Monthly Archives: November 2011

Parking in Toronto gets a Kudu

A writer in the Montreal (Canada) Gazette was full throat-ed in his praise for the Toronto Parking Authority and its handling of a complaint from another Quebec denizen who had parked in an area and followed all the rules but … Continue reading

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We have been GREEN for decades!!!

I receive a release from the Green Parking Council about their new program to ‘certify’ garages as ‘green.’ LEED has blown parking off, so, as one consultant I spoke to told me, now we can certify ourselves. I reviewed the … Continue reading

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Its about Aesthetics…a dilemma

I sit on a condo board and the meeting was last night. We ran through the people we were going to sent to the lawyers for non payment of assessments in five minutes, handled complaints about the landscapers and the … Continue reading

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But I thought Canadians were Supposed to be so Nice

This gal has lost it. Writing in the Windsor, ON, Star she takes off on cops who pay less to park than she does in the same lot.  Seems parking had been free for the police but they are now … Continue reading

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Dog Bites Man — Motorist Upset over Parking Ticket…But Wait

This gal in Colorado is hopping mad — not because she got a parking ticket — she says she deserved that — but because of all the information on the ticket that was placed under her windshield wiper –Thanks to … Continue reading

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Its Brisbane, Not Baghdad…

Mark is agitating for an “international” Baghdad by the Bay award for the most boneheaded parking rules in a ‘non USA” locale.  He nominates Brisbane for this winner: Seems that Westfield, arguably the worlds largest developer of shopping centers, has … Continue reading

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The Sad Saga…in Portland

The Portland Oregonian posted an editorial they called the Sad Saga of Ellis McCoy. In it they noted that they thought that McCoy was guilty (he supposedly asked that he be sent to a minimal security prison and hasn’t even … Continue reading

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PT Takes Parking to Brazil

Parking Today Sent four speakers to the ‘Expo Parking” event in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week. Dennis Cunning from the US, Sandra Smith from Canada, Cristina Lynn from Australia joined son Andy in Brazil’s largest city to work with the … Continue reading

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How Can We Possibly Give Thanks in Times like This

Oh Please — We live in the richest, best fed, best housed, best everything country on the planet.  Maybe we could give thanks for that. All this nonsense about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer is just … Continue reading

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Ykes!!!I Like Something “Parking Matters” did…

I know I have given the IPI some flack over their “Parking Matters” program but their most recent news release on “Parking Experts offer shoppers 10 Tips for Black Friday” was great. Its succinct, timely and helpful.  I note in … Continue reading

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