Monthly Archives: February 2013

And the trophy goes to…

If there was an award show for the stupid things done by government leadership at the city, state and the federal levels, then Scranton, PA, would win one of the big prizes. There seems to be no end to the … Continue reading

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Is This a Solution in Search of a Problem

There are a number of applications for smart phones that allow you to find parking facilities and the cost of parking in those facilities. The idea is to determine before you leave home or during your trip just where the … Continue reading

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There’s an App for That

There are millions of apps out there for your smart phone. They can do almost anything. Now there is one that will tell you how to avoid a parking ticket in the city of Baltimore. You can read the article … Continue reading

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Venture Capital – Help of Hinderance?

Almost weekly we see that venture capitalists are investing in start up companies in our business. I’m told the scenario goes something like this: A person gets and idea and then scrapes together initial funding from their friends and family. … Continue reading

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Who ya gonna call?

A fully-automated parking garage is now in operation in Southern California. Next time I get over there I’m going to have to try it. From what I read, the whole thing takes up less space than a conventional garage and … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Back, Tell us what you really think

A year or so ago the IPI produced, at some expense, a cartoon asking people to get consulting firms involved in their parking planning early on.  Fair Enough.  Consultant Kevin Warwood in his Parking It Here blog noticed the piece … Continue reading

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Parking in Paradise

I know it’s a rhetorical question, but when I saw this headline, I had to laugh a little. “Why Is Honolulu Parking so Expensive?” To start, one of the first things you learn in journalism school is that questions aren’t … Continue reading

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But Without it our Employees are on the Dole…

In the back and forth below, Casey posted as follows, and I thought it deserved to be brought up and be given the light of day: John, I’m referring to your February 1 post. “So back to my question. Who … Continue reading

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How too much parking hurts cities

Huge parking lots, garages and vehicle-lined streets are just part of the view for big-city dwellers. But it turns out, all this accommodating of the car actually makes cities less accessible and less friendly. A study by University of Connecticut … Continue reading

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But Who is going to Pay for It?

New York’s nanny Mayor Bloomberg is at it again. Now he wants to change building codes to require new parking facilities to have 20% of their spaces equipped with EV chargers. Read all about it here. I think the idea … Continue reading

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