Monthly Archives: October 2011

Women Have Taken the Lead

I have always been a proponent of women, for more than the obvious reasons. Now that the British Commonwealth has ‘adjusted’ male primogeniture to remove the male, my take is that the so called glass ceiling will come crashing down, … Continue reading

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Adaptive Parking

Paul Barter over at Reinventing Parking has coined the term “Adaptive Parking” and is using it to address the severe parking issues in emerging markets. In this case India. He spoke to a group in the sub continent, his description: … Continue reading

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You Have to Know the Answers before you ask the questions

Westfield is the largest shipping center owner in Australia, if not the planet. They are beginning to charge for parking in their centers and this appears to be causing an uproar with employees at the center, people who work nearby, … Continue reading

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Retail Sales are up in December — Must be the Free Parking

Charlie points out that merchants want free parking and use almost any reason to justify it. Here’s an article in a Canadian publication. The article makes some good points, but loses a tad credibility with this quote: With the London … Continue reading

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Parking Meters Don’t Work — Whose Fault is that?

Jersey City is removing some Multispace Pay and Display machines and replacing them with the older style single space meters that were there before.  From the article in the local paper:  (Paretti is the CEO of the local parking authority.) … Continue reading

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The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father

Some of you must remember the cult series, Babylon 5, and the Psycorp’s famous operative, Bester.  He was played by the same actor that played Chekov on the original Star Trek, Walter Koenig.  I was reading through the final proofs … Continue reading

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And all the ships at sea…

I have been scurrying around pestering my sources for the upcoming “Cutting Edge Technology” issue of PT (December). One of the main articles is to be written by DI. Dr. Harald R Raetzsch, an expert on “cloud computing.”  I dropped … Continue reading

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Common Sense Prevails — Apron Parking OKed in LA

I just received word that all the uproar over ‘apron’ parking, much of which was led by my neighbors, has paid off. You can get background here, if you like. The city began ticketing people for parking in driveways that … Continue reading

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The Eye of Sauron

Andy is proofing the November issue of PT and notes that our Amateur Parker, Melissa, actually got the term “Eye of Sauron” (From the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy) worked into her column. No surprise there, Melissa is as literate … Continue reading

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Consult This!!!

I thought it was telling that the major awards given by the NPA and the IPI this year went to consultants.  The NPA presented one of its four outstanding member awards to Gary Cudney of Carl Walker, Inc., and the … Continue reading

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