Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tampa gives cars the “Boot”

This Story has so many parking references they are difficult to catalogue. First off, it’s the ‘boot.’ The metal monster is being used in Tampa to get people to pay their parking fines. OK. Second the Mayor notes they send … Continue reading

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That Pesky Law of Unintended Consequences Strikes the Greens

From the Baltimore Sun: What if “green” cars made pollution worse, not better? What if they increased greenhouse gas emissions instead of decreasing them? Preposterous, you say? Well, consider what’s happened in Sweden. Through generous subsidies, Sweden aggressively pushed its … Continue reading

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India is opening itself up for problems, Parking Problems

India is beginning to impose parking requirements. They look around, see a lot of cars on the street parking every which way and assume that the solution is more parking. The solution may be charging for parking and good enforcement. … Continue reading

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Women in Parking

I’m told that there seems to be a groundswell of support for the Women in Parking group PT helped found last week in Pittsburgh. The nine original members tell me that their numbers are increasing. They are holding a virtual … Continue reading

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Hacked Hacked Hacked

If you have seen some strange posts here on PT blog, other than the normal parking related ones, they are due to a hacking we have received here at PT. In addition, my email list appears to have been stolen … Continue reading

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An Alternative to a PPD – Preferential Parking District

We snagged this over on PT’s Facebook page from a blog called “Straight out of Suburbia” It’s a strange mix of Spanish and English, but I like this guy – He goes by the sobriquet “Chewbacca.” He is a Shoupista … Continue reading

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Can a proper parking program “revitalize” downtown? NO!

I spoke to a municipal parking manager the other day and he told me that in his community there wasn’t enough parking downtown and the core was dying. They claimed they needed a new parking structure. He did a study … Continue reading

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