Monthly Archives: January 2011

Get a Parking Permit for your Nanny

Oh please. San Francisco is developing an entire bureaucracy so nannies can have an onstreet permit so they can park near the houses of their employers. You can read about it here. I guess the rules are different in SF … Continue reading

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Brandy is Freezing – On PT’s Cover

The February issue of PT is “up” on our web site – you can check it out here. On the cover is Brandy Stanley, frequent commenter here on the blog, and head of parking in Manchester, New Hampshire. She keeps … Continue reading

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Wow – No Wonder People Hate Parking Police

There is a crew working on the front of our building, resurfacing the framework and painting and generally cleaning up the place. They parked their truck in front and while they were up on the ladder, the parking police came … Continue reading

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A Sane Reaction to LRP Privacy Concerns

I wrote below about the LA Times and its concerns over the License Plate Recognition system installed at Santa Monica Place. Privacy is the concern. OMG – your license number will be tracked and 1984 will arrive, just a quarter … Continue reading

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Studies are important – But wouldn’t logic work, too

Studies like the one mentioned in this article are great, but don’t they really confirm what we already know. If parking is free, people will abuse it and if you have to pay, they are less likely to do so. … Continue reading

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Further to Parking Wars and our Image

From a reader in Australia: I enjoyed your article on “Better than parking wars”.  I agree with you, we are better than that. The question of how to improve the image of the industry is a vexing question. The bulk of our industry … Continue reading

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Wanna Park for Free – Get Pregnant

I’ve commented on this before but I had a three martini lunch and don’t want to look for my comment but I’m pretty consistent on this so here it is. Pregnancy is not a handicap. I understand that in the … Continue reading

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A Simple Concept

From Mark: These quotes were in an article in Scientific American.  Because every vehicle trip must end in a parking space, limiting parking through economic and policy changes has significantly reduced miles driven This is the key to making the … Continue reading

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What does this mean?

Our wonderful Frenchie, Scarlett Ambroziak, denizen of deepest Strasbourg and frequent poster on our Face book page, came up with a question. What does this picture mean? Scarlett tells me she is involved with PT’s Facebook so she can better … Continue reading

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We need a Traffic Cop Here

Webinars are coming at you from every angle – Tomorrow at 11 AM there are three webinars hosted by the IPI, the NPA, and Parking Today. The IPI is talking about on street parking, the NPA about their CPP program, … Continue reading

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