Monthly Archives: June 2011

Charging Stations — We Had One Enquiry

From a correspondent in upstate New York: My full time job is running a 1.2 million square foot office complex. In my spare time I work with a professional parking management company, Allpro Parking to oversee the 814 space parking … Continue reading

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A story from China…Hmmmmmm

A friend of mine’s daughter has spent the last year in China, teaching English to high school students. She reports back from time to time and my friend shares her observations. She is in a small, by Chinese standards, town … Continue reading

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Are we an “Information and Technology” business???

Leonard Bier was quoted  at World Parking Symposium: “We’re not in the parking business, we are in the information and technology business.” Ok, this was a ‘tweet’ and most likely out of context, but that never stopped me before. I … Continue reading

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Apps, sensors, and common sense

I had lunch the other day with an expert in on street parking. The person asked to remain nameless, however so I can refer to him or her in the future, I shall use the sobriquet Yoda, due to the … Continue reading

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UCLA Students FINALLY Being Ticketed for Parking on Sidewalk

This is an issue that has been brewing for years (decades) at the Los Angeles University. Apartment residents in the “north Village” area west of the campus have been parking on the sidewalks (across the sidewalks), basically blocking them and … Continue reading

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World Parking Symposium Meets in Niagara-on-the-Lake

The World Parking Symposium began Sunday with about 60 delegates attending from around the world.  The parking puzzle this year is working on the IPI’s  “parking matters” topic.  Teams will discuss how to support the effort to establish a peer … Continue reading

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From correspondent Greg:

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An Electric Car Charging Solution

I’m always on the cutting edge of technology and today is no exception. My pal Rick pointed me toward this article, which describes a gel like substance that carries a ‘charge.’ The idea is that you simply pull in to … Continue reading

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Now LEED has Thrown us under the Bus

I love the concept that if one in 10 people in cars on the freeway carpooled, there would be no traffic problems.  OK, maybe two in 10 in LA, but you get the idea.  Very little change can provide a … Continue reading

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Even my wife knew what it was.

I was driving to UCLA the other day to pick up Don Shoup and take the shoupdog out for some photos. I was looking for a shot to put on the July cover. And got it. While on my way … Continue reading

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