Monthly Archives: January 2012

WOW! Pretty Garage Art

Lauri Keller over at IPS Group pointed me at this great garage interior design. Web site is here. Neat Huh? JVH

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LA Times Columnist Calls for Crackdown…on Handicapped Cheats

Steve Lopez is hopping mad. He is a columnist in the LA Times and has done some research on handicapped placard abuse. Its worse than we thought. Lopez has discovered that if you use a fake or out of date … Continue reading

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Might as well Pile On…

I know I’m focused on San Francisco, but it is such a target rich environment.  Paul Barter over at “Reinventing Parking” commented: San Francisco’s parking reforms, including SFPark, have made it joint winner (with Medellin, Colombia) of the 8th annual … Continue reading

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What Are We Learning from SF Park?

I know its early, but I harken back to my post in December.  From that post – a quote: SFPark is an innovative, federally-supported performance parking pilot program. But it will adjust meter rates in its seven pilot areas this … Continue reading

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Will SF Park Shoot Itself in the Foot

According to this article, the SFMTA, the San Francisco Metro, that runs parking in the city, is under siege. As it begins to expand pay parking into new neighborhoods in the city by the bay, residents and merchants in the … Continue reading

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I Wonder What they Talk About

There are large free standing ash trays outside most buildings.  They are there for the convenience of smokers who can’t smoke in the buildings. Usually you can see three or four folks standing there (often in the cold and rain) … Continue reading

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I Won’t Park in the same Lot as my Competitor

OK, its not that simple, well maybe it is.  Seems Hollywood Super Agent Ari Emanuel, who heads William Morris Endeavor, the coast’s largest and most influential talent agency, is in a heated discussion with his landlord, well sort of his … Continue reading

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All Parking Access Should be Equal — Not!

The Boston Globe has jumped on the “lets report about parking” bandwagon. Its a very long article talking about demand based pricing, San Francisco, and the like. We have all read about it before, but you can reread it again … Continue reading

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What you do in Vegas Stays……

I’m off tomorrow to sin city. The largest city in Nevada is hosting the World of Concrete and I like to go for a day and just be overwhelmed by the huge equipment and the experts who run them. If … Continue reading

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I can tell you the future in one word “Plastic” er no “Apps”

If the husband of the famous Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate” had been living in 2012 instead of 1967, he might have whispered “Apps” in Dustin Hoffman’s ear instead of “plastics.” After all, he was telling the young graduate where … Continue reading

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