Downtown’s Parking Problem and Opportunity

The top floor of the Red Hat parking day on a typical Friday afternoon. A month or two ago, thousands of visitors descended on downtown Raleigh for a convention at the Raleigh Convention Center. Some may have been in hotels nearby but most were driving into town and were looking for parking. The decks underneath […]


Raleigh’s Parking Requirements

The video below was posted this summer from Vox. They explore a topic of mine that’s one of my favorites; parking requirements set by cities. If you can’t see the embedded video, click here. One part of the video shows the various parking rules based on the type of development such as number of spots […]


Pic of the Week

Motorcycle only parking has been installed on Glenwood Avenue. The nine spaces replace two vehicle spaces and they are located in front of Devolve Moto. The same rates apply to these spaces as any other.


Downtown’s Premier Smartphone App is Ready for Download

(If you can’t see the embedded video, click here.) This week, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance has launched a smartphone app for Downtown Raleigh. It is ready for your consumption on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app brings together a variety of features. In addition to listing downtown retail and restaurants, the app […]


Pic of the Week

A few of downtown’s music venues have this new parking zone out front for musicians.


Municipography, Parking in Downtown Raleigh

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


Park In Glenwood South Like a Pro

We hear it time and time again. “There’s no parking in downtown Raleigh.” With so much technology around us, why aren’t we making this parking thing a lot simpler? I worked with members of the Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative (GSNC) on a very helpful web app to guide visitors around parking in Glenwood South. There […]


Color Codes Coming to Downtown Parking Decks

Downtown #Raleigh color-coded parking palette announced http://t.co/oXrKt5O4EU pic.twitter.com/8BDt1KZAcw — City of Raleigh (@RaleighGov) September 11, 2014 Parking is one of those services where having no complaints are a good thing and no real praise happens. I’m not sure enough people rave about how great a parking experience at a place is. So in hopes of […]


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