The impact of technology on our cities, governments, and society at large is undeniable. It’s amazing to see how the Internet of Things, mobile technology, and collaborative innovation are being applied to solve challenges in medicine, transportation, and education. One exciting application of this technology is to solve a problem we all know and loathe… Read more »
Posts Tagged: parking
Those living in cities are more than familiar with circling blocks for parking spots, unable to find one. New York City, however, is testing a solution that’s been tried in San Francisco. NYC will be utilizing small sensors placed on the ground in parking spots which will transmit information on whether or not a parking… Read more »
The mayor of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius had a cool idea. Make a promo vide of a tank running over illegally parked car. Any other creative uses of video a municipality has used to make a point? Read the original story on CNN.
The West Coast is famous for being sprawling, but some cities are now using technology to reduce traffic congestion. According to a recent article in Government Technology, some of their innovative solutions include: Green lights that automatically adjust with traffic flows in Portland Creating HOT lanes that allow drivers to pay varying rates depending on… Read more »
A new project from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency allows drivers to check out parking pricing and availability from the web or iPhone and iPad, and enables flexible pricing for the most desirable parking spots at different hours throughout the day. You can fill up on information about SFpark here. SFpark has also created… Read more »
By Lance Winslow When planning a downtown revitalization project the goal is to get people to come back to downtown and shop and spend money. Due to issues such as urban flight many people have moved into the suburbs and new businesses have sprung up there. Many lower income people have been stuck in the… Read more »