Monthly Archives: July 2011

It will be worse next year

That’ was a headline you could have predicted. With Carmegeddeon having gone so smoothly, the local LA wags are simply moving all the problems to next year when the 405 freeway will be closed for another weekend. Seems the conventional … Continue reading

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Inernational Convention on Parking Enforcement

Strange, but I thought I knew most things going on in parking but this one slipped by. According to a column in a local throw away, the convention was held recently. Anyone attend? JVH

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LA Was Saved from Carmegeddon….by the Media

They call it Carmegeddon Hype. The endless stories of gridlock to come, of people dying because doctors couldn’t get to hospitals, the firemen caught in traffic. All because a 10 mile stretch of the 405 freeways was closing for a … Continue reading

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Who is a Parking Professional?

From Isaiah Mouw, Is it just me or does it seem that everyone is a professional photographer these days? Every time I turn my head, there is some internet acquaintance of mine that has started their own photography business. It … Continue reading

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54 Parking Spaces for 7/11

From Correspondent Mark, A Shoupista nightmare: Don’t know that I’ve EVER seen minimum requirements that even come close to these: “Under the law restaurant, bars, and night clubs are required to have one parking space for each 100 square feet … Continue reading

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Unlimited Parking On Street — Part Deux

I got some good comments on this post, and rather than have them languish in the innards of the blog, I reprint them here, naturally with my comment. First, Kevin Holliday says: I am not sure that it passes my … Continue reading

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Carmageddon — In Los Angeles

Wanda on our Facebook Page has been giving me hell about my prediction that this is going to be a nonevent event. For those of you living on the dark side of the moon, the 405 Freeway, the major artery … Continue reading

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Why Not Unlimited Parking On Street?

Suppose for a moment that you could create a device, sort of like a parking meter, that took credit and debit cards and maybe pay by cell,  and had a sensor that knew when there was a car in front … Continue reading

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Grant Furlane to Southern California

Canadian Grant Furlane is forsaking his home country and moving to Huntington Beach in Orange County, California. He dropped me a note with a news release saying he is leaving Modern Access, a company he founded, and will be head … Continue reading

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Jon Voight — Stumped by Credit Card Meter

Jon Voight — Stumped by Futuristic Parking Thingy. This video tells it all. Click on the link and go. Its worth it. First — look at the problem Voight has with the meter.  He has to shade it because he … Continue reading

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