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Chicago Parking Meters to Charge $6.50 an Hour

Chicago Parking Meters to Charge $6.50 an Hour

Eric O’Connell/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — It’s about to get a lot more expensive to park your car on the streets of Chicago.
In 2013, metered parking in downtown Chicago will jump 75 cents to $6.50 an hour.  That’s more than double what …

California Woman Files $1.7B Claim Alleging Meters Making Her Sick

California Woman Files $1.7B Claim Alleging Meters Making Her Sick

Eric O’Connell/Getty Images(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — A California woman claims “smart” parking meters are making her sick, and now, she wants nearly $2 billion because of it.Denise Barton filed a claim against the city of Santa Monica, Cali…

Sexist Parking Plan? German Mayor Creates Male-Only Spots

Sexist Parking Plan? German Mayor Creates Male-Only Spots

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(TRIBERG, Germany) — In Gallus Strobel’s 10 years as mayor of Triberg, a small town in Germany’s Black Forest region, his bid to create two male and 12 female parking spots in the town’s new public lot is …

Manhattan’s Million-Dollar Parking Spot

Manhattan’s Million-Dollar Parking Spot

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It used to be that $1 million could buy you a healthy chunk of real estate–a mansion, maybe, or a few acres of land. But in Manhattan’s tony Greenwich Village, it will buy a parking spot.That’s right: …

Women Top Men in Parking Skills, UK Study Asserts

Women Top Men in Parking Skills, UK Study Asserts

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Stereotyped views on driving have been shaken after new research found women to be more efficient parkers than men.The experiment, conducted by U.K.’s National Car Parks, showed that women’s spatial a…

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