Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shoupistas eat Crow? Early Returns say Dynamic Pricing not Working in SF.

According to this article, the first reports in the massive demand pricing parking test are in in San Francisco, and it seems that the hiking of pricing hasn’t made much of a difference in the demand in certain areas. From … Continue reading

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Tell ‘em to go to Hell, but Ensure They Enjoy the Trip.

Here’s a self serving piece from NBC4 in Los Angeles that reports a shake up in the Los Angeles Parking enforcement operation. (Of course the only reason LA did this was because of a investigation the TV station did earlier … Continue reading

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Grace Periods at Parking Meters — That Train has left the Station

Oakland, Ca, is known for strange ideas from its government. After all, its just down the road from Berkeley, and you know what that means. Now the city council has mandated a grace period for parkers.  You get an additional … Continue reading

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Roads Should Pay for Themselves

Below, Mark reacts to an article where the author posits that since “roads don’t make money,” rapid transit should not be held to a profit model. Mark Says: I constantly hear people using the argument that “roads don’t pay for … Continue reading

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Prepaid Parking Tickets — Good Idea or No?

Here’s a reporter who has come up with what he thinks is a good idea. Pay your parking tickets in advance. He starts with some assumptions. 1. Many people get a bunch of parking tickets a year. Its one of … Continue reading

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$13.5 million due — There’s another way to look at it

Yesterday we reported on our home page and on  Facebook, that the company that leased Chicago’s parking meters had sent a bill for $13.5 million to the City of Chicago for Disabled parking. Today we report that Mayor Rahm refuses … Continue reading

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How Much Damage did he do to the Bumpers

This Video has gone viral. Check it out. It shows a driver parking in a parallel space about a foot longer than his car, six inches in front, six in back. He makes it and everyone thinks its grand. I … Continue reading

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Management 1 – Technology Zip

This is rich. They did a study in DC and the results were that cameras in parking lots don’t deter crime. Read about it here, from the Washington Examiner: “Technology is only as good as the manner in which it … Continue reading

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Scotland Comes Full Circle on Parking

Heh — Over the past few years I have been railing against the Scottish Government and its ban on parking charges in local hospitals.  Yes there is a Scottish, Welsh, as well and English government in the UK. The Welsh … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Saw the flick this weekend. Its a typically British, extremely complex spy story with ducks and dives on every turn. John LeCarre’s famous spy George Smiley, under played perfectly by Gary Oldman, is out to find a mole at the … Continue reading

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