they may be closed for about a year to three years… We are all trying to come together to try to find solutions to provide these people with available parking so that they don’t have to walk more than a block and a half to get to their home. them, ”said Bowers, vice president of the West Central Neighborhood Association.

“When we had an empty campus here, it didn’t do much for the property tax base. What is happening (with Electric Works) is really going to dramatically improve that… I think we’re already seeing these results.” , Kody said. Tinnel, the president of the Packard Area Planning Alliance.

This is because the value of properties in the Midwest and other areas surrounding electrical works has increased significantly since the start of the project.

Weigand Construction, the developers of Electric Works, leaders of the West Central neighborhood and the city of Fort Wayne are working together to try to alleviate short-term parking problems, which in some cases are not so short.

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Wilson Parking tells customer they can’t guarantee safety


Wilson Parking customer rants over parking company’s inaction after his car was damaged by thieves during lockdown

Apartment resident Rubens Elling Junior paid $ 360 every month for four years to park his car in downtown Auckland.

Junior works in Henderson and relied on Wilson Parking’s Kitchener Street parking garage because his building did not have its own parking lot.

But ineffective security has caused thousands of dollars in damage to his car after thieves stole the tires on his Audi A1 this week.

“I need this car to go to work. It’s a necessity. Otherwise, I wouldn’t pay as much to park it there,” Junior said.

Last Friday morning, Junior discovered that the front and rear wheels on the passenger side of his car were missing.

After notifying Wilson Parking at around 6 a.m., Junior did not receive a response from Wilson Parking acknowledging the problem until the afternoon.

Then two days later, the same thing happened again.

On Monday morning, Junior returned to his car and discovered that the remaining tires had also been stolen.

“Twice in a weekend. It should be easy to track suspicious activity in a lockdown, ”Junior said.

When Wilson Parking contacted Junior, he was told his 24-hour parking subscription did not cover the damage and was asked to send an invoice for the repairs in order to receive a discount.

The company also advised him to change where he parked his car in the parking lot to prevent people from looking at his car and another theft from happening again in the future.

In an email to Junior, Wilson Parking insisted that all parking lot doors were secured during lockdown to “try to help reduce risk to customers.”

Junior said that during the Alert Level 4 lockdown, there was a door that non-members could enter to access the parking lot, which he suspects was how thieves entered.

“I’ve been paying them monthly for the past four years and it’s frustrating that they can’t even guarantee the safety of my car.

Last Friday, thieves stole the two passenger-side tires of Rubens Elling Junior’s car. Two days later, the other two were also gone. Photo: Supplied

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Wilson Parking said the company takes the security of its parking lots “very seriously” and has 24-hour surveillance, but the lockdown has made physical surveillance difficult.

However, the company said it could not guarantee security.

“Many of our parking lots have remained open and although we are doing our best in these difficult times, unfortunately we cannot guarantee the safety of all vehicles on our sites. This is articulated in our general parking conditions, which are clearly displayed on each site.

“We recognize that there has been a recent increase in crime in Auckland, and that includes theft. We are working closely with the police and are strengthening our security services in response to this trend. “

The spokeswoman said parking restrictions were widened to allow essential service workers to access the facility after receiving comments from those workers.

She said a parking supervisor working at a nearby parking lot visited the site at 8 a.m. the same day to confirm the report.

“Immediately after this incident, we made the parking lot accessible only to people with a monthly magnetic card.

“Our Park Watch facility has helped apprehend many former auto theft criminals, and we will continue to do all we can to support the police in their investigation of this matter. “

Police have been contacted for a response, but were unable to share data on similar incidents in Auckland’s CBD area without a request from the OIA.

“I’ve been paying them monthly for the past four years and it’s frustrating that they can’t even guarantee the safety of my car.
– Rubens Elling Junior, Wilson Parking customer

However, Junior had heard from Wilson Parking since the start of the week, when he was told his membership did not cover damages.

He said the company’s response was “the same as usual”.

Since 2018, Wilson Carpark has earned over $ 15,840 from the Junior contract.

In January, the company also increased the monthly fee from $ 330 to $ 360, citing the Covid-19 disruptions putting increasing financial pressure on its business.

“Parking habits have changed and while this has had a huge impact on our business, we have been smooth and improved our existing product line and improved our customer interface to continue to implement these initiatives. We have continued our efforts to absorb these cost increases and periods of declining revenue, but unfortunately we have reached a point where we need to make some minor adjustments to our monthly parking rates, ”Wilson said in an email to clients.

According to a clause in Wilson’s parking contract, the company said it was “not liable for any damage, loss of property or personal injury in any way, even if it resulted from its own negligence or any violation of the agreement “.

But Consumer NZ’s head of research, Jessica Wilson, said that under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA), traders, including parking lot operators, must perform their services with care and attention. reasonable competence.

“They cannot escape the act by using clauses stating that they have no liability for damages resulting from their negligence,” Wilson said.

“If a merchant has failed to meet their CGA obligations, they are required to correct things. “

Wilson Parking’s Kitchener Street parking lot has dozens of one-star Google reviews for its pricing. In one case, he posted an $ 8 parking sign – with no mention of hourly rates – and a customer was billed $ 8 an hour on a statutory holiday.

The Commerce Commission has received 39 complaints about Wilson Parking this year, three since the Alert Level 4 lockdown began in August.

A spokesperson for the Commission said a common theme in the complaints concerned ticketing issues.

Last year, the Trade Commission reached a settlement agreement with Wilson Parking after filing a High Court case in 2018 alleging that the parking company had significantly reduced competition for the provision of parking in the district of Boulcott Street when it acquired the rights to operate the Capital parking lot. .

To resolve the proceedings, Wilson Parking has made binding commitments to the Commission, committing to transfer the leases of three car parks it currently operates, including the Capital car park.

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UNSW solar technology powers six-bay Sydney rooftop EV station

One of Sydney’s largest electric vehicle charging facilities has been installed at one of the country’s top solar research and development centers, the University of New South Wales, at its Randwick campus.

The six solar-powered EV chargers, connected to the Chargefox EV system and managed by Estate Management, are located on the rooftop of UNSW’s Botany Street parking lot, where they will provide both fuel and data to academic staff and students. .

The station features six dedicated parking spaces equipped with six Level 2 EV chargers of 7.2kW each which UNSW says could typically add up to 40km of range per hour of charge, well suited for recharging a car while studying or working on campus for part or all day.

And, of course, the chargers are powered by PERC solar cells using technology developed at UNSW, which features bifacial technology that generates electricity from light reaching the front and back of the modules.

The solar system – which will also be used as an educational tool for students at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) – is expected to generate around 100 MWh per year, roughly enough to charge 1,800 standard-range Tesla Model 3 cars. , the university says.

The cost for solar charging – which can also be used by the public, as long as they are happy to pay for parking access – is $ 0.25 / kWh between 7:00 a.m.-10: 00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 0 , $ 15 / kWh at all other times.

Usage data will be collected to help inform the project’s expansion plans going forward and all income generated by the electric vehicle chargers, which was funded by a donation from philanthropist Mark Tidswell, will flow back to the school.

“Mark is very enthusiastic about renewable energy and has been a great supporter of our school. His support and enthusiasm for this project has been crucial and we thank him very much for funding this project, ”said SPREE Professor Alistair Sproul.

“We also thank UNSW Estate Management for partnering with us to install this solar panel and electric vehicle charging station that will provide our students and researchers with valuable data.”

Jeff Peers, Director of Technology and Infrastructure at Estate Management, welcomed the opportunity to support undergraduate and postgraduate students and support research in the electric vehicle charging space.

“We hope to install even more solar-powered charging stations in the Botany Street parking lot and further on campus,” he said.

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Karol Bagh, 3 other sites can benefit from off-street parking | Delhi News

New Delhi: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation approved a one-of-a-kind proposal for the construction of four multi-level parking lots on Ajmal Khan Road (Bank Street), Old Rajendra Nagar, Shastri Park and Pusa Lane after converting these properties to ownership frank. The project will require the approval of the Chamber before the tender.
The chairman of the standing committee, Jogi Ram Jain, said the parking lots will meet the long-standing demand from traders to expand off-street parking in Karol Bagh and neighboring areas to relieve road congestion.
“We have tried to expand the parking lots after renting out the properties several times over the past few years and even cutting costs, but no response has been received. A decision was then made to make these properties freehold and the final reserve price was increased by 25%. However, we will continue to manage 75% of the parking lots, ”Jain added.
After making the properties freehold, the civic body would lose the property rights. An official said the proposal was updated based on the DDA’s amendments to the Delhi 2021 master plan, granting height relief for parking lots.
Chamber Chief Chhail Bihari Goswami said: “There will be no restriction on the height of parking lots, provided they get approval from the relevant agencies, such as Delhi Urban Art Commission, Archaeological Survey of India and the fire brigade. However, the amendment imposed restrictions on areas for commercial use. For parking on a 3000 m² lot, the FAR for commercial use can be 100%, but for lots of more than 3000 m², 60% of the FAR will be allowed. Since all these plots are above 3000 m², the second condition will apply.
The total parking area of ​​Ajmal Khan Road is 4,115 m². Currently it is used for surface parking. Space would be created to park at least 500 vehicles. Previously the reserve price was Rs 157.6 crore, but it has now been increased to Rs 175.6 crore. The Shastri Park facility would have a supply of 577 vehicles with an area of ​​4,806 m². The reserve price was kept at Rs 119.4 crore.
For the Old Rajendra Nagar project, the land area is 3,871.3 m² with provision for the parking of 464 vehicles. For Pusa Lane, the reserve price has been set at Rs 148 crore. Unlike other projects, it was designed recently with a provision for 381 cars.
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Suspensions of parking spaces with parking meters planned along Clear Water Bay Road – HONG KONG BUZZ

A parking lot near Tai Han Tung barbecue site

The Highways Department has issued a number of traffic advisories for the temporary suspension of paid parking around Clear Water Bay over the coming weeks:

1) Temporary suspension of unmetered parking spaces on Clear Water Bay Road near Lamp Post # EB1452 (near Tai Hang Tun BBQ site), Sai Kung

15 unmetered parking spaces in the Clear Water Bay Road car park near the lamp post # EB1452 (near the Tai Hang Tun barbecue site) will be temporarily suspended from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily on September 20, 2021 and September 21, 2021 On 15 parking spaces concerned from the entrance to the car park are from the 15th to the 28th non-paying parking spaces for cars / vans and 1 on-street parking space for disabled people.

2) Temporary suspension of unmetered parking spaces at Clear Water Bay Road near Lamppost No. EB1451 (near Lung Ha Wan Country Trail), Sai Kung

Six unmetered parking spaces in the Clear Water Bay Road parking lot near lamppost # EB1451 (near Lung Ha Wan Country Trail) will be temporarily suspended from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily on September 20, 2021 and September 21, 2021 The 6 spaces parking spaces concerned from the entrance to the car park are from the 8th to the 13th non-paying parking spaces for cars / vans.

3) Temporary suspension of unmetered parking spaces at Clear Water Bay Road near Lamppost No. EB1451 (near Lung Ha Wan Country Trail), Sai Kung

Seven unmetered parking spaces in the Clear Water Bay Road parking lot near lamppost # EB1451 (near Lung Ha Wan Country Trail) will be temporarily suspended from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily on September 14, 2021 and September 15, 2021 The 7 spaces parking spaces concerned from the entrance to the car park are from the 1st to the 7th non-counted parking spaces for cars / vans.

4) Temporary suspension of unmetered parking spaces on Clear Water Bay Road near lamppost # EB1452 (near Tai Hang Tun barbecue site), Sai Kung

14 unmetered parking spaces in the Clear Water Bay Road car park near Lamp Post # EB1452 (near Tai Hang Tun BBQ site) will be temporarily suspended from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily on September 13, 2021 and September 14, 2021 On 14 parking spaces concerned from the entrance to the car park are from the 1st to the 14th non-paying parking spaces for cars / vans.

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The historic Newburgh fireworks display will take place on September 4

Usually when we think of fireworks we think of July 4th, but the city of Newburgh has decided to do things a little differently. They recently made the decision to move the annual fireworks display from July 4 to Labor Day weekend. The town of Newburgh cited the unpredictable levels of the river in July as the reason they decided to stop participating in the 4th of July fireworks show and relocate it instead on the holiday weekend. work.

And if you haven’t kept the dates, Labor Day weekend is approaching! It will be here next weekend of September 3-6. If you are looking for something fun to do, the historic Newburgh fireworks display and a night out in the park are definitely an event you should not miss. Here’s what the Facebook event page says about the upcoming fireworks display:

Come and celebrate the end of summer with us on Labour Dar weekend. There will be plenty of food trucks, a beer garden and an Old Dam Band community concert.

The list of food trucks will be published in August.

If you’re coming from out of town, we want to make sure you get to the right place for this year’s festivities! The fireworks are located at the OLD Lock & Dam Park on the riverside in downtown Newburgh.

There will be NO shuttles departing from Newburgh Elementary School or Sharon Elementary School this year.

Park in town and take your time and enjoy the beautiful walk along the river!

Parking suggestions: Street parking, City of Newburgh public parking lots, Newburgh Elementary School, People’s Bank on State Street, Zion UCC (they accept donations to park there)

4:00 p.m. Evening in the park begins at Old Lock & Dam Park
6:00 p.m. Old Dam Band Concert at the Allen Family Amphitheater
7:00 p.m. Proclamations, flag raising and national anthem
8:00 p.m. Fireworks

If you missed watching the fireworks light up the night sky then you will definitely want to make a plan to watch the Newburgh fireworks, they still put on such a good show, and I know this year won’t be different !

WATCH: Here are the pets banned in every state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to the states, some organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, advocate standardized federal legislation that would prohibit owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets. company.

Read on to see which animals are banned in your home country, as well as across the country.

WATCH: This is the richest city in every state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, fancy cars, and fancy restaurants. Read on to see which city in your home state received the title of richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows, your hometown might even be on this list.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is gathered from the Marquette City Police Department dispatch logs recorded at the time the calls were received. The reported incidents may have turned out to be unfounded once the police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space constraints.

August 4

≤ 2:43 am, alarm, the building was secure, 1900 Industrial Parkway block

≤ 4:39 am, property inspection, block 2300, county road 550

≤ 7:14 a.m., public peace, harassment complaint, 900 blocks from rue Wilson

≤ 7:28 a.m., parking, parking complaint, 500 North Third Street block

8:55 a.m., assistance, block 500, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 9:08 a.m., parking, parking complaint, 400 block Oak Street

≤ 9:27 a.m., newspaper entry, 300 West Baraga Avenue block

≤ 9:35 a.m., animal control, animal complaint, block 2100, avenue Presque Isle

≤ 9:50 am, general, fingerprints, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 11:44 am, general, fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 1:29 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

1:52 p.m., traffic control, Seventh Street near Spring Street

≤ 2:36 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 3 p.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 200 block West Washington Street

≤ 3:05 p.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 300 West Fair Avenue block

≤ 3:18 p.m. South Beach parking complaint 800 block South Lake Street

≤ 3:45 p.m., parking complaint at Sunset Point, Peter White Drive

5:05 p.m., animal control, dog welfare control in a vehicle, controlled area, departed on arrival, Peter White Drive

≤ 5:25 p.m., suspect, vehicle parked near skate park, questioned about orders banning camping in parks, 1400 Pine Street block

≤ 5:51 p.m., parking, parking complaint, Sheridan Street near Jefferson Street

≤ 5:54 p.m., property inspection, block 700, boulevard Lakeshore

≤ 6:05 p.m., mental, South Seventh Street near West Spring Street

≤ 6:39 p.m., theft complaint, 1000 block West Washington Street

≤ 6:55 p.m., unlawful removal of an automobile, 900 Garfield Avenue block

≤ 7:01 p.m., non-road accident, hit-and-run accident on private property, block 400 South Lakeshore Boulevard

≤ 7:08 p.m., Michigan Public Health Code violation, discovery of marijuana, turned over to agent for destruction, 1100 West Washington Street block

≤ 7:19 p.m., theft complaint, 900 Wright Street block

≤ 7:23 p.m., fire accident, firefighters assisted on a vehicle fire, 2200 block Fitch Avenue

≤ 8:10 p.m., non-road accident, private property accident, Peter White Drive

≤ 8:12 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 8:15 p.m., parking complaint, 400 block West Spring Street

≤ 8:25 p.m., traffic control, 200 block South Seventh Street

≤ 8:31 p.m., suspect, subject in the bushes, moved, 2100 block Wilkinson Avenue

≤ 9:50 p.m., public peace, appellant reports subject walking down street screaming and swearing, subject upset while working on lawn mower, 500 block West Baraga Avenue

10 p.m. Property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 10:02 p.m., property inspection, 400 block Coast Guard Road

≤ 10:12 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 10:30 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 11:18 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 11:56 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 11:57 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 11:58 p.m., property inspection, block 2300, county road 550

5 August

≤ 12:37 am, property inspection, 100 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 12:38 am, property inspection, liquor inspection, 100 block West Baraga Avenue

12:59 am, disorderly driving, intoxicated subject, 1300 North Third Street block

≤ 2:42 am, property inspection, 200 block North Lakeshore Boulevard

≤ 3 hrs, property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 3:01 am, property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 3h10, public peace, noisy subjects, contact established, waiting for a trip, advised to calm down, 200 block Rock Street

≤ 3:15 am, property inspection, US 41 South

≤ 3:51 am, property inspection, 1000 North Third Street block

≤ 4:41 am, property inspection, 100 block West Spring Street

≤ 5:09 am, property inspection, North Marquette schools

≤ 5:10 am, property inspection, South Marquette schools

≤ 8:32 am, traffic, traffic control, Seventh Street near Spring Street

≤ 10:34 am, general, fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 10:57 a.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 200 West Bluff Street block

≤ 11:07 am, assistance, well-being check, contact with the subject, all is well, 200 Whetstone Road block

≤ 11:16 am, fingerprints, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

11:43 a.m., fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 11:45 a.m., Parking Complaint, Block 900 South Lake Street

12:21 p.m., malicious destruction of property, 1100 Champion Street block

≤ 1:28 p.m., Theft Building, 1000 Grove Street Block

≤ 2:01 PM, Animal Control, Dog Welfare Control in Vehicle, Dog Control, Everything’s Alright, 100 Block West Washington Street

≤ 3:09 p.m., private property accident, 100 block West Bluff Street

≤ 3:22 p.m., vehicle lock, 3000 Island Beach Road block

≤ 4:01 p.m., two-car property damage accident, Washington Street near US 41 West

≤ 5:53 p.m., suspect, vehicle in drive-thru refusing to leave, moved, 1100 block West Washington Street

≤ 6:30 p.m., juvenile complaint, release to parents, 500 block East Ridge Street

≤ 6:57 p.m., assistance, vehicle lock, 100 block West Main Street

≤ 7 p.m., suspect, report of subject looking in garage windows, owner just wanted it noted, 900 block North Lakeshore Boulevard

≤ 7:28 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

≤ 7:29 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 7:35 p.m., domestic assault, domestic violence, separated parties, 400 block Fisher Street

≤ 7:37 p.m., hit-and-run accident and property damage, 1600 Kimber Avenue block

≤ 7:38 p.m., criminal harassment, harassment complaint, 700 block Pioneer Road

≤ 8:45 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 9:07 p.m., disorderly conduct, subject report yelling at people in Harlow Park, subject had left upon arrival, 600 block West Washington Street

≤ 9:28 p.m., drunkenness, intoxicated subject report, moved, 200 block Whetstone Road

≤ 9:38 p.m., property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 9:55 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 9:57 p.m., drunkenness, complaint from an intoxicated subject still in the area, controlled area, party on arrival, Village Pierre à Aiguiser

≤ 10:23 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 10:25 p.m., property inspection, 400 block Coast Guard Road

≤ 10:40 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 10:55 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

≤ 11:04 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 11:06 p.m., non-road accident, private property accident, 200 block West Hewitt Street

≤ 11:18 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 11:22 p.m., property inspection, County Road 550 near Powder Mill Road

≤ 11:23 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 11:25 p.m., property inspection, block 2400, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 11:31 p.m., property inspection, block 2100, avenue du Pain de Sucre

≤ 11:40 p.m., property inspection, block 1300, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 11:45 p.m., drunk driving, arrest, incarcerated, East Fair Avenue near High Street

≤ 11:45 p.m., property inspection, 100 block Coles Drive

≤ 11:53 p.m., property inspection, 1000 Harbor Hills Drive block

August 6

≤ 12:23 am, animal control, dog found, turned over to UPAWS, 400 block North Fourth Street

≤ 1:06 am, disorderly driving, report of disorderly subject in parking lot, arrested on warrant from another agency, dropped off, 100 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 5 hrs, property inspection, 700 Chippewa Square block

≤ 6:24 am, property inspection, South Marquette schools

≤ 6:40 a.m., parking, parking complaint, 500 North Third Street block

≤ 8:43 am, broken down vehicle, owner has help en route, Peter White Drive

≤ 10:44 am, parking complaint, 100 block West Bluff Street

≤ 10:58 am, two subjects appeared to be watching in vehicles, checked area, departed on arrival, 100 block Jackson Cut alley

≤ 11:03 am, fingerprint, 300 block West Baraga Avenue

≤ 11:17 a.m., locate attempt issued for a person on a mission outside of Chocolay Township, subject located, taken to family, 200 block North Front Street

≤ 12:21 p.m., animal complaint, Peter White Drive

≤ 12:23 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 1:42 p.m., property inspection, block 200, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 1:44 p.m., malicious destruction of vehicle property, 200 block West Michigan Street

≤ 1:55 p.m., theft complaint, 200 block West Washington Street

≤ 2:18 p.m., property inspection, Peter White Drive

≤ 2:32 p.m., followed by a complaint received regarding a marijuana plant, contact established with the owner, had to relocate the plant, 1700 block Longyear Avenue

2:34 p.m., property inspection, block 2400, boulevard North Lakeshore

≤ 2:53 p.m., property inspection, 800 Hawley Street block

≤ 3:40 p.m., Property Inspection, 800 Block South Lake Street

≤ 3:52 p.m., traffic control, Seventh Street near Spring Street

≤ 4:30 p.m., property inspection, block 500, boulevard North Lakeshore

4:45 p.m., watch issued for vehicle in the lot, elderly couple, all is well, block 1900, boulevard Lakeshore

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Plans to demolish a car dealership to create rooms for students convicted of refusal

Plans to demolish a car dealership to create rooms for students convicted of refusal

Plans to demolish a car dealership in Bath to build housing for 335 students and 316 apartments for rent were rejected despite warnings of a costly challenge.

What Student Housing and Rental Apartments Could Look Like | Image © Watkin Jones Group

Planning chiefs said the lack of 254 parking spaces was enough to dismiss the Lower Bristol Road project, but plaintiff Watkin Jones Group threatened to appeal.

Car dealership Dick Lovett is moving from Bath to a new showroom in Melksham, freeing up its BMW and Mini showrooms for redevelopment.

The company is currently challenging the Bath and North East Somerset Council’s decision to decline its offer to redevelop the Mini concession with 290 student rooms. The appeal has not yet been heard.

More than 70 people opposed the Watkin Jones group’s proposals, many of whom said Bath did not need more student accommodation.

Objector Rebecca Marsh said: “No more PBSA [purpose-built student accommodation] at the expense of decent housing for a range of people. Low-income people, singles, couples, families, etc.

“Meet Bath’s housing needs and STOP the ever-hungry developers trying to flush out the student community.”

She added: ‘We have a housing crisis in Bath, until this is resolved and the city’s non-transient residents are given priority, then all PBSAs should be stopped. We have had enough.

Michael Jones said: “The Lower Bristol Road is quickly eroded into a mass of apartments with totally contrasting styles which over-develop and completely ruin the neighborhood, there is absolutely no need for student housing anymore.”

Peter Lewis said the program “would contribute to another modern ghetto,” adding: “This proposal does not directly contribute to the stock of affordable housing, to help with the purchase of housing or to social housing. Where workers in the minimum wage, with or without family, can they live elsewhere than far from Bath? ”

Three out of 10 rentable apartments would be affordable. Half of these would be available at 60 percent of the free market rate and the rest at 80 percent. Council officials said it was reasonable due to viability issues.

The design of the four blocks, which could reach six floors, has also been criticized.

Westmoreland Ward Councilor June Player said the buildings were “far too large, far too tall and placed far too close to the sidewalk.”

She said the development would harm the Bath World Heritage site and, combined with the approved plans for the Bath Press site, create a “roofless tunnel” that traps noise and pollution.

The Bath Preservation Trust echoed Cllr Player’s concerns about over-development and the impact on the World Heritage site.

There were 17 supporting comments, with some saying the concentration of students along Lower Bristol Road made sense.

Others said creating more specially designed housing would help free up homes for families, although planning officials said there was no evidence yet to support this.

They said the development design responds well to the context and constraints of the site and would positively contribute to local character and uniqueness, and that the public benefits outweigh the damage to the World Heritage site.

However, planning officials recommended denial due to failure to provide an adequate level of off-street parking.

The proposals include 120 parking spaces, enough for less than a third of the rental apartments and none of the students – a shortage of up to 254 spaces that is expected to increase the demand for on-street parking.

In published correspondence, Dan Weaver of urban planning consultancy Pegasus Group said the council’s parking standards do not apply directly to rental construction programs.

He indicated that Dick Lovett was prepared to appeal – a “waste of the costs, time and resources of our client and, frankly, of the advice.”

The planning committee will review the request on August 25.

Stephen Sumner, local democracy journalist

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Concerns about public toilets in Mold

Concerns have been expressed that a town’s public toilets are about to be demolished, which has been called a “mistake”.

It was previously reported that plans to demolish a block of public toilets on New Street in Mold had been backed to make way for more parking.

Last year, the Chief reported that Flintshire Cabinet had agreed that the New Street Public Convenience would shut down – if City Council did not wish to take over management of the facility, which City Council chose to do. do not do.

City and county councils worked closely on the project and devised a plan to improve the facilities at the King Street bus station and expand parking availability at the New Street parking lot, facilitated by the demolition of the facility. existing public convenience.

However, a local worker, who declined to be named, said the toilet is expected to be demolished this year.

He told the chief that this was an “error” and that it would likely affect the town’s commerce.

He added: “I see the number of people using the toilet on a daily basis. Coaches park there during the summer months to visit the market and the first place they go is the toilets.

“I think the public will be disappointed to lose them because the toilets near the bus station are a bit out of the way.

“With all the new businesses opening in the city and the coaches coming back to the market, I personally think the board is making a mistake.”

Katie Wilby, Flintshire Managing Director for Streetscene and Transportation, added: “In keeping with our local toilet strategy, isolated facilities such as the New Street facilities regularly attract antisocial behavior, which deters people from using them. As a result, we have taken a more empowering approach by encouraging the use of existing toilets in municipal buildings such as libraries and Connects centers, which people feel more comfortable and comfortable using.

“Following a review of the sanitation facilities in Mold, the costs identified for reconditioning and improving the quality of the New Street parking facilities were not economically viable.

“Therefore, improved facilities have been developed in the bus station complex, which is the same distance from the city center as the facilities on New Street. The improved facilities at Mold Bus Station will provide an alternative improved site within the city’s transport hub.

“Additional washrooms are also available for the public to use in the Mussel Library and the Daniel Owen Center.”

Flintshire’s local toilet strategy is available on the website at:

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Zoning relief requested for 3 projects at St. Paul’s Highland Bridge – Twin Cities

Three new real estate projects could soon advance at Highland Bridge, the 135-acre property commonly known as “the Ford Site.” And everyone is looking for zoning relief.

On Tuesday, the St. Paul Zoning Appeals Board will meet to consider three zoning waiver requests – two related to an affordable housing project, one related to a medical office building – at the former Ford Motor Cos location. . Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Highland Park.

The factory that operated there from 1925 to 2011 was demolished and the land cleaned to residential standards. The Ryan Cos., The site’s lead developer, worked hand-in-hand with the city to find new real estate opportunities, from residences and office buildings to grocery stores.


Project for Pride in Living, a Minneapolis-based affordable housing provider, proposed the Emma Norton Residence, a five-story community at 801 Mt. Curve Boulevard.

The building will include 60 units of “supportive housing” attached to 6,700 square feet of administrative and social services offices, as well as off-street parking and bicycle parking. The proposed development seeks three deviations for the required floor area ratio (3.45 instead of a maximum of 3), maximum land coverage (77.9 percent instead of a maximum of 70 percent ) and a greater number of facility residents in a supportive housing complex than is zoned (64 residents instead of 16).


Project for Pride in Living’s Nellie Francis Court would be a five-story multi-family building covering 75 residential units geared towards working low to moderate incomes at 2285 Hillcrest Ave.

The structure would include 38 off-street parking spaces and bicycle parking. The developer is looking for five variants, including floor area ratio (3.04 instead of a maximum of 3), open space (22.1 percent instead of the required 25 percent), building height (60 ′ 9 ″ instead of a maximum of 48 feet ‘River Town and Crossings Overlay District of the Mississippi River Critical Corridor area).

In addition, the Nellie Francis Court project would install 38 off-street parking spaces, instead of the required minimum of 56. The promoter did not offer any carpool space, instead of the one required for every 50 to 200 housing units. . .


The Ryan Companies have proposed a two-story multi-tenant medical office building at 2270 Ford Parkway. The building, with a leasable area of ​​62,500 square feet, would provide 16 surface parking spaces, 266 structured parking spaces and bicycle parking.

The Ryan Cos are looking for three variations. The first variance concerns a proposed floor area ratio of 0.94, which would be lower than the required minimum floor area ratio of 1. The developer has not provided any carpool space, instead of the eight that would be required in the Ford website framework. Zoning and Real Public Master Plan.

Finally, the master plan requires that a building setback facing Gateway Park extends a maximum of 10 feet. Parts of the proposed medical office building are expected to be set back between 10.7 feet and 64.6 feet from the park.

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Connect the dots to charge EVs in apartments

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched a long-awaited consultation process on how best to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging points for people living in apartments or other high-density housing.

One might reasonably wonder why, as we approach the 10th anniversary of electric vehicle sales in Ireland, we are only at the consultative stage of such things. There are, without a doubt, complications however. In particular the delicate question of knowing who exactly will pay for chargers and recharging, and how this cost will be passed on to the end user.

“Some residents might say it’s not directly benefiting them right now, although it might in the future. This could therefore create difficulties, ”said Robert Cazaciuc, program manager for electric vehicle charging infrastructure at SEAI. “Cabling can cost anywhere from $ 12,000 to $ 120,000, or even more, depending on the size of the property. You may need some civil engineering work.

“Then there is the question of who will pay for the electricity? Who will pay for the maintenance? Are you just building by looking at what load you need right now, or are you building for the growth in terms of the infrastructure you’re putting in place? So those are some of the challenges. “

SEAI’s current proposals – on which it seeks public input – are to provide grants and incentives at two levels. At the basic Tier Two level, the idea is to subsidize the installation of a charging point for a person or a household, subject to the authorization of its owner or the building management company. This would be granted at the same rate of € 600 as that which currently applies to those who install a charger in a residence with off-street parking.

The Tier 1 grant is a bit more complex and aims to offset the costs of installing large amounts of cables and charging points for owners of entire buildings or housing complexes where there is no parking. off-road for individual residents.

Installation cost

In this case, SEAI estimates that it will offer grants ranging from 50 to 80% of the installation cost, although this is more focused on the wiring and conduit requirements – the subsidy for outlet points. actual physical load will always be capped at € 600 per point. How the amount of the grant – whether 50% or 80% or something in between – is to be discussed in the consultation, but will also be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Grants, for now anyway, will only be available for existing apartment complexes or other “multi-unit developments” without the availability of off-street parking. They will not be awarded to new constructions or to complexes or buildings under renovation, as there is already legislation requiring that such projects provide for a minimum number of charging points for electric vehicles. There will also be no subsidy available for upstream work needed to improve or expand the building’s electricity supply – the owner, owner or management company will have to bear these costs.

This immediately raises the question of how these facilities will be financed. For large business owners, raising funds may not be too big of a hurdle, but it will be much more difficult for smaller or individual owners, or for management companies by their owners.

Management companies

Management companies will also argue that their funds are better spent on maintenance and other improvements. Then again, individual EV owners might well argue that there is a societal good to all of this, and that owners – having benefited from soaring property values ​​and rents – might be doing by giving something back.

Paying for recharging will be another issue – in some cases the ESB has specific rules on how much you can charge for electricity supplied to common areas of apartment complexes, and this could interfere with the analysis. cost-benefit for those who install the charging infrastructure, even as such infrastructure will be increasingly required by law.

While an owner or management company may be persuaded to apply for the SEAI grants and do the necessary work, there are also serious questions about transparency and accountability – there are already legions of complaints of overcharging of customers. services by the management of the apartments companies, so how to ensure that only the appropriate and correct charging costs are passed on?

“That’s what we want to see in terms of how they propose to actually bill, and the cost passed on when the infrastructure is installed, and how it’s all going to be managed. So we have to understand this as part of any grant application, ”said Declan Meally of SEAI.

“We spoke with equivalent bodies in the UK, and they did research on this,” Cazaciuc said. “They were asking the same questions. They found that while they had not explicitly stated what fees everyone should be charged to get things right, residents had to pay a fair price. There have been a few very exceptional cases where there was not a fair price. So there can be advantages and disadvantages to being too prescriptive about what management companies should and cannot do. But if there are any problems, we will of course intervene.

Electrical network

There is another problem, and that is the demand on the electricity grid. Although the major energy suppliers have all consistently stated that Ireland has sufficient power generation capacity to cope with the increase in the number of electric vehicles, this is usually accompanied by the caution that the management of this request will be necessary. “We recognize that smart charging of apartment buildings is essential, especially given the increased demand that may be placed on the grid system by apartment buildings and their parking lots,” said Gerry Cash. from private top-up provider EasyGo to The Irish Times.

“We believe that all subsidies should be directed towards smart chargers capable of meeting the needs of the grid. Currently, any type of charger, mute or otherwise, can be installed by any electrician and grant applications can be submitted to SEAI. This will be a significant missed opportunity and create problems in the future if not addressed now and could undermine “smart cities” initiatives. The switch to a smart grid must happen before the rapid increase in demand, not after. “

On the question of how it took so long to get this far in terms of apartment pricing, Cash states that “the government wants to be involved in this sector and therefore the quirks of the Irish public sector, the related policies and the associated restrictions. then come into play. More charging points in a competitive free market would be possible if the private sector were empowered. “

The question then arises, of course, of knowing how much all these subsidies and investments cost the State. On this point, the answer is perhaps a little easier – SEAI says it has so far paid out € 74 million in subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles and chargers for these vehicles.

To put this into context, last year, according to Green News, the government had to buy around 150 million euros in carbon credits and pay an additional 125 million euros in fines to the EU for exceeding agreed CO2 limits. In addition, the Green Party has calculated that air quality problems cost 2 billion euros each year in health-related costs and decreased productivity due to lost working days.

There is also a question of percentage to consider. According to SEAI figures, the Irish housing stock is divided into 88 percent houses and only 12 percent apartments. The occupants of these apartments are divided into 20 percent owners, 20 percent tenants with a local housing agency and 60 percent tenants with a private landlord.

It would be unfair to dismiss apartment dwellers as undeserving of special attention when it comes to electric car charging systems – after all, what’s right for one is right for the other, and we must encourage as many people as possible to use electric vehicles.

It is possible, however, that a certain balance needs to be struck between the fact that people living in apartments are likely to have easier access to public transport, and the fact that when they drive they are driving in urban areas, where localized emission reduction is as important as carbon reduction.

As always when it comes to electric cars and their infrastructure, the answer seems straightforward enough – having more EVs on the road and more chargers for them are two good things – but there is a lack of simplicity in the routes that we have to borrow to get there.

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Petoskey begins talks on public charging stations for electric vehicles

PETOSKEY – Petoskey could make new public charging stations for electric vehicles available as early as next year.

At their meeting on Monday, Petoskey city council members heard about the possibility of installing up to three hookups in the city allowing hybrid and electric cars to refuel. In particular, the infrastructure would benefit local residents who do not have the parking space or amenities to charge at home.

One of these circumstances earlier this year was a major factor in the city’s efforts to implement the new public facilities. A citizen, who lives in a neighborhood without a garage and requiring the use of on-street parking, bought a hybrid vehicle and wanted to know if he could get permission to either connect an electric wire to his car on the street, or install a station that would allow him to access the power supply to his home from the street, said Mike Robbins, director of public works at Petoskey.

“We discussed it at length and rejected the request, at that time, to put this unit in a public right of way”,

Using a cordon or building a private charging station on the public right-of-way was not both logistical and legal, but Robbins said the request was “not without merit” and that ‘it corresponds to the city’s long-term sustainability objectives. possible public spaces where charging stations could go. Earlier at the same meeting, city council members adopted their “Petoskey habitable” master plan, which contains multiple references to encouraging electric vehicle installations in the region and shifting the city’s fleet to electricity.

Electric vehicles are coming… which means there is a need for infrastructure in our city. There are charging stations around, there are places these people can go, but we’ll see what we can do to meet that demand, ”Robbins said.

Currently, there is a public electric charging station in the city, located in the Darling Lot, the parking area at the corner of Petoskey and Michigan streets. This was installed in 2017 in conjunction with the city’s Green Corridor Project which built a non-motorized trail along a former rail corridor.

The plan to study and possibly install new stations should be included in both the capital improvement plan and the city’s budget for 2022.

Depending on what the city finds in its preliminary explorations, the objective would be to add a “level 3” charging station in a practical and walkable part of the city, with the possibility of a few “level 2” stations. .

These levels refer to the energy potential of the stations and the usable load range, with level 1 providing 140 volts, level 2 providing 240 volts and level 3 providing a three phase power system ranging from 208 to 480 volts. Level three stations are only compatible with certain high-end vehicle models and can charge vehicles powerful enough in 20 minutes to travel up to 80 miles, compared to 20 miles in 60 minutes for level two stations. But Robbins said the efficiency is getting higher and higher. A Level 3 station would cost approximately $ 40,000 and a Level 2 station would cost approximately $ 7,000.

City officials were not expected to take action on the matter at their Monday meeting, but most city council members spoke positively about the idea.

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Plan to turn family home into seven beds in Burton denied

A plan to turn a family home in Burton into a seven-room studio was rejected by planners.

The house at 310 Shobnall Street in the town is said to have become a seven-bed multi-occupancy house (HMO) with space for two cars, but a planning request was denied by East Staffordshire Borough Council .

In addition to making modifications to the house, the request included the construction of a one-story rear extension and another extension for second-floor housing.

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An Ambergate Assets report submitted alongside the request to East Staffordshire Borough Council said: “A total of seven individually rented rooms would be created and each would benefit from an en-suite bathroom. The property would also include a spacious communal kitchen with dining area.

“A total of two off-street parking spaces would be provided at the rear of the plot, which would be accessed by the private service road. “

The report went on to say that Shobnall needed starting homes, homes suitable for young families and affordable housing.

He added: “The proposed development aims to utilize the existing space in the building and, in conjunction with reasonable extensions and additions, would help advance shared housing.

“HMOs play an important role in meeting local housing needs and the proposal will help meet the needs of people who may not be able to afford a house or rent a separate apartment. The type of housing created would serve as a stepping stone to the housing market and is located in a sustainable location where a choice can be made on modes of transport and where there is access to a number of amenities and services.

The proposal provides for two parking spaces for the seven-bed apartment, and the report adds: “There is evidence that HMO accommodation has generally significantly reduced the number of cars and sustainability benchmarks due to the location of the site. must also be taken into account. A reduced level of parking is therefore justified, while priority has been given to the integration of new, safe and accessible parking to overcome any dependence purely on availability on the street. “

However, the town planning officers of the borough council did not agree and indicated in their reasons for refusing the request that “the proposal would lead to a significant deficit in the parking arrangements for the proposed use”.

They also said: “The proposal would result in the loss of a family home and no evidence has been provided to demonstrate the need for a multi-occupancy home there.

“The proposal would result in a clearly insufficient amenity space to serve the proposed house for multiple occupancy, which would have a negative impact on the amenity and residential environment of future occupants. “

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Windansea weddings are popular with couples, not so much with some beach goers

On a recent sunny Saturday – in fact several recent sunny Saturdays – weddings at the foot of the stairs at Neptune Place mingled with hundreds of beachgoers in Windansea de La Jolla.

Public weddings can provide a memorable experience for couples, even if they don’t provide a lot of amenities. Windansea, mainly a surf beach, offers only 16 parking spaces, plus street parking, and no public facilities such as water fountains, toilets or showers.

They also caused some dissatisfaction among other beach visitors. In a letter to the editor published on July 1 in the La Jolla Light, Jeff Saywitz wrote: “These weddings are not usually reserved for local residents and create a major nuisance for beach goers who are forced to leave the popular and public area. … La Jolla has the Wedding Bowl at Cuvier Park for this purpose, and all weddings should be diverted there. … I’m all for love and weddings, but there is a time and a place, and summer rush hour in an already crowded Windansea is not the place.

Over the next few weeks more emails arrived, one saying that beachgoers were “driven out” from “a fairly prime beach location in the summer”.

the Light On July 10, a couple said “I want it”. About 75 chairs and an arch were set up about 50 feet from the bottom of the stairs at Neptune Place, with hundreds of beach visitors surrounding the ceremony.

A wedding taking place on July 10 on Windansea Beach is seen from the base of the stairs at Neptune Place.

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This particular event was coordinated by Socal Vows, a San Diego-based wedding planning company specializing in small beach weddings. Its most elaborate package includes up to 75 chairs, an officiant, two hours with a photographer, music, a decorative arch, site fees and more for $ 3,595. Other packages cost less if there are fewer guests.

Ken Hoelscher, president of Socal Vows, said his weddings made up “about 70/30” percent between out-of-town visitors and people from Southern California. The places of La Jolla account for about half of the weddings.

“La Jolla, especially Windansea and the Wedding Bowl, is a popular place because it has a reputation,” Hoelscher said. “Seven out of 10 aren’t local, and when they come to San Diego, what do they know? They know La Jolla and Coronado. Everyone is talking about La Jolla and Coronado.

But the permit to host beach weddings in La Jolla, being in the city of San Diego, is cheaper than many other areas, including Coronado.

According to San Diego Beach regulations, a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department is required for any wedding ceremony at any park or beach in the city. The city issues permits one year in advance for designated wedding venues at Balboa Park and coastal parks and beaches.

Department of Parks and Recreation spokesperson Tim Graham said, “Only one permit is issued per day, per location. We also allow any day of the week. The permit fee is $ 177.16 for up to four hours of use and for up to 50 people ”in Windansea.

The only La Jolla beach sites that allow more than 50 people are Calumet Park and La Jolla Shores.

When Hoelscher was asked about the July 10 wedding in Windansea, which appeared to have over 50 people, he said “we had more guests” and “we had extra chairs so we set them up”.

By comparison, Hoelscher said, the beaches in the city of San Diego are “a pretty good deal,” adding that the permit for a beach wedding in Del Mar costs $ 1,500 and state beaches cost more than $ 1,500. $ 500.

The license limits include only amplified battery-powered sound, which “limits the volume”, no alcohol and no food.

Although the conventional “wedding season” is from late spring to early fall, the weather and the San Diego permit system allow weddings year round, and Hoelscher said Socal Vows offers just that. .

“We facilitate everything, we get the permits,” he said. Organizers are arriving at the scene a few hours earlier to alert beach goers that there will be a wedding there, he said.

“We give it as much time as possible, and once we’ve set up the chairs and the arches, people usually don’t want to get in the way, so they’re really accommodating,” Hoelscher said. “We try to be sensitive to people who are already there, and most people don’t spend hours in one place.”

He added that in his experience, beach goers in La Jolla tend to be more supportive and friendly towards weddings, compared to those in other communities.

As for the crowds, most couples “don’t think about it” when planning their beach wedding, Hoelscher said.

“They are so into the event. … But it can be hundreds of people, and most of the time they laugh at it. They don’t seem to care, ”he said. “It’s always fun because when this bride goes down the [beach access] stairs, everything stops. I see a lot of… women nudge their boyfriends and they want to.

Sometimes, however, there are times of apprehension. “Some couples book a location and then go and check it out and ask if all of these people are going to be there,” Hoelscher said. “We have to remind them that this is a public beach and that they cannot own the whole beach. We have had couples who asked on the wedding day if the surfers were going to be there. We have to say yes to them and that they did not get a permit for the ocean.

Weddings at Windansea will likely be a familiar sight throughout the fall. Hoelscher said “there will be a wedding there every weekend, whether it’s us or someone else.” â—†

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Sherwin-Williams headquarters plans answer questions about impact on downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Plans for Sherwin-Williams’ new headquarters in the heart of downtown Cleveland give residents a more in-depth look at how these new structures will fit into the neighborhood.

The plan
The office tower itself will be located on part of the surface parking lot at the corner of Superior Avenue and West 3rd Street. Plans suggest it will be around 36 stories tall, potentially making it shorter than Key Tower and 200 Public Square.


The new headquarters building would have fewer floors than Key Tower and 200 Public Square. It’s unclear exactly how high he could end up.

A two-storey pavilion is proposed for the surface land directly west of the public square. A retail parking garage on the ground floor is planned for the surface lot north of the proposed head office building.

Pedestrian bridges are provided above street level to connect the HQ to the pavilion and parking lot. Sherwin-Williams also asked the city to leave Frankfort Street between the two parking lots with plans to block this street from West 3rd Street and use it as a loading entrance.



Phase 1 would still retain the large-area lots to the west of the new development.

The plans also show the western portions of the lots which remain undeveloped for the time being, leaving the South Lot for future Sherwin-Williams expansion and the North Lot for further retail, office and living space at the corner of West 6th Street. and St. Clair Avenue, where the Warehouse District is located.

See a detailed breakdown of the plan here.



Further development could create new places to live, work and shop, connecting the warehouse district to the public square.

The impact

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The plans confirm what the 55 owners of the plaza were counting on when they bought the building in February 2021 after years of trying to buy it from Optima Management. The plan is to renovate the building’s parking garage, create new office space and 156 new apartments.

The new corporate headquarters will accommodate at least 3,000 Sherwin-Williams employees directly across from the new office and residential space, while the two-story pavilion will not block the view from the new restaurant space at 55 Public Square in the former John Q’s Steakhouse location.


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The open parking lots are to be redeveloped into the Sherwin-Williams head office, parking structure and pavilion along the public square.

“This building in front of us will only have two floors,” said Doug Price, CEO of the K&D group, pointing to the lobby windows of 55 Public Square. “From what I’ve seen, therefore 55 keeps its true visibility in the square.”

Price said he hopes the restaurant and a renovated 55 plaza will help bridge the gap between the Euclid Avenue and East 4th Street corridor and the warehouse district.

Right now, dining and entertainment options are limited between the southeastern tip of Public Square and West 6th Street, with the two huge aboveground parking lots in between. The hope is that a restaurant at 55 Public Square and a new skyscraper with its own business nearby will make this distance shorter while providing additional attractions to see.

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The new HQ will have a similar impact on the 75 Public Square next door. This 15-story building is being renovated into 114 units with two shops on the ground floor and plenty of amenities, including a roof terrace.


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The parcels where the Sherwin-Williams pavilion and head office could one day go are now used as large surface parking lots.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 and the first residents will move in shortly thereafter.

Just around the corner from the Perry-Payne building, Kyler Smith is building Filter, adapting the idea of ​​the destinations he’s seen in Miami and Los Angeles with locations organized inside the venue to encourage people to post their experiences on the. social networks, mainly working as free marketing for the restaurant.



Filter plans to move to the main floor of the Perry-Payne building, a few blocks from the new Sherwin-Williams HQ.

“Right around town, it’s going to be that place you want to go because it’s going to be popular,” Smith said.

Smith said he started this project during the pandemic, confident that after COVID-19 was gone, people would be eager to get out once it was safe.

The reactions

The early pushback primarily targeted the second story pedestrian bridges, comparing them to the proposed pedestrian bridge across the plaza that could connect the JACK casino to a parking structure. Community members pushed this bridge away when it was introduced.

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MCD Sud is developing a parking management plan for 14 localities

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has prepared a parking management plan for 14 localities by studying the area’s parking demands, parking space and the obstacles that lead to congestion.

These areas are Anand Lok, Aurobindo Marg (IIT to AIIMS), Geetanjali Enclave, Green Park Extension, Gulmohar Park, Kailash Colony, Kailash Hills, Malviya Nagar, Neeti Bagh, Nizamuddin Basti, Panchsheel Enclave, Safdarjung Development Area (SDA), Siddharth Extension pocket and Soami Nagar.
Prem Shankar Jha, deputy commissioner of South MCD’s Income Project Unit, which is developing the plan, said a map of each area has been drawn. It contains details such as parking spaces in these localities versus the number of homes and car owners, details of dumped cars and parking spaces for guests.

“To solve the problem, we need to identify the problem and its extent. So an investigation was carried out, ”Jha said.

The civic organization also plans to favor people with a car over those with two or more cars for a parking space in a public space; declare congested areas as no-parking zones; demolish unauthorized constructions and encroachments on road space; open residential gates in settlements that are closed and used for parking; and clearing dumped vehicles. A senior official said these issues are found in most areas and need to be addressed with strict measures.

The company is seeking suggestions from the RWAs, after which the plan will be implemented, Jha said.
He said these maps are also available on the SDMC website: “We have given RWAs 30 days for their suggestions, which can be sent to [email protected]

The poll

According to the survey, in areas like Green Park Extension, 818 cars are parked along the road. It also shows that there is a parking problem in five blocks, while six blocks have demand equal to supply, and there is no parcel of land available for multi-level parking.

In the case of Siddharth Extension Pocket B, which has 208 apartments, 90 families have one car, 64 have two cars, seven have three, and one family has five cars. It has been suggested that color coded stickers be made for the first car, second car, third and so on from the same family.

The survey shows that in Gulmohar Park, 218 plots have parking space on stilts or indoors, 107 have no indoor parking space, 868 cars are parked indoors, while 669 are parked outside.

In the case of Nizamuddin Basti, it was found that tourist buses and taxis parked on Lodhi Road create traffic jams, roadside mechanics occupied the sidewalk and cycle path on Mathura Road, and vehicles under- valued occupied a lot of parking space.

Proposals for this area suggest street parking with a walkway for buyers, off-street parking next to the Barakhamba monument, multi-level parking on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, and tourist parking in Amir Khusro Park.

The results of the survey will be used to discourage the use of personal vehicles. “This can be done by not allowing roadside parking in congested areas and asking residents for proof of parking when purchasing vehicles. This would be used so that one family does not have the preference to park in a public space, ”a senior official said.

According to SDMC officials, the DDA’s draft 2041 master plan, which talks about a policy linking the registration of new vehicles to the availability of parking spaces for owners, may also be considered.

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