Monthly Archives: March 2011

Because I can!

A woman in a Mercedes was patiently waiting for a car to clear a parking space so she could park. Just as she was ready to pull in, a fellow in a tiny car zipped in front of her and … Continue reading

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Brother is this show ‘Green”

This booth tells the tale: The company is “Green Parking,” The idea is that if you use their equipment you are lowering your carbon footprint (It uses chip coins rather than printed ticket.) I got a demo and the pitch … Continue reading

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Common Complaints about Parking

I attended a seminar at Parkex and found that in the UK, University Parking is fairly backward. In Birmingham, for instance, they have 3,000 parking spaces for 40,000 students and staff but readily admit that their parking systems simply don’t … Continue reading

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Parkex…

For those of you who don’t know, Parkex is an annual event held by the British Parking Association. Every other year it’s held in conjunction with Traffex, a large transportation infrastructure event, and Streetex, an exhibition featuring street furniture and … Continue reading

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I missed some blogging –

I’m in the UK on a relatively fast trip and have had little time to blog. I’m attending the Parkex Exhibition in Birmingham. I’ll be back to full time blogging on Monday. JVH

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Those Damn Yankees, parking that is

I have commented on the Yankee Parking Structure fiasco in the past. Here’s a Bloomberg article as to where it stands today. Basically it says that the folks who issued the bonds that are nearly in default, will not default … Continue reading

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So I went to the Doctor’s

I go a couple of times a year for a checkup /follow up. No big deal. A few days ago I noticed that one of my thumbs was grayer than the other one. R told me to wash my hands. … Continue reading

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NCIS and Parking

I think I beat our Pop Culture Guru Isaiah Mouw with this one – Last Night’s Episode of NCIS opened with parking enforcement officers…Andy says that it points out at least a dozen, well maybe half a dozen, issues with … Continue reading

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The NPA Scores again

I received a note from NPA chief Christine Banning and learned a tad about the upcoming NPA convention (held this year in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace October 3-6). She is really stirring things up over there. She sent me … Continue reading

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There Must Be Something in the Water Over There…

Here’s the story. A wounded veteran in the UK in a wheel chair got a ticket for parking in a disabled parking spot. He had applied for a disabled placard but hadn’t received it yet. He assumed that when he … Continue reading

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