Monthly Archives: April 2013

Park — Dusseldorf, Monchengladbach and Scheidt and Bachmann

Scheidt and Bachmann is a household name when its comes to PARCS systems. Their factory is in Monchengladbach, Germany, a suburb of Dusseldorf.  I arrived at about 8 PM, picked up my car, and was at my hotel by 9. … Continue reading

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Legal bureaucracy inhibits parking enforcement everywhere

Nobody who receives a parking ticket believes they deserve it. Certainly, enforcement officers make mistakes, but I’m sure that’s the exception and not the rule. These days there are entire books and websites dedicated to telling people how to get … Continue reading

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On the Road — PARK!

The British Parking Association hold its “PARKEX” show annually.  Every other year (this is one of those) it combines with TRAFFEX and the event is held at the UK’s National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. Its a huge complex located near … Continue reading

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On the Road — UK Eat, Play

I had the normal air line experiences, you know — on the plane and then sit at the gate for an hour while they figure out how to find a tug to push back the plane that isn’t broken. You … Continue reading

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Another unfriendly parking policy

Another blogger has exactly expressed my opinion of “smart” parking meters – you know, the ones that erase meter credit once a car has moved out of the spot, robbing the next guy of 7 minutes of free parking. The … Continue reading

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Eat Play Park

No, I’m not trying to channel Elizabeth Gilbert and her best selling book, or Julia Roberts who played her in the movie. The title of this post comes from a conversation with a friend fueled with some adult beverage held … Continue reading

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Remote meter payment will one day take over the world

Apps are everywhere and they do everything. I’ve read about apps that order your dinner, make you smarter, and change your oil, well, not quite, but they’re coming soon. In New York, Mayor Bloomberg just unveiled a pilot program in … Continue reading

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Hotel Showers and Parking…Now there a Combination

Seth Grodin is a marketing guru and blogger who is usually on the cutting edge of all things good. Correspondent John reminded me to check his blog concerning the complexity of public interface design.  He has three simple rules — … Continue reading

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Parking Game

Chris Blunt at Rincon Center in San Francisco send in this picture. It seems the locals in the UK are slyly ‘working’ the parking enforcement staff.  Pretty clever those Brits: Heh! JVH

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PT “IPI Show Issue” Deadline Looms

Our Sales staff tells me that the deadline for the special promotion for the May issue of Parking Today is this coming Friday. Advertisers should not miss out on this issue which will include articles on “The Parking Ecosystem,” “The … Continue reading

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