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"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

Can Parking Help Save Paradise?

John Friedman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
John Friedman

Today's parking facilities are no longer the antithesis of environmental responsibility. In fact, the International Parking Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the Green Parking Council, are working to not only turn them into spaces that contribute to the environment, but also the aesthetic of the world.

If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot

David Sheff | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
David Sheff

For millions of Americans a towed car can lead to a crippling spiral of stress, debt, joblessness, illness and, in many cases, incarceration. On a re...

Could You Park Safely on the World's Steepest Street?

Steven Strogatz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

The other day I had to park my car on Buffalo Street, which runs down one of Ithaca's most treacherous hills. It got me wondering: Could a street be so steep that it'd be impossible to park on it?

Parking Violated: Death by a Thousand Papercuts

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

Think twice before you drive into downtown Detroit. It's not that you'll be carjacked or get lost on our bewildering road network, but you will get ripped off if you deign to park here.

Prankster Targets Jerks Parking In Spots Reserved For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

Thanks to this Portuguese-speaking prankster, inconsiderate drivers will think twice about pulling into a reserved spot. Earlier this month, a vide...

My Navy SEAL Training Has Left Me Completely Unprepared for This Trader Joe's Parking Lot

James Napoli | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

The whole mission was doomed from the start. These TJ's parking lots are unsettling and, yes, even frightening examples of man's hubris gone awry.

A 50 Percent Increase in Parking Fines? Crazy Detroit

Toby Barlow | Posted 06.17.2014 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

Parking is not a profit engine. It is a service that should help local retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. It's a way to cycle traffic through and keep neighborhoods moving.

Parallel Parking Level: Expert

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Oh, dashboard cams. Where would we be without you? This "accidental" parking job caught on camera in Russia is one of the most flawless recoveries ...

What Uber Can Teach Cities About Parking

Keith Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Keith Williams

The lesson to our urban planners and politicians is obvious: figure out where supply equals demand, and charge the appropriate price for the privilege to park a car on public streets. People will pay it.

When Parking Garages Go Green, The Results Are Stunning

Diane Pham | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Diane Pham

For many, the thought of a parking garage conjures no more than the vision of endlessly winding one's car up through a utilitarian building. While this is true of many garages, there are designers who are rethinking the form, turning these spaces into iconic architectural works while minimizing urban sprawl and environmental impact.

Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read "Keep Austin Weird." Weird? Austin is definitely quirky -- in a good way. At every bridge, park and intersection, Austin made me smile.

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.

This Is So Frustrating To Watch

Posted 10.14.2013 | Comedy

Are your grandparents the most frustrating drivers in the world? Check out the world's worst driver in the video above and reconsider. This might b...

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Thousands of Brooklyn residents can now confirm that the Barclay's Center has indeed impacted our lives -- often far too literally. Cars speed through our side streets, causing traffic and accidents, not to mention a complete absence of parking spaces. The empty promises that fans would ride the rails are now broken promises.

Misconceptions About the Blue Placard

Lia Seth | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

Remember: If you're ever in the driver's seat and someone offers you the use of their blue placard, just use it. It's not illegal or immoral to use it, and your friend has it for a good reason.

Denver Shouldn't Play Favorites With Parking Spots

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

Even if there was any evidence that a car sharing program might help alleviate the "final mile" issue, it should not proceed unless the city sells permits to anyone who owns a qualifying vehicle -- not just to certain car-share companies.

Why Do People Back Up into Parking Spaces?

Quora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ben Reimers, Student of Everything It's much easier to reverse into a car space where r...

Self-Driving Cars by 2025

Jen Alic | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Jen Alic

Autonomous cars will give drivers the right to claim that they are not liable for traffic incidents, but determining who is liable will be a bit tricky. Responsibility will somehow have to be shared by the driver and the maker of the technology and the car.

App Helps You Steer Clear Of Parking Tickets

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Between alternate side parking, tow zones, loading zones and metered spaces, there are any number of ways a driver might misread -- or willingly ignor...

New Orleans Launches Its Loyola Streetcar, With Another Leg Awaited

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Spacious, solar-lit shelters on the new Loyola Ave. streetcar line, opening on Jan. 28, will accommodate Super Bowl fans in New Orleans. But elsewhere, commuters huddle under less protection.

Parking Panda's Renting Model Allows Drivers To Share Parking Spaces

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 12.27.2012 | Small Business

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an e...

Deputize Me, Please!

Myra Demeter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

The city of Shaoyang in China has it right! They capitalized on the fact that they had a considerable population of elderly citizens with free time. They authorized these seniors to give tickets for minor violations and offered a financial incentive -- seniors may keep 80% of the fines.

Planning A Stress-Free Vacation

Eric Zoberman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Eric Zoberman

We needed to shut our brains off for a week, to be able to spend time together and let others do the work for us. The decision was easy; we were going on a cruise.

You Don’t Want To Mess With This Grandma!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

People will do anything for parking in Manhattan -- even if it means confiscating a 93-year-old woman's spot. For the last 31 years, 93-year-old Vi...