Tag Archives: parking

Parklet Update

15 Feb
Image from Cynthia Guzman

Image from Cynthia Guzman

Los Angeles now has four parklets in place. The photos above were taken by ELP’s own Cynthia Guzman during the official opening for the Spring Street installments earlier this month. The LA sidewalk parks come on the heels of reports from Long Beach that the parklets installed in that city are netting tangible economic benefits for some lucky restaurateurs. In Downtown Los Angeles, the neighborhood council is “mid-stream in conducting [a] Parklet Impact Study,” so expect more hard numbers in a few months. Also, they’re soliciting new ideas for more locations, so email away!

Park(ing) Day + Parklets

13 Sep

It’s that time of the year when parking spaces are transformed from automotive resting pads to little urban oases. Park(ing) Day will be on Friday, September 21st, so keep an eye out for these temporary public spaces. Continue reading

Parking Meter Efficiency

15 Jun

The days of freeloading on someone else’s leftover parking meter time (and money) are quickly coming to an end. New “smart” parking meters in Santa Monica have been designed to ensure that the time on each parking meter is reset as soon as a car pulls away from the space. And for those of us who try to exceed posted time limits by feeding the meter can forget about overstaying our welcome. Once the limit has been reached, your quarters and credit cards will not be accepted. So, you have to move your car—or get a ticket. Continue reading