Monthly Archives: March 2013

Judge stops Cincinnati from outsourcing parking

So if someone held a gun to my head and said “spell Cincinnati, or die,” then I’d be dead. You can’t always rely on spell check, but it saved me today, and I can finish this post. Some other good … Continue reading

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Cars on the Decline? All Technology changes?

Michael has send in a piece on “What the Steamship and the Land line can tell us about the Decline of the Private Car.” You can read it here.  Basically it says that all technology has a shelf life and … Continue reading

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PIE 2014 Returns to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare

The Parking Industry Exhibition 2014 will return to its home at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare adjacent to Chicago’s International Airport and across the street from the Stephens Convention Center which housed the event this year. Although the event was a … Continue reading

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PIE 2013 Hailed as a grand success!!

I know I’ve been remiss in getting information about the 2013 edition of the Parking Industry Exhibition out to you but there you go. I felt that my quotes might be a little too self serving, so I waited until … Continue reading

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Technology is only as smart as its creators, installers and users

It’s hard to imagine a place with more parking than the Las Vegas area. Every casino and venue offers parking for millions. I don’t know how there could be parking issues in that city, except maybe the finding of a … Continue reading

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Parking signs are tricky

New street signs in Manhattan have revealed a whole lot about what the average parker needs in terms of the language and design of a parking sign, as well as attitudes toward current signage, however paranoid they may be: City … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Chillicothe?

We’re just going to call Chillicothe a very, very small town. I’ve been reading about its city leaders’ plan to remove 47 downtown spaces and add two lanes to Main Street. Read more here. The residents and business owners are … Continue reading

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Talking to the Media — Change the ‘tone’ or Change the message

My buddy Dennis Burns over at the IPI Blog is talking today about how to change the topic when the media comes after you about parking issues. He says that we should take a positive tone and refer to all … Continue reading

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Paul Hits a Nerve — JVH Piles on

Paul certainly hit a nerve in the post below. Five responses in a day is a new record, I think. Its probably because he is right. Clyde wants a ‘user fee’ but why should I care if all the money … Continue reading

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Finding support for paid parking

The parking industry needs to come up with an argument that actually works. Intellectually, I see how paid parking creates turnover, reduces circling, and increases use. But telling people paying for parking is good for business is like telling toddlers … Continue reading

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