detroit parking http://michiganradio.org en Before it moves ahead on parking, Detroit might want to take a close look at Chicago http://michiganradio.org/post/it-moves-ahead-parking-detroit-might-want-take-close-look-chicago <p>If you’ve had a frustrating experience with a Detroit parking meter, you’re definitely not alone--about <a href="http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/nearly-half-of-downtown-detroits-parking-pay-stations-are-broken-but-city-promises-a-fix-soon">half those meters aren’t working at any given time</a>.</p><p>The situation has the bankrupt city looking for outside operators to fix, and possibly run, its parking system.</p><p>It’s likely such a deal would get done fast. But experts warn Detroit might want to take a close look at Chicago’s recent experience first.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:19:53 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17375 at http://michiganradio.org Before it moves ahead on parking, Detroit might want to take a close look at Chicago Detroit tests one solution to car crimes: a street parking ban http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tests-one-solution-car-crimes-street-parking-ban <p>Detroit Police say car break-ins are up in the city&rsquo;s entertainment district.&nbsp;So they&rsquo;re trying a new approach to prevent crime: banning street parking in the area.</p><p>A lot of people&mdash;Detroit Police won&rsquo;t yet say how many&mdash;got their cars towed last weekend as a result of the parking ban.</p><p>Police officially&nbsp;issued the ban&nbsp;late on Friday:</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:15:41 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5809 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit tests one solution to car crimes: a street parking ban