Monthly Archives: January 2013

Building Use Changes Parking Requirement — Dja Think?

I met with Pat Schwartz executive Director BOMA Suburban Chicago this week and the conversation got me to thinking.  I understand Don Shoup’s ideas about no parking minimums, fair enough.  But what happens if the use for a building changes. … Continue reading

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“Man Bite’s Dog” — JVH right about ‘free’ EV parking…

It is so seldom that my predictions come true that when it happens, it’s truly a “man bites dog” story. In this case the topic is electric vehicles and ‘free’ parking and charging. It deals with Los Angeles International Airport … Continue reading

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This is Neat

They say that when you copy someone else, its the sincerest form of flattery.  In this case I copied an idea put forth by Barbara Chance on the Parking Matters Blog.   The idea is to use a program called “Wordle” … Continue reading

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Canadians postpone World Parking Symposium —

The World Parking Symposium to be held this June in Tel Aviv is being postponed due to the “situation in the Middle East.”  That ‘situation’ is of course the continuing upheaval between Israel and practically everyone else. They will remount … Continue reading

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Its All Supply and Demand

The big news over the holidays was the boom in parking space prices in land scarce Hong Kong.  It makes sense, but of course its a tad out of control.  Spaces are selling for upwards of $600,000 with prices being … Continue reading

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Parking Regs Solve A Problem — Almost

This small Southern California city has a problem. Folks were visiting a hiking and water fall area and parking nearby residential areas. They came in such numbers that they were causing all sorts of trouble – read about it here. … Continue reading

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Denver Gives Away Free Parking

This article came up over the holiday hiatus. Seems Denver is giving away free parking cards worth $5 to people who parked legally. Enforcement officers are passing out the cards and surprising parkers who think they are getting a ticket. … Continue reading

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Chicago Wins Parking Lottery — Highest On Street Rates in NA – And the Money goes to….

The Windy City has won the parking lottery — It now has the highest on street rates in North America with $6.50 an hour in its fabled ‘loop’ area.  It is followed by San Francisco ($5.50/hr) New York ($5/hr), Los … Continue reading

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Union Demands to Write Parking Citations

This is a little weird. The Police Union in Toledo, OH, is demanding the right to issue parking tickets. Read about it here. Seems the mayor’s office has assigned this task to the local parking authority and the police feel … Continue reading

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Why is the state involved in this, anyway?

Here’s the deal — A new law has come into effect in California prohibiting cities from issuing citations at broken parking meters, UNLESS the city has passed an ordinance allowing them to do so. Here’s the abstract: Existing law prohibits … Continue reading

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