Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ka-Ching

Finally, a mixed use facility that really rings a bell. A casino in Maryland is going to have a “pre” opening, by putting 2,000 slot machines in the complexes’ garage a year before the casino itself opens. Read about it … Continue reading

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Around the Block -=- Parking Links Roundup

Paul Barter over at the Reinventing Parking blog today lists a number of articles and links about parking across the planet. He even picks up Parking World editor Pete Goldin in one link. Check it out here. I particularly like … Continue reading

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Privatizing Broxton, Part Deux

A few days ago I commented on an article in UCLA’s Daily Bruin by Katrina Oh concerning the shopping area near the campus (Westwood) and the city’s plans to privatize a parking garage there and perhaps the “free” parking in … Continue reading

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The Seven Stages of Parking

Stage 1: You’re a kid. All you have to park is your butt. Stage 2: You’re a teenager and are out parking with a girl who has a good chance of being your future wife. Stage 3: You’re married with … Continue reading

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Another Video Garage Roof Collapse caught on Tape

OK, its wasn't tape, most likely on a hard drive — but here's the vid:  Watch til the end…That's when the real stuff starts happening Parking Garage Roof Collapses Under Snow – Watch more Funny Videos   

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A Parking Lot for 10,000 Bicycles

Where is it?  The Netherlands, of Course.  At the Groningen rail station in the Netherlands there are enough parking spaces for 10,000 bikes even though the population is only 188,000. Bikes are stacked on top of each other and, as … Continue reading

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$1232 To Buy A Square Foot of parking space

Well, it does have two doors, automatic, one for entry and one for exit. Plus it’s located in tony Knightsbridge, home of London’s equivalent of Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive. It’s managed by Harrods, and in addition to the $350,000 … Continue reading

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Gotcha

A friend of mine who runs a valet company got the following report from one of his managers: A customer picked up his car and as they drove away his wife found, in the center console, an open condom wrapper. … Continue reading

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Chair Free Zone

An ad agency in Chicago has begun a campaign to get people NOT to reserve parking spaces they have cleared from snow by placing lawn furniture in them. Here’s the quote from their web site It’s long been a Chicago … Continue reading

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Parking Meters Will NOT be Enforced

What? The local government spent over 40K to install parking meters but then didn’t write an ordinance to require people to use them. They don’t want to spend the money for enforcement staff, so they have told the world that … Continue reading

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