Monthly Archives: October 2011

They did “IT” in Calgary

Mark nails it: When you put ALL the pieces of a parking and transportation plan in place it can actually work.  Too many Cities do it halfway and then can’t seem to figure out why their problems only multiply, so … Continue reading

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A New Type of Tailgate Party

Why not hold it in a parking garage. This picture send in by Charles Huntzinger shows what happens at Ohio State: Charles’ Comment: Tailgating in Parking Garage before an Ohio State Football game. This is the proper use of Garages … Continue reading

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“The Parking Industry doesnot bring tears to my eyes at all”

Philadelphia has a 20% parking tax.  It means that when you park, the operator slaps on an additional 20% which it turns over to the government. Well sort of.   Operators tell me that they do break out the tax, but … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Parking Authority gives staff sensitivity training

I guess my unmitigated harassment of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has gotten some legs in Philly — They are retraining their officers so they will become kinder and gentler. To wit: The PPA also is spending $24,000 on sensitivity training … Continue reading

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2600 Posts

This is post 2600 since PT’s Parking Blog started.  We have generated over 1700 legitimate comments.  Thank you for that. As I have mentioned before, blogs are of little value unless you keep at it. I know that sometimes the … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Take Public Transpo Any More

That’s the headline on a column from the Toronto Star. A working mother decided that even though it costs more to drive, it adds greatly to the quality of her life. Read it here. It’s a big change for me. … Continue reading

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Billions in Infrastructure, Rapid Transit, and the freeways are stilled jammed

The keynote speaker the other day at the UCLA Automated Parking Seminar was Richard Katz, Chair, Metrolink Board of Directors, and Board Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in Los Angeles. He gave an informal speech about rapid transit projects and … Continue reading

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All this and not a Shoup in sight…

An editor at the Norwalk (CT) Patch has written a wonderful column about parking minimums.  He is dead on with everything he says.  Read it Here: The Money Quote: For any business of a given type and size, Planning & … Continue reading

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Range Anxiety…

PT”s Astrid Ambroziak coined the phrase in this months number. Check it out. This post is about three issues. First the term “Range Anxiety” that was coined on the pages of PT was picked up by non other than the … Continue reading

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Women in Parking

We threw out the idea of a “women in parking’ organization and invited a number of women to a ‘formation’ meeting during the IPI in Pittsburgh. Nine women came to the meeting and agreed that having a forum to discuss … Continue reading

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