Monthly Archives: August 2013

Petition overpowers parking policy

Voters in Ocean City, Maryland didn’t like the parking meters recently installed on their streets, so they created a petition, gathered signatures and convinced their city leaders to get rid of them. Ocean City voters collected 1,648 signatures in a … Continue reading

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Handicapped in Providence

I rail about this problem quarterly so here is the summer 2013 edition. The story is from Providence RI but could be from most anywhere. The police are simply asking folks with handicapped/disabled placards if the placards are theirs. Read … Continue reading

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Big Brother in Ft. Collins

Here’s the deal — Ft. Collins CO has been using an Autovu system for the past decade to enforce parking around the community. The database has millions of records of cars, license numbers, and when and where they were parked. … Continue reading

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Deep Throat Parking Garage in Deep Trouble

Parking space 32D at 1401 Wilson Blvd, in Arlington, Va., just outside DC was the epicenter of one of the biggest national political scandals in our country. Now, the garage made famous by the Watergate scandal will soon be torn … Continue reading

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Detroit landscape marred by too much parking

Too much parking? Who would have thought? But it’s true, an overwhelming surplus of parking has hollowed out Detroit.  It’s understandable that the epicenter of car-land would be parking heavy, and besides that, the situation has been compounded by unfavorable … Continue reading

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Did Anthony Move to Vegas — A Wicked Wiener in Sin City

OK, I’m in Las Vegas.  I’m here on parking business…and I had lunch with the city’s parking guru, Brandy Stanley. Amongst other things we discussed her program to deal with Food Trucks.  Its pretty neat. Seems the parking department has … Continue reading

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Chicago aims to decrease its handicapped parking overhead

Chicago’s deal with Chicago Parking Meters LLC has had another interesting effect on parking in the city. It has inspired city leadership to take steps to decrease handicapped parking fraud and end free meter parking for some handicapped-parking-placard holders. It … Continue reading

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Yard parking takes another hit

This time it’s Houston where the anti-yard-parking contingent are looking to keep lawns free of cars. Three civic clubs have filed asking the city to ban yard parking – and the yard parkers have responded with a petition of their … Continue reading

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When does the price of parking become prohibitive?

A New Orleans newspaper recently reported that some football fans are skipping Saints games because parking near the Superdome is getting too pricey for their budgets. Some parking in the area goes for $55 on game days and season-pass-holders like … Continue reading

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Its Summer and scofflaws Abound

Ah yes, the warm afternoons, the cool evening breezes, vacations at the beach, picnics in the park—its summertime and there is another article about millions of uncollected parking tickets. This time its New York City — and the city has … Continue reading

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