Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cheaters threaten handicapped parking privileges

Advocates for the disabled in San Francisco are calling for an end to free meter parking for placard holders. It’s logical, but sad. People who are actually handicapped can’t get anywhere near a meter because they’re all taken up by … Continue reading

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From the IPI Show in Florida

The IPI has done itself proud — the exhibition is good, big, and complete.  There are a few hiccups with shuttles, and the like, but stuff happens. It shouldn’t take away from the fact that the IPI has done a … Continue reading

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At the Movies — IM 3 and Oblivion

Iron Man 3 is fun. Oblivion makes you work. IM3 is a comic book. It has its genesis in Marvel comics and although it may stray from the letter of the comic, it brings a group of characters and a … Continue reading

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Should the Punishment fit the Crime

A judge in Ireland fined a women $1400 for parking in a disabled space and banned her from driving for six months. You can read all about it here. The judge didn’t comment but has previously been quoted as finding … Continue reading

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The fairy tale that is free parking

You might have read the headline and thought I was channeling Don Shoup,  but I’m not. People love fairy tales. They don’t believe they’re true, but they somehow convince themselves that life will parallel these romantic stories. When I say … Continue reading

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They buried the Lede

The lede (pronounced lead) is the most important part of a news story and usually found in the first graph: Man bites dog! – CEO Resigns under fire – Factory explodes, hundreds hurt – you get the idea. But sometimes, … Continue reading

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The City is Losing Money…..

“The next great step for mankind is the step toward the voluntary society,” the website reads. “We are going to accomplish this using peaceful, market-based actions. This is not a revolution. We are not revolving, or going back to the … Continue reading

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How do we keep ‘parking’ from being boring, just more of the same

I know, its a horrible thing to say. But if you eat, sleep, work, and live parking, and see the same issues, the same mistakes, the same problems over and over and over, you begin to wonder what’s the use. … Continue reading

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Can we give too much service?

Service is what we do for a living. We provide space so people can park, and we ensure that the parking resources of our organizations, whether cities, universities, hospitals, or office complexes are properly maintained and protected.  We are told … Continue reading

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Talking parking ticket warns offenders

A UK technology company has created a parking ticket that talks. It gives parking offenders a verbal warning in 30 seconds or less, that will, hopefully, keep them from breaking the same parking regulation in the future. The warning can … Continue reading

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