Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tie off those loopholes

As the City of Seattle tries to carry out a program to enforce parking laws on its worst offenders, city officials have acknowledged some major legal loopholes have severely hindered their efforts. It was reported that in Seattle: – More … Continue reading

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Residential On Street Permits – DC Can’t seem to figure it out

I guess it shouldn’t surprise one.  The District of Columbia, our nation’s capital, can’t seem to get residential parking permits straight. That shouldn’t surprise a careful reader, since Washington hasn’t gotten anything else right for decades, but there you go. … Continue reading

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A Governor with a Good Idea – Park and Text

We’ve all seen those commercials – the ones where a sad-faced young adult talks about how he killed three members of one family because he was texting and driving. We don’t want to watch, but we do because even though … Continue reading

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All this and Bluetooth, too

I have been losing my hearing for upwards of 20 years. It is insidious. You don’t know its happening.  People may notice you don’t hear, and you blame them for mumbling, or turning away when they are talking,  or that … Continue reading

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High-risk parking spots

Can a parking spot be unlucky? A woman in England has had a pretty bad run with the spot out in front of her house. One car and its replacement were both totaled during the last 5 weeks. A motorcyclist … Continue reading

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Driving Must Be Easy

When you think about it, driving a car must be easy. We drive billions of miles each day in the US with around 32 000 traffic fatalities a year.  That’s down from 54,000 in 1972 and we have 100,000,000 more … Continue reading

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Does Hamilton need more Parking

Over at Paul Barter’s Reinventing Parking, he goes into detail about the call for more parking in Hamilton, ON. Seems that although the city has plenty of parking now, there is a potential for a parking shortage in years to … Continue reading

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Bunding Parking Costs — Don Shoup Call Your Office

OK, I gave Don a bit of flack in the last post, but I have to throw a few roses in this one.  A blogger in Utah got all excited about the problems with bundling parking with other costs and … Continue reading

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30% of city traffic is looking for parking? How do you know? SFPark

An article in the San Francisco Examiner challenges the long held supposition that 30 percent of all traffic in a city are actually cruising looking for parking. Read the article here. The gist is that the 30% number is an … Continue reading

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Dialing Back….

Since I’m certain this will not be available in the main stream media, I link here without comment: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324549004579067532485712464.html JVH  

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