parking

Mid-century makeover

One of the best examples of Mid-Century Modernism in Riverside is receiving a makeover. Though some — or even many — may not see this as a big deal, particularly on account it involves a parking garage, we feel otherwise. The garage in question is one of two, nearly identical parking structures that opened* in…

Picking downtown parking meters

MacKay Luke This week, the City of Riverside begins a three-week public survey on selecting replacement parking meters for downtown. As part of the continuing revising of SmartPark — the not-quite-2-year-old downtown parking program — the city will be demonstrating two types of meters, allowing folks to vote on their preferred replacement. Although we found…

City modifies SmartPark

Eight months after launching a new systematic parking district for downtown, the city of Riverside is again refining its SmartPark program. Smart ParkCity of Riverside 2006Pay here 2006Payment kiosk The program began in September 2006 establishing uniform parking zones across much of downtown (the only exception being the area around the county courthouse, which had…

Smart Park revised

Just as Riverside was about to roll out its new “Smart Park” parking plan for downtown, city officials decided to make some minor, yet significant changes, most of which were the result of complaints. 2006Smart ParkCity of Riverside Gone are the multiple rates and times of enforcement — they’re now uniform at all Smart Park…

Smart Park

This month, the City of Riverside rolls out a new parking plan for downtown. In short, parking within most areas of the downtown core during weekday business hours now requires payment and/or validation. 2006Smart ParkCity of Riverside 20062-Hour parking 20064-Hour parking 2006Pay here 2006Payment kiosk In essence, the city has divided up the downtown business…