Monthly Archives: October 2013

Arguments about parking boil over quickly

If it seems like a lot of these posts are about San Francisco, that’s because it has just about the worst parking problems in the country, besides New York City. The high population and topography are challenging enough, but strong … Continue reading

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Temecula Group

The Temecula Parking Group met this past weekend in, guess where, Temecula, California. We talked, argued, laughed, ate, drank and generally had a perfect parking weekend. The theme was ‘technology’ and the group held that though technology was important to … Continue reading

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Common Sense Saves the Day

In a stunning turn of events, parking authorities in England have recommended motorists fight more parking tickets and have a plan to make it easier for them to do so. At present, motorists who appeal a ticket miss their window … Continue reading

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PT Goes to A Soccer Game in Brazil

Shawn Brown, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Town of North Hempstead, NY, took Parking Today along on his trek to Rio De Janerio and its world famous Maracana Soccer Stadium.  Here he is on August 28 with … Continue reading

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But,,,just how do you enforce it?

A Government functionary in the UK., one Eric Pickles, is calling for a half hour of free parking on street in the central business districts of towns and villages across the country. Our UK correspondent, Peter Guest, has written numerous articles … Continue reading

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Car Ownership Down? The young they are a changin…

When I was a kid, we couldn’t wait until we could drive. I think it was 15 and a half and I got a learner’s permit. I was driving when I was 16 and never looked back. I couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

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Trouble at Trader Joe’s

The headline was just a teaser – there really is no trouble at Trader Joe’s. Just because people complain doesn’t mean there is actually a problem. It’s still the place where you can get good wine and cheese on the … Continue reading

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Open mouth, insert tire

Handicapped parking is a hot button for me and a lot of people. The issue with having hot buttons, however, is that they are easily, and sometimes, unnecessarily, pushed. Being suspicious of every person parked in a handicapped spot is … Continue reading

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Privacy and Parking

In Milwaukee, a new system for parking enforcement has raised concern in residents.Now, parking permits will be issued a permit number that will be electronically linked to their license plate. City vehicles equipped with cameras will drive through streets checking … Continue reading

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Who neither know victory nor defeat

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … Continue reading

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