Monthly Archives: July 2013

Parking Minimums a Political Football?

This issue caused no end of controversy here in California with no less than Donald Shoup weighing in. The deal was an attempt to remove parking minimums in transit zones. The idea being that developers would be enticed to build … Continue reading

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What Percentage of on street parkers are “frequent” – that is park 8-12 times a day?

>Bern Grush is a technologist and forward thinker. He has developed a system that uses satellites and transmitters in cars to locate you vehicle on street and charge you when you are parked. You don’t have to do anything except … Continue reading

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What if you have too much parking?

Kevin Warwood over at parkingithere blog is musing over a problem he has in his home town of Christchurch, NZ. After a devastating earthquake, the city found that it had tons of parking, but no place for the people to … Continue reading

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Let the scooters park

Toronto parking officials recently decided to start enforcing a law that prohibits scooter parking on sidewalks. The law has been in place, but not applied for some time. Naturally, scooter owners are not happy to be ticketed for doing something … Continue reading

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The End of a Trek to Israel — Pango, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and Masada

Pango, that pay be cell phone company you see popping up heather and yon in the US has its technology based in Israel, in Kadima, a Tel Aviv suburb. We headed there Thursday AM and met with company CEO Zion … Continue reading

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In Car Meters from Israel

Wednesday in Israel brought Parx, manufacturer of in car meters, and Sandra Smith, head of Parking for the City of Whistler, BC. She is a customer of Parx, and a long time friend of its head, Arnon Efraty. Sandra and … Continue reading

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If its Tuesday, It Must be TIBA

Tuesday in Israel brought me to TIBA. This is the Israeli PARCS manufacturer that seems to be taking the US Market by storm, at least in the Southeast and Chicago Areas (Over 30 systems installed in the past year in … Continue reading

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Israel — Sunday and Monday

Don’t pay the ransom, I’ve escaped. I know blogging has been nonexistent over the past 10 days.  It seems my hosts in Israel have kept me moving from dawn til late and there was just no time.  PT was a … Continue reading

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Turn your ‘Parking Woes’ into ‘Parking Wins’

Officials at Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina are dealing with a larger than usual surge of summer traffic and its accompanying parking issues. “According to Aviation Director Jerry Orr, the airport has seen an increase in both travelers boarding … Continue reading

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Trial programs are for users and enforcers

The city of Charlotte is installing about 30 individual parking meters with credit and debit card capabilities. This “test” will be followed by the installation of more meters, if all goes well. If the trial is successful, Szymanski said CDOT … Continue reading

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