Monthly Archives: May 2013

Parking Issues citations during riots, Police stand by…

This has got to be the strangest story yet. Sweden, yes, Sweden, has been experiencing riots and car torching for the past week or so in predominately immigrant Muslim sections of Stockholm. So far about $10M in damage and cars … Continue reading

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Make ‘em pay one way or another

There are scofflaws and then there are scofflaws. A UK driver managed to rack up 18,000 pounds in parking fines and his or her car was finally seized by local authorities. I can’t tell you how many dollars equal 18,000 … Continue reading

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And some good, and funny PR

Brandy Stanley, head of parking for the city of Las Vegas, has taken her lumps in the press since her arrival in sin city a couple of years back. She is the first person in her position and when you … Continue reading

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Some Flourished, some did not.

I’m trying to write a piece about the future, and have erased it three times. They were filled with cliche’s, references to “1984″ and the fact that my father was 20 before he saw his first airplane and lived to … Continue reading

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I thought this train had left the station…

Christian Schneider is an opinion writer in the Milwaukee, WI and my new best friend. I’ve never met him, but based on this one article, we could certain get along on at least one topic. He is good, and I … Continue reading

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Graphing Parking — and Parking Requirements

Thanks to Kevin Woodard over at Reinventing Parking, we now are linked to Seth Goodman at “Graphing Parking.” The young architect has begun a five part project of graphing the major metropolitan areas in the US with reference to the … Continue reading

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Its Spring, Almost Summer, and a Young Person’s Mind turns to…..

The good Lord only knows, however in LA we are reminded of the time of year by the bright purple blossoms on the ubiquitous Jacaranda. The trees are everywhere in our fair city. Why just across the street from my … Continue reading

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Sell Parking, Buy Google

Here is a picture of Mary Smith of Walker Parking and John Hammerschlag, of Chicago. This shot was taken before Mary held forth on her theory that in 20 years we would be tearing down parking garages and replacing them … Continue reading

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City of Perth, Australia, Wins IPI’s Parking Organization of the Year

And congratulations to the folks in OZ. I know some of tmangers at this beautiful western Australia city and I’m certain they deserve the award. All the best to them I wonder, however, what happened to our cities here at … Continue reading

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IPI Wrap Up

Its all over but the shouting and the IPI has put on an outstanding exhibition. There is no questions that it was big, well attended, and the exhibitors were very happy. Kudos all around. It was crowded on day one, … Continue reading

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