Monthly Archives: December 2010

All the Best to the British Parking Association

They actually put the word “Christmas” on the cover of their magazine, Parking News. I was stunned, but pleased. Even PT didn’t do that this year. Certainly have one up on Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio who apologized for … Continue reading

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What’s that, I can’t hear you

I know, I’m almost deaf. But the 747s taking off overhead don’t help. When a plane lands, they sort of coast in, with just enough power to keep up the speed and altitude they need. When they take off, they … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Rain

For those of you who don’t know, LA is a friggin desert. It’s hot and dry here. All water is brought in from the Owens Valley (east side of the high Sierra Mountains) or the Colorado or Sacramento River. This … Continue reading

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If You Love your Government, Don’t read this

I was railing below about the difficulties that municipal governments have dealing with the business of parking. It wasn’t meant as a criticism as much as an observation. It seems to me that except for a few things, the government, … Continue reading

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Wanda Connects Alexander, Gordian Knot, and Parking

Earlier this week I wrote of the Gordian Knot and Alexander’s solution. I thought I was being a bit cute, but over on Facebook, Wanda Krol, our resident brainac, researched the term even further and found that, well read her … Continue reading

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Zoning, Parking, and the Big Easy

I’ve seen parking discussed in many venues, but seldom in the “dining out” columns, at least beyond whether or not a restaurant has valet service. However in this column written in New Orleans, the subject of zoning requirements and their … Continue reading

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Somebody found a bold stroke

The Ridgewood, NJ, Chamber of Commerce has come up with an idea to help solve the town’s parking problem. Read about it here. The concept is beautiful in its simplicity. Leave the on street rates the same as they are … Continue reading

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The Gordian Knot of Parking

Here is an editorial written in the Newburyport (MA) News. Basically it says that parking is a complicated wild animal that cannot be tamed. The money quote: “That’s been a constant in the never-ending search for a solution that will … Continue reading

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Unusual Payment

I hold that 90% of all parking tickets are never written – That is, most violations go unnoticed by enforcement staff. The chances of being caught if you don’t pay, except in some high enforcement areas, is 1 in 10. … Continue reading

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How about mailing a postcard to the Neighborhood…

I took a walk with a friend of mine the other day. He operates a 200 space stand alone garage in one of the more upscale parts of LA. It’s half empty and he needs monthly parkers. Prices are trending … Continue reading

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