Monthly Archives: November 2012

Its Just not Fair! Grace Periods for Parking Meters

Toronto has a grace period for parking citations.  If the citation is written within 10 minutes of the meter expiring, it can be voided. Read about it here. Which raises the obvious question, how does one know that this has … Continue reading

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Parking Attendant is a Dangerous Profession

At least in large metropolitan areas with high rise valet garages.  An attendant was killed in an accident this week in Manhattan.  The story is here.  He parked the car on a lift and perhaps forgot to set the brake. … Continue reading

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And you wonder why the Parking Industry is hated!`

Here’s the deal — a woman in Chicago’s boyfriend bought a car and put it in her name. She didn’t realize the car was in her name. They split. He works at O’Hare for United Airlines and parked and abandoned … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012

What an incredible year.  We actually survived the election, which seemed to go on forever. For half of us, our guy didn’t win, for the other half, our guy did. Both halves can be thankful that its over. I don’t … Continue reading

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Technology VS “Old School” Enforcement

Check out Kevin Warwood’s blog today on a issue that has intrigued me for years. The story is this — a town in central New Zealand installed sensors in their on street parking spaces. The sensors worked fine, so well … Continue reading

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Someone Disagrees with My Post on Electric Vehicles

I published this post in PT last month and got this response: You invited our comments and said you will try to print them.  Here’s mine. I received my November 2012 issue of Parking Today and, as I always do, … Continue reading

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LIncoln

We think of Abraham Lincoln as a man of of great words and deeds. He is held up as a paragon. He freed the slaves and saved the union. But there is more to the complex man. And Steven Spielberg … Continue reading

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Australians Host Many from Overseas

The parking association of Australia hosted a number of international visitors including speakers Zhu Hao from China, George Hazel from Scotland, Dave Hill and Sandra Smith from Canada, Nadav Levy from Israel Kevin Warwood from New Zealand and Rachel Yoka … Continue reading

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Women in Parking a Hit in Australia

Women in Parking, a group that began two years ago in Pittsburgh and has grown in the US upwards of 100 members will see itself replicated by the Australians. More than 30 women (and some men) met for breakfast yesterday … Continue reading

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Parking Is In the Headlines Down Under

I’m in Sydney, Australia, for the bi-annual Parking Association of Australia convention. They really know how to treat their delegates. Those from overseas were provided an welcoming dinner.  Here are the attendees NOT from Australia or New Zealand: Back row … Continue reading

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