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Why Charlottesville needs parking meters

Local residents responding to the National Citizen Survey were generally positive about life in Charlottesville – except when it came to traffic and parking. From their tepid responses, the Newsplex derived the headline, “Residents Fed Up With Charlottesville Parking,” an odd choice of words given that demand for both residential and commercial space in parking-challenged […]

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Perspective on Fry’s Spring downzoning study

Fry’s Spring is a large neighborhood in a prime location, within walking distance of the booming hospital and university, but with direct access to the U.S. 29 Bypass and Interstate 64.  As the city’s population grows and more Charlottesville-ians commute on foot or bike, demand for housing near the university and hospital continues to grow, […]

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We can improve system for bicyclists

Bike tickets are on the rise and they carry the same fines and legal consequences that vehicle infractions do. This system is a bad one for four big reasons: 1. The cost of a ticket is disproportionate to the cost of riding a bicycle The cost of a traffic ticket is scaled to the cost […]